2019 Brisbane Design Awards

spaces, objects, visual, graphic, digital & experience design, design champion, best studio & best start-up, plus over 40 specialist categories

accelerate transformation, celebrate courage, growing demand for design

The Award Programs

The BETTER FUTURE Awards are a unique way to recognise the courage, diversity and excellence of the commissioners and creators of design projects. The Award Programs offer a distinct competitive advantage to those offering products and services, and help you stand out in a competitive global market. The Awards Program also offers a unique platform for brands to reach a highly specialised audience through the Awards communication streams.

The Awards are open to anyone with an interest in developing products and services that are designed to have both a commercial and market impact.

BETTER FUTURE Awards are marketplace-based: the project work must be commissioned, marketed or created in the same marketplace as the awards program(s) you are entering. We want to recognise projects in the markets where they are relevant, not just where they are created. There is no limit to the number of Award Programs and/or categories you can nominate, as long as your project is eligible. 

Why nominate?

  • Tangibly showcase your competitive edge to investors, clients and customers, and industry collaborators and partners
  • Boost team morale and demonstrate company pride in their work
  • Improve confidence in your products and services
  • Demonstrate that your business is listening to and adapting to your clients’ and customers’ needs
  • Stand out from your competitors by being recognised as an Award winner
  • Network with fellow award winners in the industry at the Awards Presentation evening
  • According to a study by the University of Leicester*, award winning companies experience:
    • Higher growth in sales over non-award winning companies by an average of 77%
    • Higher increases in operating income over non-award winning companies by an average of 18%
    • Higher growth in assets over non-award winning companies by an average of 44%

How do I nominate my project in the awards?

Nominating your project in a BETTER FUTURE Awards is straightforward. All you need to do is login to the site, select a category and fill in the nomination form. For an overview of the process and some tips to improve the nomination check out the information in the Award FAQs.

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