Award Categories and Eligibility
There are two categories for the President's Design Award:

  1. Designer of the Year  
    Awarded to designer(s) or design team(s) to recognise their design creativity and achievement(s) in any design discipline, demonstrated by a sustained body or portfolio of works.

  2. Design of the Year  
    Awarded to project(s) or product(s) in any design discipline, to recognise their national significance and creative value to Singapore.

ELIGIBILITY
Eligibility criteria for the two award categories are as follows:

Discipline  Eligibility Criteria

Designer of the Year

Architecture and Urban Design (A&UD) All Nominees must be Singapore Citizens or Permanent Residents of Singapore who are architects registered with the Board of Architects (BOA) and licensed to practise in Singapore with a valid practising certificate and/or overseas.
All other design disciplines All nominees must be Singapore Citizens or Permanent Residents of Singapore. This includes those who have produced their designs overseas and/or who live overseas.

Design of the Year

Architecture and Urban Design (A&UD) Built-in-Singapore projects

Built in Singapore by a lead designer who is:

a. an architect registered in Singapore with a valid practising certificate; or
b. an architect registered overseas in collaboration with an architect registered in Singapore with a valid practising certificate.

Overseas projects

Built overseas by a lead designer who is a Singapore Citizen or Permanent Resident architect registered in Singapore.
All other design disciplines Designed-in-Singapore projects

All projects designed in Singapore are eligible, regardless the nationality of the project's lead designer(s). Nominated projects must be completed, in commercial production and/or currently available on the market. Crowd-funded projects must have been already produced and delivered to their backers.

Overseas projects

All projects designed overseas by lead designers who are Singapore Citizens or Permanent Residents of Singapore are eligible. Nominated projects must be completed, in commercial production and/or currently available on the market. Crowd-funded projects must have been already produced and delivered to their backers.