Design is a strategic business capability and an important enabler of innovation and creativity for the growth of Victorian businesses and communities.
The design sector is a significant contributor to the Victorian economy. In Victoria, more than 195,000 people are employed in design related roles, with the sector generating revenue of $7.3 billion annually for the state’s economy, including an estimated $204 million in design-related exports.
The Premier’s Design Awards recognise and reward Victorian designers and businesses using exemplar design effectively and sustainably.
The awards provide an opportunity for businesses and the community to better understand the role of design in making products and services more functional, efficient and attractive, and increasing productivity and business outcomes.
Entries are accepted in the following categories:
1. Architectural Design
2. Service Design
3. Industrial and Product Design
4. Communication Design
5. Digital Design
6. Design Strategy
Entries will be judged by an eminent national and international judging panel, chaired by Victorian designer Ken Cato, AO.
Launched in 2012, the Premier’s Design Awards trade mark will be licensed to award winners to use in connection with their businesses as an indication of leadership, expert recognition and prestige.