The Design Management Institute is an international organization that connects design to business, society and the changing world. For 40 years, DMI has been an active advocate for the strategic value of design.

This Poster Competition organized by the Design Management Institute honor teams that have delivered significant value through design or design management practices. The value can be expressed as positive financial gains, social impact, environmental stewardship or organizational culture change.

The dmi:Design Value Awards are distinctive in that they recognize the value of design and design management as a strategic asset: a means to drive innovation, creativity, culture change, agility and revenue. Global organizations of any size will be considered, as each have their own unique set of challenges.

- A digital poster must be created in both a horizontal and vertical formats
- The poster aspect ratio is 4:9
- The poster must be uploaded with the application
- Combined file size should be no larger than 25MB

There is an entry fee for members of Design Management Institute and non-members. In addition, a 200 USD late fee applies to applications submitted after July 13 and before July 19.

Who can enter?

This poster competition is open to consultants, government agencies, non-profit organizations, educators and corporations of any size.


There will be levels of awards: 1st, 2nd and 3rd prize, and Honorable Mention. At least one person from every organization must be present at the Awards Gala to receive the Award.

Winners of the dmi:Design Value Awards will be recognized at the dmi: Design Leadership Conference in Boston September 25 - 27 and published in the dmi:Review.

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For all further informations about the dmi:Design Value Awards 2016 visit the following official website:

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