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2012 Australian International Design Awards:

Deadline: Closed

The Australian International Design Awards, a division of Good Design Australia and Icsid Promotional Member, is recognised as Australia's peak design assessment and promotion body and for its important role in fostering a culture of design and innovation.

The Australian International Design Awards is one of the oldest design awards in the world, established in 1958. Our team is committed to providing the best possible service to companies looking to differentiate their innovative products or services through an independent, trusted and credible awards program.

The Australian International Design Awards sets an international benchmark of design excellence and quality in products and services.

Assessment Criteria
To qualify for the Good Design™ trade mark, a product or service must satisfy the five criteria for good design in the expert opinion of our judges:

    Form
    Function
    Quality
    Safety
    Sustainability

Eligibility

    Entry is open to all professionally designed products or services available in Australia (including those available to Australians via the internet);
    Products or services professionally designed by Australians for overseas markets are also eligible;
    The entry must be in full commercial production and available on the market by the time of assessment. Product samples must be in full commercial packaging with accompanying documentation (user manuals and warranties);
    Prototypes, off-tool samples or products still undergoing trials are not eligible to enter;
    Therapeutic goods available for sale in Australia that have not gained Therapeutic Goods Administration approval are not eligible to enter;
    Product entries must be complete products, not parts thereof. Products sold within a range (not for individual sale) are not eligible to enter on their own. The full range must be provided for assessment. A system or component of a product is not eligible to enter on its own unless it is sold separately;
    The entry must comply with all applicable Australian and International Standards for the intended marketplace. All entries must be accompanied with evidence of Standards compliance where applicable.

For a full list of terms and conditions of entry, visit www.designawards.com.au

Prize

Good Design™
Design Award™
Design Award™ Best In Category
Design Award™ of the Year
Design Award™ Sustainability