Feb 27, 2019

Innovation by Design Contest

  • Crimson Education
  • Global
Multiple Competition Skill Building Other


The Innovation by Design Awards honour the businesses and designers solving the problems of today and tomorrow. The competition, now in its eighth year, has featured a cross section of blue-chip companies, scruffy startups, and hungry young talents. It is one of the most sought-after design awards in the industry.

There are 21 categories and a judge panel consisting of renowned designers from a variety of disciplines and business leaders from some of the most innovative companies in the world.

Entries are judged on the key ingredients of innovation: functionality, originality, beauty, sustainability, depth of user insight, cultural impact, and business impact.

The innovation by Design Awards have grown every single year, with more than 1,700 designs entries in 2016 from around the world. A panel of 26 expert judges were presented with more than 1,700 entries and selected the best products, services, and ideas.
In 2016, there were only 15 winners in the entire competition and 231 crowned finalists.

Each of those projects represents what’s best about design today: big ideas, meticulously thought-out details, and a clear viewpoint about how we live now—and how it could be better.

For more information visit the official website here.

Type of Opportunity

Extracurricular Activity

Age Range




This event is very competitive. In 2016 there were 1,700 designs entries and only 15 winners.

Participation Cost


The Entry Fee for the Student Category is $40 before March 22, 2019, and $50 after. The Entry Fee for each of the other Categories is $195 before March 22, 2019, and $250 after.

Minimum Technical Skill Needed


There are no specific technical skills required however it would be reasonable for an applicant to have knowledge and interest in design.

Time Commitment


This event is a one off event per year but will require a substantial amount of time for preparing the submitted piece of work. This will vary depending on the individual.

Application Deadline

Early Rate Deadline: April 17th 2020

Application Process Includes

Must register online through an online form.