Good Design announces important changes to 2020 Awards

Good Design has provided an update to its programs and events under the guidance of the most up-to-date advice on COVID-19 and with support of stakeholders, ambassadors and the jury, to ensure the health and safety of the community.

Key changes to the 2020 Good Design Awards are as follows:

Entry deadline

The deadline for the 2020 Good Design Awards will be extended to 24 April 2020 to allow entrants facing disruption the time they need to submit. If entries require more time, Good Design will do its best to assist.

Discounted entry fees

Good Design is offering a 25% discount on all entry fees as businesses are likely to have been impacted. For those who have already submitted an entry, the saving will be redeemable against the Winners Package, should the entry be successful in being recognized with a Good Design Award

To support the design community, Good Design will also be offering a limited number of free entries on a case by case basis for those who planned to submit an entry but can no longer afford the entry fee. Send an email to mail@good-design.org with a summary of the project and request to waive the entry fee.

Awards judging

Upon careful consideration of the situation and concerns over ongoing travel restrictions, this year’s Good Design Awards judging will be transferred to a fully online model to mitigate risks associated with the normal face-to-face judging process and assist those experiencing supply chain disruption.

Jury requests for site visits will be managed on a case-by-case basis taking into consideration the advice and restrictions at that time.

All applicants are strongly encouraged to include high quality images and if possible, video content, with their online entry, to help highlight and communicate design merits.

Awards ceremony

The Awards ceremony scheduled for 9 July 2020 will be postponed until later this year with a new date to be confirmed.

“Good Design Australia remains committed to supporting the design community and advocating for design’s role in designing a better and safer future. We genuinely believe the time for design-led action is now more critical than ever and remain optimistic that through a considered and thoughtful design-led approach, our world can and will recover from these challenges.

“We are focused on maintaining as much continuity as possible during the months ahead. We truly hope the celebration of design excellence and our creative community will bring us together during this difficult and challenging time.”

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