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The Express European Product Design Award:
Fast-track Your Design Recognition!

In the fast-paced world of product and industrial design, time is everything. That's why we're proud to present the Express European Product Award – a program created specifically for designers in need of swift recognition to showcase your creations at upcoming trade shows, magazines, or other industry events.

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We understand the urgency of your needs. Our streamlined evaluation process takes just 5 days and ensures that you receive feedback and recognition for your designs in record time, allowing you to meet your exhibition deadlines with ease.

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Whether you're gearing up for a trade show debut or aiming for a magazine feature, the Express European Product Design Award provides you with the recognition you need to shine on the stage that matters most to you.

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Categories

You may enter the same entry into as many categories as you see fit. In fact, doing so may increase your chances of winning. However, there is an additional fee for each additional category you enter.

Michael Sieger

Home is where we can express our unique selves and create a space of beauty and comfort, as well as convenience and luxury. From furniture to lighting, from decor to appliances, this is the category for all home-related products and designs.

  1. Bathroom
    Bathtubs, Sinks, Toilets, Faucets, Finishing, Fittings/Appliances, Holders, Mirrors, Rails, Sanitary Equipment, Shelves, Taps and Shower Heads, Other Designs
  2. Entertainment room
    Audio, Hobby and Leisure, Partition & Acoustic Systems, Projector, Seating, Sports Equipment, Video, TV and Home Entertainment, Systems, Other Designs
  3. Home Furniture
    Bathroom, Bedroom, Garden and Pool, Interior, Kitchen, Living room, Accessories, Other Products
  4. Home Lighting
    Accent Lamps, Architectural Lighting, Art-Glass Lighting, Attractive Lighting Projects, Bathroom Lighting, Ceiling Lights, Ceiling Fan, Chandeliers, Designer/Custom Lighting, Desk Lamps, Floor Lamps, Energy Saving Lighting, Full Spectrum Lamps, Green Lighting, Hanging/Pendant Lighting, Illuminated Home Decor, Lamps and Luminaires, Landscape Lighting, LED lighting products & Fixtures, Linear Lighting Systems, Outdoor Lighting, Portable Lighting, Special Purpose Lighting, Street Lighting, Systems, Track Lighting, Other Designs
  5. Home
    Garden Accessory, Garden Appliances and Garden Equipment, Heating and Air Conditioning, Interior Design Elements, Robotics Appliances, Room Fragrances, Security System
  6. Interior Decoration Products
  7. Kitchen
    Accessories/Tabletop, Cookware and Cooking Utensils, Tableware, Blenders & Juicers, Coffee and Tea Makers, Cooktop & Ovens and Hoods, Dishwasher, Refrigerators, Other Designs
  8. Other Home Interior Products
Jérôme Augui

This category covers all consumer electronic products and designs, from everyday home appliances and audio-visual devices to computers and robotics–electronic products and designs that are part of our daily lives but also showing the way of the future.

  1. Audio
    Connected Speakers, Earbuds, E-Instruments, Headphone, Noise Canceling, Instruments, Microphones, Recording, Smart Speakers, Sound Mixers, Sound Systems, Soundbars, Turntables, Wireless/Bluetooth Speakers, Accessories, Other Designs
  2. Cameras
    Analog, Film, Bags, Digital, Drones and Action Cameras, Equipment, Tripods, Monopods, Lenses, Video Cameras, Accessories, Other Designs
  3. Computers
    Laptops, Scanners and Printers, Tablets, Desktop, Information Technology, Accessories, Other Designs
  4. Electrical
    Switches, Temperature & Control System
  5. Home Appliances
    Major, Small
  6. Phones
    Application Design, Cord or Cordless Home Phone, Mobile, Mobile phone Covers and accessories, Office Phone Systems, Other Designs
  7. Security Systems
    Alarm and Home Security, Work and Industrial, Other Designs
  8. Office Appliances
  9. Professional Robotics and Drones
  10. Consumer Electronic Packaging Designs
  11. Other Consumer Electronics Designs
Xinyue Guo

This category is for new interface and software designs, for computer, home appliances, mobiles, and other electronic devices, with the focus on maximizing usability and the user experience.

  1. Interactive Interfaces
  2. Mobile Apps
  3. Product User Interface Design
  4. UX Product Design
  5. Other Products Interface Design
Rafael Simoes Miranda

Personal care and a little pampering is essential in our busy lives. This category covers products and product designs for leisure, wellness, beauty and fashion.

  1. Bags
    Backpacks, Briefcases, Chest Bags, Cosmetic, Garments, Gift, Handbags, Lunch Boxes, Shopping, Shoulder, Special Purpose Bags, Trolleys, Other Designs
  2. Fashion
    Babies, Casual, Footwear, Formalwear, Hats & Caps, Haute Couture, Men, New Materials, Sleepwear/Underwear, Sportswear, Textile Product Design, Women, Youth/Teen, Other Designs
  3. Luggage
    Carry-on, Checked, Kids, Luxury, Sets, Other Designs
  4. Luxury Jewelry
    Bracelets, Earrings, Luxurious, Other, Rings
  5. Luxury
    Leather Goods, Eyewear, Sunglasses, Other Designs
  6. Watches
    Analog, Digital, Fashion, Luxurious, Smartwatches, Other Designs
  7. Wellness and Beauty
    Eyes (mascara, shadow, …), Face (creamer, bronzer, anti-aging, …), Lips (lipstick, lip pencil, …), Skincare (hand cream, moisturizer, …), Tools (mirror, curler, scissors, …), Other Designs
  8. Personal Hobby and Leisure
  9. Personal Travel Accessories
  10. Other Personal Products
Matthew Conley

This category covers all family-related products and designs, for parents, children, and those who help or care for them—from clothing and feeding, to gear and appliances, everything that has been designed or created to make the lives of parents and children better and easier.

  1. Appliances
    Baby Swings, Bottle Warmers & Sterilizers, Breast Pumps & Storage, Food Makers, Monitoring Devices, Other Designs
  2. Bath & Health
    Breastfeeding & Accessories, Cleansers, Cosmetics, Diapering & Accessories, Feeding Accessories, Haircare, Humidifiers/Vaporizers, Nail Care, Seats, Skincare, Sun Protection, Teething Relief/Teethers, Toothbrushes, Towels, Travel Kits, Tubs, Other Designs
  3. Clothing
    Baby Carrier, Bloomers & Bottoms, Bodysuits, Casualwear, Changing Kits, Covers, Footwear, Headwear, Jackets & Hoodies, Maternity Bras, Sets, Sleepwear, Swimwear, Tops, Underwear, Washcloths, Other Designs
  4. Gears & Strollers
    Double, Full-size, Jogging, Lightweight, Ride-on & Scooters, Steer & Push Trikes, Training Bikes, Travel System, Other Designs
  5. Nursery
    Bedding, Dressers, Furniture & Sets, Lighting, Pillows, Storage, Other Designs
  6. Safety
    Bath Accessories, Car Seats, Changing Tables, Convertible Car Seats, Edge & Corner Protections, Electrical, Harnesses & Leashes, Seat Covers, Travel Systems, Other Designs
Wen Ji Zhang

We know that lessons and learning can happen not only in the classroom, but in all scenarios and settings. This category covers educational tools, aids and devices for both learning and teaching, as well as classroom products and furniture.

  1. Classroom
    Boards, Books & Notebooks, Chairs, Custom Signs, Decoration, Desks, Ebooks, Educative Posters/Cards, E-Learning, Games, Popup Books, Sets, Stationary, Other Designs
  2. Educational Tools
    Accessibility Instructional Devices/Methods, Alternative Education Tools, Behavioral Correction, Inclusivity Instructional Devices/Methods, Learning Toys, Self-learning Devices/Apps, Software/Apps, Tablets, Teaching Aids, Other Designs
Scott Belliveau

This category is for furniture, products and designs to make the working environment more productive, effective, and pleasant–from furniture to lighting, to office equipment and more.

  1. Office
    Heating and Air Conditioning, Interior Design Elements, Robotics Appliances, Supplies and Stationery, Tools
  2. Office Equipment
    3D Printers and CNC, Printers, Scanner / Copier, Projectors & Presentation, Telecommunications, Other Designs
  3. Office Furniture
    Chairs, Conference room, Desk, Desk Accessories, Interior, Modules & Dividers, Partition & Acoustic Systems, Reception Area, Sofa, Accessories, Other Designs
  4. Office Lighting
    Accent Lamps, Designer/Custom Lighting, Desk Lamps, Floor Lamps, Energy Saving Lighting, Illuminated Wall Decor, Lamps and Luminaires, Systems, Chandeliers, Other Designs
  5. Software Application
    Collaboration Design, Productivity Design
  6. Other Office Product Designs
Sebastian Walter

It’s been said that all work and no play make for an unhappy and unbalanced life. This is the category for all those products and designs that bring the fun!

  1. Gaming Accessories
    Mouses, 3D Hardware, Cases, Headphone, Headset, Joystickers, Keyboards, Microphone, Mousepad, Speaker, VR & AR Equipment, Webcam, Other Designs
  2. Gaming Appliances
    Consoles, Dancing, Gamepads, Mobiles, Monitors, Motion Sensing, Notebooks/Laptops/Tablet, PCs, Rhythm, Shooting, Steering, VR & AR Set, Other Designs
  3. Toys
    Board Games, Card Games, Classics, Construction, DIY/Handmade, Dolls, Educational, For Adults, For Kids, For Teenagers, Musical, Outdoor, Puzzles, Remote Control, Robotics, Scientific & Optical, Stuffed, Wooden, Other Designs
Eyal Cremer

Our modern lives are continually in motion, so transportation is essential both for work and for leisure. If you have designed a vehicle of any kind, for road or water or air, or products and accessories for all types of automotive transportation, this is the category for you.

  1. Bikes
    Cargo, City Bikes, E-bikes, Hybrid/commuter, Mountain & Dirt, Racing, Trekking & BMX, Accessories
  2. Cars
    Compact, Electric, Hybrid, Interiors, Luxury, Sedan, Self Driven, Sport, SUV, Accessories
  3. Mass Transportation
    Aircrafts / Aerospace, Bus, Cargo Ships, Public, Passenger Ships, Trains, Trams, Interiors & Accessories
  4. Motorcycles
    Cruisers, Electric, Scooters, Sports, Accessories
  5. Scooters
    Electric, Manual, Self-Balancing, Accessories
  6. Watercraft
    Canoe, Catamarans, Electric Boats, Jet Ski, Kayaking, Rafting, Rowing, Sail Boats, Surf Board / Wind Surf Board, Yachts
  7. ATV OR UTV
  8. Mobile Homes and Caravans
  9. Other Commercial Vehicles
  10. Other Personal Vehicles
Yoram Pony

Industry is the driving force of our civilization, and it is always evolving and developing. This category is for equipment and technological products, tools, elements and design concepts that will improve any aspect of industry–farming, construction, energy production, and many more.

  1. Building
    Plumbing, Water System & Products, Staircases, Windows, Doors, Other Designs
  2. Elements
    Concrete, Stones & Tiles, Decorative Finishing/Surfaces, Energy Saving Materials, Finishes, Floor Coverings & Accessories, Glassware, Steel/Metallic, Wallpapers, Wood, Other Designs
  3. Energy
    Heating and Air Conditioning Technology, Power Transformation, Other Designs
  4. Farming
    ATV & UTV, Balers, Combines, Harvester, Planters, Plows & Mowers, Sprayers, Tools, Tractors, Other Designs
  5. Healthcare
    Aids / Prosthetics, Design for Elders, Fitness and Training Products, Inclusive Technology, Medical Products, Medical Scientific Machinery, Physical Therapy and Therapy Products, Robotics Designs, Safety Designs, Other Designs
  6. Social
    Design for Environment, Design for Public Awareness, Designs for Social Impact, Inclusive & Equity Products, Other Designs
  7. Tools & Machines
    Electronic Testing Equipment, Hand tools & Equipment, Industrial Machinery, Other Designs
Ludovic Depoid, Marco Ursolum

Environmental preservation has never been more crucial to our future than now, so this category is for all those visionary designs and products that can make our lives and work more sustainable and eco-friendly.

  1. Green
    Alternative Energy Source Products, Energy Conservation Equipment, Geothermal Energy System, Off-grid Home Design, Recycling Equipment, Residential Sustainable Design, Solar Battery Bank Design, Power Storage, Solar Powered Appliances, Tankless Water Heating (sustainable heat recovery system), Urban Sustainable Design, Water Filtration System, Water Storage Solution
  2. Sustainable
    Automotive & Transport Products, Conceptual Designs, Consumer Electronics Products, Eco Design Products, Educational Products, Energy Saving Materials, Event Products, Families & Kids Products, Food & Beverage Products, Hobby & Sports Products, Home Products, Industrial Products, Outdoor Products, Packaging Design Products, Personal Products, Pets Products, Toys, Games & Leisure Products, Work & Office Products
  3. Other Sustainable and Green Products
Ewa Sendecka, Michał Tabor

Whether camping, trekking, swimming, or any outdoor activities, this category is for the products and accessories that make them better—clothing, gear, fashion, and furniture to enhance outdoor life.

  1. Outdoor Activities
    Balls Sports & Accessories, Biking & Accessories, Equestrian Sports & Accessories, Golf & Accessories, Jumping & Accessories, Racing & Accessories, Safety Accessories, Skating & Accessories, Throwing Sports & Accessories, Toys & Games, Track & Field, Training Equipment & Accessories, Water Sports & Accessories, Winter Sports & Accessories, Other Designs
  2. Outdoor Equipment
    Barbecues & Accessories, Fences, Fire Pits & Baskets, Fountains, Heaters, Lighting, Plants and Garden Hand Tools, Smart Garden Devices, Watering & Irrigation, Other Designs
  3. Outdoor Furniture
    Arches, Cabins, Pergolas & Bridges, Chairs, Garden, Parks & Public Areas, Playhouses, Sofa & Benches, Swimming Pool & Jacuzzis, Tables, Other Designs
  4. Trekking & Camping
    Bivac, Clothing & Shoes, Furniture, Lighting, Power Suppliers, Sleeping Bags, Tableware, Tent & Accessories, Accessories, Other Designs
Blake Noh Nichols

This category is for all the products and accessories for our animal friends and companions—grooming supplies, toys, fashion and accessories. Nothing is too good for our pets.

  1. Pet Supplies
    Aquariums, Beds, Carriers, Clothing, Collars & Leashes, Feeding & Treats, Grooming,: Harnesses, Health & Cleaning, Houses & Cages, Mats & Pads, Odor Remover & Repellents, Safety, Terrariums & Habitats, Toys, Other Designs
Edward Thomas

Fitness and Health are an important priority in our culture of consumerism and comfort. This category is for products and designs that focus on these areas—hobbies, sports equipment, fitness products and fashion for the health-conscious.

  1. Fitness Accessories
    Bags, Balls/Inflation, Bands, Body Brace, Cones, Cords, Floorings, Glasses/Sunglasses, Gym Attachments, Leaders, Mats, Pads, Ropes, Safety, Timers & Scoreboards, Towels, Weights, Other Designs
  2. Fitness Equipment
    AB/Core, Bars, Cardio, Dancing, Exercise Rehabilitation, EMS, (…), Gymnastics, Helmets and Headgear, Indoor, Juggling, Jumping, Outdoor, Pulling Up, Pushing Up, Running, Safety, Speed, Strengthening, Tightening, Weightlifting, Other Designs
  3. Fitness & Sports Garment
    Acrobatic Wear, Air Sports Wear, Archery Wear, Athletics Wear, Board Sports Wear, Boots, Caps, Catching Sports Wear, Climbing Wear, Combating Wear, Compression Garments, Cycling Wear, ESports Wear, Fishing Wear, Gloves, Golf Wear, Gymnastics Wear, Headbangs & Headgears, Helmets, Hiking/Mountaineering Wear, Hoodies & Sweatshirts, Leggings, Leotards, Masks, Mixed Wear, Motorsports Wear, Mouthguard, Pants, Racing Wear, Sailing Wear, Shields, Shirts, Shoes, Shooting Wear, Shorts, Skirts, Socks, Speedsuits, Sport Jackets, Sportballs Wear, Teamsports Wear, Tops, Trackers & Watches, Tracksuits, Trainers, T-shirts, Visors, Warmers, Watersports Wear, Wetsuits & Swimsuits, Windsports Wear, Winter Wear, Other Designs
  4. Hobbies Products
    Art & Crafts, Board Games & Card Games, Collecting, Coloring, Cooking & Baking, Drawing, DIY, Gaming, Gardening, Meditation, Modeling, Music, Outdoor Activities, Painting, Photography, Reading, Sewing, Technologies, Traveling, Writing, Other Designs
  5. Sports Equipment
    Acrobatic, Air, Archery, Athletics, Board, Catching, Climbing, Combating, Cycling, ESports, Fishing, Golf, Gymnastics, Hiking/Mountaineering, Indoor, Mixed, Motorsports, Outdoor, Racing, Sailing, Self Defense, Shooting, Sportballs, Teamsports, Watersports (Surfboard, Water Ski), Windsports, Winter, Other Designs
Matilde Vieira

This category is for products and designs created to make every event better and more outstanding—supplies, furniture, equipment, devices and accessories that elevate an event to the next level.

  1. Event Accessories
    Backdrops, Books & Notebooks, Cardholders, Gifts/Souvenirs, Posters & Small Arts, Signs, Exhibits and POP Displays, Other Designs
  2. Event Devices
    Flip Charts, Headphones, Microphones, Mixing Desk, Monitors, Music Players, Projectors, Screens Walls, Speakers, Turntables, Other Designs
  3. Event Furniture
    Chairs, Grandstands, Kiosks, Podiums, Stages, Tables, Tents & Canopies, Other Designs
  4. Eco-Friendly Event Catering Products
  5. Event Catering Supplies
  6. Event Decoration
  7. Event Lighting Design
  8. Exhibition & Trade Fairs
Chen Yongjun, Chen Kuizhong

Catering of food and beverage is an extremely profitable market globally, and the products and designs that make this business successful are equally important. From eco-friendly catering supplies to portable equipment to beverages, this is the category to enter those products that will revolutionize the catering industry.

  1. Beverage
    Beers, Bottled Water, Champagnes, Distilled Drinks, Fermented Drinks, Fine & Luxury, Health, Limited Edition, Non-Alcoholic, Soft Drinks & Juices, Spirits, Whiskey, Vodka, Gin, (…), Tea & Coffee, Wines & Sparkling Wines, Other Designs
  2. Catering Equipment
    Bins, Cabinets, Carts, Chafers, Coffee Brewers, Dishwashing, Food Warmers & Coolers, Frozen Drinks & Ice Machines, Glassware & Cutlery, Hand Washing, Hot & Cold Tables, Plate Racks, Portable Bars, Portable Buffets, Tables, Tabletop, Other Designs
  3. Catering Supplies
    Bows & Jars, Cups, Cutlery, Dinner Sets, Glassware, Pans, Plates, Table Settings, Others Designs
  4. Disposable & Eco-Friendly Catering Supplies
    Cocktail Picks, Cups, Cutlery, Gloves, Napkins, Plates, Straws, Trash Liners, Other Designs
Qin Luo

We know that you can’t judge a book by its cover, and it’s what is on the inside that counts, etc…BUT it’s usually what’s on the OUTSIDE that makes us take notice in the first place. From food to beauty products and everything else, this is the category for the cool and cutting-edge packaging designs that makes us notice the great products out there.

  1. Beauty Packaging
    Body Care, Cosmetics, Haircare, Limited Edition, Luxury, Perfume & Fragrances, Skin Care, Other Designs
  2. Beverage Packaging
    Beers, Fine & Luxury, Health, Limited Edition, Non-Alcoholic, Soft Drinks & Juices, Tea & Coffee, Wines & Champagnes, Other Designs
  3. Branding & Re-branding Packaging
    Beauty, Beverage, Food, Other Designs
  4. Food Packaging
    Animal-Based, Health, Kits, Oils & Spices, Plant-Based, Ready-to-Eat, Snacks, Sweets, Other Designs
  5. Sustainable Packaging
    Beauty, Beverage, Branding/Rebranding, Food, For Society, Other Designs
Pierrick Pichaureaux

This category is specifically for products and designs that are still in the “conceptual” stage and have not yet been produced or put on the market.

  1. Automotive & Transport Product Design
  2. Consumer Electronics Product Design
  3. Eco Design Products
  4. Educational Product Design
  5. Event Product Design
  6. Families & Kids Product Design
  7. Food & Beverage Product Design
  8. Hobby & Sports Product Design
  9. Home Product Design
  10. Industrial Product Design
  11. Interface Product Design
  12. Outdoor Product Design
  13. Packaging Product Design
  14. Personal Product Design
  15. Pets Product Design
  16. Toys, Games & Leisure Product Design
  17. Work & Office Product Design

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Rules & Requirements

Three ePDA jury members, committed to providing a fair evaluation, will be responsible for judging the entries within 5 days of receiving the participant's application.

Winning a European Product Design Award through the Express Award carries the same prestige as winning the annual ePDA. The key distinction lies in the rapid judging process, with results communicated within just 5 days. Additionally, winners' certificates and badges are promptly accessible in the participant's account upon announcement.

Note that all winners will be given the opportunity to buy trophies & physical certificates after the winners’ announcement via an integrated e-shop available under the winners’ member page.

Awarded entries will be showcased, together with all ePDA winners, in the European Product Design Award Book and Winners’ Galley after the ePDA general results announcement.

The program is open for designers/companies, residing anywhere in the world, in need of swift recognition to showcase their creations at upcoming trade shows, magazines, or other industry events.

The evaluation process for entries to the Express European Product Design Awards is based on various judging criteria which are constantly adapted to new technical, social, economic and ecological requirements. These criteria are not comprehensive and not all criteria are applicable to each product. They simply provide an orientation framework and basis for judging, which is complemented by each individual juror’s expertise and socio-cultural background.

Each member of the Jury is passionately committed to providing a fair evaluation. Jury members are assigned categories based on their specific background and design expertise. All projects are viewed and judged randomly and anonymously to ensure unbiased and fair judging.

The judging criteria include the following:

  • Innovation — does the product provide something new to the market or supplement/improve an existing product?
  • Aesthetics — form, shape, colour, texture, finishing, the material used, etc.
  • Functionality — ease of use, safety, maintenance, etc.
  • Ergonomics — the product’s interaction with the user
  • Durability — the quality and longevity of the design
  • Impact — the benefit delivered to the user and/or society by the product
  • Utility — does the product meet the intended purpose and needs of the user?
  • Ecological compatibility — potential environmental and/or ecological impact
  • The reality of production — how realistic is it, technically and economically, to develop and market this product large-scale?
  • Emotional quotient — in addition to fulfilling its practical purpose, does the product create a sense of enjoyment, satisfaction?
Express Award $800

Same design in additional categories at a 50% discount
Same design additionally submitted to the annual European Product Design Award $200 per category

Entries additionally submitted to the annual program run for the ePDA Design of the Year prize.

You may submit an entry into multiple categories at the same time. You may choose to pay online via PayPal or Credit Card, Alipay and WeChat. Please note that entry fees are non-refundable. Also, once your submission fee is paid, you will NOT be able to edit or change your entries.

No Further Fees: Unlike some other design awards and competitions, there are no further fees for winning the award and everything listed in the winner’s benefits will be provided free of charge.

2024 Edition

Deadlines

May
19
Early Bird
-25% discount

July
23
Extended Early Bird
-15% discount

September
23
Regular

October
20
Extended

November
8
Final
+10% late fees starting from October 20th

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