The Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA) announces the opening for the voting of the International Design Excellence Awards, aka IDEA, 2018 People’s Choice Award.

The IDEA program has represented the pinnacle of design achievement for 38 years. “For anyone who is a maker, who is building something, it’s the ultimate achievement to win an IDEA,” says Yves Béhar, IDSA. “IDEA is the award by designers, for designers.” 


The IDEA Preview Gallery

The People’s Choice voting is open from Aug. 1–Sept. 4. Participants can learn more about each design on the IDEA preview page, The IDEA preview gallery proudly displays all of the Gold, Silver and Bronze winning designs across all categories in the awards program. The actual level of each winner will be unveiled live at the IDEA Ceremony and Gala. The People’s Choice Award winner will also be announced at the event on Sept. 19 at the National WWII Museum in New Orleans, LA.

Tickets for the IDEA Ceremony and Gala can be purchased on the International Design Conference website and are included in most conference Online registration is open through Sept. 10, 2018.

About IDSA

The nonprofit Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA) is one of the oldest and largest industrial design associations in the United States, representing thousands of members in dozens of Student Chapters, Professional Chapters and Special Interest Sections in the US and internationally. IDSA sponsors the annual International Design Excellence Awards® (IDEA), one of the world’s most prestigious and rigorous design competition. The Society leads National Industrial Design Day annually on March 5. It hosts events including an annual International Design Conference, District Design Conferences and niche conferences, bringing together some of the biggest names and brightest minds in industrial design and related fields. Learn more at