Call for nominations for the INDEX:AWARD 2009

Beginning August 27, 2008, a call for nominations will be issued for the 2009 INDEX:AWARD, the third edition of the international design awards program offering the world’s largest monetary prizes. INDEX:AWARD acknowledges designs that contribute to improvement in people’s lives.

This internationally recognized design award accepts nominations from all design disciplines, including industrial design, service design, architecture and graphic design. The date of the nominated design must be after 2004. Improvements for everyday life as well as global issues can be considered for an INDEX:AWARD.

From the submitted designs, an international jury will choose 70-100 finalists that will be featured in an exhibition that will tour the world. From the finalists, the jury will choose prize of 100,000 Euros at an award ceremony in Copenhagen in August 2009.

Anyone can nominate designs for the INDEX:AWARD 2009 online at, which will launch on August 27, 2008. Nominating bodies and individuals will be asked to address the jury’s evaluation criteria for example, the form, impact and context of the nominated design. To secure maximum participation of designers and their relevant designs, there is no nomination fee.

All nominated designs will be featured on the INDEX:AWARD website, and the deadline for submission of nominations for the INDEX:AWARD 2009 is December 8, 2008.

Previous winners of the INDEX:AWARD include Architecture for Humanity for Siyathemba, a field of hope; Tesla Motors for the Tesla Roadster; OLPC for XO1; and Vestergaard Frandsen for LifeStraw.