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Organiser’s Message

The Singapore Design Awards (SDA) 2018/19 celebrates its 30th anniversary this year! The SDA is especially meaningful as it was conceived and launched by the first Prime Minister of Singapore - the late 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 have 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 acknowledging and affirming 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!

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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

Design Business Chamber Singapore (DBCS) is the nation’s leading multidisciplinary design chamber since 1985. DBCS’ vision is to establish a community of practice that embraces design-led innovation as a key driver for sustainable growth. We do so by forging partnership opportunities between the design and business communities.

In the recent years, we incorporated the tagline – Better Business by Design – as our manifesto in advocating the application of design thinking in business. Our ultimate aim is to rally businesses and communities to not just achieve Better Business by Design but to use design for social good.

Founded in 1985 by a diverse group of forward-thinking designers, we were formerly known as the Designers Association Singapore and were renamed to Design Business Chamber Singapore in 2012.

Visit us at www.dbcsingapore.org

Contact Us

DESIGN BUSINESS CHAMBER SINGAPORE

Pixel Building
10 Central Exchange Green
#01-03
Singapore 138649

 

Contact: +65 8829 2990