International Awards Associates   

Product Design

PRODUCT DESIGN OF THE YEAR

The best products have the ability to transform society, saving labor, saving lives, or simply providing entertainment. Creativity in product design can spark a wave that sweeps through an entire industry, changing it for the better.

Muse Design Awards has deep respect for the hard work involved in truly innovative product design. We are looking for new products of any category that are uniquely useful, that inspire confidence and loyalty in customers, that offer joy.

Those who win Product Design of the Year award have their eye on the evolving needs of their marketplace, and the dedication and creativity to meet those needs. We offer the recognition you deserve.

Product Design categories

MDP001. Babies & Children Products
MDP002. Furniture
MDP003. Flora & Fauna
MDP004. Bakeware, Tableware, Drinkware & Cookware
MDP005. Beauty, Personal Care & Cosmetic Products
MDP006. Digital & Electronic Devices
MDP007. Energy Products & Devices
MDP008. Futuristic Design
MDP009. Games
MDP010. Hardware, Power & Hand Tools
MDP011. Heavy Machinery
MDP012. Home Appliances
MDP013. Information Technologies
MDP014. Lighting & Illumination
MDP015. Music, Audio & Sound
MDP016. Scientific Instruments, Medical Devices & Research Equipment
MDP017. Toys
MDP018. Unexpected Design
MDP019. Wearable Technologies

Deadlines & Fees

Product designers, brand owners, graphics designers, advertising agencies, interactive agencies, In-house marketing, freelance professionals, and studies are encouraged to submit work that is conceptual, in prototype or complete*. Winners are determined by one entry, and not an entire body of work, so careful selection should be observed.
Entry Period Early Bird
(Dec 12-Jan 23, 2019)
Regular
(Jan 24-Feb 28, 2019)
Final
(Mar 1-Mar 28, 2019)
PROFESSIONAL 1st ENTRY $160 $170 $180
ADDITIONAL ENTRY $160 $170 $180
ADDITIONAL CATEGORY* $100 $110 $120
STUDENT $30 $40 $50

* You may submit an entry into multiple categories at the same time. The first Category will be charged as per the original submission fee. Additional categories (2 or more) will be charged as such.

Rather than increase the fee for each entry, fees are only charged in order to cover administrative costs like printing, mailing and data organization. For this reason, each participant is charged a flat $30 administration fee. When all participants pay the same low fee, those submitting more than one entry will actually pay less than if fees were on a sliding scale.

PROJECT DATE
Work submitted must have been created within the last 5 years.

Prizes and recognition

The Winner of the Product Design of the Year award receives a complimentary, limited-edition of the prestigious Muse Trophy and certificate. Winning works will be highlighted on the main page of the Muse Design Awards website, and published on all of its social media platforms for a full year.

In addition, Platinum, Gold, Silver and Rose Gold winners will receive a complimentary certificate, personalized press release, as well as graphic downloads for use in promotions. Winners in these categories may choose to purchase their respective Muse Trophy for a reasonable fee. All winning designs are featured in the Muse World online media platforms.

MUSE AWARDS STATUETTES

Sleek, limited edition statuettes to signify your crowning achievement

ONLINE MEDIA INTERVIEW

Showcase your winning work with a published interview you complete with our convenient release form

SITE BUGS FOR WINNERS

Promote your achievement on correspondence, social media, websites, and more

MUSE CERTIFICATE OF ACHIEVEMENT

Reputation-building endorsement personalized for you, and suitable for framing

LIFETIME WINNER'S GALLERY

Take your place in our "hall of fame" by adding your name to the pantheon of winners

INTERNATIONAL MEDIA COVERAGE

Build success with promotional coverage on our high-visibility website and press releases

submission details

Submit your entry online in four easy steps:

1. Tap the "Submit Entries" button to register your user name and password. If you are already a member, tap "Log In."

2. Complete the short online entry form. Don't forget you can enter each work in more than one category.

3. Upload your entry (Image, PDF, URL) to the site.

4. Check out to file your entry fees.

Image Limits; Up to ten images in JPEG and one PDF can be uploaded per entry. For easy results, ensure images are formatted as JPEG/PNG, 1000px, and no larger than 4MB. Please save PDFs in "Screen View", limited to 6 pages per entry, or 4MB in size.

Submissions should be as detailed as possible. For example, architectural submissions should include small-scale site plans for context, and images of all sides of the building and its environment. A complex of buildings should include a rendering. Restorations and remodels should include images of the site "before and after."

Submissions can be entered as concepts, completed, or works in process. Completed projects may not be older than five years.

Limit written descriptions of your project to 600 characters or less.