The first evaluation round of the Hungarian Design Award is over now

Just like in the previous years, the application received a lot of entries in 2017. After due consideration, the professional jury selected the ones that got into the second round of evaluation out of more than two hundred entries.

Evaluation brings lengthy and serious professional work for the jury every year since even entries in the same category are difficult to compare. The members of the jury considered the criteria released in the application such as quality of the shape, novelty, originality, competitive edge, manufacturing quality (except for the student and concept categories), user-friendliness, environmental aspects and sustainability.

Products could not be deemed as successful, innovative designs in the application process and also in the market without the joint fulfilment of these criteria.

Applicants were asked to submit only photographs and a short technical description about their entries in the first round of evaluation while they will have to present prototypes, end products or models for the second round, helping the jury the make physical contact with their entries.

It is a remarkable coincidence that the last day of the second round of evaluation falls on the World Industrial Design Day, on 29 June this year. The theme of the day this year is Thinking Outside the Box, announced by the World Design Organisation. The design day is celebrated with professional programs, just like in the previous years.

The winning entries will be announced to the public after the awarding ceremony, within the framework of Budapest Design Week, at the beginning of October.




Pál Koós
designer, holder of the Noémi Ferenczy Award, associate professor, head of the Design Institute, Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design Budapest, vice-president of the Hungarian Design Council


Bálint Bachmann DLA
architect, holder of the Miklós Ybl Award, associate professor, dean, Faculty of Technology and Informatics, University of Pécs


Györgyi Gálik
PhD student in design innovation, School of Design, Royal College of Art, design researcher, Future Cities Catapult, UK Innovation Research Centre

Mihály Hefkó DLA
interior designer, holder of the Noémi Ferenczy Award and the Miklós Ybl Award, honorary college professor, Budapest Metropolitan University, member of the Hungarian Academy of Arts

Gergely Hosszú
designer awarded four times with the Red Dot Award, general manager, owner, CO&CO Designcommunication Ltd.

Ferenc Kassai
graphic artist, holder of the Noémi Ferenczy Award, associate professor, chief counsellor, Institute of Applied Arts, University of Sopron, member of the Hungarian Design Council

Dr. Edit Németh
deputy head of department, senior lecturer, Department of Ergonomics and Psychology, Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, member of the Hungarian Design Council

Andrea Óvári
textile designer, founding owner, Anukakid

Erika Rejka DLA
ceramist artist, college professor, Institute of Design, Budapest Metropolitan University

Krisztián Tóth
creative expert holding Cannes Lion, Clio, Epica, D&AD, One Show, ADCE, Golden Drum and "Innovator of the Year" Awards, risk capital investor and counsellor

Dr. László Urbán

vice CEO, Magyar Suzuki Plc.

Balázs Vargha
graphic artist, holder of the Noémi Ferenczy Award, senior lecturer, head of Graphic Design Department, Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design Budapest

26 May 2017