Some of the world’s best designers are in Syracuse. Apply for Fast Company’s 2022 Innovation Design Awards.

Fast Company’s 2022 Innovation by Design Awards honors top designers and innovators in the world. The competition, now in its 11th year, features a range of blue-chip companies, emerging startups, and hungry young talents.  Syracuse student designers are invited to enter Fast Company’s prestigious Innovation by Design Competition at a special student discount rate and gain global exposure for their work.  

Each entry will be reviewed by Fast Company editors on the key ingredients of innovation including functionality, originality, beauty, sustainability, user insight, cultural impact, and business impact.  Categories include accessible design, apps and games, automotive, branding, finance, fashion and beauty, health, packaging, pandemic response, products, spaces and places, sports, sustainability, urban design, user experience, wellness and work. 

Students can apply with a discounted student rate of only $40 by March 18.   Learn more and apply here.

Awards will be given based on:   Size of Business These three categories recognize innovative design by companies of similar sizes: Small Business (fewer than 100 employees), Mid-sized Business (100-999 employees), Large Business (1,000+ employees)   Years in Business These three categories recognize projects by companies of similar ages: On The Rise (0-4 years), Established Excellence (5-19 years), Enduring Impact (20+ years)   General Excellence The most innovative contemporary designs with no category restrictions   Design Company of the Year The most innovative design company of the year. Companies will be judged on how their design approach has had an impact on their industry, society, and culture at large.