German Design Award 2025

German Design Award 2025

Call for Submissions

Author: Slanted editors

Companies, designers, architects, and agencies worldwide are invited to submit their products and projects for the German Design Award 2025. This award, presented by the German Design Council, sets international standards for innovative design and global competitiveness, highlighting groundbreaking projects and positive developments in circular design. Winners gain visibility, a valuable network, international reach, and additional market opportunities. The registration deadline is September 6th, 2024.

The German Design Award platform demonstrates how design contributes to sustainable economic transformation, addressing current challenges through multiperspective approaches, sustainable and circular design processes, and environmentally-friendly production. The award aims to promote these transformations and provide guidance through outstanding examples.

Focus on Circular Design
Starting this year, companies and designers can submit their projects in the additional category Circular Design. This category highlights particularly innovative solutions that implement the current goals of the circular economy and set inspiring impulses.

Categories and Jury
The prestigious international jury of the German Design Award honors these groundbreaking design achievements in three main categories: “Excellent Product Design,” “Excellent Communications Design,” and “Excellent Architecture.” The German Design Award makes design trends visible across industries in a glamorous setting. The award show in February 2025 in Frankfurt am Main is one of the largest design events of the year, where international guests from various industries meet and exchange ideas. Additionally, the “Gold” winners will be showcased in an exhibition.

New Category
To make forward-looking developments in architecture through the influence of artificial intelligence and digital design methods visible, designers and developers can now submit projects, service designs, and virtual architectures in the category “AI in Architecture and Metaverse Space Design.”

Exclusive Access to the American Market—through TV Partnership with ByDesign
The German Design Council has established an exclusive TV partnership with the new US docu-series Europe ByDesign by CBS/Paramount, offering the winners of the German Design Award extensive opportunities to position themselves in the US market. They can present their work in the next season of Europe ByDesign, which will be broadcast during prime time on CBS in the USA and streamed worldwide.

About the German Design Council
Founded in 1953 by the German Bundestag and funded by German industry, the German Design Council promotes design as a lever for economic success. Today, it is a leading competence center for communication and knowledge transfer in design. Through competitions, exhibitions, conferences, consulting, research, and studies, it opens new horizons for the economy and design disciplines, highlighting design's value for business success. Its donor circle includes over 330 of the most significant German companies.

German Design Award 2025

Call for entries: April 23rd, 2024
Early bird registration: until June 21st, 2024
Deadline for funding applications: August 30th, 2024
Registration deadline: September 6th, 2024
Jury meeting: September 26th & 27th, 2024
Award show: Early February 2025
Information and entry documents here.

German Design Award 2025

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