For the first time in the award’s history, the 2021 edition of the Singapore Good Design Awards winners’ exhibition will take place virtually, featuring seven categories: Product, Architecture, Interior Design, Experience Design, Digital Solutions, Branding and Sustainable Design. Previously introduced as a special category in 2020, Sustainable Design has been included as a permanent SG Mark category as of 2021. This is a part of DBCS’ efforts towards continually promoting sustainability in the design ecosystem. As an addition to these existing design categories, this year’s exhibition will also feature a 2021 special category titled “Singapore Together” created in partnership with the Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth (MCCY) to recognize and celebrate the numerous creative and brilliant solutions that have been borne out of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Visitors of the virtual exhibition will be able to have a say in deciding which of the awardees they feel is deserving of further recognition, through the Singapore Good Design People’s Choice Awards. They can do so by casting their votes within the virtual exhibition site. Thereafter, the top three awardees will be recognized, based solely on the highest number of votes received from the public. Lucky voters will also stand a chance to win attractive prizes worth over $8,000, courtesy of AOX, Changi Airport Group, HP, Rado, and other winners.