Design is no longer enough – effective design is what matters.
The DBA Design Effectiveness Awards celebrate design’s ability to profoundly influence the success of businesses, brands, products, places and services: any design can be entered as long as design made a clear contribution to the success of a business or initiative and the results of this can be measured and proven.
As the global leader on design effectiveness, we know that design delivers competitive advantage: it can enable smarter systems and processes, enhance customer service, drive job creation, deliver efficiencies, improve profitability and much more. There are no barriers to the ways in which you can demonstrate the effectiveness of your design and the distinctive entry and judging process in these awards – which sees submissions judged on their own merits rather than pitted against others – enables entrants to evidence the impact of their work in wide ranging ways unique to the nuances and objectives of that particular design.
Friday 25 October 2019
December 2019 to February 2020
DBA Design Effectiveness Awards judging.
Shortlist announced - DBA will contact all entrants with news.
Tuesday 12 May 2020
DBA Design Effectiveness Awards 2020 Ceremony and Dinner.
Please note that our timeline is changing for the 2020/21 awards:
Friday 31 July 2020
September - November 2020
DBA Design Effectiveness Awards judging
DBA Design Effectiveness Awards 2021 Ceremony and Dinner.
“With over 2 million now sold, the Official Raspberry Pi Case has been more successful than we dared hope. Its affordable beauty embodies the brand, its flexible functionality helps us reach more users, and its commercial success provides a valuable financial contribution to the ongoing work and mission of the Raspberry Pi Foundation. We were delighted to receive a Design Effectiveness Gold Award as robust third party vindication of our decision to invest in design.”
Gordon Hollingworth, Director of Engineering, Raspberry Pi
“The DBA Design Effectiveness Awards objectively demonstrate Mars Design team’s value back to the business and give the team time to reflect and celebrate their successes. On top of this, we’re able to continue attracting top talent from the industry.”
Bruce Hannant, Global Head of Design, Mars Chocolate