Design support for your business

Recognition for good design

Guide

When you successfully apply good design, seeking recognition through awards can be a good way to validate the success of your project.

As well as publicising your achievements, winning design awards and gaining recognised standards could help:

  • build your brand recognition
  • boost market sales
  • increase customers' satisfaction
  • create desirability of your products and services
  • maximise return on design investment

Design takes many forms so it's important to explore the different award options (eg web design, graphic design, branding or packaging).

Local, national or international design awards

When seeking recognition for your design project, you should first decide whether to enter awards at a regional, national or worldwide level.

For example, you could enter the regional DANI Awards in Northern Ireland for digital design projects, or the global Dieline Package Design Awards for packaging design. Professional bodies, trade associations and local media are a good starting point when looking for awards to enter.

To find out more about the benefits design can offer your business, how to manage a design project and how to measure its success, see our guides: