CELEBRATING DESIGN THAT DRIVES BUSINESS SUCCESS

Judged by business leaders and entered jointly by client and designer, the DBA Design Effectiveness Awards are both rigorous and authoritative. They celebrate the power of design to drive business success and provide compelling proof of why design is a sound commercial investment.

Entries are now closed. See the shortlist for the DBA Design Effectiveness Awards 2017 here. At the ceremony on Wednesday 1 March 2017 you will find out whether you have won a Bronze, Silver or Gold award. 

Book your place for the DBA Design Effectiveness Awards ceremony here.

The judges discuss the commercial impact of the 2016 award winners. 

 

"The Design Effectiveness Awards are always something we strive to win. They are a fantastic way to measure the value of the work we do. If a client sees a tangible rise in sales they are more likely to invest in better design in the future; something that can only be a positive influence for our industry."

Sarah Turner, Managing Director, Carter Wong Design

“The GREAT Britain campaign passionately believes that our country is the most creative in the world. So winning the DBA Grand Prix award is not only something we are very proud of but is also evidence of the value that Britain’s design community brings to UK plc.  This award celebrates effective design, which the GREAT campaign has used to show the world what Britain has to offer, ultimately delivering jobs and economic growth.”

Conrad Bird, Director, GREAT Britain Campaign

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Grand Prix

The Government’s most ambitious international marketing campaign ever to stimulate jobs and growth in Britain, required the development and expression of a single unified, global brand to align stakeholders from 17 Government departments, and 350+ private and public partnerships across 144 global markets.

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Photo Gallery

See the glamourous winners collecting their trophies at the Design Effectiveness Awards ceremony on 11 February 2016. 

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An invaluable search tool, giving you access to member agencies of the DBA, who have the ability to deliver great creative and business results. Visit the DBA Directory.

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About the awards

The DBA Design Effectiveness Awards recognise the return on investment, a coherent, well-thought out and professionally executed design strategy can achieve.