We’re giving you one final week to get your entries together following more requests from readers after what’s been a major period of readjustment for the industry.
As well as offering an extension up until 3 April we’re also announcing some changes to the way we’ll be celebrating Awards success this year.
Design Week is itself adapting rapidly to the challenges we are all facing. In the case of the Design Week Awards this means delivering a programme which is safe and yet has a rigorous independent judging process that recognises and celebrates the best work.
A better way to celebrate
It won’t come as a great surprise that we’ve decided not to run the scheduled live Awards event in June but instead we are able to offer finalists and winners an enhanced platform to showcase their success, and to ensure that the Design Week Awards can continue to represent and share the best work.
In addition to our printed Winners Book, we will be producing a digital showcase of our finalists, promoting their work to the full Design Week readership. It will take the form of a bespoke digital experience, hosted on the site. We’ll be using the reach of Design Week to amplify this as far as possible across all our channels.
We’ll be making sure all our winners get trophies of course and we still have a few more surprises to announce in due course.
This year’s judging process
With the health and safety of our judges and staff in mind, and the practical challenges faced by entrants, we will not be hosting a face-to-face judging day to review physical samples of the work.
Through an online judging system our 30 independent judges will be able to see the work in full and record results. There will be further phone and video conferencing discussions so the process will be as rigorous as ever.
This year we are giving all entrants greater opportunity to submit digital supporting assets to show work in its best possible light — this may be video footage or additional high resolution stills. We have increased the maximum entry file size and number of images you can upload per entry to facilitate this.
We do ask that you apply some selectivity in your submission so that judges are being presented only with information to best supports their understanding your work.
While we want you to be selective we also want to give you the best chance possible to have your work seen in the best light and the best chance of winning.
For the latest information on images, video and full entry details head to the Awards site.
If you have any queries about your entry please contact Victoria.firstname.lastname@example.org.