The DME registration deadline has been extended until September 28th

14. august, 2012

DME_AwardThe sixth edition will be celebrated on November 15th 2012 in the city of Paredes, Portugal. Companies and organisations from all over Europe are challenged to apply for a DME Award. 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.

The DME questionnaire, the accompanying poster and the payment of the administration costs all need to be completed by Monday September 28th, 12.00 CET.

Last year the DME Gala was held in Tallinn, Estonia. The winner was Nanimarquina from Spain. The competition featured two nominees from Estonia- cafe Supelsaksad from Pärnu and design company Velvet.

DME Award: Challenging European businesses
The DME Award is not just another design award. It is a business award recognising the skills and leadership of management to implement design in their business for commercial success. Design is one of Europe’s greatest resources and is rapidly being recognised as a key element of innovative and successful businesses.

Companies and organisations across Europe are challenged to apply for the DME Award by demonstrating how design is integrated in their strategy, management and processes to achieve commercial gains. The DME Award has six categories: Large, Medium, Small and Micro businesses, Non Profit/Government organisations and First Time Design project.

Recognition of excellent quality and successful design management
The DME Award aims at becoming a sustainable competition awarding exemplary companies and organisations every year. The number of applicants and the overall quality of entries illustrates the success of the 2007 and 2008 edition of this new and exciting award and demonstrates that numerous companies have already recognized the positive impact that the use of design can have in their business performances.