The Good Design Award accolade, more commonly known as the Good Design Tick, is among the most respected and recognised international design endorsement symbols in the industry.
The Good Design Tick of approval offers companies a competitive advantage that leads to increased sales and point of sale differentiation. These registered trademarks are visible indicators of good design and a brand’s commitment to excellence in design and innovation.
Consumers can be assured that a product, project or service displaying the Good Design Award trademarks has been professionally designed to the highest standards and put through a rigorous design evaluation by an independent panel of design experts using a comprehensive evaluation process.
Recognised by the World Design Organization (WDO) as Australia’s peak international design endorsement program, the Australian Good Design Awards represents the diverse spectrum of design with 12 specific Design Disciplines covering more than 30 Categories and Sub-Categories.
Each year, the Australian Good Design Awards program attracts new and innovative design projects from around the world, celebrating the very best in all areas of design, architecture, engineering, research and social innovation.
Australia’s annual Good Design Awards continues a long and proud legacy of showcasing the very best in design and innovation to a global audience. The Awards are one of the longest-running international design awards, promoting excellence in design and innovation since 1958.
Entries represent projects across broad sectors and industries and cover everything from the design of everyday products we use, the services we interact with and the places and spaces we occupy, to the design of the processes and systems that underpin our businesses, industries, economies and social habits.
All entries in the Australian Good Design Awards are evaluated against criteria for GOOD DESIGN, DESIGN INNOVATION and DESIGN IMPACT and awarded accolades in the following order.
More Information on Accolades
- GOOD DESIGN AWARD OF THE YEAR
(Highest Design Honour – Limited to 1)
- GOOD DESIGN AWARD SUSTAINABILITY
(Excellence in Sustainable Design – Limited to 1)
- GOOD DESIGN AWARD BEST IN CLASS
(Design Excellence – Limited to Top 30)
- GOOD DESIGN AWARD GOLD
(Exceeds Good Design Criteria – No Limit)
- GOOD DESIGN AWARD WINNER
(Meets Good Design Criteria – No Limit)
BENEFITS OF ENTERING
Strong differentiation and market positioning from the internationally recognised Good Design Award registered trademarks.
Sales enquiries and referrals through online entry profiles listed on our highly ranked website.
Widespread exposure via mainstream media, digital and social media channels, national and international trade fairs and exhibitions.
Exclusive networking opportunities and exposure to a wide range of Australian and international designers and business leaders through celebratory events and design conferences.
International credibility through Good Design Australia’s industry network and international profile, including our membership of the World Design Organization (WDO).
- Next Gen — Free Entry
- Social Impact — $150 AUD per entry
- All categories — $450 AUD per entry