Industrial Design Excellence Awards (IDEA)
Description: The IDEA05 judgment is based on the following five criteria: Innovation: how is the design new and unique? Aesthetics: how does the appearance enhance the product? User: how does the design solution benefit the user? Earth: how is the project ecologically responsible? Business: How did the design improve the client's business? Medical & Scientific Products categories include: Clinical & Diagnostic Products, Industrial & Scientific Products , Surgical & Therapeutic Products , and Home-Care & Self-Care Products.
Entry deadline for the IDEA program is February 1 /?q=node/104
View past winners at: /idea/idea2004/medsci.htm.
Annual Design Review, International Design Magazine
Description: Since 1954, the Annual Design Review has recognized the best in product, furniture, graphic and environment design, from the iconic to the obscure. Throughout the years, this annual showcase has chronicled the evolution of design, and highlighted its impact on our material and visual culture.
Entry deadline around: December 1.
View past winners at: http://www.idonline.com/adr04/.
Medical Design Excellence Awards
Description: The MDEA competition is the premier awards program for the medical technology community, recognizing the many people behind the scenes, the engineers, scientists, and designers, who are responsible for the groundbreaking innovations that are changing the face of healthcare. The deadline for the program is around January 17.
View past winners at: http://www.devicelink.com/expo/awards02/award.html.