The ADI Awards bring together the Delta Industrial Design Awards for professionals and companies, the ADI Medals for students and the ADI Culture Awards for projects that highlight the value of design culture

There is time until the 20th of January 2022 to apply for the ADI Awards organized by ADI-FAD Industrial Design Association which brings together three recognitions in different fields of industrial design:

  • the Delta Awards for professionals and companies, awarded since 1961
  • the ADI Medals for product design students, awarded since 1976
  • the ADI Culture Awards to projects that value design culture, since 2016.

The jury’s verdict -by professionals like Sabine Marcelis, Mario Ruiz, Anniina Koivu, Raquel Quevedo and Stella Rahola- and the awards presentation will take place on15 June 2022, at a ceremony held at Design Hub Barcelona, as part of Barcelona Design Week.

In this edition, there will be a career award in all the prizes to pay tribute to people, companies or entities through their work over the years and their influence on design; they have contributed to making the discipline evolve and integrate into society.

The selected projects and products will all be awarded, at the jury’s discretion, with gold, silver, bronze or opinion prizes.

Silver Delta 2020, Damm & Alzamora

A new category is presented at the Delta Awards: Design for Food, which includes food design, understood as edible products, and product design such as tools, utensils and objects that are closely related to the preservation, cleaning, preparation, service and consumption of food.

All products selected by the Delta Awards’ Expert Committee and that make it through to the second phase will automatically qualify for the iF Design Awards 2022 shortlist, as Finalist iF Design Award, with no initial entry fee. Can find full details in the rules.


The main driving force behind ADI-FAD’s activities is the Delta Awards, awarded biennially in recognition of the work of industrial designers and production companies. Since their first edition in 1961, the Delta Awards have been an important promotional channel for the country designers and companies and a valuable platform for public recognition.


With the collaboration of the Banc Sabadell Foundation, ADI-FAD invites young designers recently trained in Spanish educational centres to present their final degree, master or postgraduate projects. Created in 1976, created ADI Medals to help to build bridges between the academic and industrial worlds. It is an award with a long tradition in the Spanish design scene that promotes the talent of the younger generations. 

Gold ADI Medal 2020 – Entre Redes by Amalia Puga


The ADI Culture Award aims to promote the public recognition of those projects that help promote and update social and conceptual product design or encourage dialogue, ideas, and activity in the discipline. 

The ADI Culture Awards focus on projects whose result is in the theoretical, no object framework, which generates impact, criticism and dissemination in the field of design: publications, exhibitions, cycles and congresses, physical spaces (galleries, shops), virtual spaces, websites, blogs, applications, teaching programmes, filming and all those concepts yet to be explored. Also, projects with a solid conceptual and innovative aspect are experimental, interdisciplinary processes, installations, unique pieces or numbered series, objects outside the standard commercial circuits, or those that help recover or open up new avenues in product design.



Since its inception, the design of the Delta Awards trophy has changed with each edition. The commission goes to a member who interprets the award and the logo of the prizes. This year, Inma Bermúdez will be in charge of the design.

On the other hand, the winner of the ADI Gold Medal in the previous edition designs the Medals. In this case, Amalia Puga, winner in 2020.

The deadline is Can consult the rules at the website:

Career Delta 2020 to SEAT