How to Enter

The IDI Irish Graduate Design Awards 2017. Be part of it!

Entry to the 2017 IDI Graduate Awards ( GDA17) is open to all graduating IDI Student Members- Graduating at Level & and above in 2017.

How to Enter

Entry is via the online awards platform which opens  shortly in late May and closed at the end of June 2017.

Eligibility

All final-year design students studying a level 7, 8, 9 or 10 programme who is an individual IDI Member is able to enter work for consideration. Not a member? Join now.

  • To qualify for entry you must be an undergraduate member of the IDI. So join first!. Remember if your college is an IDI Institutional Member you can join for free. (Check!)
  • You must JOIN IDI as an Individual Member BEFORE you enter the competition
  • To qualify for entry you must be on an NFQ level 7, 8, 9 or 10 course. ( Minimum degree level design course)
  • You must be on a course in Ireland or be an Irish Designer studying abroad.
  • You can enter up to any number of different projects.
  • You can enter the same project in all and any number of different relevant categories
    You may enter up to 6 image PDF files on each entry.
  • You may enter individual images or presentation boards with text - explaining your design intent (what was the challenge, why your design resolves the problem, and identifying key features of the design)
  • They don’t have to be final year projects but they must be project completed as part of an undergraduate or postgraduate course.
  • They don’t have to be individual projects though group projects are limited to small groups- see rules
  • Architects, Designers, Engineers and Makers can enter.

Award categories include:

  • Animation and Motion Design
  • Architecture
  • Craft and Furniture Design
  • Digital Design
  • Exhibition Design/Visual Merchandising
  • Fashion Design
  • Interior Architecture / Interior Design
  • Product or Industrial Design
  • Sustainability Design
  • Textile Design
  • UX/UI Design
  • Universal Design
  • Visual Communication
  • Ove Arup Award – Architecture, Engineering and Design

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