Deadline extended for President's Design Award Singapore 2011

16 May 2011
Singapore - The deadline for the 2011 President's Design Award, Singapore's highest design accolade, has been extended until 24 May 2011. Into its sixth year, the President's Design Award has honoured 18 designers and 37 designs across different design disciplines and has brought those designers prestige and recognition.

Singapore - The deadline for the 2011 President's Design Award, Singapore's highest design accolade, has been extended until 24 May 2011. Into its sixth year, the President's Design Award has honoured 18 designers and 37 designs across different design disciplines and has brought those designers prestige and recognition. The award has also given past recipients a higher level of confidence among clients, increased business leads, as well as greater opportunities for cross-disciplinary collaborations.

Calling for nominations that promote awareness and appreciation of quality design, Mr Robert Tomlin, Chairman of the President's Design Award Steering Committee and the DesignSingapore Council, said: "The President's Design Award showcases the design capability of Singapore's best and sets the highest standards of design excellence. I encourage everyone to nominate good designs deserving of this recognition and contribute to developing Singapore as a global city for design."

The President's Design Award is conferred by the President of the Republic of Singapore and is jointly administered by the DesignSingapore Council, a division within the Ministry of Information, Communications and the Arts, and the Urban Redevelopment Authority, a statutory board under the Ministry of National Development. For more information on the President's Design Award nomination categories and eligibility, please visit www.designsingapore.org/pda.


For more information, please contact:

Charis Yeo
DesignSingapore Council
Ministry of Information, Communications and the Arts
140 Hill Street
5th Storey MICA Building
Singapore 179369
T: +65 6837 9622
F: +65 6837 9686
E: charis_yeo@mica.gov.sg
W: www.designsingapore.org/pda

Chiu Fong Yee
DesignSingapore Council
Ministry of Information, Communications and the Arts
140 Hill Street
5th Storey MICA Building
Singapore 179369
T: +65 6837 9302
F: +65 6837 9686
E:
W: designsingapore.org/pda

Chye Hui Sze
Urban Redevelopment Authority
45 Maxwell Road
The URA Centre
Singapore 069118 T +65 6321 8136
F +65 6226 3549
E:
W: ura.gov.sg

For media queries and interviews, please contact:

Yanni Yoong
Edelman
T +65 6347 2304
E:
W: edelman.com

About the President's Design Award

The President's Design Award is Singapore's highest honour accorded to designers and designs from all design disciplines. It recognises the significant contributions and achievements of an extraordinary group of people who are making a difference to the lives of Singaporeans and to the lives of larger global communities. The recipients become the standard bearers of the measure of design excellence to which future generations of designers should constantly aspire and exceed. These standards permeate eventually into the consciousness of society, bringing a greater awareness and appreciation of quality design.

More information about the President's Design Award is available at www.designsingapore.org/pda.

About the DesignSingapore Council

The mission of the DesignSingapore Council is to develop Singapore into a global city for design where design innovation drives economic growth and enhances the quality of life. DesignSingapore promotes and develops the design industries as a creative cluster, encourages the adoption of design by enterprises and nurtures a climate of co-creation and innovation through design.

The DesignSingapore Council is the national agency for design and is a part of the Ministry of Information, Communications and the Arts.

More information about the Council is available at www.designsingapore.org.

About the Urban Redevelopment Authority

The Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) is Singapore's national land use planning and conservation agency. URA's mission is 'to make Singapore a great city to live, work and play in'. We strive to create a vibrant and sustainable city of distinction by planning and facilitating Singapore's physical development in partnership with the community.

The URA has successfully transformed Singapore into one of the most liveable cities in Asia through judicious land use planning and good urban design. URA adopts a long term and comprehensive planning approach in formulating strategic plans such as the Concept Plan and the Master Plan, to guide the physical development of Singapore in a sustainable manner. Its plans and policies focus on achieving a balance between economic growth and a quality living environment. As the conservation authority, URA has an internationally recognised conservation programme, having successfully conserved not only single buildings, but entire districts.