Award Competition Entry

The aim of the awards program is to discover and draw attention to new creative work, design publication, teaching, and service in our broad and varied discipline. We hope to expand the design record, promote excellence and share knowledge within the field.

Promoting Excellence

Help us support fellow design educators and advance the discipline by sharing this announcement. Encourage your colleagues to help us find the most talented faculty in our field and to recognize their efforts through a peer-review process.


We ask mentors and colleagues to identify outstanding creative work, publication, teaching, and service is done by educators or graduate students in our field and to nominate these individuals for an award.

How the nomination process work

Beginning from April 15 through July 31, you are invited to nominate, via the online nomination form, a colleague’s creative work, published research, teaching, and service. Our short online nomination form will automatically notify your colleague that their project has been recommended for an award.

We will also contact the nominee to ensure they have received your recommendation and encourage them to submit their materials. All nominees are offered early submission to the awards allowing them to begin their entries immediately.


We will continue to accept self-nominated entries to the awards. These applicants should submit their materials between June 1 and August 31, 2019. (No nomination form completion needed for self-nomination. Simply enter.)

Important dates

  • April 15–July 31: Nomination Process Opens
  • June 1–August 31: Entry application materials for both Educators and Graduate Students categories.
  • September 1–30: Jury reviews applications
  • October 10: Award recipients notified
  • October 15: Award recipients announced

Design Incubation Communcation Design 2021 Entry Form

Visit the online entry form from June 1–August 31 for the annual awards competition entry forms.

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