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The North Queensland (NQ) Design + Innovation Awards is a new initiative aimed at promoting and celebrating excellence in design-led innovation in North Queensland. The NQ Design + Innovation Awards is organised by Good Design Australia in collaboration with Sister City Partners, Innovation NQ and Founding Partner, James Cook University.

The Awards will recognise and reward innovative thinking across:
  • design

    Product and
    industrial design

  • strategy

    DESIGN STRATEGY

  • digital

    Digital and communication design

  • maker

    DESIGNER MAKER

  • landscape

    Architectural and landscape design

  • student

    STUDENT DESIGN

  • service

    SERVICE DESIGN

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ABOUT GOOD DESIGN AUSTRALIA

Good Design Australia is an international design promotion organisation responsible for managing Australia’s annual Good Design Awards and other signature design events.

The Australian Good Design Awards was originally established by the Industrial Design Council of Australia in 1958 and is recognised as one of the oldest and most respected design awards in the world today.

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KEY DATES

  • 1st  August 2017
  • 2nd October 2017
  • 2nd - 5th October 2017
  • 9th October 2017
  • Wed 2nd November 2017
  • Applications Open
  • Applications Close
  • Judging
  • Finalists notified
  • Awards  Ceremony at Townsville Civic Theatre TBA

SUBMISSION INFO + QUESTIONS

The North Queensland (NQ) Design + Innovation Awards is a new initiative aimed at promoting and celebrating excellence in design-led innovation in North Queensland. The NQ Design + Innovation Awards is organised by Good Design Australia in collaboration with Sister City Partners, Innovation NQ, James Cook University, Queensland Energy, DUO magazine.

CATEGORIES OF ENTRY

  • Architectural and Landscape Design
  • Design Strategy
  • Digital Design
  • Product Design


  • Service Design
  • Designer Makers

  • Student Design
  • Any structure, interior fitout or outdoor environment
  • How do you apply design as a business strategy throughout your business?
  • Apps, software, Digital media
  • Consumer Products, Building Hardware, Environmental, Industrial, Commercial, Lighting, Furniture, Sports & Lifestyle, Scientific, Medical, Transport, Food
  • Tourism, Education, Health. Any service business
  • Focuses on anyone with a product idea that they have prototyped in their home or shed
  • Focuses on any student with a product idea that they have prototyped at school, in their home or shed

WHAT IS THE EVALUATION CRITERIA ?

Impact: Project impact from a customer, commercial, social, environmental, perspective

Innovation: Excellence in adopting a design-led approach to innovation that has resulted in a totally new and ground-breaking product, service, system or experience.

Context: The significance to the NQ culture and ability to promote the important link on design in the development of internationally competitive products and services.

You can make multiple submissions

Good Luck!