Danish Design Award 2016 – now open for entries

Danish Design Award 2016 – now open for entries

We celebrate the
difference that
design can make

Celebrating the best design solutions and highlighting the many ways in which design can make a difference for our society, Danish Design Award is the major annual Danish design event. Design Denmark and the Danish Design Centre jointly present Danish Design Award. Please note: This website has a temporary look. The design agency Kontrapunkt is creating a new visual identity for Danish Design Award, which will be presented on this site early 2016.


Anyone can enter. This means that all private and public organisations and all designers with a connection to Denmark can submit entries for the Danish Design Award. This includes Danish companies that have worked with a designer from outside Denmark as well as designers in Denmark who have worked with a company abroad.

The submitted products and design solutions have to meet the following formal criteria:

  • Everyone involved in creating the product or solution must have given their consent to take part.
  • All products or solutions must be fully developed and either in production or in use at the time of entry.
  • At the time of entry, products or solutions must not have been on the market or in use for more than four years.

Read more about the process and assessment

You can submit entries until 10 February 2016 at midnight.

You register your entry by submitting the digital registration form that you find under the link below. Before you fill out the form, please format any text, images, video etc. as required by the guidelines.

Each entry may be submitted in up to three categories. Registration is free of charge.

Register here

It is also possible to recommend others for Danish Design Award, and everyone are welcome to recommend solutions and candidates.

Are you thrilled about a product or a design solution that you believe is qualified for one of the categories, you can recommend it, and we will then encourage the company or the designer to register.

You can also recommend a solution or a candidate for one of the Special Awards.

You can recommend by submitting the recommendation form that you find under the link below. The deadline for recommendations is 1 February 2016 at midnight.

Recommend here

All information is solemnly declared by you to be truthful and accurate and will be treated as confidential by the jury. If some of the information is later found to be untruthful, the registration is rendered invalid. By submitting a proposal you also confirm that there is no on-going dispute about originality, plagiarism etc. concerning the submitted products or solutions.

The jury’s comments about the award-winning products and solutions pertain solely to their design-related qualities and carry no relevance for any litigation concerning originality, plagiarism or agreements between manufacturer and third parties.

Products and solutions are sent/transported at your own cost and risk. The jury assumes no liability for any loss or damage that might occur in connection with the assessment and storage of the submitted products and solutions.