Call for Entries for the 2021 Lexus Design Award

17 July 2020
  • Entries now invited for the ninth edition of Lexus’ prestigious international design competition
  • Lexus Design Award seeks to nurture and reward the best emerging talent from around the world
  • Six finalists will be selected to develop their ideas with prototype funding and the support of internationally renowned creatives as their mentors
  • Distinguished awards judging panel to be announced during autumn 2020

Entries are now being invited for the 2021 Lexus Design Award.

Although the winner of the 2020 Lexus Design Award Winner will not be announced until 1 September, submissions are now being invited for the ninth edition of this prestigious international competition. The Award will once again seek to nurture and reward the best in emerging design and creative talent from around the world.

Lexus believes design has the power to change the world and wants to inspire creators to produce ideas that can improve people’s lives. The way in which each entry reflects the three core principles of the Lexus brand – Anticipate, Innovate and Captivate – will be considered in the judging process.

The judging panel for the 2021 award will be announced in the autumn and will again feature distinguished design practitioners, academics and commentators. Previous judges have included Paola Antonelli, a curator and director at New York’s Museum of Modern Art, design critic and curator Aric Chen and internationally acclaimed architect Sir David Adjaye.

Six finalists will be selected from the entries received. Each will be given funding to develop their idea into a prototype concept, with mentorship direction from well-known creators from the world of international design. The culmination of the award will be announcement of the Grand Prix winner, who will enjoy high-profile global exposure for their work and design talent.

The award is open to adult design professionals, students and enthusiasts worldwide. In past years, entries have covered a vast spectrum of concepts and design fields, including industrial design, architecture, technology and engineering, fashion and interior design. Entries can be submitted up to 11 October 2020. Full details on how to take part can be found at


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