4 Main Categories, 28 Sub-categories, 32 Awards

In its endeavour to establish design as a tool for national competitiveness, CII initiated the "CII Design Excellence Awards" in 2011. In its eighth year, we are pleased to announce that applications are now open for the CII Design Excellence Awards 2018.

The CII Design Excellence Award, acknowledge and celebrate Indian Design and Innovation. They strive to create new paradigms of design in India and present the unique amalgamation of traditional with modern contemporary design.

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 June 2018
Last date for Submission – Entry + Payment 10 September 2018
Result of Online Evaluation 30 September 2018
Display of Physical Material at the Exhibition for the Final Jury 16 November – 17 November
Announcement of Results 16 November 2018
Award Ceremony @ 18th India Design Summit 2018, New Delhi 16 November 2018



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 2017 or 2018

Prototypes cannot apply

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


Winners of CII Design Excellence Awards will benefit in multiple ways. CII being an organization that is nationally and internationally regarded, awards granted through CII Design Excellence Awards will be of immense value. In addition, the winners will benefit in the following manner:

India Design Mark – Winners will directly go to stage 2 of the India Design Mark.

Award Logo – Winners will get award logo to brand their business.

Exhibition – Stage 2 participants will get a complimentary space in the exhibition during the 18th CII-NID Design Summit 2018.

Media Publicity – The organizers will promote the Design Excellence Awards and winning entries through PR for publications in national and international media.

Online – Winners will be featured on the CII Design Portal.

Award Ceremony – Winners will be presented the awards in the 18th CII-NID Design Summit 2018.

Certificate & Trophy – Winners will be awarded a certificate and a trophy and will be encouraged to use this prestigious award in their marketing material.

Contact Information

Ms. Pooja Sanchala

Email: Pooja.sanchala@cii.in

Contact No. +91 124 4014060 Extn.: 442