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#099 / 2012

Furniture design awards: entry fees < $125

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.

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AZ Awards

Country of origin: Canada
Categories: B (furniture, furniture systems)
Entry fee: $25-125
Main prize: Trophy
Geographical limits: None
Deadline (approx): February

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Furniture Design Award (FDA)

Country of origin: Singapore
Categories: A (under 40 years old)
Entry fee: $10-40
Main prize: Trophy and product marketing
Geographical limits: None
Deadline (approx): December

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Green Furniture Award

Country of origin: Sweden
Categories: A (not in production)
Entry fee: €25
Main prize: Royalty agreement
Geographical limits: None
Deadline (approx): September

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IFDA Asahikawa

Country of origin: Japan
Categories: A (wooden)
Entry fee: ¥5,000-6,000
Main prize: ¥3,000,000
Geographical limits: None
Deadline (approx): October 2013 (every 3 yrs)

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