The Good Design team are also calling for submissions for the Indigenous Designer Award, celebrating the important contributions that Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are making to design.

Australia’s annual Good Design Awards program is one of the oldest and most prestigious international design awards in the world, promoting excellence in design and innovation since 1958, recognised by the World Design Organisation as Australia’s peak international design endorsement program. The Good Design Award accolade, or the Good Design Tick, is among the most respected and recognised international design endorsement symbols in the industry. (Image above - Seabin Project, image courtesy of Good Design Australia)

“Our mission is to showcase the very best in design and innovation across the full spectrum of design. Beyond creating better and more efficient products, services and spaces; good design has the potential to improve our quality of life,” says Dr Brandon Gien, CEO, Good Design Australia.

The Good Design Award of the Year, is granted to the overall winning product, service or project that represents ground-breaking design at an international level.

Past winners have included Flow Hive, a game-changing beehive design that produces honey with the turn of a handle, 2016 and Facett, the world’s first modular hearing aid (2018).

Closing date for Good Design Australia Award submissions is 28 March 2019. Winners are announced and celebrated at the Good Design Awards Ceremony in Sydney on 11 July.

The Women in Design Award is open to nominations. Nominees must be Australian citizens, women working and living in Australia, or Australian women currently working overseas. Nominations close 5 April 2019.

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