DDA15: open for submissions

February 23 2015

23 Feb
7 Apr

From today, Dutch designers can register to participate in the 13th Dutch Design Awards. This year will see a total of eleven prizes presented across the different design disciplines. The organisation will announce the finalists in June; the annual prize-giving ceremony will take place during Dutch Design Week in October.


Dutch Design Awards (DDA) presents and rewards the best in Dutch design each year. In 2015, prizes will be awarded in the categories Product, Communication, Habitat, Fashion, Design Research and Service & Systems. Young designers can make a submission for the Young Designer Award, commissioners compete for the Best Client Award. The best from all the categories is crowned with the Future Award. The biennial BNO Piet Zwart Prize and the Frame Public Award are also to be awarded this year.

SELECTION AND JUDGING The DDA selection committees comprise independent design experts, who scout and evaluate submissions based on five criteria: aesthetics, impact, innovation, method of manufacturing and cooperation. The finalists will be announced in June. An international jury will choose the winners in October. The celebratory prize-giving event will take place during Dutch Design Week in Eindhoven.

Dutch press release dda15_open_voor_aanmeldingen.docx
English press release dda15_open_for_submissions.docx


Designers who would like to compete for a Dutch Design Award must register through the DDA website before Tuesday 7 April 2015. The website also has more information about selection committees, categories, evaluation criteria, and the winners from former editions: www.dutchdesignawards.nl


Dutch Design Awards are prizes for the best in the field of Dutch design. The prize-giving with exhibition during Dutch Design Week and the publication of the Dutch Design Yearbook (in cooperation with the publisher’s nai010) form a platform for the full spectrum of Dutch design.

www.dutchdesignawards.nl @designawards / #DDA15 facebook.com/dutchdesignawards