2013 Sydney Design Awards

About Sydney Design Awards

The Sydney Design Awards represent the diversity and culture of the Sydney design industry.

Sydney as a recognised global design city, features both local and international design activity, and the shortlisted entries in the Sydney Design Awards represent an annual snapshot of the sophisticated design culture in the Sydney marketplace.

This years' program gives an opportunity for professional designers, design commissioners and brand managers to have their design works recognised.

Join us for a celebration of the people that create and commission design, and who promote and engage in all aspects of design.

Presented by design100.


The aim of the Sydney Design Awards is to:

  • Celebrate those who produce excellent design works.
  • Celebrate those who sponsor, fund or commission design projects.
  • Promote and encourage participation and conversation in all aspects of design.


The awards are open to any designer, design company, commissioner of design or student provided that they are active in the Sydney market:

  • Art Directors
  • Creative Directors
  • Architects
  • Interior Designers & Decorators
  • Textile Designers
  • Graphic Designers
  • Illustrators
  • Brand Managers
  • Product Managers
  • Event Producers
  • Product Designers & Engineers
  • Students

Entry Process

Entries are submitted online and reviewed by a panel of industry peers to ensure they meet the entry criteria.

Once an entry has been deemed valid it will be made open for public and peer viewing, comment and voting.

Assessment Process

The Assessment Process involves an expert judging panel, members of the design industry and people from the design marketplace.

The Sydney Design Awards is the the only Awards program that takes all three of these opinion groups into consideration in deciding the overall category winners.