- 2019 ico-D President’s Award recipient Min Wang
- 2017 ico-D President's Award recipients Regitze Marianne Hess (IFHP) and Kathryn Moore (IFLA) with ico-D President David Grossman
Beginning in 1970, the ico-D President's Award has been presented on a biennial basis by the ico-D President. The trophy honours an outstanding contribution to the work of the Council.
The 2019 ico-D President’s Award recipient is Min Wang, a Professor at the China Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA) in Beijing where he also serves as the Vice Chair of CAFA’s Academic Committee. Since 2009, Min has played a key role in developing the Council's presence in China.
*Previous to 2014 the Award was known as the Icograda President’s Award
2017 | Min Wang | For playing a key role in developing Council's presence in China.
2017 | For their vision and work on the World Design Summit Meeting as fellow Steering Committee members: Kathryn Moore, President of IFLA, and Regitze Marianne Hess, Special Advisor to IFHP.
2015 | For his great legacy and contribution to design and for his published work World History of Design (Bloomsbury 2015) Victor Margolin, Professor Emeritus of Design, University of Illnois.
2011 | Mervyn Kurlansky | For his vision of the International Design Alliance (IDA) and his role in nurturing the alliance into reality.
2009 | Robert L. Peters | For his many achievements as a Board member and as a member of the founding executive of the International Design Alliance (IDA).
2009 | Pan Gongkai | For helping to redefine the direction of art and design education in China.
2007 | Guy Schockaert | For his tireless advocacy of professional design organisations and his commitment to Icograda.
2005 | Craig Halgreen | For supporting and sustaining Sappi's Ideas that Matter program.
2003 | Leimei Julia Chui | For her role in making VISUALOGUE: Icograda World Design Congress 2003 a success.
1999 | Federico Mayor Director-General of UNESCO.
1997 | ADG Uruguay | For the organisation of the Icograda Congress XVII and General Assembly.
1995 | Marion Wesel-Henrion and J. Brian Davies | Jointly awarded for outstanding work for the Icograda Foundation and the organisation of the Poster Auction.
1993 | Hiroshi Kojitani | For outstanding services to Icograda as Vice President and particularly as Founder Chairman of the Friends of Icograda.
1991 | Mary V. Mullin | For the inauguration of the Icograda Foundation and the Friends of Icograda.
1989 | Simon de Hartog | For outstanding services to Design Education.
1987 | Susumo Sakane | For outstanding contribution to Icograda as Vice-President.
1985 | Jan Rajlich | For services to the Brno Biennale.
1983 | Robert Blaich | For the promotion of the Icograda | PHILLIPS Award.
1981 | Geoffrey Bensusan | For editorial services for the newsletter.
1979 | Robert Vogle | For the organisation of the Icograda Congress in Chicago.
1977 | Kenneth and Shelagh Adshead | For services to the Icograda Audio Visual Archive.
1974 | Earnest Hoch | For services to the Standardisation and Unification or Typographic Measurement.
1972 | Patrick Wallis Burke | For the design and editing of ICOGRAPHIC.
1970 | Peter Kneebone | For his contribution to the SYMBOLS Commission and for his service as liaison for Icograda to UNESCO and Icsid.