Seoul Design Award 2024 // Call for Submission

Posted on: 9. April 2024

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In the year of World Design Capital Seoul in 2010, Seoul was also designated as a City of Design by the UNESCO Creative Cities Network, a program initiated to support the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This designation marked the beginning of Seoul’s journey towards a sustainable future through collaborative design efforts among cities.

With the aspiration of advancing global sustainability through shared learning, the Seoul Metropolitan Government (SMG) in 2018 invited 20 cities worldwide to facilitate the exchange success stories. This effort led to the establishment of the ‘Seoul Design Award for Sustainable Daily Life’ in 2019. The award acknowledges designs promoting sustainable daily life that aim for harmony between people, society and the environment.

The Seoul Design Award is a non-profit honor that has been attracted entries from 62 countries. It is esteemed by international experts as a prestigious platform that highlights the impact of socially transformative designs and celebrates designers committed to their social responsibilities.

We cordially invite designers who are actively shaping a brighter future in our ever-evolving world to partake in the ‘Seoul Design Award 2024 for Sustainable Daily Life’.





Award Name | Seoul Design Award 2024 for Sustainable Daily Life


Theme | Designs for sustainable daily life that aim for harmony between people, society and the environment


Core Values | ① Public/Shared: Public sector that can be shared with others

② Creativity/Innovation: Creative, innovative problem-solving methods

③ Participation/Cooperation: Open to public participation, multi-sectoral and cooperative

④ Inspiration/Impact: Inspiring and spreading impact

⑤ Sustainability: Sustainable daily life that aims for harmony between people, society and the environment


Area | All designs (product, visual, digital/multimedia, spatial/system, service/experiential/social etc.)

  • Area 1 Design projects in all areas realized within the past 5 years

(Projects must be produced, launched, and open with users)

  • Area 2  Research on design project realization methods

(Realization methods: design mockups, various design prototypes, etc.)


Eligibility | Designers (Planners)

Planners are only eligible to submit in collaboration with a designer. Individual submissions are not accepted.

Cost | None

Winner Benefits

[For all winners]


① Publicity opportunities

② Trophy and package

③ Award logo usage rights

④ Project featured in the 2024 booklet

[Additional benefits for top 10 teams]


① Invitation to the award ceremony at
DDP in Seoul

② Opportunity to present at the
international conference




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