After celebrating a tremendous year of product design in 2022, receiving thousands of entires from all over the world and crowning cutting-edge, visionary winners in both professional and student categories, the ePDA has now launched its 2023 edition, inviting product design companies, professional designers, and students to submit their project in a bid to win the prestigious titles: Product Design of the Year, Innovation of the Year, Design For Humanity, Emerging Product Design of the Year.
Aline Martins, Program Director of the competition, shared her thoughts about the new and exciting edition, "The EPDA has always been seeking out truly visionary product designers who aim to improve our daily lives with practical and well-thought-out creations. We are proud to honor professionals, both established and emerging, who tirelessly strive for life changing results.
With hundreds of different and exclusive categories, we are pleased to announce that the ePDA 2023 is one of the most comprehensive design awards that reects upon today's creative scene for product design. "
Morph by Karim Hisham - Emerging Product Design of the Year 2022
Last year's winners have set the bar high, with incredible cutting-edge designs that put humanity, inclusivity and sustainability in the forefront. The Design for Humanity and Emerging Product Design of the Year titles were secured by COVVI Ltd. and Karim Hisham, respectively.
The Covvi Hand is a Nexus bionic prosthesis that combines modular design with advanced functionality and technology, to provide an unrivalled user experience and aesthetics. It can be customized and refined to the needs of the user, making them feel like nothing is impossible. Morph is another revolutionary prosthesis system that guarantees inclusivity and affordability, aimed to improve the quality of life for amputees in the developing countries who cannot afford a prosthesis.
ELECTRA by Studio Bela Design - Product Design of the Year 2022
Product Design of the Year 2022 was awarded to Studio Bela Design for making mass transport more sustainable on water: their ELECTRA hydrofoil is a zero emission ferry that can reach twice the speed and range of other ferries and transport 150 passengers to their destination.
Continuing with propagating sustainability for the present, was Innovation of the Year winner Outercraft, a company which delivered the Concept-E electric motorcycle in collaboration with DAB Motors. The motorcycle's mission is to explore a new kind of design language that fits the silent experience of electricity. It was so successful that DAB Motors quickly launched a street legal version in collaboration with BURBERRY.
Main winners of the ePDA will be awarded the coveted ePDA trophy and along with the category winners, be featured in the Annual European Product Design Awards Book.
European Product Design Award™
The European Product Design Award™ recognizes and honors the expertise of international product and industrial designers who strive to improve our daily lives with their practical and well-thought-out creations. ePDA promotes the growth of product design globally and provides worldwide exposure to remarkable designers in the industry.
Organizer: Farmani Group Inc. (https://farmanigroup.com/)
Category: Industrial and Product Design
Eligibility: The competition is open to design teams, studios, individual designers and students around the world.
Awards & Prizes: The European Product Design Award gives 4 main winning titles per year to Professionals and Students:
- Product Design of the Year - Professional
- Emerging Product Design of the Year - Student
- Innovation of the Year - Professional
- Design for Humanity - Professional
Other titles include:
- Top Design Winners
Product Designers and Innovation of the Year, Design for Humanity receive the ePDA trophy at an exclusive evening celebrating the winners, as well as a copy of the ePDA Annual Book of Product Designs distributed internationally. In addition, your winning design will be promoted in a newsletter to 100,000 design professionals and potential clients worldwide, year-long coverage on our website, and critical acclaim by our distinguished panel of judges.
All winners will also receive a winner’s certificate and badge to use for promotional purposes. All of our winners will receive extensive publicity all throughout the following year, showcasing their designs to a worldwide audience. They will be promoted on the ePDA website in the Winners Gallery and in Newsletters sent to design industry professionals and potential clients.
Winners will also be listed in the ePDA online Design Directory, making it easier for them to be reached by potential customers.
Early Bird Deadline (-10% discount): May 1st, 2023
Extended Early Bird Deadline (-5% discount): June 11, 2023
Regular Deadline: August 14, 2023
Final Deadline: October 2nd, 2023 (+10% late fees starting from September 18th)
Venue: The venue for the 2022 and 2023 ePDA winners is still to be decided. All winners will be notified in advance so everyone can attend the event.
- Professional $200.
Same Product in additional categories at a 50% discount.
- Student $75.
Same Product in additional categories at a 50% discount.
There will be no hidden expenses further down the line. Winners will not be charged any additional fees for publication, publicity or usage of the winner's logo.
The European Product Design Award™ was created to recognize the efforts of talented international product designers who aim to improve our daily lives with their practical, well-thought-out creations. We reward the strategic thinking and imagination which goes into making a great product.
Farmani Group is a leading organization curating and promoting photography, design and architecture across the globe since 1985. The company’s key mission is to discover and promote talent in these areas through competitions, awards, exhibitions, developing artist communities, providing networking opportunities and education.