The 2021 Winners
With over 700 entries from 37 countries, 24 global design professionals as jurors, and 46 Category Finalists selected....
We are now thrilled to announce the recipients of our Final Awards and People’s Choice Award, which represent the highest caliber of work among the global design community!
ABOUT THE PROGRAM
It is our foundation to celebrate the optimism of design, and its ability to influence our everyday lives. Together, we continue to show up to create experiences that make a positive impact for people & the planet.
Now in its 16th year, the Shaw Contract Design Awards program is our chance to recognize the spaces that shape and inspire new ways of living, working, learning, and healing.
Projects must have a completion date between 1st January 2019 and 6th July 2021, and include at least one Shaw Contract product in the project.
There is no cost to enter, and there is no limit on the number of entries allowed per firm.
Projects must be submitted into one of the following categories:
- Government/Public Space
- Senior Living
How the Program Works
Phase 1- Category Judging
All projects entered will proceed to the first stage of judging, where an elite panel of international design leaders will collaborate to select Category Finalists through a virtual judging experience. Just as our designs bring people together each day, this virtual platform enables us to bring people together around the globe.
Phase 2- Announcement of Category Finalists
We will announce and celebrate the category finalists selected by our international judging panel. These category finalists will be selected from the 8 segment categories listed above.
Phase 3- People's Choice Voting Begins
Each Category Finalist will be eligible for People's Choice voting, which will happens live via our website. One People's Choice winner will be selected.
Phase 4- Final Judging
Each Category Finalist will proceed to the second round of virtual judging, where our panel of International judges will select the "best of the best" from the competition.
Phase 5- Final Winners and People's Choice Winner Announced
We announce the Final Winners selected by our pool of judges, and also announce the People's Choice Winner which was selected through online voting!
All Final Winners will receive a trophy to commend the achievement. Final Winning projects will be promoted in Shaw Contract marketing materials globally, as well as being featured in a media campaign with leading international Architecture & Design publications.
Each winning firm will also receive a $5,000 charitable donation to be awarded in the firm’s name to an organization of its choice. To date, Shaw Contract has awarded over $175,000 to non-profit and charitable organizations around the world as part of this program.
Design Awards 2021
Together we design spaces to shape a healthy and happy future. To create experiences that make a positive impact for people & the planet. Share your design with the world.
2020 Final Winners
2020 Final Winners
Last year’s Final Winners created some of the most uniquely impactful designs in the world. The panel of esteemed jurors selected seven Final Winners, while the People’s Choice winner was chosen through popular vote. View the winning projects below, each designed to have a positive impact on the inhabitants of the space.
Look Back to Look Forward
Design is powerful in the impact it has on people and planet for good. Our Design Awards program has celebrated these powerful impacts for the past 14 years. It recognizes projects that are not just beautifully designed, but those that make a social impact on the community and on the occupants of the space.
The Lodge at Gulf State Park
2019 Design Awards
Take a look at the designs that were selected out of 700 submissions in over 32 countries.
How can we design our thoughts, actions and experiences to improve tomorrow?