National Design Award

Nrodn cena za dizajn (1)
Národná cena za dizajn
Contact: Dr Margita Michlíková (f) Competition Secretary
Sekretariát súťaže, Slovenské centrum dizajnu, Jakubovo námestie 15, 814 99 Bratislava, Slovakia
Mailing address: 
Sekretariát súťaže, Slovenské centrum dizajnu, P O Box 131, 814 99 Bratislava, Slovakia
421 (0) 2 5293 1523, 421 (0) 2 5293 1800, 421 (0) 902 191033
421 (0) 2 5293 1838
Biennial, odd years (2009, 2011, 2013)

Nrodn cena za dizajn (1)The National Design Award has been awarded every odd year since 1993 by the Slovak Design Centre and the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of the Slovak Republic. It is presented following a competition held in the following categories: A – product design (a commercially made product or equipment), B – communication design (a graphic design product for a particular client, eg information system, co-ordinated visual style, logo, periodical graphic design, typography, digital technology product, graphic design for online or multimedia, product packaging), and C – student design (proposal from the area of product or communication design created as end-of-term work, bachelor’s work or master’s work at an academic workplace of a design-teaching university in Slovakia, or during placements at other higher education institutions abroad). Participation in the competition is open to domestic or foreign designers co-operating with a Slovak manufacturer, to domestic or foreign manufacturers co-operating with a Slovak designer, and to students of design, design studios and clients. An international jury drawn from industrial and graphic designers and specialists assesses contesting works. The National Design Award is the highest form of recognition in this area of creative work.

The objective of the competition is to promote the creativity of designers and producers in Slovakia and to raise the profile of Slovak designers within the European Union with the aim of motivating manufacturers in the SR for co-operation with professional designers and supporting the development of design theory and professional journalism in this area.