Submission form

Finalists and winners of Dutch Design Awards are considered the very best of Dutch design. Are you one of those bests?


Welcome to the submissions form of Dutch Design Awards (DDA) 2018. Below you can read what to do if you want to compete for one of the Awards.

DDA is the most important design award in showing and rewarding Dutch design. Submissions are open to Dutch designers, design studios and commissioners that are located in the Netherlands or abroad. Commissioners complete the form together with the (Dutch) designers they work with and explain the way design is fully integrated in the organisation. Young Designers are asked to submit their portfolio. Selection committees make their decisions based on five criteria. Another requirement; the project must be produced and/or presented and/or realized and/or published during the period May 2017 until May 2018. This is how it works:

  1. Choose a category and create a profile.
  2. It is possible to submit several projects. It is not possible to submit the same project in different categories. (main categories only)
  3. Per submission there is a fee of €75,- ex VAT. Submissions for the Young Designer Award are free of charge, Best Client is €150,- ex VAT.
  4. A submission is not complete until the payment is processed. Incomplete submissions will not be taken into account.
  5. You receive an email confirmation of your submission after the payment is processed.
  6. Fill out the submission form thoroughly. You can save and finish the submission at a later stage.
  7. Int the end of May you will receive a personal message regarding the results.

Please also see an overview of all committee members that will judge your work and what the benefits of participation are.

Continue your submission


Submit your work

Choose one of the categories to register for Dutch Design Awards 2018.

  • Product

    Industrial design or limited editions that improve people’s lives and/or make life easier. By this we mean products for consumers, citizens and the B2B market. Think, for example, of products or objects for the working environment, living environment and the mobility of humans and/or animals, such as cars, boats, bikes, wheelchairs, walking frames, household appliances, lighting, furniture and accessories.


  • Communication

    New media, or new applications of existing media that improve and/or alter communication in original ways. For example: infographics, web design and websites, interfaces of devices, electronic publications, apps, animations, illustrations, games, campaigns, signage, magazines, newspapers, books, letter fonts and printed communication tools.


  • Habitat

    Design and furnishings for the private and public space that improve the quality of life. This includes the following components: interior designs (cultural such as museum exhibitions or commercial such as retail concepts) infrastructure, squares, streets, parks, signage, street furniture or furnishing elements for temporary manifestations.


  • Fashion

    Fashion in which wearability is not a requirement. This includes collections, unique pieces, performances (online and offline), textiles, tapestries, shoes and accessories.


  • Design Research

    Scenarios and concepts which, based on solid research, present an insight to the future. By this we mean speculative design, applied research, materials research and ideas that offer a perspective to new products/solutions. The emphasis lies on the research phase.


  • Service & Systems

    Services and methods in which the designer creates added value in an innovative manner. These projects aim to provide citizens or consumers with new insights, to raise their awareness, or to guide or inform them. This includes a tangible (offline or online) result.


  • Young Designer

    The incentive award for young and talented designers that graduated no longer than five years ago.


  • Best Client

    This award is for clients who strategically make use of designers and design for the benefit of their company or institution.