25.03.19 / DIA / Graduate of the Year Awards 2019

The Graduate of the Year Awards (GOTYA) is the Design Institute of Australia’s flagship program for emerging designers.

GOTYA is a unique program created to support and celebrate exceptional designers from around Australia in the early stages of their career.

Nominee portfolios are anonymously evaluated by a panel of discipline-specific, practicing designers and industry figures based on a transparent judging process and critera. Finalists are interviewed to determine their transferable workplace skills and predicted impact on the Australian design industry.

GOTYA award winners have the opportunity to gain mentorships, win prizes, meet potential employees and most importantly acknowledgement and engagement from the design community.


AQF Level 6: Advanced Diploma or above
Fashion Design
Industrial / Product Design
Interior Design
Jewellery Design
Textile Design
Visual Communications Design

AQF Level 5: Diploma or above
Furniture Design
Interior Decoration

Important Dates
Nominations Open - 20 March 2019
Nominations Close - 10 April 2019
Entries Open - 12 April 2019
Entries Close - 17 May 2019

The GOTYA 2019 Information Pack includes entry information, process, requirements, award categories, terms and conditions.

Information Pack

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For more information about the GOTYA 2019, contact Head of National Programs and Events, Caroline Caneva ccaneva@design.org.au.


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