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How do we measure creativity and originality? Who is to say what good design is and what is important in our post-pandemic zero carbon world?

Challenges today are often answered by talented forward-looking people. Unique thinkers and first-movers. People who make solutions rather than those who consume passively. The Great Design Awards are designed to give recognition to YOU who actually cares and wants to do something positive.



Most international design awards are from the last century. They reflect a bye-gone age. GDA is different. GDA is for the 21st century. For a totally different climate and sustainable lifestyle. 

For a world where ideas can be exchanged instantly. GDA embraces both the UN's 17 World Goals and also the 2050 zero carbon targets. GDA is also about empowering the individual in using design for the good. And sharing those ideas.

The world around us is changing fast. The climate is changing our surroundings and weather. Climate policies are changing our behaviour and lifestyles. Zero carbon goals are changing our technology rapidly. 

The pandemic has changed our attitudes and our ways of life. The pandemic has also demonstrated that we can adapt and alter our societies much faster than we thought possible. 

Many more people globally are reaching out of the grip of poverty. In many countries the populations are shrinking quickly. The balance of generations is in flux and people are living longer, which in turn brings in differences in culture.

All of these things are brought together in the Great Design Awards. The Awards are designed to give recognition to people who actually make a difference.


the benefits


why you should apply

No matter if you represent a large corporation, a start-up or a design house you still have the challenge of getting visual public recognition for your product and work.

An international design award helps you to do just that. Afterall, the press are more interested in a design accolade than in a CE certification.

What you get from the GDA award scheme is the right to use the GDA logo on all your product packaging, social media and in the press.

You also get the automatic benefit of GDA announcing and promoting the winners in the press, media and in SEO.

Along with the right to use the logo, you will receive a certificate, which for the individuals involved is a great boost to any cv. In addition, the GDA Year Book is published annually and all the winners of the GDA award will be eligible to participate at lower rates.

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