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  • Professionally designed products or services designed in Australia or overseas are eligible to enter.
  • The product or service must be in full commercial production and available on the market by the time of assessment. Product samples must be in full commercial packaging with accompanying documentation (including user manuals and warranties).
  • Prototypes, off-tool samples or products still undergoing trials are not eligible to enter.

  • Medical and/or therapeutic goods available for sale in Australia that have not gained Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) approval are not eligible to enter.
  • Product entries must be complete products, not parts thereof. Individual products sold within a range (not for individual sale) are not eligible to enter - the full range must be submitted for evaluation. A system or component of a product is not eligible to enter on its own unless it is sold separately.
  • The entry must comply with all applicable Australian and International Standards for the intended marketplace. All entries must be accompanied with evidence of Standards compliance if and where applicable.


Entry into the Good Design Awards attracts a standard registration fee of $450 + GST per entry.

Entry within the Social Innovation category is $150 + GST per entry.

An independent expert judging panel will carefully assess each entry to select winners of the Good Design® Selection and Good Design Award®. Winning entrants at both levels are eligible to purchase the Good Design® Winners Package which ensures international recognition and promotion of the entry.

Product Design
$450 + GST

Service Design
$450 + GST

Digital Design
$450 + GST

Communication Design
$450 + GST

Architectural Design
$450 + GST

Social Innovation
$150 + GST

Design Strategy
$450 + GST


  • The Good Design Awards is regarded as one of the most prestigious and rigorous design awards in the world. In order to effectively judge entry submissions, a product sample* will be required for evaluation.
  • Industry applicants will be asked for valid credit card details to complete the payment. Payments using VISA or Mastercard will incur an additional bank charge of 1.5%. Payments using Diners Club will incur an additional bank charge of 2.73%. Payments using American Express will incur an additional bank charge of 3.25%. If you are not permitted by your company to use a credit card for online payments, contact us.
  • A tax invoice will be sent to each applicant shortly after their application has been lodged.
  • In the event that your entry is deemed eligible for further assessment, freight costs, duties and taxes associated with the transportation of any submission material to and from the assessment site are the responsibility of the applicant.
  • In the event that your entry is deemed ineligible for further assessment, your application fee will be refunded to you.
  • Offsite inspections are only permissible if your entry cannot be shipped to Sydney due to size or weight constraints. Please contact us for approval to be classed under this category.

*Product Design Category Only


Entries into the Good Design Awards are submitted online at

Entries are open from 16 December 2016 - 6 March 2017.

Each entry must be submitted with the following information:
  • Contact details for the Applicant
  • Companies to be recognised on published material
  • Entry description and key features and/or benefits
  • Market information
  • Environmental impact and environmental statement (if applicable)
  • Materials specification (if applicable)


Each entry must be submitted with up to five images at the following specifications:
  • Pixel dimensions: 1,200 wide x 800 high
  • Resolution: minimum 72dpi
  • Colour mode: RGB
  • File type: JPEG
  • File size: maximum 3MB

Images that do not comply with these specifications may not be accepted on entry.

For more information, see:


Once you have prepared your entry content, register your entry online at

Entries can be submitted from 16 December 2016 - 6 March 2017.

Please note that once you have made your final submission, you will no longer be able to revise your application form.