DesignTO Awards

DesignTO Awards recognize design excellence in the Festival each year, in three categories: Best in Festival, Juror’s Choice, and People’s Choice, with 21 awards.

We are pleased to announce the 7th annual DesignTO Awards sponsored by Herman Miller.

DesignTO Awards recognize design excellence in the Festival each year, in three categories: Best in Festival, Juror’s Choice, and People’s Choice, with 21 awards.

Awardees are celebrated through DesignTO’s extensive media network, and with iconic Herman Miller design objects as prizes. Look for the Awards placards in venue windows and beside works throughout the Festival after Friday, January 18, 2019.

Best in Festival:

Exhibition

This award recognizes the jury’s selection for the best exhibition. Criteria for this award is at jury discretion.

Best in Festival:

New Work

This award recognizes the jury’s selection for the best design, object, installation, or artwork across all festival events and exhibitions.

Best in Festival:

Community Wellbeing

Guided by the Community Wellbeing Framework, this award is given by a diverse jury of DIALOG staff who are experts in the field.

Best in Festival:

Juror's Choice

This award is given by individual jurors for their favourite in any category, including events, exhibitions, window installations, concepts and individual works in the festival.

Best in Festival:

Juror's Choice for Community Wellbeing

Guided by the Community Wellbeing Framework, this award is given by a juror for any project of their choice.

People’s Choice:

Favourite New Work

This award for a favourite design, object, installation, or artwork, across all festival events and exhibitions, is determined by public vote.

People’s Choice:

Favourite Exhibition

This award for favourite exhibition is determined by public vote.

People’s Choice:

Favourite Event

This award for favourite event is determined by public vote.

People’s Choice:

Favourite Window Installation

This award for favourite window installation is determined by public vote.

People’s Choice:

Community Wellbeing

Guided by the Community Wellbeing Framework, this award for favourite project is determined by public vote.

Eligibility Criteria

Jurors can consider any Festival project for an award. A selection of exhibitions and installations will be visited in person on jury day.

Awards Archive