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11th CII Design Excellence Awards

Last Date for submission: 30 June 2021

Dear Sir / Madam,

We are pleased to announce that applications are now open for the 11th CII Design Excellence Awards.

Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) has been espousing the cause of design in India and Indian design for more than a decade. Through its National Committee on Design, CII has been relentlessly promoting design within the Indian industry. Besides the annual CII India Design Summit, it has various initiatives going on around the year to promote design.

As its ongoing pursuit to establish design as a tool for national competitiveness, CII initiated the “CII Design Excellence Awards” in the year of 2011. The India Design Council endorses the awards.

The awards are the celebration of the very best of Indian design commissioned over two years. It seeks to demonstrate the value of design to the Indian industry. It will be a true acknowledgement of the design excellence, innovation and originality of Indian Design.

The applications for CII Design Excellence Awards can be submitted in any of the six main categories of Communication Design, Product Design, Service Design, Spatial Design, Mobility Design  and Design for Social Impact and their 32 sub-categories. Submissions are open to all companies and manufacturers operating in India. The details of the categories, application process and judging criteria can accessed at CII Awards, Design Excellence Awards (

Last date to apply is 30 June 2021.

Judging is based on clear criteria of design excellence including Form and Function, Innovation, and design success besides other parameters.