List of UK Design Awards and Innovation Awards

This is the world’s best list of UK Design Awards and Innovation Awards. It includes all the most credible national design awards such as The National Technology Awards, The International Design Awards, The Drum Design Awards, The Edison Awards, The Dyson Awards, The A’ Design Awards and The IET Innovation Awards. There are awards for interior design, product design awards and top designer awards. See our International Awards list for more global innovation awards.

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Please note: the “~” symbol means that the date is based on the previous year’s awards programme or is an estimate based on the information available.
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Award nameDeadline DateAwarding DateIndustryRegion
British Sign Awards13th Sep14th NovDesign & InnovationUK
Graphis Design Annual Competition 17th Sep~7th AugDesign & InnovationInternational
The UXUK Awards (User Experience)27th Sep21st NovDesign & InnovationUK
International Design Awards30th Sep~4th MayDesign & InnovationInternational
LIT Lighting Design Awards30th Sep15th DecDesign & InnovationInternational
Wired Audi Innovation Awards ~9th Oct~1st NovDesign & InnovationInternational
Mixology Awards North ~12th Oct5th DecDesign & InnovationUK
Lexus Design Awards 14th Oct~4th AprDesign & InnovationInternational
iF Design Award 18th Oct4th MayDesign & InnovationInternational
Penrose Awards ~21st Oct~30th OctDesign & InnovationUK
BIG Innovation Awards 8th Nov22nd JanDesign & InnovationInternational
The Spark Design and Architecture Awards~12th Nov~18th NovDesign & InnovationInternational
Beazley Designs of the Year Awards~17th Nov~6th JanDesign & InnovationInternational
Edison Awards22nd Nov21st AprDesign & InnovationInternational
DBA Design Effectiveness Awards~30th Nov~1st FebDesign & InnovationUK
London International Creative Competition7th Dec22nd MarDesign & InnovationInternational
JEC World Innovation Awards ~14th Dec~12th MarDesign & InnovationInternational
International Design for All Foundation Good Practices Awards 30th Dec~21st SepDesign & InnovationInternational
Green Product Award10th Jan11th MarDesign & InnovationInternational
Lighting Design Awards~18th Jan14th MayDesign & InnovationInternational
Britain's Top Designer Award31st Jan15th FebDesign & InnovationUK
Red Dot Award Product Design ~1st Feb~8th JulDesign & InnovationInternational
National Technology Awards ~1st Feb~16th MayDesign & InnovationUK
Disruptor Awards ~2nd Feb~3rd MayDesign & InnovationInternational
The Dieline Awards ~15th Feb~4th MayDesign & InnovationInternational
The A' International Interface and Interaction Design Awards ~28th Feb~15th AprDesign & InnovationInternational
The A' Scientific Instruments, Medical Devices and Research Equipment Design Awards~28th Feb~15th AprDesign & InnovationInternational
The A' Luxury Design Awards ~28th Feb~15th AprDesign & InnovationInternational
The A' Design Award~28th Feb~15th AprDesign & InnovationInternational
The 3D Printing Industry Awards ~1st Mar~6th JunDesign & InnovationInternational
The Drum Design Awards~7th Mar~7th JunDesign & InnovationInternational
International Design Excellence Awards (IDEA)~15th Mar~19th AugDesign & InnovationInternational
Mixology Awards South ~22nd Mar~20th JunDesign & InnovationUK
Red Dot Award Design Concept ~27th Mar~28th SepDesign & InnovationInternational
Starpack Industry Awards~29th Mar~27th JunDesign & InnovationUK
Co.Design's Innovation by Design Awards~10th May~1st OctDesign & InnovationInternational
IOP Business Awards (Institute of Physics)~17th May~16th OctDesign & InnovationUK
Muse Design Awards~20th May~15th MayDesign & InnovationInternational
Cresta Awards~31st May26th SepDesign & InnovationInternational
IEEE Awards ~15th Jun~11th MayDesign & InnovationInternational
The TCT Awards ~18th Jun25th SepDesign & InnovationInternational
Golden Pin Concept Design Award (Taiwan) ~20th Jun5th DecDesign & InnovationInternational
DMI Design Value Awards ~27th Jun~8th OctDesign & InnovationInternational
Golden Pin Design Award (Taiwan) ~27th Jun5th DecDesign & InnovationInternational
ICIS Innovation Awards (Chemical Industry)~1st Jul~1st DecDesign & InnovationInternational
Institution of Engineering and Technology IET Innovation Awards~5th Jul13th NovDesign & InnovationUK
SBID International Design Awards ~8th Jul~26th OctDesign & InnovationInternational
James Dyson Award ~11th Jul14th NovDesign & InnovationInternational
The Horners Awards for Plastics Innovation & Design and Bottlemakers Award 26th Jul~5th OctDesign & InnovationUK
Global Aquaculture Innovation Award31st Jul21st OctDesign & InnovationInternational
SVIEF Innovation Awards10th Aug7th SepDesign & InnovationInternational
HOW International Design Awards 12th Aug~25th AprDesign & InnovationInternational
Jing Shan Classic, Cultural and Creative Arts Awards30th Aug31st OctDesign & InnovationInternational

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