This year not only marks the end of a crucial decade of design development, 2020 also happens to be the 10th anniversary of the Core77 Design Awards. We've spent the last decade celebrating the best innovations to hit the market, and we want to wrap up the best of the ten years in a big way—by celebrating your best work.
Core77 is excited to announce the opening of the 2020 Core77 Design Awards, recognizing excellence in all areas of design expertise for over 10 years. Since the awards' inception in 2011, the program has welcomed nearly 10,000 entries from professionals and students in over 49 countries around the world. It stands as an annual opportunity to take a look back and celebrate some of the best design of this year. It's a chance to be a part of a global conversation, get recognized by your peers, and pick up an award or two.
Good design lives in many subsects, and our 18 original categories aim to recognize these many facets of the design world. With distinctions for Professional and Student entries alike, the Core77 Design Awards has awarded over 250 individual design firms including IDEO, frog, Pentagram, and fuseproject, as well as countless students from around the globe.
2019 Home & Living Professional Winner "Wellness Kitchen" by GE Appliances
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 Pentagram Partner Eddie Opara, Smart Design Director of Design Stephanie Yung, MAST Principal Shady Shahid, and plenty more fantastic folks. 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.
2019 Strategy & Research Runner-Up "GAMMA: Space Exploration Lander" by NASA JPL & Autodesk
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. After reviewing, jurors announce their decisions via a video where they describe, in their own words, the process, observations, and discussion that led them to their final choices. It sheds light on a process typically kept behind closed doors, and sparks a meaningful discourse in the weeks that follow.
2019 Visual Communication Student Winner "Flower Power Inc. Rebranding" by Dan Yang
What do you get for all this? Well beyond another line on your LinkedIn profile, you'll get your 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 you to, well, make more! As many as you like.
Sound up your alley?
The 2020 Core77 Design Awards are currently open for entry now. Meaning, right now! Early Bird pricing ends on January 31st, Regular Deadline ends March 7th, and the Final Deadline to enter is April 1st. That's it. Winners will be announced this summer on June 11th.