In a two-phase procedure, the projects submitted are nominated by acknowledged specialists for consideration by the jury.


All decisions are taken by the independent jury.

Any forms of expression that have relevance for design may be submitted. The common mandatory criteria that apply to all disciplines are as follows:

  • Design quality

  • Innovative content

  • Aesthetic consistency

  • Social relevance

  • Innovative vision

  • Economic importance

  • Market conformity

  • Sustainability




Sub Categories

  • Graphic

  • Publishing

  • New Media

  • Interaction Design, Games, Serious Games

  • Corporate Identity & Corporate Design, Branding

  • Integrated Communication Campaigns

  • Exhibitions


The assessment criteria include the following:


  • Communication value, message

  • Expressiveness

  • Realisation

  • Media application(s)

  • Focus on a target group



Sub Categories

  • Furniture

 

The assessment criteria include the following:


  • Form and function

  • Materials and processing

  • Product culture and social relevance

  • Environmental and ergonomic aspects



Sub Categories

  • Interior Conepts

  • Retail / Shop

  • Exhibitions

  • Scenography

  • Stage Design



The assessment criteria include the following:


  • Programme and context

  • Use of materials

  • Communication value




Sub Categories

  • Technical Goods for the Industry

  • Machines

  • Investment Goods

  • Medtech

  • Microelectronics

  • ToolingTransportation

  • Materials

  • Others

 

The assessment criteria include the following:


  • Function, form, usefulness and efficiency

  • Use of materials and processing

  • Economic and ecological aspects

  • Development process


 


Sub Categories

  • Consumer Goods at large

  • Home Appliances,

  • Kitchen and Bath

  • Watches, Jewellery, Accessories

  • Shoes, Bags

  • Lighting


The assessment criteria include the following:


  • Function, form, usefulness and innovative aspects

  • Use of materials and processing

  • Development process and sustainability

  • Product culture and social relevance



Sub Categories

  • Fashion Design


The assessment criteria include the following:


  • Creativity, appeal and comfort

  • Innovation and stringency

  • Use of materials

  • Technology and processing



Sub Categories

  • Yarn, Twines, Threads, Ribbons, Bands

  • Ropes / Cord

  • Textile Surface Structures; Fabric, Flooring,

  • Carpets

  • Embroidery

  • Textile Refinement Processes

  • Fiber Reinforced Textiles


The assessment criteria include the following:


  • Technologies used

  • Material combinations

  • Expressive of the spirit of the timesInnovation

  • Innovation



Sub Categories

  • Research projects across all disciplines


The assessment criteria include the following:


Awarded to projects in the field of applied design research, design theory and design history which are notable for their innovative methods and/or conclusions and which enrich design discourse and/or establish new fundamental principles.

 


Sub Categories

Awarded only on the basis of nomination by the jury. You cannot put yourself forward for this prize, but may recommend yourself tob e considered.


  • Home + Living

  • Product + Communication

  • Research

  • Enabling Innovations - complex systemsolutions that activate the user in the fields of, e.g., mobility systems, telecommunications, entertainment, social networks etc..

  • Brands, Companies and Institutions

  • Research & Development

  • Designers, Design-Agencies, Services

  • Real-Estate


The assessment criteria include the following:


Integral and integrative solutions responding to the challenges of Ageing Society. Launched products and projects as well as research or visionary projects will be considered.

The design-solutions shall respect the principles of barrier-free Universal Design. The Design Leadership Prize additionally pays high attention to atmospheric and esthetic aspects.

Our experts are in search of solutions from the area of Home + Living, Product + Communication, Research as well as Enabling Innovations such as complex system-solutions in the fields of, e.g. mobility systems, telecommunications, entertainment, social networks etc...

This prize-category is not open to the public Call for Projects. Designers, companies and institutions may, however, recommend their work to be considered for a nomination.
 


Sub Categories

  • Communication

  • Fashion

  • Furniture

  • Interdisciplinary

  • Product Design

  • Research

  • Spatial

  • Textile


The assessment criteria include the following:


The prize is aimed at talented designers of the younger generation:

These include professionals from all design institutes who have completed a course in Design or in a design-related subject within the last three years.


Submissions may include products, projects, concepts and prototypes

  • which have been conceived, designed or produced as original creations

  • which have been developed as limited editions or commissioned works for institutes or galleries.


The following are excluded:

  • Commissioned works for commercial brands

  • Watches and clocks


Submissions for the competition must, as a minimum requirement, include a finalised and presentable concept.



Sub Categories

  • Fashion

  • Textile


The assessment criteria include the following:


The prize is awarded to start-up companies founded within the last five years previous to the current edition of DPS:


The following assessment criteria apply:

  • Design quality and stringency of products and collections to date

  • Brand and product design:
  • USP and unique identity

  • Branding

  • Marketing & communication

  • Retail / point-of-sales presentation

  • Social relevance

  • Sustainable approach

  • Businessplan

  • Milestones achieved or to be achieved in the coming three years in terms of the business model (brand, design, production and sales)



Sub Categories

Design Driven Lighting Solutions (interior and exterior), Applying or Inventing Energy-Efficient Technologies


  • Lighting Products

  • Projects + Concepts

  • Solutions and Services

  • Applied Research & Development


The assessment criteria include the following:


Awarded to products, services, projects as well as applied research in the field of lighting that develop and / or incorporate efficient light-technologies in conjunction with design of an integrated and innovative kind as an overall achievement.

Works are looked for which convincingly enrich the market and the product culture, set new standards or establish new fundamental principles.

A central criterion is that the submission should contribute to a more energy-efficient consumer culture.

The quality of the technology and the design must be equally convincing.