How to Enter

The IDI Irish Graduate Design Awards 2022 are now OPEN!

You can now submit your entry via the awards website



Entry to the awards is open to all students currently in full-time college, set to graduate in 2023.

You must be studying on or graduating from a design programme at minimum Bachelor Degree (NQF level 7) in Ireland.

You may be studying on or graduating from a Bachelor (Hons) Degree (NQF level 8) or Masters programme (NQF level 9). Both taught Masters are eligible. These include; BA, BArch, BSc, BDes up to taught MA, MSc.

Entries can also be from Irish designers in full-time education based abroad, who are graduating with a design degree in 2023.

PhD students are ineligible to enter.

If in doubt, please contact


You can upload between 3-10 images only per entry/project.

– Images can be in landscape, square or portrait format

 Landscape: 2500px wide / any height

 Portrait: 2500px wide / any height

 Square: 2500px wide / 2500px high

 Images should be supplied in JPG format

 Maximum file size per image 5MB



 Video files should be 1280 x 720 H264 codec video with an MP4 extension.

 Videos can also be uploaded to Vimeo or Youtube and the correct URL must be

supplied (please double check for broken links).


Websites/Digital Projects

 Provide website URLs to any publicly accessible campaigns or active URLs for a

landing page. Please ensure that any applicable usernames and passwords are

provided and active.

 For any paid games or apps, please supply a gift card/code that is valid until at

least end of December 2022.

 Please do not send files via services with expiring links (e.g. WeTransfer). We

may not be able to see or use them!


Text Details

You will be asked to supply the following information to explain your project:

 Project entry title.

 Project description - 500 words max (100 words min.)

 Ensure you explain the rationale for your project, how you solved the problem and

highlight any relevant design decisions or originality that is relevant to the judging


Clearly identify who the target audience is for your project.




 The judges reserve the right to award all prizes or move entries to other categories.

 The IDI GDA Jury has the right to query if an entry is eligible for these awards.

 The IDI and Judges reserve the right to withdraw or expand a category.

 The judges reserve the right to not award in any category should they feel the work does not match the judging criteria or meet the standard set.

 No correspondence will be entered into regarding entries.

 No physical work to be submitted. Online entries only.

 Due consideration will be given to all of the entries and more than one award may

be made in any given category.

 The judges’ decision is final.

 Please keep an eye on the IDI social media channels for further updates.



Entries will be open online from 19th May 2022.

Entries will remain open until 5pm 30th June 2022.



Please keep an eye on the IDI social media channels for further updates.