President’s Design Award SINGAPORE 2012. NOMINATIONS NOW OPEN!
The President’s Design Award 2012, Singapore’s most prestigious design accolade, is now open for public nominations. Established in 2006, the Award recognises excellence across all design disciplines, including advertising design and visual communications, architecture and urban design, fashion design, furniture design, interior design, landscape design, product and industrial design.
In its seventh year, the President’s Design Award represents the pinnacle of recognition in Singapore’s design sector. It honours the significant achievements and contributions of the nation’s design talents and is awarded to designers who have pushed the envelope to make a significant difference to the community through design that improves the quality of life. Their contributions should have also enhanced human potential and national competitiveness, moving beyond mere aesthetics.
The President’s Design Award is presented in two categories – Designer of the Year and Design of the Year. So far, a total of 20 Designers of the Year (two in 2011 and 2010, four in 2009, three in 2008, seven in 2007 and two in 2006) and 47 Designs of the Year (ten in 2011, nine in 2010, seven each year in 2009, 2008, 2007 and 2006) have been conferred the Award.
An appointed panel of expert jurors from both Singapore and overseas will assess potential Award candidates. Recipients of the Award will receive a trophy and a certificate. All Award recipients will receive their award at the President’s Design Award Ceremony in November 2012 and be featured in a President’s Design Award publication and exhibition.
The Award is conferred by the President of the Republic of Singapore, and is jointly administered by DesignSingapore Council and Urban Redevelopment Authority.