IDEA 2015 Submissions Now Open!

The search is on for this year's exceptional design! You know that your product or concept is the best, so put it to the test by entering the International Design Excellence Awards (IDEA) competition. IDEA_15_Open_560x260

Each year, IDEA recognizes design excellence in products, interaction design, service design, strategy, research, concepts and student designs in several categories. IDEA represents prestigious recognition within the industrial design community, and entry is open to all until February 16th. Winners are chosen based on a list of seven criteria, which includes innovation, benefit to the user and responsibility.

This year's Jury Chair, Matthew Marzynski, IDSA, of the University of Washington, will lead a panel of 24 design experts, who are all chosen for their industry leadership. There are two judging stages: at the second of which, finalists are judged live at The Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, MI, where Gold, Silver, and Bronze winners are chosen.

Last year, nearly 2,000 entries were submitted from around the world – this could be your year. Previous IDEA winners include the Tesla Model S, the Nest Thermostat, and the Ultimate Ear Boom Speaker.

Results will be revealed live at the IDSA International Conference on August 22nd in Seattle.

About IDSA: Celebrating its 50th year, the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA) is one of the oldest and largest membership organizations for industrial design professionals. IDSA sponsors the annual International Design Excellence Awards, one of the most preeminent design competitions in the US, and its events, including an annual international design conference and five district conferences, bring together the brightest design minds. INNOVATION is IDSA’s flagship publication. IDSA has more than 3,200 members in 28 professional chapters in the US and internationally. To learn more about IDSA, visit, and connect via TwitterLinkedIn and Facebook.