« The Design Exchange Awards (DXA) promote Canadian design excellence and recognizes the critical role of design in all types of organizations including commercial entities (large and small businesses), not-for-profit organizations, and the public sector. The Awards celebrate the success stories achieved through close partnerships between clients and designers. The DXAs are Canada’s only award program to judge design by results – balancing function, aesthetics, and economic success.
These Awards are designed to:
• expand national understanding of design as an essential resource
• demonstrate that investment in design impacts overall business success
• celebrate effectiveness in all design disciplines
• highlight the critical role of design in enhancing quality of life
• reinforce the value of strong client/designer partnerships
• promote the critical role of design in sustainability
A jury of leading business executives, designers and community leaders will select a Gold, Silver, Bronze and two Honourable Mentions in each of the 12 categories, including architecture, engineering, fashion, graphic design, industrial design, interior design, landscape architecture and urban design.
The early bird deadline is July 20, 2010, followed by the final submission deadline of September 30, 2010. The awards ceremony will be held on November 23, 2010. »
(Source: Canadian Architect)
ARCHITECTURE – COMMERCIAL
Public and corporate structures
ARCHITECTURE – RESIDENTIAL
Building Technology, Chemical, Civil, Electrical and Computer (including software), Environmental, Mechanical, Product, Structural, Transportation, New Materials
Textiles, Footwear, Jewelry and Accessories, Uniforms, Outerwear, Safety Gear, etc.
Industrial products produced for industry and/or consumer products available to the public
INTERIOR DESIGN – COMMERCIAL
Retail, public and corporate interiors
INTERIOR DESIGN – RESIDENTIAL
INTERIOR DESIGN – TEMPORARY or PORTABLE
Set, Theatre, Exhibit, Showrooms and model suites
Commercial, residential and public landscapes
Streetscapes, Infrastructure projects, Master plans, Interventions
VISUAL COMMUNICATIONS: BRAND and IDENTITY
Marketing, Way-finding, Package, Corporate identity, etc.
VISUAL COMMUNICATIONS: CONTENT DEVELOPMENT AND EDITORIAL
Brochures, Newspapers, Publishing, Interactive media, Websites, etc.
Special Award (by Nomination)
CANADIAN COMPANY OR CEO WITH THE BEST DESIGN STRATEGY
The CEO with the Best Design Strategy will be the leader of an organization that uses design and innovation as a major component of its business strategy. »
(Source: Design Exchange)