FAQs


When do entries open for the 2020 Designer Awards?

The entries for the Awards open in April 2020 (date TBC)

Can I send in a postal entry for the awards?

No, the entry process for 2020 is online via the website only

Can I enter more than one category?

Yes, there is no restriction to a number of categories you enter

When will the awards shortlist be announced?

The Designer Magazine team will announce the finalists - Date TBA

Is an entry fee applicable?

No, entry to the Designer Awards is free of charge

When is the last date I can send my entry?

We close for entries on 1 July 2020

When will judging take place?

August 2020

Can I enter the same product into more than one category?

Yes, on the basis that the product reaches the required criteria

How many products can one company submit?

There are no restrictions on how many products are submitted per company

What is the qualifying criteria for each category?

Products must have been launched in the UK between 1 January 2019 and 1 July 2020

Projects must have been completed between 1 March 2019 and 1 July 2020 - total project cost must exclude fitting. The criteria vary for each category – details are given at the start of the entry process

Can non-UK designers enter the Awards?

Most of the design categories are open only to UK-based designers, with the exception of our International Design Award which is open to entrants from around the world If you have any other questions please email awards@thedsgroup.co.uk