Why should I enter?

There are many great reasons as to why you should enter. Being recognised for an Award offers a distinct competitive advantage to those offering products and services to a highly visible, global market. It provides recognition of excellence for employees, investors, customers and partners from the industry.

The design100 range of award programs also offer a unique platform for businesses to reach out to a highly specialised audience through the design100 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.

Immediate benefits on entry submission are:
  • After review all entries are shortlisted and displayed on the awards website visible to our extensive audience.
  • You will also receive a notification email with promotional tools including awards badges.
  • Entries will be featured in our eNewsletter, media releases and social media channels (Facebook, Twitter, ..)
As a marketplace platform, the awards provides an opportunity to:
  • Promote your courage, innovation, creativity and craft leadership to your peers across three continents
  • Gain marketplace exposure of your project or brand
  • Increase awareness of your work and gain marketplace and peer comment
  • Provide a mark of distinction for your project or brand
  • Inclusion in the Design Showcase and Design Annual

The Awards offer you and your company an excellent chance to:
  • Benchmark your work
  • Impress clients and customers
  • Boost confidence in your products and services
  • Add unmistakable gravitas to you marketing materials
  • Boost employee morale and show you are proud of their work
  • Prove your business is listening to and adapting to your clients and customers’ needs
  • Stand out from your competition by being known as an award winner

According to a study by the University of Leicester*, award winning companies experienced:
  • 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%

*Source: University of Leicester, sponsored by the British Quality Foundation (BQF) and the European Foundation for Quality

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