3 August 2017
Entries are open for the 2017 Victorian Premier’s Design Awards, celebrating the best in local design.
The annual awards recognise Victorian designers and businesses that use exemplar design in effective, sustainable and transformative ways.
Minister for Creative Industries, Martin Foley called for submissions across eight categories:
- Architectural Design
- Communication Design
- Industrial and Product Design
- Service Design
- Digital Design
- Design Strategy
- Fashion Design
- Tertiary Student Design
Victoria is home to a strong and diverse design industry that generates revenues of $5 billion a year. Over 85,000 people are directly employed in design related roles in Victoria and this program recognises their work and impact across Victoria’s economy and community.
The Premier’s Design Awards are supported by the Victorian Government through its $115 million creative industries strategy, Creative State. They form part of a comprehensive package of initiatives to promote the value of design, strengthen the industry and reinforce Victoria’s position as a design leader.
Entries to the Victorian Premier’s Design Awards are judged by a panel of eminent Australian and international judges, with a new two-stage judging process being introduced this year. The awards are administered by Good Design Australia on behalf of the Victorian Government.
The 2017 award winners will be announced at a ceremony at the National Gallery of Victoria in late 2017.
Entries close Friday 1 September 2017.