IAMAI Design Awards 2020 are the awards to honor the designs which have brought about a distruptive change in the country/industry with their revolutionary ideas.


Our Jury

Apala Lahiri
Chair, National Design and Innovation Committee, IAMAI

Girish Prabhu
Co-Chair, National Design and Innovation Committee, IAMAI

Unmesh Kulkarni

Prachi Bhruguwar
Associate Director - India Lead (Nation Head) for Experience Design Studio - Accenture

Harshit Desai
Head, Customer Experience, Alliances and Automation, Aditya Birla Finance Limited

Shakti Banerjee
Professor & HOD, MIT Institute of Design


Your 5 Step guide to  


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1. Who can apply?

Any company, organization, institution, agency, consultancy, group or individual which has done any project that qualifies under any of the categories of awards within IAMAI Design Summit 2020

2. Set the table ahead of time

2. Design Categories 

  • Social Impact and Bottom up Design: The design innovators who have made a social impact/affected or aim to affect the lives of people with their design idea.
  • Citizen centric Government Initiatives: All the government projects and initiatives which have shown an innovative turn to the usual policy and governance.
  • Industry and Innovative Design: If you’re an industry personnel and are working on an innovative idea or design which is a one of its kind ideas and can change the course of your industry, this category is for you.
  • Tech Design: All the tech wizards, trying to make it big in the tech world with your never seen before designs and unconventional creative streak, we are looking for you.
3. Cook in advance as much as possible

3. How to apply?

Applying for entry in the awards is a 3-step simple process:

  • Click on the BUTTON below
  • Fill out your information
  • Make the entry fee
Register Here
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4. Timeline to follow

  • Submit your entries by 28th February 2020
  • Shortlisted candidates to be informed by 10th March 2020
  • Final round of evaluation to be done by 16th March 2020
  • Top 10 ideas to be contacted by 20th March 2020
  • Winners to be announced during the event
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5. Evaluation Criteria

The evaluation of each of the entries will be done using the Design for a better world index.

  1. Improves Personal Capabilities to think, feel, imagine, reason
  2. Connects people and enables community building 
  3. Enhances Life Satisfaction
  4. Provides a sense of flow and delight
  5. Reduces Effort and Facilitates Convenience
  6. Helps Save or Make Money
  7. Enhances Personal and Family Health and safety 
  8. Enhances Feeling of Purpose
  9. Facilitates/enhances ways to live a more sustainable and socially responsible life
  10. Is designed to be inclusive
The criteria are taken from the Design for a better world index created by Apala Lahiri Chavan as part of her PhD thesis*