National Design Awards

2011 NYC and DC Teen Design Fair


Now in it's second year, the Teen Design Fair is one of the best new parts of the National Design Awards. Held annually in Washington, D.C. and in New York City, The Fair invites hundreds of local teens to learn about careers from a diverse array of design professionals. Design colleges from around the country are also on hand to provide admissions and financial aid information. Teens have the opportunity to meet Tim Gunn and top designers from the worlds of fashion, industrial design, architecture, interaction, and communication.
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Nominate Now for the 2012 National Design Awards!


The Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum is pleased to announce an open call for nominations for the thirteenth annual National Design Awards [http://www.cooperhewitt.org/nda] program honoring lasting achievement in American design. Each year, the Awards recognize excellence, innovation, and enhancement of the quality of life across a range of disciplines.
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National Design Awards: Open Call for Nominations


Nominations for the 2011 National Design Awards are now open! Conceived by the Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt to honor the best in American design, the Awards are now in their twelfth year. This year the nomination process is open to the public for the first time.  
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2010 National Design Awards


Today Cooper-Hewitt announced the winners of the 11th annual National Design Awards. The entire list of winners and finalists is here.
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July 24: Design in D.C.


Plans are taking shape for the July 24th public programs in Washington, D.C., celebrating the 10th annual National Design Awards. These events will take place from 10 to 11 a.m. at museums around the Mall
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Celebrate Design in D.C.


Friday, July 24th promises to be an exciting day for design fans in Washington, DC and across the country. First Lady Michelle Obama will join us in celebrating the National Design Awards with five simultaneous Public Programs followed by a White House Ceremony for the honorees. 
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Design: Creativity in Service of Others


As a member of the 2009 National Design Awards Jury, let me first and foremost congratulate all of the winners and finalists. It was an exciting, exhausting, and inspiring process to review all the submissions and debate the merits and accomplishments of each
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National Design Awards: Finalists


The winner and two finalists of the Corporate Achievement category are, together, quite different from the winners of the past. As a whole, they represent what is possible at a smaller scale. 
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National Design Award Winners Are Favorites of First Lady Obama


What are two things that Maria Cornejo, Narciso Rodriguez and Isabel Toledo have in common? Well, all three designers are personal favorites of First Lady Michelle Obama, who personally chose to wear their garments during President Obama’s campaign. 
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2008 People's Design Award Winner


Congratulations to the Zōn Hearing Aid, this year’s People’s Design Award winner. 
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