Be a winner

Information for entrants

Entries for the 2024 DBA Design Effectiveness Awards are now closed.

Judging will take place in early 2024 and the shortlist will be announced in March.

Download the entry pack for reference. 

Dates to note

From June – November 2023
Book your consultation call to discuss a draft entry with a member of the DBA team. For further details please see section three on this page or contact awards@dba.org.uk.

Before 29 September 2023
Book and complete your draft entry consultation to save £100+vat on your entry fee.

Before 13 October 2023
Book and complete your draft entry consultation to save £50+vat on your entry fee.

3 November 2023
Entry deadline: Submit your entry online by 5pm GMT, 3 November 2023. This deadline will not be extended.

January to March 2024
DBA Design Effectiveness Awards judging.

March 2024
Shortlist announced – the DBA will contact all entrants with news.

2024
DBA Design Effectiveness Awards Ceremony.

Winning a DBA Design Effectiveness Award

The DBA Design Effectiveness Awards celebrate and prove how powerful partnerships between clients and designers can be. We jointly award both parties, and a win will:

Recognise
Rigorously judged by a senior panel of client level judges, a win provides independent, authoritative and unquestionable recognition of the impact of your work in the real world.

Evidence
These awards reward the significant value you can add to any business and demonstrate your ability to deliver effective design. Persuasively and powerfully demonstrate your ability to deliver competitive advantage through design, setting you apart and driving new business opportunities.

Prove
Powerfully articulate the case for design investment at board level, maintaining and growing budgets.

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

Motivate
Boost and motivate your team morale and attract the right people as you grow.

Align
Winning a DBA Design Effectiveness Award aligns you with an elite group of businesses whose capability to deliver results through design is irrefutably proven. Leverage a unique winner’s logo across your communications as the marque to demonstrate the tangible returns you’ve delivered and display a trophy proudly within your offices. Your work will be displayed on effectivedesign.org.uk and warc.com enabling you to globally profile your work in detail and demonstrate the scale of impact you’ve delivered.

Benefits of winning aside, entering these Awards will bring a discipline to your team that will enable you to continuously measure, track and prove the impact of your work to your clients. The DBA can support you (see page 08 of the entry pack) to develop the skills and techniques that will embed effectiveness practices and processes in your everyday work. 

 

 

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