Emerging Designer of the Year

The award for the Emerging Designer of the Year recognises young designers making their mark on our industry. This is aimed at designers aged under 30, who may work within a large agency, or who own and operate their own studio, or who may even practice as an independent designer.

The AGDA Awards Team will contact nominees and invite them to submit an entry into the Emerging Designer category, showcasing up to five pieces of work, a short biography and an outline of additional referees, contributions and even personal work.

From a shortlist of five, jurors select the winning based on the quality of the work presented and the entrant’s impact upon the design industry—based on the biography, referees and extra curricular activities.