• The Design Week Awards is open to individual designers, design groups or clients
  • Entries are open to countries worldwide
  • To be eligible for the 2020 Design Week Awards, activities on which entries are based must have taken, or will take, place between March 2019 and March 2020
  • Any project which has previously been judged in the Design Week Awards cannot be entered into this year’s Awards
  • All entrants must complete the online part of the entry process
  • Entries will not be accepted by any other means
  • The ‘Hall of Fame’ awards are not open for entry; these are selected by our judges and editorial team
  • All submitted entries must contain an explanatory brief of no more than 500 words
  • Sponsors are not permitted to enter the category that they are sponsoring
  • Projects may be entered into more than one category as appropriate, but an entry fee of £255 +VAT must be paid for each category entered. There is a discount available to small businesses (10 employees of less) so an entry fee of £199 +VAT per small business entry. Late entries will be charged an additional £10 in late fees
  • Payments must be made using a debit or credit card. We are not able to invoice for entries
  • When entries are submitted on behalf of clients by agencies or other parties, Design Week will assume client approval has been secured by the entering agency. If any issues arise concerning client sign-off once the entry has been submitted, no refund will be given
  • Please ensure that the information submitted is accurate and the correct companies/individuals are credited as appropriate. Design Week accepts no responsibility for any incorrectly submitted information
  • All submissions must be made by 5pm on Friday March 6 2020 to qualify for the standard entry price. Entries will not be considered fully submitted until the entrant proceeds to the payment stage and processes payment. Entries made after Friday 6 March 2020 will be charged a late entry fee (£10 per entry). The final entry deadline is Friday 3 April 2020 and it will not be possible to amend or submit entries after this date
  • Entries may be edited up until the point of submission
  • Entries will not be considered fully submitted until the entrant proceeds to the payment stage and selects a payment method
  • Once submitted, entries are confirmed and non-refundable
  • Payments must be cleared by Friday 3 April 2020
  • Any entry may be withdrawn for any reason up until midnight on Friday 23 March 2020 upon written request to the organisers, however the entry fee is non-refundable
  • When making your entry you may upload digital supporting material – for images, please provide Jpeg, Tif or Bmp and for moving images Mov files using the H264 codec or as Mp4 files. Please ensure that the files and your explanatory brief together do not exceed the maximum upload limit of 100MB per entry
  • Where websites form part of an entry, please ensure any URLs, access details, usernames and passwords needed for judging are supplied, that they work, and that they will continue to work until Friday 1 May 2019 . Sites that cannot be viewed will be eliminated from the judging process
  • When entering an app, please ensure that the judges are able to access it for free and that any passwords or codes are provided; please ensure that they work, and that they will continue to work until Friday 1 May 2020. Please also supply supporting material such as graphics or web-based simulations. You do not need to supply the platform that the app has been developed for
  • Information on sending in physical samples will be shared at a later date
  • If you would like us to retain your physical samples for collection after the judging has taken place, please ensure that you tick the appropriate box on the registration page when making your entry. Entrants will be informed by email of the timeframe within which they can collect their physical entries. Please note that the period for collection will be restricted. Any physical entries not collected during the period will be disposed of
  • Xeim Events/Design Week accepts no responsibility for the loss or damage of material submitted
  • The judges reserve the right to re-categorise entries if they think another category would be more suitable. However, they cannot be expected to routinely re-categorise incorrectly entered projects
  • The judges’ decisions are final and no correspondence will be entered into regarding them
  • Design Week assumes that all entries are original and are the works and property of the entrant. As a condition of entry, the entrant grants Design Week permission to reproduce the works in print and in digital format and attests that they have the right to grant this permission. Design Week will not be held liable for any action or claim arising out of the reproduction of entered works in whatever format

Contact the team

General enquiries

Victoria FinchEvent Manager020 7970 8001

Entry enquiries

Sonal DalglieshHead of Delegate Sales020 7970 4082

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