Your participation in the German Design Awards 2022

 

The registration phase for the German Design Award 2022 has started.

 

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Your path to the German Design Awards

  • Registration for the Contest
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    The German Design Council is continually nominating companies that have attracted attention for their outstanding design achievements. As a nominee, you will receive written notification, including access data, and can bindingly register your nominated project and participate via our registration portal under »My Design Council«. In addition, companies have the opportunity to register projects directly and at their own initiative so they can participate in the award. Following a review by our panels of experts, the German Design Council will inform you in writing whether your project meets the required criteria and has thus been approved and nominated for participation in the German Design Awards. In the event of non-approval, you will also receive notification and not incur any costs.

    Register here ("My Design Council")

     

  • Delivery of your submission
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    After successful registration, please provide us with a presentation of your project, which the jury will review and evaluate. Please note the deadline for the delivery.

    Delivery information

  • Evulation Criteria and Judging
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    The projects and services should be distinguished by the following special features:

    • Ergonomics
    • functionality and operability
    • practical value
    • overall concept
    • design quality
    • degree of innovation
    • durability
    • brand value and branding
    • market maturity
    • sustainability
    • ecological quality
    • product aesthetics
    • product graphics and semantics
    • safety and accessibility
    • symbolic and emotional content
    • technical quality
    • technical function
    • manufacturing techniques and quality

     

    The preceding list does not constitute an order of importance for the jury’s evaluation criteria. The jury is free to choose the weighting of the individual criteria. All entries that have been submitted in due form and time will be presented to the jury for adjudication. The participating companies will receive written notification regarding the results of the adjudication. All judges’ decisions are final.

  • Award Show
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    The German Design Awards 2022 will be presented in February 2022.

German Design Awards 2022
04 May 2021Start announcement phase
18 June 2021Deadline Early bird
16 July 2021Registration deadline
5/6 August 2021Jury session
August 2021Jury results
November 2021Publication of winners
February 2022Award showand Exhibition

The Jury

Prof. Anke Bernotat

Folkwang University of the Arts | Founder of Bernotat&Co Design Studio | Anke Bernotat began her career with a cabinetmaker apprenticeship followed by studies in product design at the University of Wuppertal (Bergische Universität Wuppertal). She worked for Lord Norman Foster, Jasper Morrison in London and n/p/k Industrial Design, Leiden. After several years of teaching at the Design Academy Eindhoven, she accepted the professorship for industrial design 'conception and design' at the Folkwang University of the Arts in 2004. In 2007 she founded Bernotat&Co Design Studio, a few years later reinforced by her partner Jan Jacob Borstlap. Together they design, develop and curate local and international design projects and exhibitions. Bernotat&Co believes in design without boundaries, so they design exhibitions, products, illustrations, art direction and much more, in all scales, for renowned companies. The results of Bernotat&Co have won many awards and their work has been exhibited in renowned museums worldwide.

Armin Illion

Owner illion.markensocietaet | Armin Illion - owner of illion.markensocietaet, founded in 2004 - develops strong brands and makes brand and design processes simple. The clients of Societaet include large and medium-sized companies as well as foundations and business law firms. Support for national and international projects. 2014 was the foundation of "Mir sein Seldersch e.V." as a corporate identity platform for his home village Selters.

Björn Sorge

Vice President Experience Design Pro7Sat.1 | Björn Sorge has been a consultant, entrepreneur and thought leader in the digital business for over 20 years. He calls himself the "child of the new economy" and can look back on countless digital projects and products. The truly consistent anchoring of a customer-centric strategy and vision in companies is a matter close to his heart. His personal motto is: "You're good at things that are fun! And that's what he tries to communicate in his daily work with designers. Björn Sorge lives on beautiful Lake Ammersee, has 2 children and is now Vice President Experience Design for the digital transformation of Pro7Sat.1.

Christian Zanzotti

Founder, ZANZOTTI INDUSTRIAL DESIGN | Italian-born Christian Zanzotti, studied industrial design at the University of Design in Munich, following which he worked for Hannes Wettstein and then for IDEO. In 2013 he established the ZANZOTTI INDUSTRIAL DESIGN studio in Munich. The fields in which he is involved range from the automotive and mobility sector to furniture, consumer goods and lifestyle products. Christian’s work is notable for his passion for technology, innovation and materials, as well as his careful analyses and willingness to experiment. In 2014 he received the German Design Award "Newcomer of the Year" from the German Design Council.

Christine Matz

Senior Designer, Tatic Designstudio | After her diploma in product design at the HfG Offenbach and subsequent cooperation with German and Italian design studios, she began her collaboration with Tatic Designstudio 2010. It was there that she specialised in brand-shaping product design in the fields of sports lifestyle, architectural components, household and FMCGs, and went on to win numerous international awards with her team.

Prof. Dr. Erik Spiekermann

Edenspiekermann AG | Erik Spiekermann – typesetter, printer, art historian, information designer, typeface designer and specialist author, Prof & Dr. (honorary) Founder of MetaDesign '79, FontShop '89. Federal Award from the German Design Council for his life's work in 2011. Today Edenspiekermann AG Berlin, Amsterdam, San Francisco, Los Angeles and galerie p98a, experimental workshop for digital-analogue letterpress.

Felix Heck

Head of Office, Samsung Design Europe | Felix Heck is a German product designer with a high-profile agency background in TV, mobile, and sanitary design. After entering an exclusive partnership with Samsung Electronics as Master Designer in 2007, Heck has been appointed Head of Office at Samsung Design Europe in central London with a satellite studio in Milan in 2014, from where he oversees the European design activities of Samsung. Heck holds a Diploma in Industrial Design from Pforzheim University – School of Design, is father of two sons and lives/works between London, Munich, Milan and Seoul.

Georg Ruhrmann

Deputy studio manager of the DESIGNSTUDIO of EDAG Engineering GmbH | After studying Industrial Design at University of Applied Arts, Saarbrücken, Germany (HBKSaar) Georg Ruhrmann initially worked for eckard design GmbH. Since 1992, he has been responsible for the development of design strategies, design concepts, and design innovations at the DESIGNSTUDIO of EDAG Engineering GmbH. Since 2006, he has been deputy head of the studio, managing the worldwide design activities.

Prof. Hartmut A. Raiser

Professor of Interior Design, University of Darmstadt | RAISERLOPES Architekten//Innenarchitekten | Hartmut A. Raiser was born in 1956 in Reutlingen. Between 1978 and 1980 he
 completed a craftsman’s apprenticeship before beginning his Architectural Studies at Stuttgart University. In 1988 he founded a design and interior 
design studio in Stuttgart, which, after his marriage to Kristina Lopes,
 the couple now runs as RAISERLOPES Architekten//Innenarchitekten. Hartmut A. Raiser
 specialises in national and international shop and showroom projects. He is also planning housing and exhibition concepts. Since 1998 Hartmut A. Raiser teaches Interior Design at Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences.

Jens Grefen

Executive Director Creation, Interbrand | Jens Grefen is Executive Director Creation and part of the managing team for Interbrand Germany. With about 15 years of experience in consulting, creating and managing brands he has essentially shaped the appearance and identity of various brands, and thereby contributed significantly to their growth. With his comprehensive know-how in conception and design, he counsels clients across multiple industries: telecommunication, technology, automotive industry, tourism, retail, transportation, energy, chemical industry, pharma, and financial services.

Jianjun Xie

President & Creative Advisor, Dongdao Creative Branding Group | Jianjun Xie earned his master’s degree from the China Central Academy of Fine Arts. In 1997, he founded Dongdao Design in Beijing and has headed the company ever since. Under his guidance, Dongdao has evolved to become a leading creative branding and development consultancy. Jianjun Xie is a member of numerous design associations, and has received many prestigious awards.

Jutta Werner

Designer and Head of the interdisciplinary Design Agency NOMAD | After studying architecture at the HFBK Hamburg, Jutta Werner started her own business as a 25-year-old. Since then, she has designed and curated for clients such as Dedon, Ligne Roset, JAB Anstoetz and Vorwerk. Her trademark is the aesthetics of simplicity, her aim is to stage something special. With creative foresight and constancy, the Hamburg resident shapes projects worldwide and shapes brands. As head of NOMAD the multiple award winner designs products for well-known manufacturers and under her own label.

Katrin Menne

Katrin Menne studied graphic design and design theory and management at the Academy of Fine Arts (Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst) Leipzig, the Rietveld Academy Amsterdam and the Hochschule Pforzheim. She worked as a consultant for agencies and consultancies and looked after various clients ranging from medium-sized companies to blue chip companies. As Head of Branding, she is now responsible for brand strategy, brand management and brand and innovation communication at the science and technology company Merck.

Lukas Cottrell

Managing Partner, Peter Schmidt Group GmbH | Lukas Cottrell is Managing Partner at the Peter Schmidt Group - the largest German design agency. His tasks as a strategist and designer include developing holistic and meaningful design solutions. He has extensive experience in marketing strategy, brand development, design management and digital transformation. Lukas Cottrell can build on more than 20 years of professional experience, which includes projects with many international blue-chip clients from the financial services, telecommunications, technology, mobility and FMCG sectors.

Prof. Markus Weisbeck

Graphic Designer and Art Director, Surface | Markus Weisbeck was born in 1965. He is a graphic designer and art director based in Frankfurt am Main and Weimar. He founded the Design-Studio Surface. He has lectured and participated in numerous international conferences on design related subjects and has been teaching as Professor for Grafik Design at Bauhaus in Weimar. Since 2013 he is an official member of the Alliance Graphique Internationale. He established "The Space for Visual Research" as a workshop and laboratory for experimental research into new graphic, abstract and visual worlds at the Bauhaus-University Weimar in 2013.

Prof. Mike Richter

Design Faculty, Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences | Co-founder icon group, banbutsu and veritas entertainment Mike Richter is a professor at Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences and serial entrepreneur. He co-founded iconmobile group – an international innovation catalyst and experience creator, banbutsu – a venture specialised in the Internet of Things (IOT) and Veritas Entertainment – an esports investor. Mike has a degree in industrial design and holds a master’s degree in design planning.

Moritz Putzier

Founder, Studio Moritz Putzier | Moritz Putzier, who was born in Munich and studied at the Hochschule für Künste in Bremen, is a product designer who lives and works in Cologne today. Already during his studies Putzier was able to develop his first designs ready for series production and launch them on the market with partners from the furniture industry. His studio for product design, founded in 2015, has already won several design awards. Further, he was a German Design Award Newcomer finalist 2016. Moritz Putzier's projects range from furniture and lighting designs to the design of user-oriented industrial products and room concepts. All these areas combine his often playful passion for detail and his fascination for technical refinement. He understands design as a connecting link between people and their environment. Moritz Putzier teaches as a guest lecturer at the Peter Behrens School of Arts, Düsseldorf University of Applied Sciences.

Nicolette Naumann

Vice President Ambiente/Tendence, Messe Frankfurt GmbH | Nicolette Naumann came to Messe Frankfurt having just finished her university degree in educational studies and sociology. After working as the press officer for textile trade shows, facility manager for consumer goods trade shows and business unit manager for innovation management, she became the business unit manager for the consumer goods trade shows Ambiente and Tendence in 2002. As well as being responsible for the ambience, Nicolette Naumann is currently involved with Interior Lifestyle trade fairs in Shanghai, New Delhi and Tokyo.

Nina Bruun

Founder, Nina Bruun Creative Consultancy | Nina Bruun is a Danish designer based in Copenhagen. In 2006 she graduated from Royal Danish Academy of Design with a Master’s degree in Product and Interior designs. Now she runs her own company called Nina Bruun Creative Consultancy. She believes that the perception of a brand can strategically be influenced by the right use of visual storytelling, trends and colors. With commercial insight, experience and personal passion, Bruun and her team offer customised solutions on how to improve the visual expression based on brand position and market scope. By determining upcoming trends, turning these into products and finally putting them in the right aesthetic context, they guide their clients all the way.

Prof. Philipp Thesen

Professor Design Department, Darmstadt University | A designer and a strategist, Philipp Thesen is among the most prominent pioneers in the fields of strategic design and of the digital transformation of products, processes and business models. He is a design professor specialised in human-system-interaction at the Design Department of Darmstadt University. As the previous Chief Design at Deutsche Telekom, Philipp Thesen was responsible for the design of all the company’s products and digital services, and also for the design strategy and the worldwide implementation of design principles in over 20 countries.

Sabine Loeser-Schoeps

LS Interiors | Sabine Loeser Schoeps studied Interior design in Florence and Architecture at the HfbK in Hamburg. After working as a Project Manager in Zurich from 2005 to 2010, she founded LS Interiors in 2010. The Frankfurt office is focused on national and international projects, specializing in interior design for public and private buildings.

Silvia Olp

President, aed e.V. (Association for the Promotion of Architecture, Engineering & Design) | Silvia Olp is president of the aed e.V. in Stuttgart and initiator of the aed neuland competition for young talents. As Silvia Olp Public Relations, she is active as a consultant for PR and Marketing activities of design-oriented industry as well as design agencies and architectural offices. She was Head of Communications at Phoenix Design and for many years PR and Marketing Director at burkhardt leitner modular spaces. She also worked as a studio manager for well-known photographers, including Staud Studios.

Susanne Brandherm

brandherm + krumrey interior architecture | Susanne Brandherm studied interior architecture at Detmold University of Applied Sciences. Susanne Brandherm and Sabine Krumrey founded their company brandherm + krumrey interior architecture in 1999. With offices in Cologne and Hamburg, they undertake national and international projects. Susanne Brandherm is the winner of the 2013 INsider Award. She is also a winner of the German Interior Design Award 2019 from the Association of German Interior Designers (bdia). She became a member of the board of trustees of the trade show organisation architect@work Germany in 2012. In addition to her creative work, she taught at Trier University of Applied Sciences from 2013 to 2015 and currently holds a teaching position at Düsseldorf University of Applied Sciences, PBSA.

Reinhard Pascher

Creative director and founder, Pascher+Heinz | Reinhard Pascher is creative director and founder of Pascher+Heinz, a Munich-based sports brand agency. He studied architecture at Graz University of Technology. His expertise includes 30 years of developing and managing sports brands and shaping sports design. Together with his team of 24 creative personalities, he develops brand, product, and communication concepts. For more than 15 years, he has served as the head judge of ISPO BRANDNEW, the sporting goods industry’s largest start-up competition.

Carole Baijings

Formerly of Scholten & Baijings | Co-Founder of the Amsterdam-based studio Scholten & Baijings until 2019, Carole Baijings is widely regarded as one of the most exciting, innovative and dynamic industrial designers in Europe. A self-confessed perfectionist, her work – which includes ceramics, glassware, textiles, rugs and furniture – is distinguished by a carefully considered use of colour, pattern and graphic elements. Her eye for detail is well-known. This has resulted in numerous partnerships with brands such as Samsung, IKEA, MINI, HAY, Herman Miller, Karimoku New Standard and Maharam among others. Always looking to challenge and rethink the way people interact and live with design, Baijings’ work has been featured in prestigious institutions such as the Victoria & Albert Museum, the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum, the Art Institute of Chicago and the Rijksmuseum. Photo: Koos Breukel

Prof. Wu Siegfried Zhiqiang

Vice president, Tongji University | Prof. Wu Siegfried Zhiqiang is vice president of Tongji University, academician of Chinese Academy of Engineering, German Academy of Science and Engineering, Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Science and honorary fellow of American Institute of Architects. He serves as co-chair of Steering Committee of World Planning School Congress and permanent member of UNESCO-UIA. He is chief planner of World EXPO Shanghai 2010, Qingdao World Horticultural Exhibition and Earthquake Placement Plan in Sichuan.

Päivi Tahkokallio

Tahkokallio Design+ | Päivi Tahkokallio is President of BEDA, The Bureau of European Design Associations, leading creation of next generation design policy for Europe, and Founder and CEO of Tahkokallio Design+, a design thinking and strategic design agency from Lapland, north Finland. With her track record on strategic and social design she has been called the mother of Arctic Design, a design approach to support sustainable development of the Arctic. She has extensive experience in the inclusive approach to design through her earlier career at the University of Art and Design Helsinki (now Aalto ARTS) and The National R&D Centre for Healthcare and Wealth, and through leading European Design for All networks. Päivi Tahkokallio is Chair of Design Committee of Lapland Chamber of Commerce, Advisor to the Board of Ornamo Art and Design Finland, and Fellow of Royal Society of Arts in the UK.

Jennifer Moosbrugger

Jennifer is an Industrial Designer at heart who's specialized in User and Customer Research. She studied Industrial Design in Darmstadt (Diploma), did her Bachelor of Arts in San Francisco and her Master of Science in User Research in Edinburgh. She loves to work in a diverse and cross disciplinary team close to new technology topics contributing her passion for human-centric-innovation and continuously questioning the status quo. She is currently working at Siemens digital industries data lab as Head of UX driven AI, bringing the human factor into the B2B context. Besides, she is doing her PhD at the Bauhaus University in Weimar investigating how the creative community should and could positively influence AI development. She believes in the power of her profession to contribute and add value to the challenges, as well as opportunities, of the digital age.

Award disciplines

Participation in the German Design Awards is possible in the following categories:

 

  • Excellent Product Design
  • Bath and Wellness

    Bathroom and sanitary ware, bathroom fittings, sanitary technology, bathroom furniture and fixtures, bathroom accessories, saunas, solariums, whirlpools, body care products, other

     

    Buildings and Elements

    Building equipment, windows, doors, stairs, banisters and handrails, house and building automation, house and door labelling, security and access systems, surveillance cameras and systems, smoke detection systems, walls/ floors/ceilings, acoustic solutions, door and window fittings, switches and switch systems, mailboxes, garages, gates, escalators, lifts, controls for products in this category, other

     

    Kitchen

    Kitchens, kitchen furniture, kitchen fittings, electrical appliances, accessories, cooking equipment, ovenware, other

     

    Tabletop

    Dishes, cutlery, accessories and decorations, other

     

    Household

    Household appliances, large electric appliances, household items, air and water filtering units, humidifiers, waste systems, other

     

    Design Classics and Re-editions

    Design Classics, Re-editions and Redesigns

     

    Furniture

    Living, sleeping and seating furniture, children's and special furniture, other

     

    Lifestyle and Fashion

    Fashion, bags, suitcases, travel gear, head coverings, glasses and sunglasses, other

     

    Home Textiles and Home Accessories

    Home textiles, upholstery fabrics and leathers, decorative fabrics, wallpapers, wall and home decorations, home accessories, other

     

    Gardening and Outdoor Living

    Garden furniture, gardening tools and products as well as equipment, garden accessories, sunscreens, furnishings for conservatories, grills and barbecues, other

     

    Sports, Outdoor Activities and Leisure

    Sports equipment and products, sportswear, tents, backpacks, binoculars, flashlights and forehead flashlights, night vision devices, outdoor clothing, outdoor and trekking equipment, games, hobby and craft supplies, recreation equipment and products, fitness equipment and products, musical instruments, products for animals, other

     

    Baby and Child Care

    Products for babies and children, baby and child care products, baby and children’s toys, play equipment, baby carriages, schoolbags and accessories, other

     

    Luxury Goods

    Luxury accessories, jewellery, watches, other

     

    Computer and Communication

    Computers, notebooks, tablets, network and conference technology, storage media, NAS, server systems, printers, copiers, scanners, smartphones, telephones and telephone systems, charging stations, recording and playback equipment, peripheral devices and accessories for Computers and communication devices, cameras and equipment, other

     

    Entertainment

    Consumer electronics, microphones, headphones, loudspeakers, audio equipment, amplifiers, televisions, recording and playback equipment, beamers, sound systems, event technology, stagecraft, sound engineering, lasers and effects, multiroom systems, docking stations, video game consoles, e-readers, cameras and equipment, other

     

    Human-Machine-Interface

    Interface design and controls as an integral part of a product, other

     

    Material and Surfaces

    Materials and raw materials, material innovations, surfaces, innovative textiles (technical and ornamental), otherBuilding and Elements Building equipment, windows, doors, stairs, banisters and handrails, house and building automation, house and door labelling, security and access systems, surveillance cameras and systems, smoke detection systems, walls/floors/ceilings, acoustic solutions, door and window fittings, switches and switch systems, mailboxes, garages, gates, escalators, lifts, controls for products in this category, other

     

    Energy

    Energy technology, heating systems, radiators, ovens of all kinds, air conditioning systems, ventilation systems, solar energy installations, furnaces and boilers, other

     

    Industry

    Machines and facilities, components, control technology, materials handling technology, robotics, safety technology, timing systems, logistics systems, machines, semi-finished products, work and protective clothing, industrial packaging, other

     

    Workshop and Tools

    Tools, workshop equipment, measurement and testing technology, special products, other

     

    Medical, Rehabilitation and Health Care

    Medical equipment, medical technology, medical and orthopaedic assistive devices, optics and optical equipment, laboratory technology, practice and hospital furnishings, laboratory furniture, assisted technology and assisted living, other

     

    Lighting

    Residential and workplace lighting, recessed and exterior lighting, lighting systems, lamps, special lighting, street lighting, lighting technology, other

     

    Office Furniture

    Office furniture and office furniture systems, conference furniture, partitions, acoustic elements, furniture and space solutions for special rooms, other

     

    Stationery

    Writing and plotting instruments, office accessories and equipment, filing and classification systems, presentation systems, papers, hobby and craft supplies, other

     

    Retail

    Sales and product display systems, cash register systems, terminals, displays, return systems, other

     

    Conceptional Transportation

    Passenger and commercial vehicles, motor homes, caravans, trailers, agricultural vehicles, aeroplanes and aircraft, helicopters, water and hybrid vehicles, railed vehicles, motorcycles and rollers, vehicles for local public transportation, special vehicles, other

     

    Aviation, Maritime and Railway

    Aeroplanes and aircraft, helicopters, water and hybrid vehicles, railed vehicles, vehicles for local public transportation, vehicle components, vehicle interiors and furnishings, navigation systems, other

     

    Automotive Parts and Accessories

    Automotive equipment, vehicle components, vehicle interiors and furnishings, navigation systems, other

     

    Motorcycles

    Motorcycles and rollers, automotive equipment, vehicle components, vehicle interiors and furnishings, navigation systems, other

     

    Passenger Vehicles

    Passenger and commercial vehicles, motor homes, caravans, trailers, agricultural vehicles, special vehicles, automotive equipment, vehicle components, vehicle interiors and furnishings, navigation systems, other

     

    Public Design

    Urban and street furniture, kiosks, advertising columns, displays and advertising media, shelters, stops and stations, park furniture, waste and lighting systems, other

     

    Utility Vehicles

    Agricultural vehicles, special vehicles, automotive equipment (luggage racks etc.), vehicle components, vehicle interiors and furnishings, navigation systems, other

     

    Bicycles and E-Bikes

    Mountain bikes, racing bikes, crossbikes, urban and E-Bikes, pedelecs, children’s bikes, trekking bikes, special bikes, other

     

    Start-up

    Innovative and future-oriented projects with growth potential.
     

    Universal Design

    Projects that can be used by as many people as possible without further adaptation or specialization and are particularly characterized by the following points:
    Barrier-free usability, intuitive operation, minimizing risk in use, others

     

    Eco Design

    Projects that are based on the principles of sustainability and are particularly characterized by the following points:
    Production and manufacture, durability, raw materials and materials, transport routes, recycling / upcycling, usage concepts, others

  • Excellent Communications Design
  • Audiovisual

    Music videos, image and advertising videos, commercials, trailers, virals, television design (e. g. broadcast stations, programmes), sound design, animation, other

     

    Interactive User Experience

    Interactive media, software applications, game and interface design, connectivity, augmented reality, other

     

    Online Publications

    Digital magazines, ebooks, newsletters, digital annual reports, other

     

    Design Classics and Re-editions

    Design Classics, Re-editions and Redesigns

     

    Web

    Websites and microsites, blogs, online shops, other

     

    Apps

    Education, books, services, health, fitness, music, news, navigation, travel, social networking, games, sports, entertainment, shopping, other

     

    Game Design

    PC and console games, game apps, etc

     

    Integrated Campaigns and Advertising

    Online advertising (e. g. advertisements, banners, internet television, screensavers), campaigns, cross media and outdoor media, print advertising, mailings, dialogue media, concepts, other

     

    Packaging

    Product packaging and outer product packaging, food and beverage packaging, tags, bottle labels, cans, bags, CD/DVD/disc covers, other

     

    Corporate Identity

    Corporate identity, corporate design, corporate films, corporate events, corporate publishing, corporate manuals, corporate books, corporate fashion, corporate architecture, brand slogans and symbols, logos, signets, key visuals, other

     

    Brand Identity

    Brand identity, brand design, brand films, brand events, brand publishing, brand manuals, brand fashion, brand architecture, brand signet, other

     

    Books and Calendars

    Books (e. g. literature, nonfiction, photobooks, children’s books), digital books, corporate books, art books, calendars (e. g. wall and pocket calendars), digital calendars, other

     

    Editorial

    Newspapers, journals and magazines, financial statements and annual reports, catalogues and product catalogues, brochures, manuals, other

     

    Official Documents

    Stamps, private and official documents, identification cards, customer club cards, memberships, bank notes, debit and credit cards, other

     

    Posters, Cards and Photography

    Posters and placards of all kinds, postcards, artistic photography, advertising and fashion photography, photojournalism, event photography, industrial and architectural photography, other

     

    Typography

    Fonts, font families, other

     

    Event

    Events, award ceremonies, congresses, press events, seminars, incentives, product launches, road shows, concerts, otherEventEvents, award ceremonies, congresses, press events, seminars, incentives, product launches, road shows, concerts, other

     

    Start-up

    Innovative and future-oriented projects with growth potential.

     

    Universal Design

    Projects that can be used by as many people as possible without further adaptation or specialization and are particularly characterized by the following points:
    Barrier-free usability, intuitive operation, minimizing risk in use, others

     

    Eco Design

    Projects that are based on the principles of sustainability and are particularly characterized by the following points:
    Production and manufacture, durability, raw materials and materials, transport routes, recycling / upcycling, usage concepts, others

  • Excellent Architecture
  • Architecture

    Buildings of all kinds (residential houses, public buildings, industrial and corporate buildings, religious buildings, museums, hotels, etc.), temporary architecture, other

     

    Conceptional Architecture

    Construction concepts, architectural concepts, building projects under construction, landscape architecture, other

     

    Interior Architecture

    Interior design, hotels, spa and wellness, restaurants, bars, cafés, lounges, libraries, medical practices, offices, other

     

    Retail Architecture

    Brand spaces, shops, concept stores, flagship stores, showrooms, department stores, malls, other

     

    Signage and Wayfinding

    Indoor and outdoor signage systems: Cities, public buildings, office and commercial buildings, shopping malls, residential buildings, others

     

    Fair and Exhibition

    Exhibitions, temporary architecture, trade-fair architecture, trade-fair stands and appearances, scenography, installations, other

     

    Urban Space and Infrastructure

    Urban planning and design, landscape architecture, urban parks, public spaces, playgrounds, infrastructure and transportation facilities, bridges, other

     

    Lighting Design

    Building lighting, lighting concepts, illumination of interior fittings, and other

     

    Start-up

    Innovative and future-oriented projects with growth potential.

     

    Universal Design

    Projects that can be used by as many people as possible without further adaptation or specialization and are particularly characterized by the following points:
    Barrier-free usability, intuitive operation, minimizing risk in use, others

     

    Eco Design

    Projects that are based on the principles of sustainability and are particularly characterized by the following points:
    Production and manufacture, durability, raw materials and materials, transport routes, recycling / upcycling, usage concepts, others

Fact sheet - German Design Awards 2022

All information on fees and services of the 2022 Awards can be found in our Fact sheet (PDF file):

 


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