About the year 2018


Participation in the Swiss Design Competition is open to Swiss-born designers and designers located in Switzerland. The competition encompasses the categories of photography, graphic design, fashion and textile design, product and industrial design, scenography, and mediation. The jury is formed by the Federal Design Commission with the support of three experts. The competition takes place in two rounds. In the first round, applicants submit a portfolio to the jury. Selected applicants are invited to a second round, where they display their work as part of the public exhibition Swiss Design Awards. There, the works are judged and the awards are decided upon, shortly before the opening.


The prize money for the Swiss Design Award is a monetary sum of 25,000 Swiss francs. By recommendation of the Federal Design Commission, this year 17 designers are honoured in the categories of photography (3), graphic design (5), fashion and textile design (3), products and objects (4), and mediation (2).