2013 Sydney Design Awards


The Sydney Design Awards represent the diversity and culture of the Sydney design industry.

Sydney as a recognised global design city, features both local and international design activity, and the shortlisted entries in the Sydney Design Awards represent an annual snapshot of the sophisticated design culture in the Sydney marketplace.

This years’ program gives an opportunity for professional designers, design commissioners and brand managers to have their design works recognised.

Join us for a celebration of the people that create and commission design, and who promote and engage in all aspects of design.

Presented by design100.

 2013 Sydney Design Awards

The aim of the Sydney Design Awards is to:

  • Celebrate those who produce excellent design works.
  • Celebrate those who sponsor, fund or commission design projects.
  • Promote and encourage participation and conversation in all aspects of design.


The awards are open to any designer, design company, commissioner of design or student provided that they are active in the Sydney market:

  • Art Directors
  • Creative Directors
  • Architects
  • Interior Designers & Decorators
  • Textile Designers
  • Graphic Designers
  • Illustrators
  • Brand Managers
  • Product Managers
  • Event Producers
  • Product Designers & Engineers
  • Students

Entry Process

Entries are submitted online and reviewed by a panel of industry peers to ensure they meet the entry criteria.

Once an entry has been deemed valid it will be made open for public and peer viewing, comment and voting.

Assessment Process

The Assessment Process involves an expert judging panel, members of the design industry and people from the design marketplace.

The Sydney Design Awards is the the only Awards program that takes all three of these opinion groups into consideration in deciding the overall category winners.


On 19 September we will be announcing the top 5 in each category.

Awards winners will be announced at the Sydney Design Awards night on 16 October.

Key Dates

22 May – Industry briefing and entries open
15 October – Extended date – Entries close
19 October – Judging panel session
30 October – Finalists announced
12 November – Public voting closes
21 November – Awards Night & Design Christmas Party


More details HERE