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Product Design Jury

  • D&AD Awards 2022

The design of physical commercial products, from homeware to transport.

With the exception of the Promotional and Prototypes categories, all work entered must have been commercially sold with a barcode or sales identifier.
Digital products should be entered into Digital Design.



You can enter your work in the following subcategories.

  • 2701 - Homeware

    Design of homeware products. For example furniture, seating, lighting, utensils, tech-enabled connected products and decorative objects for domestic use. Includes multipurpose furniture and storage solutions.
  • 2702 - Everyday Consumer Products

    Design of everyday consumer products. For example toothbrushes, hairdryers, pens, alarm clocks.
  • 2703 - Leisure & Sports

    The design of products used in leisure and sport. For example games, fitness equipment, holiday accessories and musical devices.
  • 2704 - Consumer & Wearable Technology

    Consumer technology includes TV and home entertainment, cameras, phones, computers and gaming consoles, device and accessories. Wearable technology includes headphones, watches, eyeglasses, virtual reality sets and connected products.
  • 2705 - Health & Wellbeing

    Products designed to improve the health and wellbeing of the user. For example assisted living products, medical devices, personal health products and technology used as part of a healthy lifestyle. Work that requires FDA approval to be commercially released must have this approval granted at the time of submission. Otherwise this work will be withdrawn and no refunds issued.
  • 2706 - Workplace, Retail & Industrial

    Products designed for a professional setting, for example a factory, hospital or office. Includes health and medical equipment, furniture, seating, lighting, fittings, writing instruments and any other product created for use within the workplace.
  • 2707 - Public Space & Transport

    Furniture and products created for use in public settings, for example hotels, parks, playgrounds street lighting. Also transportation such as trains, buses and biophilic cars. Products may include a digital element such as touch-free technology.
  • 2708 - Responsible Products

    Products where sustainability has been considered within the design. Examples include innovating to reduce the need for packaging, prioritising sustainable manufacturing processes and materials, or applying circular design principles. A fourth judging criteria applies to this subcategory: Is it responsible?
  • 2709 - Inclusive

    Products that are accessible to a range of users, regardless of ability, age, gender or other demographic. For example the product may have easy to use functions or only require one hand to use.
  • 2710 - Promotional

    Products that have been distributed as part of a promotional event, stunt or marketing campaign. Usually with a limited production run, and not sold or available commercially. This subcategory is for products only. Packaging should be entered into Packaging Design.
  • 2711 - Prototypes

    An early sample, model, or release of a product that is undergoing user testing at the time of entry. Must be commercially viable. Medical devices without FDA approval are only eligible in this subcategory. Work entered here can only be awarded up to Wood Pencil level and won't be eligible for any other Award categories except Future Impact (subject to meeting it's criteria). You will need to provide evidence of a working prototype.
  • 2712 - Innovation

    The use of new materials and technologies in the design of a product, or the use of existing materials and technologies in a new way, to create cutting edge work.