IDEA 2009


Out of 1631 entries, 31 were awarded the coveted Gold award, while 47 received Silver awards and 72 won Bronze awards, while 349 finalists were named in addition to the winners.

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The award program is the premier international competition honoring design excellence in products, ecodesign, interaction design, packaging, strategy, research and concepts.

Category Award / Competition Result / Open to Students
Type International, Award, Open, Two-Stage, Anonymous
Genre Architecture, Interior, Product
Country Miami, United States
Registration Deadline 20 February 2009 (See "Timetable and Entry Fee" below) GoogleCal iCal
Submission Deadline 20 February 2009 (via Online)
Eligibility All
Target Field Products in distribution between February 6, 2007 and February 6, 2009/Design Concept and Student entries submitted between February 6, 2007 and February 6, 2009/Research designs submitted between February 6, 2004 and February 6, 2009

- Commercial & Industrial Products
- Communication Tools
- Computer Equipment
- Design Strategy
- Ecodesign
- Entertainment
- Environments
- Home Living
- Interactive Product Experiences
- Leisure & Recreation
- Medical & Scientific Products
- Office & Productivity
- Packaging & Graphics
- Personal Accessories
- Research
- Student Designs
- Transportation

Andrew Hartman, IDSA (*Chair)
John Barratt, IDSA
Joyce Bromberg
Valerie Casey, IDSA
Eric Chan, IDSA
Rosario Costa
August de los Reyes, IDSA
Hugo Eccles, I/IDSA
Carole Favart
Greg Holderfield, IDSA
Michael Kitz
Claudia Kotchka, A/IDSA
Stefanie Kubanek
Brett Lovelady, IDSA
Stephen Melamed, IDSA
Lawrence Murphy, IDSA
Ken Musgrave, IDSA
Belinda Stening
Jim Wicks, IDSA

Exhibition (online, at IDSA's International Conference), Yearbook, the IDEA winner logo

Entry Fee
IDSA Member: $250 per entry
Non member: $350 per entry
Student with ID: $60 per entry
Late fee: $150 per entry
Hanging Fee for final round of judging: $250 per entry (Finalists only; students will be exempt from this fee.)

1 "glamour shot" and up to 6 pages long images/storyboards(size 8.5” x 11”)

Regular application deadline: Feb 6, 2009
Late application deadline: Feb 20, 2009
Finalist notification: Week of March 23, 2009
Final judging event in Washington DC: May 20 - 22, 2009
Winners notified: Week of May 25, 2009
Winners announced at July 16, 2009
IDEA ceremony at the IDSA International Conference in Miami, Florida: September 26, 2009

Past winners


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