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Submission Requirements

How to Submit

The Interaction Awards use Submittable, an awards management platform, to process all entries.

  1. You need to create a free account, or sign in with Google or Facebook credentials, in order to submit.
  2. You can save a draft of your work if you would like to finish filling out the form at a later date.
  3. If anything changes with the information you submitted, you can request to edit your submission
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Deadline

15 July 2023: Entries open

1 Sep 2023: Early Bird deadline

15 Sep 2023: Extended Early Bird deadline

5 Nov 2023: Regular deadline

19 Nov 2023: Late Entry deadline

Fees

Entry fees are tiered according to your geography and professional status. The country structure is guided by the widely accepted International Monetary Fund classification. You can check the list of countries by region here. All fees are in USD.

Judging Criteria

Reflecting the broad spectrum of Interaction Design, our categories focus on the nature of the interactions, as opposed to the forms that they take. That’s why we work hard to find discerning professionals as peer reviewers and jury.

The judges weigh each submission in context with all other submissions, but their primary criteria for evaluation is the quality of the work itself. Quality is defined and evaluated by the dimensions below.

Framing

Thoughtfully Considered Human Context:
How well does the project team demonstrate a process to understand the human context of the problem or opportunity frame? How well does the solution build on and communicate this understanding? How well does the solution identify what people will be included (who the design is “for”); what people will be excluded; and the resulting impact? How well does the team distinguish direct users and other impacted people? How well does the solution improve on access, inclusion, and opportunity for historically marginalized people?

Well-Framed Opportunity:
How well is the problem space or opportunity framed? How clear is the insight? How well developed is the connection between insight, solution, and desired outcome? How does this framing offer something new from solutions previously attempted in the problem or opportunity space?

Process

Compelling Concept:
How clear is the concept or big idea behind the solution? How well does the concept match and build on the insight and problem/opportunity frame? How well does the concept advance meaningful discussion or new models for design?

Exquisite Craft:
How well did the project team employ their design process? How well did the work translate the concept to tangible, elegant design, through language, style, behaviour, and functionality, as it supports human interaction? How well does the work demonstrate attention to detail, fit and finish, and how the chosen medium serves the purpose and goals of the design? How well did the project team consider aspects of usability and accessibility? How well did the project team consider and incorporate the voices of impacted people into the process?

Outcomes

Positive Impact:
How well does the solution deliver on its intended impact against the frame (opportunity addressed), the people, and the business (profit, cost, brand)? How well does the solution consider and mitigate unintended or negative impact?

Meaningful Innovation:
How novel was the solution, the concept, and/or specific aspects of the craft? How well does it advance the practice of interaction design, and inspire new thinking for others?

Example Submissions

There is no one “right” way to tell us about your great work: We accept (and have awarded!) submissions at low-, medium- and high-fidelity levels of production, in a variety of visual and narrative styles. If you would like to see how others have submitted in the past, or want inspiration for your own submission, you can view all previous winners and finalists.

View Winners and Finalists

FAQs

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Submission Timeline

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20
Nov 2023
20
Nov 2023

Peer review is finished

Who will make this year’s shortlist?

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Peer review is over

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2
Feb 2024
2
Feb 2024

The shortlist has been announced

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Shortlist announced

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20
Mar 2024
20
Mar 2024

People’s Choice Voting is closed

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People’s Choice Voting closes

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8
Apr 2024
8
Apr 2024

Finalists are announced

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Finalists announced

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30
Apr 2024
30
Apr 2024

Winners announced

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Winners announced