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IDI Graduate Awards 2018 - open for entries- DEADLINE end of JUNE 2018

IDI Graduate Awards 2018 - open for entries- DEADLINE end of JUNE 2018

Entries are flooding in...The IDI Graduate Design Awards is now open until the end of June. These GDA 2018, an annual competition open to IDI student members and represents the best of student design work from our colleges.


Are you a design student graduating just now?

Don't miss out!! ...If you are a design student please note...or if you working in Education and want to ensure your students are able to enter the IDI Graduate Awards 2018 this June please ensure that your Institute or college membership is up to date!. 
Please ensure that you or your students are able to enter the IDI Grad Awards 2018 

Following on from the enormous success of the 2017 awards, where we had nearly five hundred entries from over twenty design colleges, we want to build on this for 2018. We are excited to announce that IADT have agreed to host the awards again, showcasing the best of graduate design work in Ireland.

To enter you must graduate in 2018 from a taught degree, post-graduate diploma or masters course. You must be a member of the IDI, either graduate or undergraduate on or completing a full-time course in 2018.


We are delighted to say that CEUD, IADT, Boxclever Arup and Design Partners have all come on board this year as supporters




The categories range from animation and architecture via branding, book design and fashion to digital design, craft, product design, typography and illustration via design research and UX... and much more. We also offer prizes for Medical Devices and Social Product Design. We believe that there is something here for everyone graduating in design just now.

In addition we offer other awards categories including The Arup Award for the built environment, a Universal Design Award, a Sustainable Design Award and a Transdisciplinary Design Award, which involves students from different disciplines collaborating on a project.

Please go to the Awards 2018 Website and be guided through the entire process and see detail for each category.

Animation and Motion Design ( Including Video) 
Clothing Design (Stage, Costume and Fashion) 
Design Research 
Digital Design - UI/UX Design 
Exhibition Design/ Visual Merchandising 
Fashion Design - Textiles 
Interior Design/Interior Architecture 
The Ove Arup Award for the built environment 
Handmade/ Artefact - handmade product including craft and product for stage and screen.
Product Design - Furniture 
Product Design - Industrial and Consumer Products 
Product Design - Social Products 
Product Design - Medical Devices 
Transdisciplinary Design Project 
Viz Comm – Book Design 
Viz Comm- /Printed Material ( all except books) 
Viz Comm - Digital Design  
Viz Comm -  Brand Identity 
Viz Comm - Use of Illustration 
Viz Comm – Use of Typography 
Universal Design   
Sustainable Design   

We'll award prizes based on how entrants describe their project and its qualities in respect of both Universal Design and Sustainable Design!