Industrial Design Contests2020-03-07T15:10:23+00:00

Industrial Design Contests

3rd SHAPL Design Contest – World’s Largest Product Design Contest

Make your design as a product! Here is world’s largest product design contest and the best opportunity to develop your career. A total of US $100,000 in prize money awaits the winners. Also if winner’s design is produced as a [...]

Marvelous Awards

Marvelous Awards 2020 International Design Contest Marvelous Awards is an International Design Contest which offers fair opportunities to test designers and artisan their ideas, skills and professional expertise. It delivers choice and inspiration to the phenomenal designers highlighting their achievements. Eligibility [...]

LA+ CREATURE Open International Design Ideas Competitions

LA+ CREATURE explores how we can use design to open our cities, our landscapes, and our minds to a more symbiotic existence with other creatures. The brief asks entrants to choose a nonhuman client and design something—a place, a structure, [...]

4th Annual Healthier Design Innovation Contest

For the first year, we are extending the contest to students outside of the United States. To be eligible to enter, you must be currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree-seeking design program. We will choose winners who exemplify healthy material innovation and advocacy in design. [...]

De’Longhi Design Your Breakfast – International call for entries

De’Longhi invites you to suggest new concepts for small appliances designed for the preparation of breakfast. Beginning The company was founded by the de’ Longhi family in the early 1900s as a small industrial parts manufacturing workshop. The first major [...]

APR Global Future Design Awards 2019

CALL FOR ENTRIES - APR Magazine is pleased to announce its Global Future Design Awards 2019, Architecture Competition inviting all architects, students, engineers, designers, and artists from around to participate. The APR Magazine is pleased to invite architects, students, engineers, [...]

Swiss Original Handmade Creative Project (Awards Eur 36,000)

For centuries, the Swiss tradition of Emmentaler AOP cheese production has focused on the art of cheesemaking, on artisan skills and on HAND MADE expertise, all underpinned by a caring attitude towards nature, time, materials, know-how and the vital energy [...]

Industrial Design Contests


Industrial design is the appearance of a variety of elements or features that can be perceived by human senses such as line, color, shape, texture, material flexibility or embellishment of the whole or a part of a product.

Industrial design contests take into consideration both the consumer needs and demands and the manufacturer’s requirements; however, contests aims to design innovative products by considering criteria such as creativity, functionality, ergonomics, technical and aesthetic features, material selection, production techniques and cost, possible location of the product in the market. In industrial design contests, packaging design contests, furniture design contests, product design contests are common. Industrial design contests have a wide range from the most simple objects we encounter in daily life to complex objects made with the latest technology.

In the design process, both the manufacturer organization’s production possibilities, cost, market share, the target consumer, as well as the user’s cultural values, aesthetic appreciation, ease of use and security needs are significant factors. In industrial design contests, creative, unexpected unique products that address a problem are expected from designers. For example, you make a kitchen product. This product is expected to be very good in design, not only with its functionality, but also with its human relation and ergonomics.

The jury will go for a product that is good with its appearance, design, function and economic value.

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Industrial design contests are important opportunities for designers in terms of their career and improvement.


Brands can sometimes organize industrial design contests to see different perspectives, and other times to make profit commercially.

Some institutions can organize industrial design contests only in order to improve the art of industrial design or to raise awareness on social responsibility topics.


Industrial design contests may be organized by several kinds of organizations like brands, companies, associations, educational institutions etc. Industrial design contests can be held open to professionals, students or public.


Industrial design contests often have awards for winners. Awards may be moral (scholarship, certificate) or material. The owners of the awards can sometimes be determined by the jury assigned by the contest owner and sometimes by voting.