The Good Design Awards is Australia’s most prestigious international Awards for design and innovation with a proud history dating back to 1958.
The winners of the Good Design Awards – the highest honour for design and innovation in the country – were announced at The Star on 11 July 2019 at the 61st annual Good Design Awards Ceremony, with TACSI awarded two accolades for its entries in Social Impact.
Family by Family received a prestigious Good Design Award Best in Class Accolade in the Social Impact category in recognition for outstanding design and innovation.
Regional Innovators Network received a prestigious Good Design Award Winner Accolade in the Social Impact category in recognition for outstanding design and innovation.
The Good Design Awards celebrate the best new products and services on the Australian market, excellence in architectural design, engineering, fashion, digital and communication design and reward emerging areas of design strategy, social impact and design entrepreneurship.
The Good Design Awards Jury spent several days evaluating each entry according to a strict set of design criteria which covers ‘good design’, ‘design innovation’ and ‘design impact’. Projects recognised with a Good Design Award must demonstrate excellence in all areas and convince the Jury they are worthy of recognition.
“Receiving a Good Design Award at this level is a significant achievement given the very high calibre of entries received this year,” says Dr Brandon Gien, CEO of Good Design Australia. “Australia’s Good Design Award is more than a symbol of design excellence, it represents the hard work and dedication towards an innovative outcome that will ultimately improve our quality of life. These projects showcase the brilliance of design and the potential it has to improve our world,” said Dr. Gien.
The Good Design Awards Jury praised Regional Innovators Network commenting: “Regional Innovators Network is an ambitious project to help regional communities help themselves. The working-with-not-for approach values the lived experience of local people and the implementation across three communities provides strong early indications of sustainable social impact.”
The Good Design Awards attracted a record number of submissions with close to 700 design projects evaluated in this year’s international design awards.