In 2017, a new tradition will  be launched in the field of design in the form of the 1st National Design Award of Latvia. This is an annual national design industry competition, whose goals are to identify, judge and promote the best accomplishments of Latvian designers, thus facilitating the use of design created in Latvia and long-term development and growth of the Latvian design sector.

The competitionis the biggest event of the year in Latvian design to have been recognised as an initiative of national importance, and the award itself is the highest award in the Latvian design sector. The competition is open to organisations and private individuals that use design as a driving force for innovation and create products or services.

Drawing on their experience, knowledge and multi-faceted perspective, eminently-qualified jury members from Latvia and abroad will judge the submitted works according to identical and equally important criteria, without dividing them up into individual categories.

The competition is being organised by the H2E Design Studio in collaboration with the Republic of Latvia’s Ministry of Culture, the Latvian National Museum of Art’s Decorative Art and Design Department, and the Art Academy of Latvia.

If you wish to become a partner or supporter of the 1st National Design Award of Latvia, and thus play an integral role in launching a new tradition of national importance, please contact Dagnija Balode (dagnija@designaward.lv).

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