Plastics Industry Awards 2017

Now in its 17th year the Plastics Industry Awards have firmly established themselves as the forum for recognising and rewarding excellence in an increasingly competitive market. Launched in 2001, and held annually in London this event is dedicated to rewarding innovation and exceptional performance. The Plastics Industry Awards acknowledge the best companies and the best people in the market

UX Design Awards 2017 - Call for Entries

Call for Entries | Deadline: March 31, 2017 | Final Submission: April 21, 2017

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 Bestowed by the International Design Center Berlin (IDZ), the annual awards honor outstanding design and intuitive quality in electronic products, digital solutions, services and environments. From this year on, the competition also includes professional concepts, prototypes and research projects. Corporations, design consultancies and agencies worldwide are invited to submit their user-centered product solutions and services until March 31st. All nominated solutions and services will be exhibited from September 1 – 6, 2017 at IFA, the global consumer electronics show in Berlin.

Competition jury

The jury is the core of the UX Design Awards. The independent experts’ many years of experience guarantee the highest quality of the competition. The jury members’ different competencies and specializations ensure a balanced evaluation of the various competition entries in the fields of user orientation and design quality.


Submissions in the following product areas are accepted:

Product Solutions: Launched or market ready products, services, physical and virtual environments

Concepts: Professional product studies, product/service prototypes, research projects


Participation in the competition is open to companies of all sizes from around the world, to design and architectural offices, to communication and PR agencies, to development and engineering offices as well as to consortia comprising of companies, science and academic institutions.

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Get involved in running BIDA - National Board elections

In August 2016, BIDA members will elect our National Board in open elections.  Members have the opportunity to stand and/or propose other members.  Nominations must be received by July 29th.

Board positions are voluntary and a great opportunity to help to influence the future of Industrial Design education, practice and representation.  If you are not a member already, please follow the simple online process to join and get your vote.  As member you could stand for election, promote and run BIDA.  Please contact if you need more information

See us at Innovate UK 2015

At Innovate UK BIDA will be encouraging companies to invest in design at the early stage of their new initiatives. See us in the Support Zone. For more information on the event, taking place from 9-10 November at London's Old Billingsgate. See here.

Redefining Industrial Design

ICSID - the International Council Of Societies Of Industrial Design is redefining their definition of industrial design, which hasn't changed since 1969, though the environment in which we practice has.