2021 Young Design Leader of the Year

Encourage and engage the younger generation, they are the leaders of tomorrow!

Young Design leader.

This category recognises the extraordinary achievements of young individuals aged from 20-30 years old in the design transformation space. This award is for a young individual whose actions in the past year have made them stand out as a leader in the transformation of their sector.

Who is eligible?

The Design Leader Of The Year award is inclusive, any designer can compete. Whilst we welcome nominations for and from CEOs and other high-profile executives, we actively encourage anyone using leadership skills and forward-thinking design to contribute to the success of their organisation and the industry more widely. Regardless of your own or your candidate’s title, whether you’re an associate, a senior manager, a director or business leader, we want to hear from you!

Entry Criteria

Nominees must be employed by their company at the time of applying
Nominees must have experience in a role where they can exhibit the design leadership described
All individuals nominated must be informed beforehand and give their consent.

How to Nominate:

Nominations for The Design Leader Of The Year award will be accepted between 15th of July 2020 and 2nd of December 2020.
We welcome nominations from anyone. As an individual or on behalf of your business or employer, you can nominate a company, a project, a product, a service, a technology, a team, an initiative or even yourself to be recognised by The Design Leader award.

The short listing process:

This process begins only after nominations have closed, and consists of a panel of independent experts examining all nominations in each category. Members of this panel are not associated with, nor linked to any companies or projects nominated, as well as those who host or sponsor this award. The shortlist will be announced online in January 2021.

The Nominations Process

Nominations for The Design Leader Of The Year award will be accepted between July 1st, 2020, and December 2nd, 2020.

You can nominate a company, an individual, a project, a product, a service, a technology, or an initiative to be recognized by The Design Leader of the Year Awards using the link above.

Key dates

Entry deadline: 02/12/2020
Finalists announcement: 15/01/2021
Design leader Ceremony: 02/02/2021

Onsite at the Change by Design Conference

Why sponsor a category?

Choosing to sponsor one of the Design Leader Of The Year award’s categories provides you and your organisation with endless opportunities. From the months of promotion leading up to the event, to the very day itself and the months that’ll follow, sponsorship is an invaluable prospect with regards to branding, networking, and data collection.




3 – 5 Fevrier 2021, Paris