The President’s Design Award is Singapore’s most prestigious design accolade. Established in 2006, the Award recognises excellence across all design disciplines, including advertising design and visual communications, architecture and urban design, fashion design, furniture design, interior design, landscape design, product and industrial design.
The founding objectives of the Award are to recognise the significant achievements of Singapore’s design talents and the contributions they have made to Singapore’s economic competitiveness and quality of life; engender pride in the nation’s outstanding designs and leading designers among Singaporeans and in turn nurture among Singaporeans a greater awareness of quality design in all areas; and demonstrate to industry, businesses, the general public and the international community the government’s commitment to design development and promotion.
The Award is presented in two categories – Designer of the Year and Design of the Year. So far, a total of 36 Designers of the Year and 89 Designs of the Year have received the Award.
The Award cycle begins with a public call for nominations, which are assessed by an appointed panel of expert jurors from both Singapore and overseas during a three-day Jury Session. The final recipients will receive a trophy and a certificate at the President’s Design Award Ceremony in December 2016 and be featured in a President’s Design Award Publication and Exhibition.
The Award is conferred by the President of the Republic of Singapore, and is jointly administered by the DesignSingapore Council and the Urban Redevelopment Authority.