Be a winner

Information for entrants

Entry to the DBA Design Effectiveness Awards 2021 is now closed.

Dates to note

January to March 2021: DBA Design Effectiveness Awards judging

March 2021: Shortlist announced (the DBA will contact all entrants with news).

June 2021: DBA Design Effectiveness Awards ceremony

June 2021: 2022 Call for Entries launch

Getting ready for the DBA Design Effectiveness Awards 2022

It's never too early to start thinking about which projects you might enter into the DBA Design Effectiveness Awards 2022. You can use the 2021 entry pack as a reference guide and sign up to our mailing list to receive the 2022 entry pack when available, along with updates.

Winning a DBA Design Effectiveness Award

Both client and designer are rewarded with a coveted Bronze, Silver or Gold award to each proudly display and winning case studies are featured in our winners gallery and on, globally profiling the work and demonstrating the scale of impact delivered.

A win will:

Provide independent and prestigious recognition of the acuity and impact of your work.

Evidence the significant value you can add to solving any challenge and demonstrate your understanding of design's commercial effectiveness.

Powerfully articulate the case for design, helping to inform discussions in the boardroom around budget.

Position your company or department as a design leader, increasing exposure and prestige with clients, suppliers and the media. Winners are included in a global PR campaign targeting business, consumers and design publications.

Boost and motivate your team and help attract the right people to grow it.

Align you with an elite group of businesses whose capability to deliver results through design is irrefutably proven. As a winner, you will be able to leverage a unique winner's logo across your communications, using it as the marque to demonstrate the tangible returns you've delivered.

Persuasively demonstrate your ability to deliver competitive advantage through design, setting you apart and driving opportunity.




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