The Trophy

July 2011

A word on Design awards

Not wishing to burst anyone’s bubble, at least not unnecessarily, but on closer inspection, it would appear that the business of design awards is in some cases not all that well-intentioned. Various prize-giving systems are explored here and certain facts brought to light that are cause for caution for eager designers and companies under the impression that they have nothing to lose, let alone something to gain from entering their product for recognition.
Illustration by Tim Enthoven
This article appeared in DAM29. Order your personal copy.