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Organiser’s Message

The Singapore Design Awards (SDA) celebrates its 30th anniversary this year! The SDA is especially meaningful as it was conceived and launched by the first Prime Minister of Singapore - Mr Lee Kuan Yew. Since then, the SDA has been honouring outstanding designers, design students and design practices from across the world and it remains the leading design award in Southeast Asia. The SDA aims to raise awareness for the region and the strategic role of designers with Singapore at the heart of a dynamic Southeast Asia.

To commemorate SDA's 30th year, we have revised the entry criteria to cater to the wider design community. We introduce a new category - Professionals in addition to the Corporate and Student groupings. The design disciplines for SDA has also been revamped to encompass the various pillars of design: Image-making, Object-making, Place-making and Multidisciplinary (those that feature 2 or more of the 3 above-stated disciplines). You may click on 'Entry Information' for details.

As an award that has always been dedicated to celebrating design, the SDA is committed to acknowledge and affirm the people behind the scenes – the ones leading the charge and a new blood of innovators in the right step forward. From 2018 onwards, the SDA will be held bi-annually.

We look forward to receiving your submissions!

Andrew Pang
President (2017-2019)
DBCS

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About the Award

The Singapore Design Awards (SDA) honours outstanding designers, design students and design practices from across the world and it remains the leading design award in Southeast Asia. SDA aims to raise awareness for the region and the strategic role of designers with Singapore at the
heart of a dynamic Southeast Asia.

First conceived in 1988 and unveiled by then Prime Minister of Singapore
Mr Lee Kuan Yew at the first Singapore International Design Forum, it was an initiative led by the Designers Association Singapore (now Design Business Chamber Singapore) and the Trade Development Board (now IESingapore).

As an award that has always been dedicated to celebrating design, SDA is committed to acknowledge and affirm the people behind the scenes – the ones leading the charge and a new blood of innovators
in the right step forward.

From 2018 onwards, SDA will be held bi-annually.

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About the Chamber

Established since 1985, Design Business Chamber Singapore (DBCS) is the nation’s premier multidisciplinary design chamber.

As a dynamic community of business leaders, practitioners, and academia from diverse backgrounds, the Chamber believes that a pluralistic design approach is the key to gaining a competitive edge in today’s global market.

A champion of applying design in business, DBCS seeks to raise the standard of professional practices and create business opportunities through cross-collaborations in local and international contexts.

Contact Us

DESIGN BUSINESS CHAMBER SINGAPORE

111 Middle Road
National Design Centre
#02-01
Singapore 188969

Contact: +65 6909 2717