About Singapore Design Awards

The Singapore Design Awards (SDA) honours outstanding designers, design students and design practices from across the world and it remains the leading design award in Southeast Asia.

First conceived in 1988 and unveiled by then Prime Minister of Singapore Mr Lee Kuan Yew at the first Singapore International Design Forum, it was an initiative led by the Designers Association Singapore (now Design Business Chamber Singapore) and the Trade Development Board (now IESingapore).

SDA aims to raise awareness for the region and the strategic role of designers with Singapore at the heart of a dynamic Southeast Asia. Any designer and business seeking to raise its profile in this region must consider SDA as its gateway.

The Awards has assembled a group of principal figures across the multifaceted fields of design to provide a platform for the design community to showcase how they are transforming lives everywhere and highlighting promising designers to inspire the next generation of design leaders.

Celebrating the Creative Mind Behind the Work. You.

Great design comes from both the mind and the heart. As creators and problem solvers, designers are inherently empathic to the needs of others and no where is this best reflected than in the way we mediate. The way we shape communication. The way we compel. The way we evoke. The way we tie communities together through common links.

As an award that has always been dedicated to celebrating design, we strongly believe that re-energising SDA to reflect upon the people behind the scenes, the ones leading the charge and a new blood of innovators is the right step forward. Therefore, for this year and for future editions, we will be focusing on you as an individual and as a team. We look forward to receiving more fantastic work again this year!


For more information about SDA 2019, visit here.