The Young Australian Design Awards, Presented by RØDE Microphones, is a national design award for young Australian designers, engineers, innovators and entrepreneurs. The Awards were created to inspire the next generation of Australian designers and to help foster a culture of design, innovation and creativity in Australia.

Entrants to the Awards will have an opportunity to win Awards and cash prizes in the following categories:

  • Young Australian Designer of the Year Award – $3,000
  • Design Innovation Award – $1,000
  • Design Technology Award – $1,000
  • Design Sustainability Award – $1,000


About RØDE Microphones

RØDE is a uniquely Australian owned and operated audio company, based in Sydney. From its humble beginning in the 1990s RØDE Microphones has gone from strength to strength on the global stage and has become the go-to microphone for a variety of industries. RØDE employs the latest technology and precision machinery to continue to keep its products at world-class standards and at a great price. Over the years RØDE has been recognized as industry leaders in design and business having received numerous Good Design Awards and being recognised as the Australian Manufacturing Exporter of the year for 2013.

About Good Design Australia

Good Design Australia is an international design promotion organisation responsible for managing Australia’s annual Good Design Awards program. With a proud heritage dating back to the Industrial Design Council of Australia (IDCA) established in 1958, the Good Design Awards is Australia’s longest standing national design award and promotion program and one of the few forums for professional designers to showcase their design expertise to national and international audiences. As a result of more than 50 years of design benchmarking, the program has focused on progressively raising the standard of design and innovation in Australia.