faq & Rules

What is the Danish Design Award?
Celebrating the best design solutions and highlighting the good ways in which design can make a difference for our planet and society, the Danish Design Award is the major annual Danish design event.

Who is behind the Danish Design Award?
Design denmark and DDC – Danish Design Center jointly present the Danish Design Award. The partnership behind the Award brings together the design industry and the entire country for an annual design event celebrating the difference design can make.

Who can submit their solution for the Danish Design Award?
All private and public organizations and designers with a connection to Denmark can submit entries for the Danish Design Award. This includes Danish companies that have worked with a designer from outside Denmark and designers in Denmark who have worked with a company abroad.

What can you submit for the Danish Design Award?
All design solutions can be submitted — from classic product solutions to services solutions and overall solutions, from products for the consumer market to products aimed at the business-to-business market and at public purchasers, from corporate branding and identity to derived solutions for interactive and digital solutions that combine classic design values with innovative design qualities. 

Explore our five design values to understand how the jury evaluates the submissions.

Why the Danish Design Award?
The Danish Design Award winners and finalists gain valuable profiling and co-branding opportunities.

The award-winners will be able to use the Danish Design Award logo with the phrase ‘Danish Design Award Winner 2024’ in all aspects of their marketing of the winning design solution. They will also be featured at danishdesignaward.com with a separate profile, including photos and the jury citation for each award-winning solution.

The finalists will be able to use the logo and the phrase ‘Danish Design Award Finalist 2024’ in their marketing from the moment the nominations are announced publicly, and they will be featured at danishdesignaward.com throughout the period.

What do you get from being a finalist or Danish Design Award winner?
Although the Danish Design Award is a Danish design event, it is international in outlook and caliber. The finalists and award-winning companies stand to reap considerable branding benefits, both in domestic and global markets, as well as a positive impact on employee motivation and export potential.

What does it cost?
Registration is free of charge and there is no fee for submitting a design solution.

How do I submit?
You submit your entry by completing the digital registration form here.

What are the requirements for the applicants?
See the rules for the Danish Design Award here.

How does the jury process work?
See criteria, process, and rules here.

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Please contact
Nelle Arnfred Østerby
Project Manager
Design denmark
+45 28 26 70 30

Astrid Berg
Project Manager
DDC – Danish Design Center
+45 20 95 63 16