Open Call for Dutch Design Awards 2017



Wednesday Mar 15 9:00 to Sunday Apr 2 22:00

Be The Future 


Dutch Design Awards (DDA) celebrates the future. The open call for Dutch Design Awards 2017 announces the 15th edition of the most prestigious design prizes in the country. DDA has rewarded Dutch designers since 2003 for their most impressive, innovative, ground- breaking and sometimes world- improving projects. In this anniversary year DDA celebrates the future with a new batch of designs, publishing the archive and telling the story behind 15 years of the best of Dutch design. 

Designers shape the future that lies before us. Which of them will change the world and in what way and on what scale? Tomorrow’s reality is being designed today. Are you one of the top designers that designs our daily lives and even designs our future? Submit your project now for the Dutch Design Awards 2017!


Participation & categories

Submissions for the six main Dutch Design Awards categories can be made until 3 April 2017:







Young designers can register for the YOUNG DESIGNER AWARD until 18 April. The best from all the categories are awarded the FUTURE AWARD and, during DDW, the PUBLIC AWARD will also be presented.


Jury & criteria

Committees of independent experts compile a shortlist of finalists based on submissions and scouted work. From these shortlists an international jury of professionals from a diversity of disciplines selects the winners. For an up- to-date and complete overview, please visit the DDA website. Submitted projects are evaluated against the following criteria:







The degree to which the design is innovative and/or makes a relevant contribution to society is decisive. Moreover the design must be realised between May 2016 and May 2017.

Will your design make a difference?


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