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#100 / 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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Core77 Design Awards

Country of origin: United States
Categories: C (funiture and lighting)
Entry fee: $50-150
Main prize: Trophy
Geographical limits: None
Deadline (approx): April

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Design Guild Mark

Country of origin: United Kingdom
Categories: A
Entry fee: £50 (£250 for winners)
Main prize: Trophy and product marketing
Geographical limits: United Kingdom
Deadline (approx): February

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iF Design Awards

Country of origin: Germany
Categories: C (furniture, garden furniture)
Entry fee:€340-450 (€2,600 for winners)
Main prize: Trophy and product marketing
Geographical limits: None
Deadline (approx): September

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Red Dot (product)

Country of origin: Germany
Categories:C (living rooms and bedrooms)
Entry fee: €210-270 (€2,820+ for winners)
Main prize: Trophy and product marketing
Geographical limits: None
Deadline (approx): March

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