German Design Awards 2023

German Design Awards 2023

Design as a Driver of Transformation—Go for Gold With Sustainable Communication

Author: Tessa Breuer

Whether in editorial, corporate, packaging, UX design, or branding—a well-designed product can be a carrier of the transformation process. If sustainability is considered from the ground up in the design process, i.e. content and the message conveyed are in harmony with each other, the first step towards a credible and successful brand strategy has already been taken. The German Design Awards 2023 aim to promote sustainable transformation from a design perspective.

International companies, designers, architects and agencies can still apply for the German Design Awards 2023 until September 16th, 2022. The international awards by the German Design Council offer the winners the best-possible opportunity for publicity: They are proof of innovation capability and design expertise and demonstrate that the winners are well positioned and also able to differentiate themselves through sustainable design solutions. 

The German Design Awards exclusively honor projects that are leading the way in design. This is overseen by an international jury made up of leading figures from all disciplines of design. Those projects who convince the jury prove that they comply with the growing standards for a sustainable design process and resource- and environmentally-friendly production.

Honors will be given to the best work in the award disciplines Excellent Product Design, Excellent Communications Design, and Excellent Architecture, with a focus on sustainable solutions in all categories. Participants could register for the categories relevant to them. Additionally, there will be an extra category for Universal Design, honoring projects that excel through barrier-free use, flexible application, and intuitive operation.

The Awards
The winners of the awards gain visibility for their success and achieve access to networks, reach, an international presence and even better market opportunities. The awards ceremony in Frankfurt am Main in February 2023 will be one of the year’s biggest design events where international guests from various different industries will meet and converse. The winners of the Gold awards will also be showcased in an exhibition.

The German Design Awards are organized by the German Design Council and are among the world’s most renowned design awards. With roughly 4,500 entries from 63 countries, the German Design Awards 2022 again saw pleasing growth in international interest in the awards.

German Design Council—The Award Giver
The German Design Council has been operating since 1953 as one of the world’s leading centers of expertise in communication and knowledge transfer within design, branding, and innovation. It is part of the worldwide design community and has always contributed to the establishment of global exchange and networking thanks to its international offering, promotion of new talent, and memberships. With events, conventions, competitions, jury meetings, and expert committees, the German Design Council connects its members and numerous other international design and branding experts, fosters discourse, and provides important stimulation for the global economy. More than 350 businesses currently count among its members.

German Design Awards 2023

Registration deadline: September 16th, 2022
Jury meeting: October 20th, 2022
Awards ceremony: February 2023
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German Design Awards 2023

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