Entry for the 2015 Interaction Awards is now closed. Thank you to everyone that submitted, we look forward to review your work!
Thank you!

The Interaction Awards globally recognizes and celebrates examples of excellence in Interaction Design across domains, channels, environments and cultures. Submission for the 2015 Interaction Awards was open until 11:59pm ET on sunday 14. september. We are now hard at work reviewing projects from students and professionals for both conceptual and commercial work.

If you have any questions or comments, please contact us on awards@ixda.org


How it works

We look forward to celebrating examples of great interaction design from around the world.

Let’s get started:

  • Information about you
    Who you are, where you live/work/study, and how to contact you.
  • A video with information about your project
    This is where you describe your project. Create a video, up to 4 minutes in length, answering these 4 questions:

    1. What opportunity was the project addressing?
    2. Who were you designing for?
    3. What was the impact?
    4. What was the project’s design process?

We are not looking for high production quality or glossy marketing – tell us your story in the way you are best able. A great example of a video following this format was created and entered by a previous winning project, Konnekt.

Wondering what tools you might use to make a video? Look at Adobe Voice or Videolicious for easy examples of pulling something together.

  • A photo representing your project
    A print quality image  that illustrates your project and the impact of your work. 
  • Rationale for submitting within a particular category
    Textual description of why this project is representative for the chosen category.

Select which of six categories best fit your project. You are welcome to submit your project against more than one category.

  • Connecting:  Facilitating communication between people and communities.
  • Engaging:  Capturing attention, creating delight and delivering meaning.
  • Empowering:  Enabling people to go beyond their limits.
  • Expressing:  Encouraging self expression and/or creativity.
  • Disrupting:  Re-imagining completely an existing product or service by creating new behaviors, usages or markets.
  • Optimizing:  Making daily activities more efficient.

See last year’s award winners for sample projects in each category.

Review your entry and submit with payment by September 14, 2014 at 11:59pm EDT.

To reflect the diversity of the global IxDA community and support fair and inclusive participation, the entry fee for your project corresponds to your geography and professional/student status The fee structure was guided by the widely accepted International Monetary Fund classification.

Payment per entry is submitted via credit card and signature debit card.

Region 1
Students: Each project may be entered in one category for free; $50 for each subsequent category it is entered into.
Professionals: $200 for each category entry

Region 2
Students: Each project may be entered in one category for free; $15 for each subsequent category it is entered into.
Professionals: Each project may be entered in one category for free; $120 for each subsequent category it is entered into.

See which region you live in.

An international panel of peer reviewers and the Jury will collectively evaluate all submissions at least three times to select a shortlist of at least 12 entries in each category. These entries will be recognized within the Interaction Design Yearbook and showcased online by December 2014 and throughout the upcoming year.

Shortlisted entries will be notified via the contact information that is provided with the initial entry, and will have the opportunity to submit additional information in October 2014.

Shortlisted entries will be evaluated at an on-site jury event at Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design (CIID), in Copenhagen, Denmark, in November 2014. The jury will select up to 30 finalist winners (up to 5 per category), to be notified by email in November 2014. All finalist winners will be given one conference registration for the Interaction15 Conference, where the Best in Category, Student and Show award winners will be celebrated and announced.

Finalists will be announced in December 2014 within the Interaction Design Yearbook.

All shortlisted entries will be eligible for the People’s Choice Award, which will open up for voting in January 2015.

Winners will be celebrated and announced at Interaction15 in San Francisco February 9 to 11, 2014.

See our 2014 Interaction Awards finalists and winners for inspiration!

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Interaction Awards is an initiative of the Interaction Design Association (IxDA), a global network of over 50,000 members worldwide dedicated to the professional practice of Interaction Design. Find out how to join your local group and get involved at www.ixda.org.

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