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Why to apply for BIG SEE Awards?

You want your business to grow, you want your work appreciated, you want change, something new and fun – meet new people, you want to work with the best, find incredible creativity, spectacular inspiration, unexpected people and life-altering relevance.

BIG SEE Awards contributes to promotion of unique and original creative achievements from the region South East Europe. Awards systematically explore the creative and business potential of the Southeast European region, and expose its excellence in architecture, interior, wood, tourism, product and fashion design. By winning an award the recipients have many possibilities to achieve international recognition of their work.

Numbers

21 countries
6 award categories
600+ awards since 2018
200+ awards annually

Winners’ Benefits

  • Visibility by means of PR and other media campaigns delivering strong commercial results
  • Exclusive use of the BIG SEE Award logo
  • Presentation of the project on the Winners 180˚ stage
  • Presentation of the project in online exhibition
  • Exhibition in the City of Design national pavilions
  • Presentation of the project in the printed BIG SEE Report
  • Video interviews – the “BIG SEE Talks” intended for online promotion
  • Promotion and networking at the BIG SEE festivals
  • Free entrance to BIG SEE festivals

Registration dates

  • Early Bird: closed
  • Regular: March 21 – April 27
  • Latecomers: April 28 – May 5
Apply for Awards here →

Process

Eligibility

Products can be entered by companies (producers) and designers from anywhere in the world as long as the production is based in the region Southeast Europe. The product has to be completed within the last two years.

  • Entrants are allowed to submit multiple products, but shall submit a separate entry form for each one, and pay a separate entry fee for each product.
  • Only on time submitted products with specified text description and images will be admitted to competition. Entries will not be accepted or judged without payment of the entry fee.
  • Submitted products must have been completed within the last two years the following categories:

Home (furniture, lighting and lamps, household appliances and accessories, tableware, soft furnishings, sanitary furniture, food packaging etc.)
Personal (jewellery, wearable tech, mobile phones, watches, shoes, eyewear)
Leisure (sports equipment, bar and restaurant products, luxury goods, toys, personal care, wellness and beauty)
Work (working machinery, tools and equipment, office stationery, furniture and lights for work)
Mobility (all means of personal or public transport – bicycles, cars, ships, trains, planes, transport related accessories)
Urban (urban equipment and public lighting)

Criteria & Judging

Products will be evaluated according to the following criteria:

  • ergonomy
  • aesthetics
  • ethics & ecology
  • emotion
  • creative strength, passion and business excellence of Southeast Europe

Among winners of the BIG SEE Product Design Award, Grand Prix winner in each category will be selected. The jury reserves the right to recategorise any entry to another category. The decision of the jury is final. The jury is not obliged to explain its decision.

Registration Fee

The registration fee covers the cost of competition and judging process.
If the submitted product wins an award, the entrant is obligated to choose Winners’ package.

Early Bird (closed): 100 €
Regular (March 21 – April 27): 200 €
Latecomers (April 28 – May 5): 300 €

Winners’ Package (obligatory)

  • Award trophy (personal delivery at the festival)
  • Use of BIG SEE Product Design Award logo

DIGITAL

  • Presentation of the awarded product in the online gallery

FESTIVAL

  • Product presentation on BIG SEE Design Business Festival – presentation on Winners Stage 180°
  • Free entrance to BIG SEE Design Business Festival and award-giving ceremony
  • Design Match (B2B matchmaking) on the BIG SEE Design Business Festival
  • Award trophy (personal delivery at the festival)
  • Use of BIG SEE Product Design Award logo

DIGITAL

  • Presentation of the awarded product in the online gallery
  • Web profile  (more here)
  • Basic Social media communication (only available in combination with web profile booking)

PRINT

  • Full page project presentation in the printed BIG SEE Report
  • One copy of BIG SEE Report

FESTIVAL

  • Product presentation on BIG SEE Design Business Festival – presentation on Winners Stage 180°
  • Design Match (B2B matchmaking) on the BIG SEE Design Business Festival
  • Free entrance to BIG SEE Design Business Festival and award-giving ceremony
  • Professional photo-shooting on the BIG SEE Design Business Festival

Additional exposure (optional)

DIGITAL

Web profile (more here)
– Social Media Campaigns, from 150 € (more here)

PRINT
– Winning project exposure in the BIG SEE Report, from 300 € (more here)
– A copy of BIG SEE Report, 40 €/issue

FESTIVAL
Exhibition Units, from 150 €
Exhibition billboard 100×100 cm, 80 €/piece
Video interview – BIG SEE Talks, 100 €

TROPHY
BIG SEE Trophy, postage included, 70 €

More about Winners’ optional exposure with application form HERE.

Jury members

Award ceremony

Award ceremony: BIG SEE DESIGN BUSINESS FESTIVAL, October 11-12, 2021 in Ljubljana, Slovenia.
Within the scope of the BIG SEE Design Business Festival, the awards for excellence will be granted in the category of Product design.
More here →.

Apply for Awards here

For applying your work for the awards complete the form below with a description of the project (500-1000 characters – not words) and other data. Please, don’t forget to submit also minimum of 6 photographs of your product in high resolution with the name of the photographer.