International Busan Design Award

27 October 2019
06 December 2019

ico-D is pleased to endorse International Busan Design Award in Busan (IBDA) organised by ico-D Member Design Council Busan (South Korea).

Deadline to submit online: 27 October 2019. See Guidelines on how to submit here: International Busan Design Award in Busan


The former Busan Industrial Design Exhibition has developed internationally into the International Busan Design Award. The award offers an opportunity for the international design industry to share and exchange design concepts. The purpose of the award is to increase the marketability and expand the cooperative channels of the design industry of Asia, stimulate information exchange and strengthened relationships between manufacturers and universities, and create business relationships and jobs through prize-winning exhibitions and platforms. The event is co-organised by the Busan Metropolitan City, the Busan Office of Education, the Busan Chamber of Commerce, and the (Non Profit) Design Council Busan, and hosted by the (Non Profit) Design Council Busan.



The award submissions are open to university students (including graduate students), the general public, and companies. A Student Section allows Elementary, Middle and High School students, as well as people who are preparing for university, entry. Recommended and Invited Artists through Busan Industrial Design Exhibition are also eligible to submit.


The categories were organised in consideration of their contribution to the creation of industrial design products and the possibility of developing related industries.

*See Official website.


Judges are members of related domestic and international organisations, and professionals in the various design fields. Jurors will judge thoroughly and fairly according to the following criteria: 

A. Shows creativity
B. Functionality for its suited purpose and efficient
C. Efficient and appropriate use of the materials characteristics
D. Comprehensive shape for Aesthetic sense



*See guidelines on Official website.



Online Submission Deadline: 27 October 2019
Offline Submission Deadline: 02 - 17 November 2019
Final Round of Judging: 21 November 2019
Announcement of Results: 25 November 25 2019
Return of Entries: 07 - 09  December 2019, 10:00-18:00

(*Participants shall arrange plan to return their artworks within above scheduled date.)

Award-Winning Exhibition Period : 04 - 06 December 2019 (Venue: Design Council Busan, 1 F, Exhibition Hall)

(Results will be posted on the International Busan Design Award ( and Design Council Busan ( websites)


Ministry of Trade, Industry, and Energy; Korea Chamber of Commerce and Industry; Korea Institute of Design Promotion; Busan llbo Co., Ltd.; Kookje Co., Ltd.; KBS Busan; Busan MBC; KNN; Busan Federation of Designers; SEDIA 



Official website: International Busan Design Awards in Busan
ico-D Member profile: Design Council Busan
Official website: Design Council Busan 


About ico-D Endorsements
Each year, ico-D endorses a select group of international activities that advance our objective to promote the value of design. Endorsed events demonstrate that they enhance the standards of design, ethics and professional practice. For design awards, an ico-D endorsement is recognition that it has been organised to meet international best practice guidelines under ico-D’s policies and best practices – including jury composition, evaluation criteria and intellectual property protection.
Find out how to apply for ico-D Endorsements here.



News & Views