By submitting an entry, the entrant confirms they have read and agree with the ‘Rules of Entry’ and understand these now apply.

  1. The Design Week Awards is open to individual designers, design groups or clients.
  2. Entries are open to countries worldwide.
  3. To be eligible for the 2023 Design Week Awards, activities on which entries are based must have taken, or will take, place between March 2022 and March 2023.
  4. Any project which has previously been judged in the Design Week Awards cannot be entered into this year’s Awards.
  5. All entrants must complete the online part of the entry process. Entries will not be accepted by any other means.
  6. The ‘Hall of Fame’ awards are not open for entry; these are selected by our judges and editorial team.
  7. All submitted entries must contain an explanatory brief of no more than 500 words.
  8. Sponsors are not permitted to enter the category that they are sponsoring.
  9. Projects may be entered into more than one category as appropriate, but an entry fee must be paid for each category entered. Early bird pricing will be available for a limited time. Discounts are available to small businesses (10 employees or less) per small business entry.
  10. Payments must be made using a debit or credit card. We are not able to invoice for entries.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. All submissions must be made by the entry deadline stated on the website. It will not be possible to amend or submit your entries after this date.
  14. Entries may be edited up until the point of submission.
  15. Entries will not be considered fully submitted until the entrant proceeds to the payment stage and selects a payment method.
  16. Once submitted, entries are confirmed and non-refundable.
  17. Payments must be cleared by Wednesday 5 April 2023
  18. Any entry may be withdrawn for any reason up until midnight on Wednesday 5 April 2023 upon written request to the organisers, however the entry fee is non-refundable.
  19. 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. If your files are over 100MB please host them on an accessible website e.g. YouTube, Vimeo etc so that the judges can click to view your files.
  20. 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 July 2023. Sites that cannot be viewed will be eliminated from the judging process.
  21. 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 July 2023. 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.
  22. We will be running virtual judging so will not be able to accept any physical supporting material this year. Please ensure you submit digital files to represent your entry.
  23. 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.
  24. The judges’ decisions are final, and no correspondence will be entered into regarding them.
  25. Winners will be announced via an online reveal in June.

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