Call for Entries: Lexus Design Award India 2023 [July 28 – Sep 28]: Apply by Sep 28

Lexus is inviting applications from eligible candidates for the Lexus Design Award India 2023.

About Lexus Design Award India

The Lexus Design Award India (LDAI) seeks to foster the growth of ideas that contribute to society by supporting designers and creators whose works can help to shape a better future.

The award aims to recognize and reward the best industrial design executed by Indian designers, institutions, design consultancy firms, and in-house design teams of companies.

Good design is defined by LDAI as the synthesis of sustainable, ergonomic, aesthetic, commercial, industrial, and scientific disciplines to create products that simplify, enrich, and better human existence.

The LDAI is an annual award that promotes good design across multiple categories. This is the Sixth year of the LDAI.

Categories of Award

Student Category

  • This years’ theme for the Student Category is “Design For a Better Tomorrow – Anticipate, Innovate, Captivate”.
  • This category will consider original works of a conceptual nature by students who are currently enrolled in design schools across India. All entries submitted in this category must be in accordance with the above theme.
  • Entries submitted in this category must be industrial design ideas, concepts and explorations that attempt to embody the values of innovation, sustainability, usability, aesthetic refinement and industrial craftsmanship.

Open Category

  • This years’ theme for the Open Category is “Design For a Better Tomorrow – Anticipate. Innovate. Captivate.”
  • This category is open to design professionals, teachers, thinkers and design enthusiasts. The Open Category will consider original, conceptual work that is in keeping with the above theme. Entrants are welcome to interpret the theme in accordance with their understanding of the challenges of designing for a better tomorrow.
  • Entries submitted in this category must be industrial design ideas, concepts and explorations that attempt to embody the values of innovation, sustainability, usability, aesthetic refinement and industrial craftsmanship.

Selection Process

  • All entries will be scrutinized by a screening committee to ensure that they conform to the eligibility criteria for the Lexus Design Award India.
  • From the pool of entries received, a maximum of ten finalists will be chosen in the Established category, and three finalists in the conceptual category
  • An eminent jury comprising experienced practicing designers, academics, and design thinkers will evaluate the finalists and choose one winner in each category.
  • The jury meet will take place in October 2022.
  • The jury deliberations will be conducted in an open and transparent manner. A team of observers will be allowed to watch and listen to the jury’s deliberations while they choose the winners. This observer team will include senior members of ADI (Association of Designers of India) and select members of the press. Observers will not be allowed to ask questions or interact with the jury.
  • If the jury wishes to ask questions or seek clarifications, they will interview the finalists via teleconference. Finalists will be informed well in advance of the jury date and potential time for this teleconference.
  • The jury’s decision will be final, and no disputes will be entertained.
  • The final winners of the Lexus Design Award India will be announced in December 2023.
  • Should the jury find that none of the entries in a particular category are worthy of the award, then no award will be given in that particular category for the year.
  • In exceptional circumstances, the jury may give out more than one award in a particular category. For example, this may happen if there are two equally deserving winners in the category.
  • If any jury member is connected to any of the applicants in a manner that may cause a conflict of interest, then that juror will recuse herself/himself from judging that category entirely.

How to Register?

Interested participants can register for their participation through this link.

Important Dates

  • Application period: 28th July to September 28th
  • Announcement of Jury & Mentors: August – September 2022
  • Jury Meet: October 2022
  • Mentorship Program: October – November 2022
  • Media, Guests and Public Voting: November 2022
  • Announcement of LDAI 2023 Winners: December 2022

Contact

Email: contact@LDAIndia.com

Click here to view the official notification for the Lexus Design Award India 2023.

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