The Product Design Award recognizes the efforts of talented designers and design teams who aim to improve our daily lives with a practical and beautiful creation, designed to solve a problem, make life easier or simply spread joy.
About the European Product Design Award™
The European Product Design Award™ was created to recognize the efforts of talented international product designers who aim to improve our daily lives with their practical, well-thought-out creations. We reward the strategic thinking and imagination which goes into making a great product.
Farmani Group assembled European Product Design Award to bring attention to international product and industrial design and promote the winning designers to the prominent audience in Europe.
The Farmani Group, established in 1985, is the organizer of International Design Awards (IDA), Prix de la Photographie in Paris, London International Creative Awards, and the Annual Lucie Awards for Photography, which has emerged as one of the world’s most prestigious photography awards.
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Product Designer of the Year – Professional
We welcome both established and up-and-coming designers and design companies to submit their innovative and ground-breaking products to compete for the title Product Designer of the Year. If you are selected as the Product Designer of the Year, you will receive the ePDA trophy at an exclusive evening celebrating the winners, as well as a copy of the ePDA Annual Book of Product Designs distributed internationally. In addition, your winning design will be promoted in a newsletter to 100,000 design professionals and potential clients worldwide, year-long coverage on our website, and critical acclaim by our distinguished panel of judges.
All sub-category winners will also receive a winner’s certificate, seal, and a personalized press release to use for promotional purposes. All of our winners will receive extensive publicity all throughout the following year, showcasing their designs to a worldwide audience. They will be promoted on the ePDA website in the Winners Gallery and in Newsletters sent to design industry professionals and potential clients.
Winners will also be listed in the ePDA online Design Directory, making it easier for them to be reached by potential customers.
Emerging Product Designer of the Year – Student
Students and young designers are also encouraged to apply, for a chance to be awarded the title Emerging Product Designer of the Year. This prize is awarded to the student who has demonstrated devotion to elevating the art of product design. You could receive the ePDA trophy at an exclusive evening celebrating the winners, as well as the publication of your work in the EPDA Annual Book of Product Designs; promotion in a newsletter to 100,000 design professionals and potential clients worldwide; year-long coverage on the European Product Design Awards website. Winners will also receive the certificate of achievement and winner’s seal to use online and in printed media.
Top Design Winners
Entries that receive the highest votes from the Jury in their respective categories will receive the “Top Design” title and are finalists for the Product Design of the Year Award. Top Design Winners will receive an invitation to the ePDA winners event, have their work featured in the ePDA annual Winners Book, receive the Winner Certificate and Badge to use online and in printed media, and extensive coverage via our online campaign, promotional through our newsletter to our network of 100,000 design professionals, potential clients, and on social media. Additionally the winning design will be featured on the ePDA online Winners Gallery.
Entries that receive a majority vote from the Jury in their respective categories will receive the title of “ePDA Winner”. Winners will receive an invitation to attend the ePDA winners event, have their work featured in the ePDA annual Winners Book, receive the Winner Certificate and Badge to use online and in printed media, and extensive coverage via our online campaign, promotional through our newsletter to our network of 100,000 design professionals, potential clients, and on social media. Additionally the winning design will be featured on the ePDA online Winners Gallery.
- Professional $200
Same Product in additional categories at a 50% discount
- Student $100
Same Product in additional categories at a 50% discount
You may submit an entry into multiple categories at the same time. You may choose to pay online via PayPal or Credit Card. 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.
Once you have paid your submission fee, your entry is complete. There will be no hidden expenses further down the line. Winners will not be charged any additional fees for publication, publicity, or the ePDA trophy.
ePDA winners receive significant, international publicity and exposure. In contrast to many other design awards, all the associated perks of winning EPDA are included in the entry fee. We provide extensive exposure throughout our media partners.
The European Product Design Awards annual yearbook is featuring in-depth coverage of the winners and a complete listing of all honourees, and it is distributed to an international audience of design and business executives.
Entries can be submitted as conceptual designs, in progress, or as completed projects. The only restriction is that entries or completed projects must be no more than 5 years old. Submissions can be made as a Professional or as a Student.
Winners are chosen based on a single project – not for a body of work.
The eDPA competition is open to anyone aged 18+ residing anywhere in the world. Professional entries will be judged against other professionals and student entries against other students.
For more information please check the FAQ page.
The evaluation process for entries to the 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?
The European Product Design Awards use a Scoring System between 10-100 points.