First declared in 2007 on Icsid’s 50th anniversary, World Industrial Design Day is celebrated each year on 29 June, and was established to promote awareness of the profession of industrial design.
The poster competition invites students from Icsid member schools to submit posters interpreting an industrial design theme.
The theme this year was - "Industrial Design: How does it improve your life?"
Graphic design students Paula Beatriz Cabrera Osorio and Vania Farias from the Instituto Profesional DuocUC de la Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile were this year’s winners.
An Icsid board jury selected five finalists for a public online voting round of the competition.
After 17 days and over 1000 votes, the poster created by Osorio and Farias was the favourite. Their poster will be distributed as the official poster for World Industrial Design Day 2011.
This year’s theme was chosen by Icsid to gain the public's perspective on how industrial design impacts their daily lives.
By asking - "How does industrial design improve your life?" Icsid’s aim is to promote a public conversation to bring awareness to the crucial work achieved by industrial designers worldwide.
Through a series of international events World Industrial Design Day provides designers and like-minded design enthusiasts with a channel to engage with one another.