The Seoul Design Award is a platform that showcases the role of design in enriching everyday life and inspiring the daily lives of people around the world, gathering and communicating best practices. The award is given to designers or organizations that contribute to sustainable development by solving complex everyday problems through creative design.
Celebrating its 4th year, the Seoul Design Award 2023 pays attention to design projects in various fields that contain regional backgrounds, processes, results, and visions, and widely publicizes how the projects' impact, innovation, and inclusiveness are realized for people and society.


he Seoul Design Award 2023 aims to spread the value of design by introducing outstanding projects that solve everyday problems in creative ways.

Contest field

Projects that have been realized within 5 years, and all designs can participate. (Product, visual, digital/multimedia, space/system, service/experience/social, etc.)


There are up to 25 winning teams, and the prize money is 50 million won for the 1st place 'Grand Prize' team, 15 million won each for 3 teams of the 2nd place 'Best of the Best', and 5 million won each for 7 teams of the 3rd place 'Honorable Mention'. More than 10 teams of the 4th place finalists will receive an honorary award, and a total of 4 teams that will receive a special award will receive 5 million won each.


Submission period - March 14 (Tue) to June 28 (Wed)
Review period - July to September
Award Ceremony - October to November
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