World Design Impact Prize (WDIP) was established in 2011 to honour and elevate industrial design driven projects that use design and/or design thinking to make a positive impact on our social, economic, cultural and/ or environmental quality of life.
Following a public submission and nomination process, a multi-disciplinary panel of experts selects a shortlist for the Prize, which is then voted on by WDO’s member organizations.
Projects should showcase the expanding ways that design can make a positive impact on the world, including the design of systems and experiences.
Eligible projects must:
WDO encourages a wide range of submissions from around the globe and will make all reasonable efforts to facilitate the completion of applications regardless of technical and language barriers.
a. yield positive impact and reflect socially conscious design;
b. be industrial design driven and/or showcase innovative uses of industrial design;
c. demonstrate design thinking in the planning (participatory planning, co-design) as well in the design itself;
d. reflect the vision of WDO to create a world where design enhances our social, cultural, economic and environmental quality of life.
There is no entry fee to participate!
The competition is free to enter
Deadline : April 30, 2021
Who can participate?
Open to anyone worldwide.
The winner will be presented with a trophy.
The winner will be announced during the World Design Assembly in October 2021.
For further information visit the official website