The third edition of the Design for a Better World award is open for submissions. Held by Centro Brasil Design (CBD) since 2021, the award recognizes innovative solutions from various areas of design that positively impact society. In 2022, 51 projects and initiatives were awarded that, among other effects, aim to boost education in specific communities, promote accessibility and increase representation. The deadline for submitting proposals for the new edition is September 8th.
Those interested in participating must register through the award website. First, it is necessary to pre-register and pay the registration fee, and then fill out the form with information and images of the project. Regarding the fee to be paid, it is important to be aware: as the deadline approaches, the amount rises. Until June 9th, the fee is R$270. Between June 10th and August 4th, R$350 and, between August 5th and September 8th, R$420.
People, businesses and organizations that have proposals that fit into any of the award categories can apply: design of products, services and packaging; graphic design, digital, User Experience (UX), User Interface (UI) and communication; architecture and city; and concept (which cuts across the other areas and opens up opportunities for ideas and initiatives that are not on the market). The award regulations contain details and examples related to each of the areas, as well as the conditions for participation, timetable and selection criteria.
In addition to receiving the Design for a Better World Award seal, the awarded initiatives will be able to participate in the 2024 edition of the iF Design Award, one of the most important in world design, with exemption from the registration fee and without going through the pre-selection phase. This is because CBD represents iF Design in Brazil and the projects will have already been evaluated by the final jury of the world award. The winning projects will also be widely publicized through a bilingual e-book produced by CBD and other advertising and networking initiatives.