It starts with malasakit.

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The Good Design Award Philippines

Good Design Award Philippines is the national design excellence recognition system. It seeks to discover local designers, creators and businesses with outstanding designs that embody the universal design values of form, function, innovation, plus the Philippine value of malasakit (compassion).Good Design Award Philippines aims to enhance the country’s global competitiveness and innovation quotient through design. It is also envisioned to be the country’s premier platform of good design by nurturing the culture of design excellence through creativity, innovation, value creation and impact.Launched in 2019, the award is an initiative of the Design Center of the Philippines and the Design Advisory Council, in cooperation with the Japan Institute of Design Promotion.

It starts with malasakit.

One thing that sets Good Design Award Philippines apart from other Good Design Awards is its emphasis on the Filipino value of malasakit (compassion). While it is common knowledge that form, function and innovation are the fundamental pillars of a good design, Good Design Award Philippines strongly believes that malasakit must be the heart and soul of good design.By stressing the importance of malasakit in good design, the Good Design Award Philippines shines its light on design’s impact and context, particularly its ability to improve lives and to address social, economic, and environmental sustainability. Designing with malasakit in mind entails to proactively address the challenges that the society faces today as reflected in the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Design Categories

OBJECT MAKING
Object designs that are tangible and can be utilized in everyday life.
Home Furniture and Decor
Lighting
Kitchen
Bathroom
Garden
Office Furniture and Supplies
Public/Retail
Textiles / Wall / Floor
Apparel and Clothing
Accessories
Automobiles / Vehicles
Sports

PLACE MAKING
Places or environments designed innovatively for the improvement of people’s everyday lives.
Built Environment and Architecture
Public Buildings
Residential
Office / Industry
Retail / Hospitality
Urban / Landscape
Mixed Use
Interior Architecture and Interior Design
Trade Fairs / Exhibitions
Public Exhibitions
Shops / Showrooms
Hotels / Spas / Restaurants / Bars
Residential
Offices / Workspaces
Public Buildings
Installations

IMAGE MAKING
Refers to the discipline of creating tangible (i.e. printed) and intangible (i.e. digital) mediums for effective and compelling communication of ideas
Packaging
Food and Beverages
Beauty / Health
Medicine / Pharmaceutics
Household & Consumer Products
Industry / B2B
Communication
Websites
Apps / Software
Film / Video
Corporate Identity / Branding
Magazine / Press / Publishing
Campaigns / Advertising
Annual Reports
Typography / Signage
Events

SYSTEMS AND SERVICE DESIGN
Any system, service, or process designed to make operations more efficient and sustainable not just for the organization but most especially for the people.
Service Innovations
Systems/Service Manufacturing
Supply Chain, Distribution and Logistics
Health and Sanitation
Transportation
Construction
Finance
Retail
Tourism and Recreation
Education
Entertainment
Government

SPECIAL CATEGORY: Material Innovation
The development of new or existing materials with enhanced properties or functionalities that meet new needs or solve problems. This could include materials based on circular economy principles where waste is designed out and materials are re-used.

Benefits of Winning the Good Design Award Philippines

  • Go Global: Your entry automatically gets considered for the prestigious Good Design Award Japan.

  • Lifetime Recognition: Earn the Good Design Award Philippines seal, a lasting symbol of excellence and quality guarantee, to boost your design's market value.

  • Prize and Prestige: Receive a trophy based on an original artwork of Design Center Inaugural Director and Philippine National Artist, Arturo R. Luz

  • Official Record: Get featured at the official website gallery and in the biennial yearbook.

  • Professional Promotion: Show your product and tell your story through a professional photo shoot and video production.

  • PR Boost: Gain widespread recognition, media attention, and publicity.


Good Design Award Philippines Awards

Gran Prix (Malasakit Award)

Good Design Award Philippines Malasakit is the highest design honor and represents the best in show design.This coveted accolade is selected from the Gold Awardees and is judged as the highest embodiment of malasakit, reflecting design excellence while making a positive impact in helping shape a better, safer, and more sustainable world by addressing the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals through design.

Gold Award

Good Design Award Philippines Gold represents the highest level of design excellence in a category and represents the best in class design.

Red Award

Good Design Award Philippines Red is awarded to products, services, or projects that, in the expert opinion of the jury, strongly demonstrate the value of Good Design.

Green Award

Good Design Award Philippines Green is a special award given to the product, service, or project that embodies the highest level of excellence in the practice of sustainable design.

White Award

Good Design Award Philippines White is a new special citation given to raw materials that are new, or an improvement/innovation to existing materials

Good Design Award Philippines Awardees

2022 Gran Prix (Malasakit Award) and Green Awardee

2022 Gold Awardees

2022 Red Awardees

2019 Gran Prix (Malasakit Award)

2019 Special Award for Environmental Solutions

2019 Gold Awardees

2019 Red Awardees

ASEAN Selection 2018

Screening Perspectives

Jurors will evaluate the entries based on the following screening perspectives:FORM
Execution of the idea, presentation, appeal, and ability to communicate purpose that makes it desirable to the user.
FUNCTION
Capability of product or service to deliver intended purpose or function with clarity.
INNOVATION
Ingenuity and capacity to enrich human life by providing new or improved programs and services.
POSITIVE USER EXPERIENCE
The aspects of usability, accessibility, emotional impact, preferences, and behaviors are well-considered showing a deep understanding of its end-users.
MALASAKIT
Measurable impact in line with United Nations' 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).


Selection Process

All entries submitted by 13 March 2024, 23:59 (Philippine Time, UTC +8 hrs.), the deadline for submission, will be screened for validation. Valid entries will then undergo a three-step screening process:

Entry Validation
The Secretariat validates entries for eligibility and completion. Incomplete submissions are automatically disqualified.

Initial Deliberation
All valid entries will move on to the initial deliberation, where the jurors will select entries to be shortlisted in each of their respective categories.

Final Deliberation
Shortlisted entries are exhibited, and the jury members of each category convene to deliberate who will be selected for the Red Award. From the selected Red Awardees, all jurors deliberate to determine the Gold, Green, and Malasakit Awardees.

Tabulation of Results
To ensure transparency and accountability, a third-party tabulator will compute and oversee the entire selection process from the Initial Jury Session to the Final Selection.

SUBMIT YOUR DESIGN AND GET A CHANCE TO BRING IT TO THE GLOBAL DESIGN SCENE

Who can join?
Good Design Award Philippines accepts fully-realized works in the Philippines in the form of objects, places, images, and service/systems from the following:

  • Designers/Creatives from private or public institutions

  • Non-PH-based Designers/Creatives with commissioned work for Philippine-registered companies or institutions

  • PH-registered companies or institutions

Entries must have been launched / modified / made available in the Philippine market starting January 2021. Entries must be fully owned by its submitter. In case of dispute, Good Design Award Philippines has the discretion to disqualify such entries.Interested? Read our requirements for each entrant and category and browse our FAQs before proceeding to our entry form. If you spotted a good design and wish to nominate, click the nomination form.You may also email us for inquiries.

Category Requirements

Object Making

Image Requirements
Minimum of 6 but not more than 10 images of the following:

  1. Full shot of the object

  2. Close-up shot

  3. Front view

  4. Side view

  5. Photo that showcases its usage

  6. Design Concept Sketch, if available

Video Requirements
The video must be in Full HD or higher resolution. It would be good to showcase the usage and production process of your entry.
Supplemental Documents
Entrant may also upload brochure/catalog, or other supplemental documents that will support their entry.
All files must be properly labeled.
For example:
- BusinessNameFullShot1.jpg
- BusinessName
CloseUpShot1.jpg
Paste the OneDrive, DropBox, or Google Drive link containing the images and/or videos of your product or work required of your chosen category. Please make sure the link is in view or edit mode.

Image Making

Image Requirements
Minimum of 6 but not more than 10 images of the following:

  1. Full shot of the object

  2. Close-up shot

  3. Front view

  4. Side view

  5. Photo that showcases its usage

  6. Design Concept Board, if available

  7. Conceptual Sketch / Illustration Specimens, if available

Video Requirements
The video must be in Full HD or higher resolution. It would be good to showcase your design reel, campaign video, or case study.
Supplemental Documents
Entrants may also upload brochures/catalogs/ brand manuals, or other supplemental documents that will support their entry.
All files must be properly labeled.
For example:
- BusinessNameFullShot1.jpg
- BusinessName
CloseUpShot1.jpg
Paste the OneDrive, DropBox, or Google Drive link containing the images and/or videos of your product or work required of your chosen category. Please make sure the link is in view or edit mode.

Place Making

Image Requirements
Minimum of 6 but not more than 10 images of the following:

  1. Site Development Plan

  2. Concept Sketches

  3. Building Plans such as Floor plans, Sections, Elevations, etc.

  4. Photos showing different perspectives of the entry:

  • Bird's eye view

  • Wide-angle

  • Front view

  • Rearview

  • Left-side and Right-side views

  • Interior views

Supplemental Documents
Entrants may also upload brochures/catalogs, or other supplemental documents that will support their entry.
All files must be properly labeled.
For example:
- BusinessNameFullShot1.jpg
- BusinessName
CloseUpShot1.jpg
Paste the OneDrive, DropBox, or Google Drive link containing the images and/or videos of your product or work required of your chosen category. Please make sure the link is in view or edit mode.

Systems and Service Design

Image Requirements
Minimum of 6 but not more than 10 images of the following:

  1. Systems Diagram / Service Blueprint / Experience Map / User Journey Map (can be in PDF format)

  2. Results infographic, if available

  3. Photos showcasing the system/service design in action

Supplemental Documents
Entrants may also upload brochures/catalogs/case study, or other supplemental documents that will support their entry.
All files must be properly labeled.
For example:
- BusinessNameFullShot1.jpg
- BusinessName
CloseUpShot1.jpg
Paste the OneDrive, DropBox, or Google Drive link containing the images and/or videos of your product or work required of your chosen category. Please make sure the link is in view or edit mode.

Material Innovation

Image Requirements
Minimum of 6 but not more than 10 images of the following:

  1. Overview of the material's appearance, texture, or any visible features

  2. Cross-sectional images of the material's layers and structures

  3. Photos of the material bending, flexing, or undergoing deformation

  4. Photos of the material's capabilities (e.g. self-healing)

  5. Photos showcasing the material in real-world applications or prototypes

Supplemental Documents
Entrants may also upload brochures/ catalogs or other supplemental documents that will support their entry.
All files must be properly labeled.
For example:
- BusinessNameFullShot1.jpg
- BusinessName
CloseUpShot1.jpg
Paste the OneDrive, DropBox, or Google Drive link containing the images and/or videos of your product or work required of your chosen category. Please make sure the link is in view or edit mode.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who can join?
Good Design Award Philippines accepts fully-realized works in the Philippines in the form of objects, places, images, and service/systems from the following:
- Designers/Creatives from private or public institutions
- Non-PH-based Designers/Creatives with commissioned work for Philippine-registered companies or institutions
- PH-registered companies or institutions


Is there a registration fee?
JOINING GOOD DESIGN AWARD PHILIPPINES IS FREE. Nonetheless, the participant will be responsible for any costs associated with the delivery and transportation of the submission for the purpose of Final Deliberation.


Can I submit more than one entry?
Yes, you can submit as many eligible entries as you can.


Can I submit a prototype as an entry?
Eligible entries must be a product or service that is fully realized or executed or has been in the Philippine market (available for purchase or use) for not more than three years since its date of launch (from January 2021 onwards). If an entry is ready for commercialization by February 2024, it will be accepted as an eligible entry.


Can I submit an entry that has been in the market for more than three years?
Entries that have been on the market for more than three years may be submitted as long as upgrades, adjustments, or new features have been implemented between January 2021 and the present.


I have a product or service that is done/completed/working but yet to be commercialized. Can I enter it in the competition?
An eligibility requirement is that the entry must have been in the Philippines market for not more than three years since the product’s/service’s date of launch (since January 2021 onwards).


My entry has won in a different competition. Is it still eligible for entry to the Good Design Award Philippines?
Yes, such entries are still eligible, but awards or recognitions received prior to submission of entry to Good Design Award Philippines will not have any bearing on the evaluation of your entry.


I am still a student. Can I submit an entry and join the competition?
As long as you are a design or creative practitioner with a Taxpayer’s Identification Number or Philippine-registered business, you can submit an entry to the Good Design Award Philippines. Keep in mind that your entry must be fully realized or executed, and must have been launched in the market for more than three years.

Entrant Requirements

Please submit at least one of the following documents and upload it in OneDrive, DropBox of Google Drive folder, together with the category requirements. Please make sure the link is in view or edit mode.For Individual/Sole Proprietor

  • Form 2303/ Taxpayer Identification Number issued by the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR)

  • Business Permit issued by the Local Government Unit (LGU)

  • Certificate of Business Name Registration issued by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI)


For Partnership/Corporation

  • Form 2303 issued by the BIR

  • Certificate of Registration issued by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)

  • Certificate of Registration issued by Clark Special Economic Zone Authority (CEZA)

  • Certificate of Registration issued by the Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA)

  • Certificate of Registration issued by the Phividec Industrial Authority

  • Certificate of Registration issued by the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA)

  • Certificate of Registration issued by the Zamboanga City Special Economic Authority and Freeport (ZAMBOFREEPORT)

  • Certificate of Registration issued by the Board of Investments (BOI)


For Government

  • Form 2303 issued by the BIR

  • Certificate of Registration issued by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)


Non-Government Organization and others

  • Form 2303 issued by the BIR

  • Certificate of Done Institution Status issued by the BIR

  • Business Permit issued by the LGU

  • Certificate of Registration issued by the SEC

  • Certificate of Registration issued by the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE)

  • Certificate of Registration issued by the Cooperative Development Association (CDA)

  • Certificate of Accreditation issued by the Philippine Council for NGO Certification (PCNC)


Educational Institution

  • Form 2303 issued by the BIR

  • Certificate of Registration issued by the SEC

  • Permit to Operate from the Department of Education (DepEd)

  • Certificate of Registration as a Higher Education Institution issued by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED)

  • Certificate of Accreditation issued by the Philippine Accrediting Association of Schools, Colleges, and Universities (PAASCU)

  • Certificate of Accreditation from the Accrediting Agency of Chartered Colleges Universities in the Philippines (AACCU)