Welcome to the IDSA IDEA Awards. The IDEA Awards have been running for 32 years with a 20 year media partner in the business press. Until last year we published the results of the IDEA Awards in Business Week, but for this year we are pleased to announce our new media partner is Fast Company Magazine. In addition the IDEA Awards have a very special difference from this year on. We have partnered with the Henry Ford in Dearborn and all finalists from this year will go into the permanent collection of the museum and from next year all winners will go into the permanent collection.
Every year we see some of the most innovative and thought-provoking products and concepts come out of the IDEA competition crowned as gold winners. These projects always leave us craving more information about the approach, their inspiration and what made them stand out from the other entries each category.
DULLES, Va., Nov. 10, 2010 – Beginning Dec.1, the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA) is accepting entries to its 2011 International Design Excellence Awards® (IDEA) program from designers, students and companies worldwide. For over 30 years, IDEA has recognized design excellence in products, sustainability, interaction design, packaging, strategy, research and concepts. The awards program honors new products so submissions must have been placed in distribution between Feb. 2009 and Feb.
IDSA welcomes IDEA® winners and finalists to indicate the fact of their winning entry with one of the winner designations, as appropriate. IDEA Award Winners and Finalists may replicate the IDEA winner logo on packaging, advertising and merchandising materials. Follow the example set by Fiskars, OXO Good Grips, IBM, Canon, Ford, Samsung and a legion of design firms, all of which have promoted the fact that their designs are IDEA winners.
The 2009 IDEA program concluded with the annual awards ceremony, during which program sponsors Autodesk, Target and BusinessWeek saluted this year’s winners. A celebration at Nikki Beach Miami, sponsored by Procter & Gamble, followed.