Design that Educates Awards (DtEA) 2022


Creative Ideas Design

Location (s):

  • Germany
  • Online


The Design Educates Awards recognize, showcase, and promote globally the best ideas and implementations of architecture and design that can educate. The design itself may provide an informative and educational layer that guides us through the increasing complexity of our environment. The objects in our surroundings can communicate important values and guide us through desirable, positive practices. Each year, the esteemed panel of judges selects the outstanding ideas and implementations in the categories of architectural design, product design, universal design, and responsive design.



  • Registration opens in September 2021
  • Early registration: until October 1, 2021
  • Regular registration: until February 1, 2022
  • Late registration: until March 1, 2022
  • Project submission deadline: March 2, 2022
  • Jury deliberation: March 2022
  • Announcement of winners: April 1, 2022
  • Awards ceremony 2021: 10 & 11 June, 2022

Please follow the official website of the awards for possible changes in the schedule.

UTC time zone for all dates.

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Deadline: March 01, 2022

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The ‘Design Educates Awards’ are open to everyone. The winners, laureates of prizes, honorable mentions, and nominations will be selected in each category: (1) architectural design, (2) product design, (3) universal design, and (4) responsive design. In addition to the general evaluation, the student project with the highest score will be awarded the label of Emerging Designers. Parallel to the jury’s evaluation, representatives of Solarlux will select the laureates of Solarlux Choice. Participants can submit multiple designs in the same category, multiple designs in different categories, or a single design in more than one category, in teams or individually. Winners will be awarded: (1) Certificates for all laureates; (2) Participation in exhibition and award ceremony; (2) Press packages (logotypes & banners); (3) Promotion within the group of Media Sponsors and Media Supporters of the awards (and beyond!); (4) Financial awards for participants of student categories (1250 USD: Winner of Emerging designer, Net values after taxation: 1000 USD).


The awards ceremony will take place during the Architecture in Foyer 2022 conference at the Solarlux Campus in Germany (Melle, Lower Saxony, Germany) on 10 & 11 June, 2022. The conference will be hosted by Solarlux GmbH (the partner of the awards) and will consist of an exhibition of the results of the ‘Design Educates Awards,’ lectures by distinguished architects and designers, laureates’ presentations, workshops, and networking opportunities. Participation in the awards ceremony is free of charge (registration is required).

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