IDEA Juror Application

Thank you for your interest in IDEA Jury participation.  

Each year, the collection of 40+ designers, thought-leaders, and visionaries who compose our IDEA Jury epitomizes the very best of the industrial design community. Representing industry, consultancy, academia, and private practice, they are experts within their field. Many of them are past IDEA award winners who deeply understand the significance of the position. The IDEA Jury is charged with the tremendous task of carefully reviewing nearly 2,000 entries across 20 categories. Additionally, they are responsible for maintaining the high level of quality and rigor that has become a hallmark of the IDEA program. Our unique jurying process maintains anonymity for all entries to ensure all decisions are solely based upon excellence of design innovation, user experience, benefit to the client, benefit to society, and appropriate aesthetics. 

Serving on the IDEA Jury is a 2 year volunteer committment and includes the opportunity to join for portions of the judging process that take place in person at The Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Michigan over the course a of 4-day period. 

Please fill out the interest form below as your application. Due to the high volume of applications, we can not respond to everyone. We will contact you (typically in October-December each year) if there is a good fit.