Selection criteria

PLEASE NOTE: Given the current circumstances regarding the coronavirus, the opening date of the call for entries will be announced later.

Submissions will be evaluated by the DDW selection committee. The DDW ambassadors fulfil an advisory role. Within four weeks, you will receive a response on your application. The selection criteria below apply to DDW19, therefore no rights can be derived from them for DDW20. The selection criteria for DDW20 will be announced soon.
Selection criteria

With their ability to create and solve problems, designers have a positive impact on the complex challenges of tomorrow. The selection committee examines all the application based on this belief and the following criteria:

  • The project is design related.
  • The project is topical/recent and has not been seen at DDW before.
  • The project is innovative and/or contributes to existing ideas.
  • The project is well-considered and thought out and ready for presentation.
  • The project is original, distinctive or experimental in both idea and execution.

The selection committee encourages submissions that originate from a cooperation between designers, commerce, experts, industry and /or knowledge institutes.