Innovation By Design Awards


Super Early Rate Deadline: March 6th ($195)

honor the designers and businesses solving the problems of today and tomorrow. The competition, now in its ninth year, has featured a cross section of blue-chip companies, scruffy startups, and hungry young talents. It is one of the most sought-after design awards in the industry. There are 29 categories, and the judges include renowned designers from a variety of disciplines, business leaders from some of the most innovative companies in the world, and Fast Company’s own writers and editors. Entries are judged on the key ingredients of innovation: functionality, originality, beauty, sustainability, user insight, cultural impact, and business impact. For full competition details, see the , , and last year’s honorees.

Why Enter

Every entry will be seen by Fast Company editors. Winners, finalists, and honorable mentions will appear in the October issue of Fast Company magazine and on; winners will be celebrated at Fast Company’s体育投注在线 Innovation Festival this fall, and receive a complimentary pass.


Apps and Games
Data Design
Design Company of the Year
Fashion and Beauty
General Excellence
Graphic Design
Retail Environments
Social Good
Spaces and Places
User Experience
North America Region
Europe-Middle East-Africa Region
Asian-Pacific Region
Latin America Region
Cities (NEW)
Finance (NEW)
Home (NEW)
Hospitality (NEW)
Packaging (NEW)
Sports and Recreation (NEW)
Sustainability (NEW)
Wellness (NEW)

Past Judges

Justin Garrett Moore
Justin Garrett Moore Executive Director New York City Public Design Commission
Robert Wong
Robert Wong Cofounder Google Creative Lab
Kristy Tillman
Kristy TillmanHead of Global Experience Design Slack
Paola Antonelli
Paola AntonelliSenior Curator Museum of Modern Art
Susan Kare
Susan Kare Creative Director Pinterest
Gail Anderson
Gail Anderson Creative Director Visual Arts Press at the School of Visual Arts
Scott Belsky
Scott Belsky Chief Product Officer Adobe
Katie Dill
Katie Dill Vice President of Design Lyft
Prabal Gurung
Prabal Gurung Founder Prabal Gurung
John Maeda
John Maeda Global Head of Design Automattic
Richard Ting
Richard Ting EVP Global Chief Experience Officer R/GA
Janett Nichol
Janett Nichol Vice President of Apparel Innovation Nike
Andi Owen
Andi Owen President and CEO Herman Miller
Edward Tufte
Edward Tufte Author Meaning, Space, Models, Data, Truth
Toru Akita
Toru Akita Chief Executive Officer Muji USA