The IDSA Individual Achievement Award recognizes a designer whose individual achievement has made a valuable contribution over the course of a career to the industrial design profession. The actions of the honoree has made him or her a special friend of the profession and a major contributor to industrial design's longevity, importance, and public visibility.
Individuals may be nominated by a peer or may be identified by IDSA's Board of Directors or IDSA's Awards Committee as a candidate for this distinction. All candidates who qualify are rigorously evaluated by IDSA's Awards Committee and subsequently approved by IDSA's Board of Directors before being bestowed with this great honor.
This award may be presented to IDSA members and non-members.
The Personal Recognition Award was renamed to Individual Achievement Award in 2020 to better reflect the purpose of the award.
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