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The 2017 Innovation By Design Awards


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.

For full competition details, see the rules and FAQs.

The entry period will run from February 28, 2017-May 4, 2017.

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