Australian Good Design Awards 2024 Competition

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Australian Good Design Awards 2024 Competition

Australian Good Design Awards 2024 Competition is now open for entries!

Australian Good Design Awards 2024 Competition: Australia’s Good Design Awards that recognizes and rewards excellence in design, innovation and creativity at a national and international level, has started accepting entries for 2024 inviting all designers and innovators around the world to participate.

About Competition

Australia’s Good Design Awards, one of the longest-running international design awards in the world, now is calling for entries for 2024.

This year’s theme, the Design Effect, aims to showcase the profound ripple effects that exceptional design can have on individuals, communities and the world. It’s about pushing boundaries, co-designing closely, challenging conventions and harnessing the power of imagination to positively transform the ways we live, work, interact, strategise and lead.

Each year, through their annual Good Design Awards program, they recognise and celebrate excellence in cutting edge design and breakthrough innovation. The Good Design Award accolades are among the most respected and recognised international design endorsement symbols in the industry. These registered trademarks are visible indicators of good design principles and an organisation’s commitment to design excellence.

Entries represent projects across broad sectors and industries and cover everything from the design of everyday products we use, the clothes we wear, 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.

In addition to the design disciplines represented in the Awards, the Good Design Award for Sustainability is awarded to a project that exemplifies excellence in design for sustainability practice and circular economy principles.

This year more than ever, the Awards hope to showcase game-changing design projects that improve our quality of life and contribute to a better, safer and more sustainable future.

The Good Design Judges consist of leading design experts and are selected based on their area of expertise and ability to bring an individual perspective to the evaluation process.

2024 Good Design Awards will be presented at the annual Good Design Awards Ceremony in Sydney, in September.


The Australian Good Design Awards is one of the most diverse design award programs in the industry spanning 12 overarching Design Disciplines and covering more than 30 sub-categories:

Architectural Design - Includes architecture, interior design, landscape design, urban design, public spaces and facilities, office and retail fit outs, street equipment, environments and exhibition design.

Communication Design - Includes corporate branding and identity, advertising campaign design, commercial art, graphic design, primary, secondary and tertiary packaging, POS displays, signage, wayfinding and print media.

Digital Design - Includes software, websites and online portals, user interfaces, smartphone applications, animations, gaming and digital media.

Engineering Design - Includes projects that represent excellence in all areas of Engineering Design. Entries will be accepted that cover mechanical engineering design, electronic design, agricultural engineering, automotive engineering, heavy engineering, systems engineering, civil engineering, naval architecture and structural engineering.

Fashion Design - this category has been established to recognise businesses that are using design and innovation to positively impact the future of the fashion industry, from a sustainability perspective.

Next Gen - The Next Gen Category (previously the Young Australian Design Awards), is open to young Australian designers, engineers, innovators and entrepreneurs. It was created to inspire the next generation of Australian designers and to help foster a culture of design, innovation and creativity in Australia.

Precinct Design category - this category will recognise projects where a holistic design approach has been adopted in the design of precincts and includes elements such transport, education, health and other services – all designed to improve the quality of life for people and contribute to better economic, social and environmental outcomes.

Product Design - Includes industrial design, consumer product design, furniture design, software-electronics design, engineering design, medical device design and automotive and transport design.

Service Design - Includes the design of services and systems for the private and public sector, education and government agencies. Sectors covered include banking, financial services, legal services, tourism services, health and medical services, insurance services and more.

Social Innovation - The main objective of this category is to recognise the role of design in creating a better society.

Design Strategy - The main objective of this category is to recognise the role of design in driving business strategy. The Design Strategy category has specific evaluation criteria that evaluates how organisations use design as a strategic tool to be more competitive.

Evaluation Criteria

Good Design
Design Innovation
Design Impact


This design competition inviting all designers and innovators around the world to participate.


Winning entries that receive a Good Design Award will be included in the Winners Package at an additional cost.

The Winners Package includes:

Unlimited use of the Good Design Award Tick Trademarks
Winner’s Profile featured on Good Design Index
Featured in Good Design Awards Yearbook
Good Design Award Trophy
Good Design Award Certificate
Personalised Media Release with Judges Comments
Exclusive access to pre-release tickets for Good Design Awards Ceremony and After Party
One Good Design Awards Yearbook (incl. delivery)
Opportunity to feature in international and domestic exhibitions (subject to selection)
Use of the Korean Good Design Award Logo

Entry fees

Next Gen(Student) — Free to Enter
Social Impact — $195 AUD per entry
All Other Disciplines — $495 AUD per entry

An Early Bird Discount of 10% will automatically be applied to all entries submitted before midnight (AEST) Friday, 15 March 2024.


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