Insights for the creatives

Compasso d’Oro design awards now also open to non-Italians

ADI – the Associazione per il Disegno Industriale presents the ADI Compasso d’Oro International Award. This is the first time that the Compasso d’Oro (established in 1954) offers the opportunity for non-Italian companies and designers to also participate in the award scheme.

The theme of the Award is Design for Food and Nutrition and the winning entries will be shown at the Milano Expo 2015. A special prize is reserved to young designers with prize money of € 30,000 which will be awarded to the best design created by students. Entries are open until 28 February 2015. For more information, including categories and judging criteria, visit on the ADI website (

99U newsletter: Insights for the creative community

The 99U newsletter, with the subtitle Insights on making ideas happen, offers creatives or other forward thinkers the opportunity to tap into a wealth of resources. Articles in the latest newsletter include what is needed to get and hold onto a mentor, building the perfect workplace and offers a workbook of daily insights into creativity and productivity. To subscribe to a weekly or monthly newsletter, visit

Call for entries: A’ Design Awards

Entries for the A’ Design Awards close on 28 February 2015. The A’ Design Competition is one of the world’s most prestigious international juried design competitions. Since 2009 the competition has attracted more than 40 000 participants from 180 countries. The World Design Rankings, published by A' Design Award & Competitions, has become a resource for academics and media members to discuss creative developments in countries. Visit for entry forms and more information.

Call for entries: TRNAVA POSTER TRIENNIAL 2015

Entries for the Trnava Poster Triennial 2015 (based in the Slovak Republic) close on 28 February 2015. Entries to this competition are free and span the following categories: Professional (individuals and teams), Student (fine arts academic students aged 18 and up), Advertising poster (designed for promotion and support of sales or services), Sociocultural poster (cultural, social or politically-motivated poster) and Freestyle category (personal or experimental poster). For more information and for the online entry form, visit:

2015 Good Design Awards Registration Opens Today 

Good Design Australia officially opens the 2015 Good Design Awards today and is calling for entries in seven major design disciplines:

  • Product Design
  • Service Design
  • Digital Design
  • Communication Design
  • Architectural Design
  • Social Innovation (new)
  • Business Model Design (new)

If you have a good design story to tell then we want to hear from you. Enter the 2015 Good Design Awards and let us amplify your design innovation to the world. Entries close 20 March 2015.