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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)


What Does the dmi: Design Value Award Application Contain?


The application is a simple questionnaire in English. The questions are in both multiple choice and short sentence form. Questions include:

  • Applicant data including applicant's name, organization etc.
  • A short description of the initiative in which the organization participated.
  • Objective of the initiative
  • What value was delivered by the initiative (revenue, social impact, organizational culture change, customer value)
  • Create a poster (both horizontal & vertical formats are required)
  • Contact information for references familiar with the initiative

Is There a Fee?

  • Yes, there is a fee for members of DMI and non-members.

Do I Have to Finish the Application All at Once?

  • No. You may save the unique URL link indicated in your application and return before the deadline to complete the form.


What are the Poster Specifications?

  • Two digital posters must be created in both a horizontal and vertical formats.
  • The vertical poster aspect ratio is 4:9.
  • The horizontal poster must follow the Design Management Journal horizonal poster guidlines (pdf).
    • PDF format is best for printing especially for copy. Otherwise we need hi resolution jpegs (300 dpi at 100%)
    • Anything that appears in the gutter space may be obscured when the magazine is printed
    • Double check specifications before submission.
  • The posters must be uploaded with the application.
  • Combined file size should be no larger than 25MB.


What is the Deadline for Submission?

  • Submission Deadline: Thursday, June 29th, 12:00 Noon EDT


What is cost for Submission?

  • $450.00USD - DMI Members
  • $650.00USD - Non-Members


Do I Have to Attend the dmi: Design Leadership Conference?

  • Yes. The winner or Award recipient must be present at the dmi:Design Value Awards ceremony in order to receive an Award.
    One member of the winning organization(s) must register to attend at least 1 full day of the dmi:Design Leadership Conference. Awards will not be shipped or mailed.

What are the Publishing and Usage Rights?

  • Please ensure that you are able to share the results of your initiative, particularly as it pertains to revenue and customer acquisition numbers.
  • All materials submitted to the 2017 DMI DVA program become the property of DMI.
  • DMI retains the right to utilize all entry materials for any and all future publications, this includes winners and non-winners.

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