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#098 / 2012

Furniture design awards: no entry fees

Magazines, weblogs and social media will give you international recognition when you win a prestigious design award. One caveat: always read the "fine print" for each award, particularly regulations about copyright responsibilities.

Awards listed below (usually awarded annually) recognize these categories: A = exclusively furniture; B = mainly furniture and also eco-design, interiors, architecture; C = industrial design, including furniture.

Click the logo to view details of the award. Images © of the award organization.

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Andreu World

Country of origin: Spain
Categories: A (wood chair or table)
Entry fee: None
Main prize: €3,000
Geographical limits: None
Deadline (approx): December

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Caiazza Memorial Challenge (Promosedia)

Country of origin: Italy
Categories: A (designers under 35 years old)
Entry fee: None
Main prize: €3,500
Geographical limits: None
Deadline (approx): January

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India Design Forum (IDF) Award

Country of origin: India
Categories: C
Entry fee: None
Main prize: Trophy
Geographical limits: Royalty agreement
Deadline (approx): January (biannual)

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ICFF Studio

Country of origin: United States
Categories: A
Entry fee: None
Main prize: Free ICFF exhibit space
Geographical limits: None
Deadline (approx): January

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DWR Champagne Chair Contest

Country of origin: USA
Categories: A (a different "fun" project)
Entry fee: None
Main prize: $1,000 DWR Gift Card
Geographical limits: None
Deadline (approx): January

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The Wood Awards

Country of origin: United Kingdom
Categories: B (bespoke or production)
Entry fee: None
Main prize: Trophy
Geographical limits: Made in United Kingdom
Deadline (approx): June

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Young Balkan Designers

Country of origin: Serbia
Categories: B (bespoke or production)
Entry fee: None
Main prize: Exhibition tour
Geographical limits: Balkan countries
Deadline (approx): February

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