Today, Core77 kicks off its 12th year of celebrating design excellence! The 2023 Core77 Design Awards are officially open for entry.
The comprehensive program honors design work across 23 distinct categories, and will remain open for entry until April 6th, 2023.
2022 was a year introducing us to radical technologies that will forever change the way we conduct design in the future. While AR and VR was a fun source of entertainment just a few years ago, the introduction of concepts like the Metaverse in 2022 showed the potential power of virtual reality to change how we work and interact. AI programs like Midjourney and Dall-E are interrupting typical design practices quickly as design students begin to collaborate with AI softwares to design never before imagined products.
The 2023 Core77 Design Awards were envisioned in the spirit of innovation, with a number of new categories added to the roster that recognize how our world is rapidly changing, and the ways design and technology are uniting to shape our world.
What's new for 2023?
The 2023 Core77 Design Awards introduces to its roster of awards a list of new categories, including Apps & Platforms; Audio, Video & Photography Equipment; Brand & Identity; Emerging Technologies; Gaming; Robotics; Sustainability; and Toys & Play.
The Visualization Prize, sponsored by KeyShot, will be open to any eligible projects across all 23 categories and awards the best renderings of the year. A new Editor's Choice prize goes to one project selected by the Core77 editorial team as the design that exemplifies what great design in 2022 was all about.
Each year, the program hand-picks a jury of international design talent to judge each category. This year's lineup is no exception, including design all-stars like
Jaye Buchbinder (Director of Product Development, Emeco),
Krystina Castella (Professor, Art Center College of Design, Industrial Designer and Author),
Allison Dring (CEO & Co-founder, Made of Air)
Margaret Lee (Design Executive Coach, Design Dept),
Stuart Harvey Lee (Founder, Prime Studio),
Morgan Hutchinson (Director of Education, Health Design Lab, Thomas Jefferson University),Inna Lobel (Creative Director, Head of NY ID, frog),
Christine Gaspar (Community-Engaged Designer, Former Executive Director, Center for Urban Pedagogy),
Su Mathews Hale (CEO & Chief Creative Officer, Hale Design),
Ben McGinley (Director of Design, Harley-Davidson LiveWire),
Beau Oyler (CEO, Enlisted Design),
Todd Palmer (Director, Diversity in Design Collaborative),
Robert Pugliese (Director of Innovation Design, Health Design Lab, Thomas Jefferson University),
Rotimi Solola (Founder, SO dsgn),
Bas van de Poel (Co-founder & Innovation Director, Modem),
with plenty other fantastic industry leaders and more judges to be announced. The Core77 Design Awards are dedicated to promoting equity within the design field, are committed to curating a diverse board of captains, and choose Jury Captains on a criteria not only of accolades, but also their efforts in the impact space. These professionals are each asked to build their own judging teams that promise a wide swath of experience and perspective, ensuring a diverse point of view for each category.
The best part of this process, however, is the announcement. Not just to finally satiate everyone's anticipation for who the winners are, but to kick off a conversation on the current state and future of design in the years to come. In June of 2023, winners will first be announced in a live virtual ceremony so honorees can celebrate together on a global scale.
And what do winners get when they are bestowed this honor? Beyond another line on their LinkedIn profile, honorees get their work showcased across the Core77 blog and beyond, adoration by your peers, visibility by esteemed designers in your field, as well as a very swanky trophy designed by none other than New York studio Rich Brilliant Willing. Inspired by the kind of group effort that designers and their clients engage in every day, the trophy doubles as a mold, allowing winners to make multiples as a way of honoring the entire team.