Great talents require a forum! The newcomer award is a unique distinction for designers, who have attracted attention with their extraordinary achievements and creative talent. The renown and international publicity associated with the competition are valuable for the honoured young designers. Furthermore, the German Design Council offers all finalists a series of exclusive events where they have the opportunity to meet the foundation members, which include leading experts of the design-oriented industry.
Impressions of the awards ceremony 2020 | Photos: Manuel Debus and Christof Jacob
The award ceremony of the German Design Award
The awards ceremony of the German Design Award 2020 will take place on 07 February 2020 in the context of the Ambiente fair in Frankfurt am Main.
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Desirable! What the award has to offer
Benefit from the largest reach
The German Design Award achieved an immense reach last year, with almost 30,000 publications in print, online and social media.
Become part of a unique network
The award winners and jury members form a unique network of design and innovation experts: establish new contacts with interesting personalities.
Celebrate your success at the award ceremony
As a prize winner, you will have exclusive access to the award ceremony in Frankfurt am Main. The award ceremony will be held as part of the Ambiente trade fair, the largest international consumer goods fair.
Inspiration and exchange at the exhibitions
A big prize deserves a dignified showing. Award winners will be presented at two prominently-situated exhibitions in Frankfurt/ Main. The »Excellent Product Design« exhibition takes place as part of Ambiente.
A glamorous highlight is the prize sculpture
Gold award winners and Public Choice award winners will also receive a sculpture as a prize. The sculptures will be presented exclusively on stage during the award ceremony.
Your winner's photo in front of the photo wall
As a winner, you can have professional photos taken with your award, during the award ceremony. The photos will be available for direct download on the evening of the award ceremony and can be used for your own press and social media activities.
Increase your visibility via social media
We communicate important milestones of the awards on social media – from jury sessions to award ceremonies – and present winners on selected networks for even more visibility.
Communicate success with the labels
We will provide you with the corresponding winner’s label for your communications. Communicate your success by using the label on websites, in digital communications, at trade fairs, in signatures, in print or on product packaging and in advertising.
Comprehensive and regular press work
We inform the daily business and trade press about applicants, winners and award ceremonies, and we advertise in the relevant trade media. In addition, we present selected winners on relevant media as part of targeted media collaborations.
Content for your communications: jury statement
The jury makes a short statement which is available to all award winners. This will be published in the catalogue, in the online gallery and next to the entry at the exhibition and can be used by the award winners in their own communications.
Permanent presentation on the online gallery
Each award-winning entry is presented in our online gallery at www.german-design-award.com, including a link to the company’s website. Awardwinning participants’ submissions have a permanent presence here, beyond the awards ceremony.
Exclusive entry in the catalogue
All award-winning projects are presented, with pictures, in the catalogue of the German Design Award. Gold projects receive a two-page entry. As an award winner, you will receive a copy of the catalogue according to your discipline. This will be sent to you by post after the award ceremony.
Significant distinction through documents
You will receive two copies of your winning document presented in a high-quality frame. You can accept these documents at the award ceremony or receive them by post afterwards.
Benefit from the offer of our Marketing Services
As a winner, you get exclusive access to our Marketing Services. You can use the services to order additional marketing articles for your award, such as plexiglass certificates.
Jury session at 1-2 August 2019 | Photos: Daniel Banner