|15 Nov 2022|
Congratulations to DHA member Alphero who picked up a Bronze for their work on My Covid Record in the Designers Institute of New Zealand Best Awards in the Value of Design category and also in the Public Good category!
The Best Design Awards is an annual showcase of excellence in graphic, spatial, product, digital and motion design along with three special awards - Value of Design, Public Good and Toitanga.
The National Graphic Design Awards were established in the mid seventies to celebrate New Zealand’s best graphic design. Attracting 300 entries, the awards exhibited 130 works as part of a touring exhibition and lecture series.
In 1988 the name was changed to the New Zealand Best Design Awards and enabled a growing community to benefit from the experience of a jury of international peers.
Organised by the Toi Manahau / Designers Institute of New Zealand (DINZ), the Best Design Awards recognise the strongest work produced across nine core categories: Digital, Product, Toitanga, Graphic, Moving Image, Spatial, Value of Design, Public Good, and User Experience.
This year saw 1,381 initial entries, and the winners were honoured at a high-profile awards ceremony at Auckland’s Aotea Centre, emceed by Jenifer Ward-Lealand and attended by more than 1,000 outstanding designers.
While most attendees walked away from the evening as Finalists, a handful of exceptional talent were spotlighted as the supreme winners – presented with either a Purple or Gold pin for their superb achievements in their field, or the illustrious Black pin to honour an enduring commitment to the design world.
This year’s entries included a diverse range of projects, from a striking visual map of forgotten Māori history in Central Hawke’s Bay, a contribution to this year’s first ever Matariki celebrations, a gorgeous chair that treads lightly on the planet, and an urgent campaign that encouraged people to support local small businesses in the depths of lockdown.
The convenors who made up 2022’s star-studded judging panel said the calibre of this year’s entries instilled confidence in them for the future of design in Aotearoa.
For more information and to see the winners and finalists click here: https://bestawards.co.nz/