Design Tasmania is the island's premier design centre, welcoming almost 100,000 visitors annually bringing design to as many people as possible with the belief that “Design Makes the Difference” ™. We are a not-for-profit, charitable organisation located in one of Launceston’s most celebrated historic landmarks, City Park, and have been serving the community since 1976.

Founded in 2006, the Design Tasmania Awards were established to recognise and promote excellence in design and innovation. Our aim is to promote and showcase emerging, established and professional designers in Tasmania, nationally and internationally. The 2019 Awards will celebrate the richness of the design profession as well as the insight and perseverance of its practitioners. We seek to showcase the best new products that demonstrate the impact design has on our lives. Importantly, we promote the principles of sustainability in design practice and business —we encourage designers to consider the impact of their design decisions, use of materials and processes, and solutions in holistic ways.

A Design Tasmania Award is a clear indication of quality and a recognition of designers that pursue excellence in all that they do. The 2019 awards comprise five major awards and five category awards to expand upon previous years and give designers greater opportunity to showcase their work.

By entering, you will have the opportunity to present your work to a panel of esteemed judges from the design and creative industries, advancing your profile and recognition in your chosen discipline / area of practice. The award celebration provides an exclusive networking opportunity gathering sponsors, curators, awarded designers, award judges and other prominent members of the design and business communities in Tasmania.

Most importantly, by getting involved you will be contributing to our vibrant design culture,  focused on the value of professional skill and training, quality execution and craftsmanship and the sustainability of creative practice in Tasmania. At Design Tasmania, we show how design makes a difference, not just to the privileged few, but to all in our community.



Entries Close October 3