The state of Victoria in Australia considers design as a strategic business capability and an important enabler of innovation and creativity for the growth of Victorian businesses and communities. The Premier’s Design Awards recognise and reward Victorian designers and businesses using exemplar design effectively and sustainably.
The design sector is a significant contributor to the Victorian economy. In Victoria, more than 195,000 people are employed in design related roles, with the sector generating revenue of $7.3 billion annually for the state’s economy, including an estimated $204 million in design-related exports. Entries are now open for the awards and closes on 24 August 2015. For more go to http://www.premiersdesignawards.com.au/