Entries Closed


Shortlisted projects to be announced soon.
See the updated 2021 categories here.
Nominations close on 7 October 2021.

Following the immense success of the inaugural identity Design Awards in 2015, identity – the region’s leading monthly magazine dedicated to contemporary design, interiors, architecture and property – is proud to announce plans for the seventh annual identity Design Awards, to be held in November 2021.

The creation of the first identity Design Awards in 2015 was in response to readers, advertisers and designers calling for identity (the region’s first design magazine) to play a pioneering role in organising a programme that will set the standard for design awards, just as we have for magazine publishing in the region. Launched by Motivate in 2002, identity is dedicated to excellence in all forms of design — and regarded and revered as the regional authority on global trends, with a reputation for professional, unbiased and independent editorial content of the highest calibre. These are the attributes that are also applied to the identity Design Awards.

The criteria for the design awards will remain true to identity’s proud DNA and will seek to reward design excellence, originality, sustainability and aesthetics. The entries – to be submitted online – will be independently evaluated by an international jury, with each member renowned for delivering excellence in the design arena.

The judges will seek to identify the best examples of pure, clean, precise and dynamic, contemporary designs for across interior design and architecture, including residential, hospitality and public spaces.