Melbourne Design Awards

spaces, objects, visual, graphic, digital & experience design, design champion, best studio & best start-up, plus over 40 specialist categories

accelerate transformation, celebrate courage, growing demand for design


Key Dates

5 May - Standard Deadline
9 June - Final Deadline
16 June - Judging & Ratings
29 June - Rating closes
30 June - Winners announced
27 July - Awards Presentation
1 September - DESIGN SUMMIT

Winners Showcase

Welcome to the 2016 MEL [city] design awards.

We’re in exciting times, where tech and innovation are creating an infinite realm of possibilities. The key to making those possibilities reality is great design.  The [city] design awards program provides marketplace recognition across an extensive range of categories and celebrates the creativity and courage of those who are leading the way. 

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The Long Hall: Carlton Cloister

🕒 18/07/2016

With a compelling ten-metre-long, red brick hallway that offers far more than circulation space, this extension to a Victorian terrace shows just how much can be achieved with a small footprint.

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Exhibit Mines for Links Between Dyslexia and Creativity

🕒 15/07/2016

Designer Jim Rokos says that dyslexia isn't a disability, but an asset—especially for designers.

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Pentagram designs new logo and identity system for Mastercard

🕒 14/07/2016

Mastercard’s logo – one of the world’s most recognisable – has been given a makeover for the digital age. Designed by Pentagram, the simplified mark retains the brand’s distinctive red and yellow circles, but gone are the teeth, the capital C and a “dated” italic font…

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Tesla Town: The New Melbourne Suburb with a Powerwall in Every Home

🕒 13/07/2016

Welcome to Tesla Town: the new Melbourne suburb with a Powerwall in every home.

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Investing in The Next Generation Of Creative Talent

🕒 12/07/2016

Melbourne’s Southbank is set to become one of the world’s best training grounds for the arts, with the construction of a new Melbourne Conservatorium of Music to add to the best cultural precinct in the nation.

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