What can receive the Danish Design Award?

The Danish Design Award awards a broad spectrum of design solutions and/or products within many design competencies.

What can be submitted?

  • At the time of entry, products must be on the market and/or published
  • Projects, concepts, and prototypes can not be submitted except for solutions submitted as Young Ideas
  • Design solutions must not have been on the market or in use for more than four years at the time of entry 
  • Design solutions that have not previously been selected as a winner of the Danish Design Award. If a design solution has won an award previously, it cannot be submitted again. 

Who can take part?

Anyone can enter. This means that 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.

The jury

All information will be treated as confidential by the jury. If an entry poses a conflict of interest for a jury member, the member is excluded from all deliberations in the given category.

How will the design solutions be judged?

The jury assesses the submitted design products and solutions on the Danish Design Award’s five values:

  • Do no harm 
  • Pursue beauty
  • Lead the way
  • Prove your impact
  • Solve problems worth solving

The jury tasks fall into four stages:

1. Initial jury process: September 2 – 14, 2024. Online rating procedure of the submitted design solutions. An online vote will determine how sufficiently the design solutions meet the five values.

2. First jury meeting: September 14, 2024. The meeting will be conducted online and/or on-site. The purpose is to create a shortlist of the finalists.

Before the meeting, each jury member will be appointed 1-2 cases, which they are responsible for presenting to the rest of the jury. The jury member presents the case based on additional material submitted by the shortlisted nominees.

The design solutions are presented and discussed, resulting in the final shortlist. Hereafter, we have the finalists for the Danish Design Award. 

3. Second jury meeting: October 2, 2024. The meeting will be conducted online and/or on-site. The purpose is to select the winners.

Each jury member presents the qualities of 1-2 finalists assigned to them. The winners are decided by a final vote. The result is kept secret until the award ceremony.

4. Award show: November 19, 2024. This is an on-site event, and the purpose is to unveil the award winners.

By signing up, I accept:

  • Everyone involved in creating the product or solution has consented to participate.
  • All information is solemnly declared to be truthful and accurate. If some information is later found untruthful, the registration is rendered invalid. By submitting a proposal, you also confirm that there is no ongoing dispute about originality, plagiarism, etc., concerning the submitted products or solutions.
  • The jury’s comments about the award-winning products and solutions pertain solely to their design-related qualities. They are irrelevant to any litigation concerning originality, plagiarism, or agreements between the manufacturer and third parties.
  • The submitter ensures that the Danish Design Award has the right — without payment — to use texts and digital material (photos, video) uploaded to the online registration form or subsequently submitted to the Danish Design Award for communication purposes, including, but not limited to, press material, catalogs, websites, and third-party marketing, for example, in printed or digital media.