Good Design Australia’s, Australian International Design Awards night was a dazzling affair. With Australian of the Year, Ita Buttrose, at the helm and the New South Wales Premier rubbing shoulders with the design community, the awards night was a vibrant celebration of creativity and innovation.


Blackmagic Design stole the show, winning the coveted Design Award of the Year – for its revolutionary compact cinema camera design.

The camera is a low cost, compact alternative to the heavy, cumbersome and expensive cameras usually used in film production. The Blackmagic cinema camera is set to revolutionise the film industry, and will allow amateur film makers to create professional footage for a fraction of the normal cost.


Winners of a Design Award, Best in Category were awarded from 12 categories.

A total of 161 finalists accepted their design awards on stage overlooking Sydney Harbour and the Sydney Opera House. As an important design program in Australia, the awards honour both Australian and international winners.

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