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Nominations open for 2019 Victorian Premier’s Design Awards

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Designers and architects are encouraged to enter nominations for the 2019 Victorian Premier’s Design Awards.

Established by the Victorian Government in 1996, the Design Awards aim to showcase designers and businesses that have excelled in their use of design to transform products, services, spaces and experiences.

It also aims to recognise the impact of a sector which generates more than $5 billion each year and employs 85,000 Victorians.

Awards are presented across seven areas, including Architectural Design, Communication Design, Design Strategy, Digital Design, Fashion Design, Product Design, and Service Design.

All category winners go into the running for the Design of the Year award, which is given to a project that exemplifies design excellence.

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Last year’s winner was an Indigenous design charter, which offered best practice protocols for the respectful representation of Indigenous culture.

The 2019 awards will be presented on Wednesday, 20 November at MPavillion.

The awards are administered by Good Design Australia on behalf of the State Government.

Creative Industries Minister, Martin Foley, says the Victorian Government recognises the value of good design and wants to celebrate the innovators making a striking difference through design.

“The Victorian Premier’s Design Awards are part of our work to make Victoria a cultural leader and raise the profile of design in the community. I encourage local designers and businesses to enter,” Foley said.

Entries are free and close on 12 September. Click here to nominate.

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