The Queensland Premier's Design Awards recognise the importance of design to business, lifestyle and innovation through the presentation of:
Nicola Lloyd was the winner of the Smart State Design Fellow in 2011, while Yen Trinh was named as last year's Emerging Design Leader. Read more about last year's winners (PDF, 1.4MB).
The Smart State Design Fellowship recognises an individual who:
The Fellowship is open to Queensland residents from any industry or sector. The Fellowship recipient will also serve on the Queensland Design Council, mentor design students and will undertake regional design talks.
The Emerging Design Leader Award recognises an emerging designer's:
The Emerging Design Leader award is open to design practitioners located in Queensland who graduated from their first design degree less than 10 years ago. The award recipient will deliver a presentation on their travel experiences and findings to the local design community.
Applications open on Friday 17 February and close COB Monday 23 April 2012.
The Queensland Premier's Design Awards Guidelines document outlines the two categories, eligibility requirements, selection criteria, selection process and support material, including referee reports, that is required to nominate for the awards.
Smart State Design Fellowship Referee's Report Form (DOC, 238KB)
Emerging Design Leader Referee's Report Form (DOC, 280KB)
Email enquiries to Senior Arts Development Officer (Visual Arts, Craft & Design) or telephone (07) 3234 1092.
In 2006, Arts Queensland established the Smart State Designer of the Year Award to recognise design excellence and professionalism by a Queensland designer. This award was replaced by the Queensland Premier's Design Awards in 2010 as part of Designing Queensland 2008-12, a $3 million Queensland Design Strategy 2020 program to foster a culture of creativity and innovation in Queensland and boost economic activity and investment through design.