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Call for Entries to 2013 Victorian Premier’s Design Awards

Good Design Australia is calling for entries to the 2013 Victorian Premier’s Design Awards. Relaunched as an annual event in 2012, the Premier’s Design Awards recognise and reward Victorian designers and businesses using exemplar design effectively and sustainably.

The Premier’s Design Awards provide an opportunity for 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.

Entries to the Premier’s Design Awards will be 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

Entries will be judged by an eminent international and interstate judging panel, chaired by Victorian designer Ken Cato, AO. Award winners will receive the unique opportunity to license the Premier’s Design Awards trade mark to use in connection with their businesses as an indication of leadership, expert recognition and prestige.

The Premier’s Design Awards will celebrate and reward both designers and clients for excellence in the development and use of design. Brandon Gien, Managing Director of Good Design Australia will be heading the team behind the Premier’s Design Awards. “We look forward to working with the Victorian Government to design and develop a quality awards program that reflects the best of design and innovation in Victoria,” said Mr Gien.

“The Premier’s Design Awards is a very important initiative for the design sector in Victoria and has the capacity to showcase the best of design, innovation and creatively coming out of Victoria,” Mr Gien said.

Good Design Australia has extensive experience managing and delivering awards of comparable stature and subject, such as the Australian International Design Awards.

The Premier’s Design Awards Ceremony will be held in October 2013, with call for applications closing on 20 August 2013.

The design sector is a significant contributor to the Victorian economy. In Victoria, more than 195,000 people are employed in design related roles, with the sector generating revenue of $7.3 billion annually for the state’s economy, including an estimated $204 million in design-related exports.
The Premier’s Design Awards is one of the key initiatives forming part of Victoria’s Design Initiatives 2012-15, a $10 million commitment to support best practice design in Victoria, grow awareness of design, build business capability and foster excellence in design skills.

For more information about the Victorian Government’s design programs visit

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