What Sets IDEA Apart?

Our Experts with an Eye for Design, And Much More

The clock is ticking to the March 16 application deadline for IDSA’s International Design Excellence Awards 2015. If you’re asking yourself why you should make the time to enter, consider this:

IDEA sets itself apart because it's one of the oldest and most established competitions. The best are seeking the best—about two dozen international experts, led by Jury Chair Matthew Marzynski, independently review each entry in the 16 industry segments; then the entire panel meets to review the finalists for excellence in design.

We hold the entries to rigorous criteria such as design, experience and manufacturing innovation; benefit to the user and to the client; responsibility; and design research and strategy.

Winning products submitted for the second round of judging can become part of The Henry Ford Museum's renowned, permanent collection.

It’s a detailed, thorough process that hones in on the cream of the crop—after all, beauty is not skin deep. And for the first time in the 35-year history of IDEA, not only will the Gold winners earn trophies, but so will the Silver winners, at an Oscar-like awards ceremony during IDSA’s International Conference in Seattle.

Find out the FAQs, and if you’re ready to set your product apart from the rest, enter IDEA 2015.