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Entry to the DBA Design Effectiveness Awards 2021 is now open. Download the entry pack to get started on your submissions, and sign up to our mailing list to receive design effectiveness news and resources.

Dates to note

From July to November 2020: Consultation calls
The DBA team is here to support you through the entry process, from thinking through what might make a good case to submit, to discussing working drafts. Book your consultation with a member of the DBA team. For further details please contact

27 November 2020: Entry deadline
Submit your entry online at: by 5pm GMT, 27 November 2020. This deadline will not be extended.

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


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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