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The Hills Young Australian Design Awards is a new national design award for young Australian designers, engineers, innovators and entrepreneurs. The Awards were created to inspire a new generation of Australian designers and thinkers and to help foster a culture of design, innovation and creativity in Australia.

The Hills Young Australian Design Awards is proudly organised by Good Design Australia.

Entrants to the Hills Young Australian Design Awards will have an opportunity to win Awards and cash prizes in the following categories:

Hills Young Australian Designer of the Year Award - $10,000
Hills Design Innovation Award - $5,000
Hills Design Technology Award - $5,000
Hills Design Sustainability Award - $5,000


The new Hills Young Australian Design Awards website will be open for entry in October 2013.

The Patron’s Prize for Australian Design was created to recognise and celebrate the best Australian designed product or service in the annual Good Design Awards and is awarded to one entry that has the potential to shape the future economic, social, cultural and environmental aspects of our planet.

Patron of Good Design Australia, His Excellency Mr Michael Bryce AM AE awards the Patron’s Prize for Australian Design at the annual Good Design Awards Gala Night and Presentation Ceremony.

2012 Patron's Prize - MineLab F3 Compact Metal Detector

2013 Patron's Prize - Quicklay Fire Attack Pack

Since 1992 the Powerhouse Museum has recognised excellence in Australian product design with its own Design Award and Selection as part of the annual Australian Good Design Awards. The Museum displays the winning products in the Success and Innovation gallery for one year.

Since 1992 the Powerhouse Museum has recognised excellence in Australian product design with its own Design Award and Selection as part of the annual Good Design Awards program. The Museum displays the winning products in the Success and Innovation gallery for one year. Some of these products and relevant design models and documents are added to the Museum's permanent collection of Australian industrial design.

The Museum's selection is made from the annual Good Design Awards finalists and the selection criteria include good design, innovation and the significance of a product to Australia's material culture. Products must demonstrate innovation in design, technology or materials that are of real benefit to users. They must also show potential to become important in the lives of Australians, be significant to Australian industry or provide an opportunity for Australian design to be recognised in the global marketplace.

The Powerhouse Museum Design Award is given to a product that has potential to make a significant improvement to the quality of health, wellbeing or the environment. This could be by creating an opportunity to sustain or enhance quality of life through improved safety, diagnosis, treatment, reduced injuries or trauma. Or it could contribute to a significant reduction in water, energy or materials use, or create an opportunity for improved management of environments or ecosystems. The Powerhouse Museum Design Award recognises the important role for design in harnessing the challenges of science and technology to make a positive impact on our lives.

2013 Powerhouse Museum Design Award and Selection

Cochlear Nucleus CR120 Intraoperative Remote Assistant - Powerhouse Museum Design Award Winner
EPure Zone
Blackmagic Cinema Camera
Hive
RODE iXY
Marc Newson Unbreakable Drinkware
FCS II
Cleanspace2
Ensitech TIG Brush TBX-700
Observant C3
QuickLay Fire Attack Packs
V30 Touchlock
Cochlear Nucleus CR110 Remote Assistant Fitting
The C-Pulse Heart Assist System
WiTouch and WiTouch Pro
300K Enterprises NuVo LED Light Fitting Range
BluCave
Oak
Opal Card Reader

The Australian Social Innovation Awards is a new award created to recognise and celebrate excellence in social change initiatives in Australia.

The Awards will be part of The SIXAUS Changemakers Festival - a celebration of the great work happening in the community, an exploration of the ideas, techniques and technologies that are driving this change, and an invitation for everyone to get involved in creating a better future for our communities and our world.

The Changemakers Festival is a unique opportunity for businesses, governments, NGOs and social enterprises nationwide to come together to showcase the bold and creative ways they are driving social change. Over 10 action-packed days to teach, learn, share, explore, expand and showcase social innovation and its power to change lives.

Over the last 10 years, Australia has exploded as a hub of social change. Driven by technology and inspired by local and international success stories, the social innovation community is starting to tackle some of our toughest social challenges and answer some of our biggest questions.

What is the good life? What is Australia’s place in our region and the world? How can we respond to climate change, to refugees, to the changing nature of employment and family? The Changemakers Festival and the Australian Social Innovation Awards will aim to bring these ideas out in the open and encourage strong discussion, cross-sector collaboration and concrete action to drive social change.

The Australian Social Innovation Awards is proudly organised by Good Design Australia in conjunction with The Australian Centre for Social Innovation and will be open for entry in June 2014.

The annual Design Institute of Australia Award recognises an Australian professional designer, design team or design company who has made a significant impact in the Australian Good Design Awards over the year.

This new Award has been established in conjunction with Good Design Australia and the Design Institute of Australia to recognise the professional design contribution made to products and services submitted to the annual Good Design Awards program.

The inaugural Design Institute of Australia Award will be presented at the 2014 Good Design Awards Gala Night on Thursday 29 May.

The Premier’s Design Awards recognise and reward Victorian designers and businesses using exemplar design effectively and sustainably.

The Awards provide an opportunity for Victorian businesses and the community to better understand the role of design in making products and services more functional, efficient and attractive, and ultimately increasing productivity and business outcomes.

Good Design Australia is proud to manage the Victorian Premier's Design Awards on behalf of the Victorian Government.

Entries to the Awards are accepted in the following categories:

1. Architectural Design
2. Service Design
3. Industrial and Product Design
4. Communication Design
5. Digital Design
6. Design Strategy