What designs are eligible?
The Fast Company 2018 Innovation by Design Awards is open to all organizations and individuals involved in designing a product or service that was made public or came to market between May 1, 2016, and May 1, 2018.* Entries do not, however, need to have been designed during that time period.
*Except the Timeless Design category which is accepts designs created before May 1, 2016.
May I enter more than one project?
Yes. You must complete a separate entry form for each project you enter.
May I enter my project in more than one category?
Yes. You may select more than one category from the Categories field. Each category is $145 before March 22, 2018, and $195 after.
If I’m a student, may I enter in both the student and professional categories?
Yes. Only the student category will be at the discounted rate of $40 before March 22, 2018, and $50 after.
Who can enter the awards?
Anyone over the age of 18 may enter.
Can I view the entry form in advance?
Yes, you can download a PDF of the the entry form here to prepare and proofread your entries offline before entering them into our online application.
May I return to edit my entry before I’ve paid?
You must pay in order for your entry to save. Once you've paid you may go back to the entry form’s fields any time before registration closes May 10, 2018.
May I edit the entry form after I pay?
Yes. You may edit your entry form until the application deadline on May 10, 2018. Your receipt will contain a link back to the entry form where you may sign in and edit your previously saved entries.
Will I receive a confirmation of payment?
Yes. Your receipt will be sent to the email address you have provided. It will contain information appropriate for business and tax purposes.
When will the finalists be announced?
The finalists will be announced on Co.Design, and the winners will be announced on Co.Design and in Fast Company’s October issue.