32 Awards. 4 Category Winners, 28 Sub Category Winners

As its ongoing pursuit to establish design as a tool for national competitiveness, CII initiated the "CII Design Excellence Awards" from the year of 2011. In its seventh year, we are pleased to announce that applications are now open for the CII Design Excellence Awards 2017.

The CII Design Excellence Award, acknowledge and celebrate Indian Design and Innovation. The Awards strive to honour new paradigms of design in India, which answers the call of making Indian industry and manufacturing more competitive and innovative and present the emerging face of design in India and its newer manifestations.

The India Design Council endorses CII Design Excellence Awards. This Design Award is a perfect opportunity for Indian companies to present themselves as design led organisations.

Important Dates

Call for Entries 1 April 2017
Last date for Submission – Entry + Payment 30 October 2017
Result of Online Evaluation 10 November 2017
Submission of Physical Material for the Final Jury (@Hyderabad) 28th – 30th November 2017
Final Jury 4th December 2017
Award Ceremony at the Inaugural Session of the 17th India Design Summit 2017, Hyderabad 5th December 2017



The entry submitted for the CII Design Excellence Award has to be designed for / designed in India and manufactured and or marketed in India

Submitted by a company registered in India


Design must be fully commissioned and in market or usage at the time of entry

The Design must have been realized in the calendar year of 2016 or 2017

Prototypes cannot apply

The entries must comply with the mandatory applicable standards for the given entry


Visual Communication

Visual identity: Branding or rebranding projects, logo, trademark, symbol, visual identity implementation across organization

Environments: Corporate, public and private spaces, environmental graphics and signage, museum exhibits, showroom and retail merchandising, trade show exhibits, etc.

Packaging Graphics

Typography: Logotype, print, packaging, signage, digital media, original, derivative or pictorial typeface

Publications: Magazines, catalogues, annual reports, communication tools, brochures, books, periodicals, etc.

Industrial Design

Household Appliances: White goods and electrical household equipment, kitchen devices and aids, household aids,household aids, refrigerators, microwave oven, vacuum cleaners, sewing machines, etc.

Home Products: Home & decorative accessories, kitchen, garden & workshop tools, cutlery & kitchenware, tools for cooking & cleaning, utensils, tableware, baby products, pet products.

Lifestyle: Jewelry, footwear, leather articles, accessories, watches, spectacles, optical products, bags, luggage, backpacks, cases, eyeglasses, helmets, other personal items, etc.

Electronic, Computers and Communications Products: Audio and visual equipment, electronic consumer goods, phones, cell phones, smart phones, PDAs, navigation devices, earpieces and handsets, desktops, laptops, portable devices, display screens, etc.

Productivity Tools: Equipment and fixtures, writing instruments, stationary, office supplies, etc.

Leisure Products: Sports equipment, hobby goods, DIY Goods, toys and games, playground equipment, educational toys, etc.

Entertainment: TVs, media players, cameras, camcorders, musical instruments, gaming equipment, entertainment devices, entertainment accessories, etc.

Packaging Structures

Capital Goods: Industrial machinery & tools, agricultural machinery & tools, construction machines & tools etc.

Tools, Equipment & Gauges: Tools, work gear, gauges and measuring devices, test equipment, machining equipment, visual devices, industrial robots, etc.

Health & Personal Care: Hospital and laboratory devices, rehabilitation, patient care and medical operation appliances, clinical & diagnostic products, industrial & scientific products, surgical & therapeutic Products, home-Care & self-care products, beauty and grooming, body care devices, etc.

Architectural & Interior Products: Furniture, lighting, public spaces, building materials, fittings and fixtures, air conditioners, sanitary ware, retail fixtures, retail equipment, point of sale products and systems, etc.

Interaction Design

Consumer, home and personal

Business and productivity

Games and Multimedia

Website, information graphics, online ads, kiosks, digital magazines, email newsletters

Mobile Apps

Motion design, animations, film titles, typography on screen

Mobility Design




Special purpose vehicle

Automobile Accessories

Contact Information

Shreya Basu
Email : shreya.basu@cii.in
Tel      : + 0124 459 2960    Extn    : 471