Dulles, VA (PRWEB) November 10, 2010
Beginning Dec.1, the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA) is accepting entries to its 2011 International Design Excellence Awards® (IDEA) program from designers, students and companies worldwide. For over 30 years, IDEA has recognized design excellence in products, sustainability, interaction design, packaging, strategy, research and concepts. The awards program honors new products so submissions must have been placed in distribution between Feb. 2009 and Feb. 2011. The Henry Ford will house the winners in its permanent collection.
A panel of independent design experts uses the following criteria in selecting winning designs:
IDEA accepts entries in the following categories:
For complete contest information, visit http://www.idsa.org/awards
See last year's winners at:
Started in 1980, the IDEA program fosters business and public understanding about the impact of industrial design excellence on the quality of life and the economy. For the second year, The Henry Ford will house the IDEA award winners in its permanent collection to continue to tell the story of American innovation.
Founded in 1965, the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA) is the world’s oldest, largest, member-driven society for product design, industrial design, interaction design, human factors, ergonomics, design research, design management, universal design and related design fields. IDSA produces the renowned International Design Excellence Award® (IDEA) competition annually; hosts the International Design Conference and five regional conferences each year; and publishes Innovation, a quarterly journal on design, and designBytes, a weekly e-newsletter highlighting the latest headlines in the design world. IDSA's charitable arm, the Design Foundation, supports the dissemination of undergraduate scholarships annually to further industrial design education. The organization has more than 2,300 members in 27 chapters in the U.S. and internationally. For more information, visit http://www.idsa.org.