President*s Design Award Call for Entries 2020 – Nominate Now!

The President*s Design Award Call for Entries (CFE) portal opens in early October 2019 and will be open for a month. Register your interest and/or nominate a designer and design project by dropping us an email at!

Design has become an important catalyst for innovation, economic competitiveness and better living, in a world where ideas matter more than ever. Good design transforms, improves, connects and challenges. P*DA believes that together, we can create a better world by design.

So if you’re keen to submit your work, email us to register your interest and you’ll receive a submissions info package in September. If you’re keen to nominate, email us with the name of the designer/design project, contact details if possible, and 1-2 lines on why you want to nominate them.

The President*s Design Award (P*DA), jointly organized by DesignSingapore Council (Dsg) and the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA), celebrates the impact of design in enabling economic transformation; raising quality of life; and advancing the Singapore brand, culture and connecting communities. The award also recognizes ground-breaking achievements in the field of design. It also encompasses all design disciplines, including emerging practices like systems and strategic design – taking into account the broad and evolving nature of design. As such, P*DA is more than an award – it is envisioned to be a platform that educates and raises awareness about the transformational power of design.

Our latest crop of P*DA 2018 recipients had embarked on meaningful and impactful programmes throughout the year to showcase design excellence island-wide. We have conducted several forums, networking sessions, panel discussions, international engagement and showcases in New York, London at the D&AD Creative Festival 2019 and the most recent Barcelona Design Week 2019. For more information of our past programmes, check out our stories here!

For more information on the award categories and eligibility, click here! To know more about the judging process and criteria, click here. Alternatively, feel free to drop your enquiries to!

Remember to watch out for this space for more information on the P*DA Call for Entries!

Alternatively, the submission guide can be downloaded here!



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