The 2017 Innovation By Design Awards honor the designers and businesses solving the problems of today and tomorrow. The competition, now in its sixth year, has featured a cross-section of blue-chip companies, scruffy startups, and hungry young talents. It is one of the most sought-after design awards in industry.
There are 13 categories in all, and they’re judged by a sterling selection of designers, business leaders, and Fast Company editors. Entries are judged on the key ingredients of innovation: Functionality, originality, beauty, sustainability, depth of user insight, cultural impact, and business impact.
Entrants stand to gain superb exposure on Fast Company: Finalists will appear in the October issue of Fast Company magazine (circulation 725,000) and on Co.Design (4.2 million visits per month); winners will be celebrated at Fast Company's Innovation Festival this fall, and receive a complimentary pass; and both winners and finalists will be listed in an online directory of the world’s best design-driven companies. See last year's winners and finalists.
The entry period will run from February 28, 2017-May 4, 2017.