DME award 2013 now open for entries!

26. august, 2013

DME 2011-9728The only European award dedicated to the management of design, the Design Management Europe Award, is now open for entries. The DME Award recognises successful design management strategies and demonstrates the (commercial) benefits that can be gained with good design management practices. The winners of the seventh edition of DME will be announced in early December in Katowice, Poland at a ceremony hosted by Design Silesia.

Winning a DME Award means being recognised by an international jury of design management experts assessing design strategies against criteria of leadership, innovation, co-ordination and results. Companies and organisations from all European countries are challenged to apply for a DME Award. Previous winners of the DME Award, including Beiersdorf (Germany), Virgin Atlantic (UK), Vestel (Turkey), GMG (the Netherlands) and Viteo Outdoors (Austria), all represent highly innovative organisations where design plays an integral part of their operation.

Award procedures

Companies and organisations can apply for the DME Award by submitting a digital poster via the DME website, illustrating how design is integrated into their organisation and processes to achieve strategic gains. Categories for the award cover all businesses and organisations; from micro companies to multi-nationals, service and manufacturing sectors, public agencies and non-profit organisations. Deadline for application is September 30th, 2013.

Detailed information on how to apply for the DME Award is available here. Companies and organisations interested in applying can contact one of the many DME agents located around Europe or can register directly via the DME website.

DME Award 2013 Ceremony

This year’s award ceremony will take place in early December 2013 in the city of Katowice, Poland.