FACTS & FIGURES DDA 2017
About the Dutch Design Awards
With the competition, the Awards Show, a retrospective exhibition and the publication of Dutch Design Today the Dutch Design Awards is a unique platform for Dutch design. Thanks to BNO and DesignLink, the Dutch Design Awards saw the light of day as the Dutch Design Prizes in 2003. Since 2005 DDA has been based in the design capital Eindhoven. DDA is part of the Dutch Design Foundation and is the annual highlight of Dutch Design Week.
Jury & criteria
Committees of independent experts compile a shortlist of finalists based on submissions and scouted work. From these shortlists an international jury of professionals from a diversity of disciplines selects the winners. For an up-to-date and complete overview, please visit the DDA website. Submitted projects are evaluated against the following criteria:
- MANUFACTURING METHOD
The degree to which the design is innovative and/or makes a relevant contribution to society is decisive.
Participation & categories
Submissions for the six main Dutch Design Awards categories can be made from 23 February until 3 April 2017:
- DESIGN RESEARCH
- SERVICE & SYSTEMS
Young designers can register for the YOUNG DESIGNER AWARD from 23 February until 18 April. The best from all the categories are awarded the FUTURE AWARD and, during Dutch Design Week, the PUBLIC AWARD will also be presented.
Will your design make a difference? Register now!
About Dutch Design Foundation
Dutch Design Foundation (DDF) is optimistic and believes that the problem-solving capabilities of designers are essential for shaping our future. Which is why Dutch Design Foundation stimulates young design talent by offering opportunities, support, publicity, and a platform. Dutch Design Foundation organises Dutch Design Week and the Dutch Design Awards. DDF is active throughout the Netherlands and far beyond. Throughout the year, DDF organises debates, lectures, exhibitions and seminars. With this, DDF highlights the most outstanding and promising designers, bringing their ideas and designs into the world. Read more about Dutch Design Foundation at dutchdesignfoundation.com.