Once again the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA) is looking for the best in industrial design from around the globe for the International Design Excellence Awards (IDEA).

IDSA and the Henry Ford have a long-term relationship. The Henry Ford is the second largest museum in the US and the largest museum in the world dedicated to innovation.

Design is innovation and the Henry Ford believes that they couldn’t tell the story of contemporary innovation without telling the story of industrial design and technology.

Every year the judges meet at the Henry Ford and have the daunting task of sorting through thousands of entries to select the best of the best from around the world to award the coveted Gold, Silver and Bronze prizes.

The IDEA winners are taken into the permanent collection of the Henry Ford museum every year. In addition, they receive international recognition, as well as media coverage and the prestige of knowing their designs are among the most innovative for 2014.

The cut-off date for entry without late fees is 14 February. Finalists are notified on 28 March, the winners are announced on 1 July and the IDEA ceremony is in August at IDSA’s International Conference in Austin, Texas.

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