International Design Excellence Awards 2017 (IDEA®)

The Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA) hosts the International Design Excellence Awards 2017—also known as IDEA®. The awards are the premier international design competition, judged by renowned design experts from around the world. IDEA winners receive significant, global publicity and exposure. In contrast to many other design awards, most of the associated perks of winning an IDEA are included with your entry fee. And new this year, all levels of winners receive trophies at the grand IDEA 2017 Ceremony followed by the IDEA Gala at the conclusion of the IDSA International Conference in Atlanta, Aug. 16–19.

Branding is the newest category in which to submit your entries. Expose your work to 19 other categories – representing entertainment to environments, health to home, office to outdoor, social impact to sports vs competing against other creative firms. The added exposure and potential business opportunities are yours for the taking.

Top reasons to enter:

  • Challenge Yourself
    Motivate yourself to always look to the pursuit of excellence in all you do.
  • Boost Confidence
    Your employer, teammates and clients will have new confidence in your work and your IDEAs.
  • Build Stronger Relationships
    Incorporate your collaborators in the credits to improve client relations.
  • Produce Built-In Marketing
    Winning an IDEA drives business and increases morale.
  • Deliver Validation
    A third-party endorsement is the core value of strong public relations.
  • Generate Buzz
    Press releases, media coverage and social buzz continue long after the applause ends.

IDSA has made the entry process much easier this year.

Create a new username and password to start your entry in a newly-launched, user-friendly system. But hurry – discounted regular entry rates end March 3. Save nearly $200!
IDEA 2017 is open through March 17, 2017. Be sure to “save and finalize” your entries. Enter today!

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