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Graphic design, also known as communication design, is the art and practice of planning and projecting ideas and experiences with visual and textual content. The form of the communication can be physical or virtual, and may include images, words, or graphic forms. These studios are guardians of culture and light bearers of the look of anything.
Industrial Product design studios that create new products to be sold by businesses to its customers. A very broad concept, it is essentially the efficient and effective generation and development of ideas as well as thorough research into users through a process that these studios live by. Materials, manufacturing processes, technology drive them as much as brand, user and profits to the business.
Students and recent graduates that left university within the last two years and who have already started working as freelancers or studios are allowed to submit their entries. This is the entry of the new young studios to the big professional design world.
Studios that research and design elements that stick in consumers mind associated with a product, service, or organization. They drive, logos, packaging, retail and advertising. Now a days they also drive the product innovations.
Studios that focus on doing architectural projects. Architectural works, in the material form of buildings, are often perceived as cultural symbols and as works of art. Historical civilizations are often identified with their surviving architectural achievements.
These studios use creativity and computer skills to design technology, interactions and visuals. They create everything from Apps to websites and games, computer-game graphics and may work in a variety of industries, including technology, information, banking, health, entertainment, education and advertising.
These studios concern themselves with marketing, branding,retailing and transporting of products to users. They are visual studios on one hand and deal with material,s structures, and finishes. They specialise in transforming a product into desirable object.
Specialized studio where function and style come together. Many designers believe that furniture is one of the most important aspects of an interior space. Pieces of furniture not only add function and practicality to a space, but they also add style and personality. We invite studios that play with materials and ergonomics to create work of functional art. Wood, metal, plastic or stone whatever your specialisation, if the word furniture is the reason of you studios existence, you must enter.
In-House Design Awards recognize the best creative work produced by designers doing in-house work for corporations, associations and organizations. From Industrial Product Design, UX, UI, corporate identity, sales collateral, point-of-purchase displays, employee communication, membership materials and more, this award shines a spotlight on an under-represented segment of the design industry. Submissions are evaluated by business category to ensure that a broad range of design studios is represented.
Crossing the boundaries of traditional design disciplines such as architecture, interior design, landscape architecture and landscape design, Furniture and Visual Design as well as public art within the public realm. Retail Design, Exhibition Design, Museum Design, Design of Theatre sets, Pubs, Lounges and whole lot of spaces can be covered under this.

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India’s Best Design Studio Awards is a unique Award to celebrate the best, most creative, most organized and professional Design studios in India.
Clients can close their eyes and choose to work with the best in India. This is soon to become the basic filter for companies to commission work.
Clients work with studios with good and ethical practices. Good Designers want to work with good studios that have healthy ethics and good organization. These studios are not just sparks in the pan.
We recognize that many studios work for clients who never want the limelight, we also recognize that many Corporate companies have brilliant in-house design studios.
We encourage all confident and growing studios to Enter before a deadline.
Studios are welcome to enter themselves.
The jury will first prepare a shortlist, and then chose winners in each track.
There can be few Best Design Studios on each track.

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Please review the entry tracks and track criteria before you Enter.
You may want to prepare your entry. please note the information that you give is kept private and not shared or published.

Have the following files and information ready before you enter:
1. Legal Name of your Studio
2. Status of company ( Private Limited, Proprietorship, Partnership)
3. Incorporation Certificate no.
4. Annual Turnover for Year 2017-2018
5. IT Return for year 2016-17. in pdf format
6. Registered address
7. Corporate address ie. operational address
8. Number of employees
9. Name, email and phone of directors of the company
10. Name, email, contacts of 2 clients
11. Name, email, contacts of 3 key people in the studio
12. List of 5 latest projects.
13. Prepare presentation in pdf on each of those projects as per IBDSA Format to upload it into Entry form.

You then need to submit all this online in the form.
Once your entry is submitted, you will be redirected to a payment link.
You will need to pay within 24 hours online.
Now your entry is complete.
You should enter for one track that is your core competency.
You are welcome to enter in multiple tracks, but remember each time you have to make a separate entry and payment.
All accepted entries are presented to Jury.
Jury will choose winners that will be announced.
Winners are chosen, announced and celebrated.

H O W    T O    E N T E R    F O R    I N – H O U S E    D E S I G N

Information needed to be sent by In-house Design Studios:
1. Name of your Company
2. Address of the company where a studio is located
3. Statement by the CEO / MD of the company on the impact of the Design studio to your companies business.
4. Annual Turnover of the company for the Year 2017-2018
7. Number of Designers employed by the company in this studio.
8. Name, email, phone of the person heading the studio/design function at the company
9. Name, email and phone of Managing director of the company
10. A 500-word note on the company and history of a design studio in the company
11. Name, email, contacts of 3 key people in the studio
12. List of 5 latest projects.
13. Prepare presentation in pdf on each of those projects as per IBDSA Format to upload it into Entry form.


Initiated by POOL Magazine in 2015, "India’s Best Design Awards" are the first to recognize Design Studios for their professional work, business practices and transparency. INDI Design started publishing POOL Magazine in 2010 with the mission of bringing Indian talent in Design, Innovation, and Art into the limelight. The digital avatar of this monthly print magazine is available for annual subscription at www.indipool.com


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