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This page displays a list of design award categories, and their respective difficulity and competitiveness. A better representation of the design classifications are available at designclassifications.com
Rank Design Category Competitiveness Difficulty
1 Interior Space and Exhibition Design
Extremely Competitive and Normal Difficulity
1,654.90 -0.09
2 Furniture, Decorative Items and Homeware Design
Extremely Competitive and Somewhat Harder
1,157.93 -0.32
3 Packaging Design
Significantly Competitive and Normal Difficulity
628.88 0.08
4 Graphics and Visual Communication Design
Significantly Competitive and Normal Difficulity
586.81 0.05
5 Architecture, Building and Structure Design
Significantly Competitive and Slightly Easier
559.00 0.17
6 Jewelry, Eyewear and Watch Design
Considerably Competitive and Normal Difficulity
470.59 -0.08
7 Lighting Products and Lighting Projects Design
Considerably Competitive and Somewhat Harder
401.43 -0.26
8 Digital and Electronic Devices Design
Considerably Competitive and Somewhat Easier
357.22 0.31
9 Arts, Crafts and Ready-Made Design
Moderately Competitive and Slightly Harder
249.55 -0.24
10 Home Appliances Design
Moderately Competitive and Somewhat Easier
226.74 0.26
11 Bakeware, Tableware, Drinkware and Cookware Design
Moderately Competitive and Normal Difficulity
219.61 -0.05
12 Bathroom Furniture and Sanitary Ware Design
Moderately Competitive and Normal
183.24 0.00
13 Vehicle, Mobility and Transportation Design
Moderately Competitive and Slightly Harder
134.76 -0.10
14 Fashion and Travel Accessories Design
Moderately Competitive and Normal Difficulity
131.19 -0.06
15 Scientific Instruments, Medical Devices and Research Equipment Design
Moderately Competitive and Slightly Harder
109.09 -0.11
16 Building Materials, Construction Components, Structures & Systems Design
Moderately Competitive and Slightly Easier
102.67 0.12
17 Fashion, Apparel and Garment Design
Moderately Competitive and Somewhat Harder
101.96 -0.27
18 Spatial Design
Somewhat Competitive and Somewhat Harder
99.11 -0.36
19 Toy, Games and Hobby Products Design
Somewhat Competitive and Normal Difficulity
93.40 -0.03
20 Sustainable Products, Projects and Green Design
Somewhat Competitive and Normal Difficulity
86.99 -0.08
21 Street Furniture Design
Somewhat Competitive and Slightly Easier
83.42 0.10
22 Social Design
Somewhat Competitive and Somewhat Harder
79.14 -0.31
23 Baby, Kids' and Children's Products Design
Somewhat Competitive and Slightly Harder
74.87 -0.17
24 Advertising, Marketing and Communication Design
Somewhat Competitive and Moderately Easier
62.75 0.52
25 Interface and Interaction Design
Somewhat Competitive and Somewhat Easier
62.03 0.28
26 Art Materials, Stationery Supplies and Gift Items Design
Somewhat Competitive and Slightly Harder
59.89 -0.17
27 Yacht and Marine Vessels Design
Somewhat Competitive and Somewhat Easier
59.18 0.48
28 Futuristic Design
Somewhat Competitive and Somewhat Harder
55.61 -0.42
29 Website and Web Design
Somewhat Competitive and Slightly Easier
54.19 0.13
30 Sports, Entertainment and Recreation Equipment Design
Somewhat Competitive and Somewhat Easier
52.76 0.44
31 Idea Design
Slightly Competitive and Somewhat Harder
48.48 -0.43
32 Photography and Photo Manipulation Design
Slightly Competitive and Normal Difficulity
47.77 0.05
33 Food, Beverage and Culinary Arts Design
Slightly Competitive and Somewhat Easier
44.21 0.46
34 Mobile Technologies, Applications and Software Design
Slightly Competitive and Moderately Easier
42.78 0.62
35 3D Printed Forms and Products Design
Slightly Competitive and Somewhat Harder
42.78 -0.34
36 Event and Happening Design
Slightly Competitive and Normal Difficulity
41.35 -0.04
37 Engineering and Technical Design
Slightly Competitive and Slightly Easier
40.64 0.13
38 Hospitality, Recreation, Travel and Tourism Design
Slightly Competitive and Slightly Easier
38.50 0.19
39 Pet Supplies and Products for Animals Design
Slightly Competitive and Slightly Harder
37.08 -0.20
40 Movie and Animation Design
Slightly Competitive and Somewhat Easier
34.94 0.41
41 Footwear, Shoes and Boots Design
Slightly Competitive and Normal Difficulity
30.66 -0.09
42 Luxury Design
Slightly Competitive and Moderately Easier
30.66 0.63
43 Security and Surveillance Products Design
Slightly Competitive and Somewhat Easier
29.23 0.43
44 Beauty, Personal Care and Cosmetic Products Design
Slightly Competitive and Moderately Harder
28.52 -0.59
45 Textile, Fabric, Textures, Patterns and Cloth Design
Slightly Competitive and Slightly Harder
27.81 -0.12
46 Differently Abled and Seniors' Assistance Design
Slightly Competitive and Moderately Harder
27.81 -0.67
47 Landscape Planning and Garden Design
Normal Competition and Slightly Harder
24.96 -0.17
48 Performing Arts, Style and Scenery Design
Normal Competition and Somewhat Harder
22.82 -0.47
49 Safety Clothing and Personal Protective Equipment Design
Normal Competition and Somewhat Harder
20.68 -0.45
50 Wearable Technologies Design
Normal Competition and Somewhat Harder
19.25 -0.29
51 Digital and Broadcasting Media Design
Normal Competition and Somewhat Easier
17.83 0.50
52 Cultural Heritage and Culture Industry Design
Normal Competition and Slightly Harder
17.83 -0.10
53 Computer Graphics and 3D Model Design
Normal Competition and Somewhat Easier
17.11 0.33
54 Urban Planning and Urban Design
Normal Competition and Slightly Harder
17.11 -0.24
55 Industrial Design
Normal Competition and Slightly Harder
17.11 -0.24
56 Limited Edition and Custom Design
Normal Competition and Somewhat Easier
17.11 0.33
57 Hardware, Power and Hand Tools Design
Normal Competition and Somewhat Harder
16.40 -0.38
58 Writing, Literature and Content Design
Normal Competition and Moderately Easier
15.69 0.73
59 Unexpected Design
Less Competitive and Slightly Harder
14.97 -0.17
60 Furniture Accessories, Hardware and Materials Design
Less Competitive and Moderately Harder
14.97 -0.67
61 Musical Instruments Design
Less Competitive and Slightly Harder
14.97 -0.17
62 Print and Published Media Design
Less Competitive and Somewhat Harder
14.26 -0.34
63 Cybernetics, Prosthesis and Bio-Engineering Design
Less Competitive and Somewhat Easier
14.26 0.33
64 Meta, Strategic and Service Design
Less Competitive and Considerably Easier
13.55 1.08
65 Energy Products and Devices Design
Less Competitive and Slightly Easier
13.55 0.13
66 Prosumer Products, Tools, and Machinery Design
Less Competitive and Normal Difficulity
12.83 -0.07
67 Graphics Design
Less Competitive and Somewhat Harder
12.12 -0.27
68 Young Design
Less Competitive and Moderately Harder
10.70 -0.67
69 Music, Audio and Sound Design
Moderately Less Competitive and Slightly Harder
9.98 -0.17
70 Agriculture, Horticulture and Fisheries Design
Moderately Less Competitive and Moderately Easier
9.27 0.66
71 Heavy Machinery Design
Moderately Less Competitive and Somewhat Harder
9.27 -0.42
72 Design Quality and Innovation
Moderately Less Competitive and Moderately Easier
9.27 0.66
73 Excellence in Design
Moderately Less Competitive and Moderately Harder
8.56 -0.67
74 Awards, Prize and Competitions Design
Moderately Less Competitive and Somewhat Easier
8.56 0.33
75 Education and Training Content Design
Moderately Less Competitive and Moderately Harder
7.84 -0.92
76 Generative, Algorithmic and Parametric Design
Moderately Less Competitive and Somewhat Harder
7.13 -0.34
77 Adult Toys and Products Design
Moderately Less Competitive and Considerably Easier
7.13 1.33
78 Banking and Finance Instruments Design
Moderately Less Competitive and Moderately Harder
6.42 -0.67
79 Information Technologies Design
Moderately Less Competitive and Somewhat Easier
5.70 0.33
80 Engineering, Construction and Infrastructure Design
Moderately Less Competitive and Somewhat Easier
5.70 0.33
81 Disposable and Single-Use Product Design
Moderately Less Competitive and Somewhat Easier
5.70 0.33
82 Manufacturing and Processing Machinery Design
Moderately Less Competitive and Somewhat Easier
5.70 0.33
83 Radical Innovation and New Technologies Design
Significantly Less Competitive and Slightly Harder
4.99 -0.17
84 Information Processing Tools Design
Significantly Less Competitive and Slightly Harder
4.99 -0.17
85 Creative Legacy, Retro and Evergreen Design
Significantly Less Competitive and Significantly Easier
4.28 2.33
86 Multidisciplinary and Interdisciplinary Design
Significantly Less Competitive and Moderately Harder
4.28 -0.67
87 Concealed, Hidden and Secret Design
Significantly Less Competitive and Moderately Harder
4.28 -0.67
88 Car and Land Based Motor Vehicles Design
Significantly Less Competitive and Considerably Harder
3.57 -1.17
89 Ease of Use and Universal Design
Significantly Less Competitive and Considerably Harder
3.57 -1.17
90 Interaction Design
Significantly Less Competitive and Considerably Easier
3.57 1.33
91 Public Awareness, Volunteerism, and Society Design
Significantly Less Competitive and Somewhat Easier
2.85 0.33
92 Construction and Real Estate Projects Design
Significantly Less Competitive and Somewhat Easier
2.85 0.33
93 Aerospace and Aircraft Design
Significantly Less Competitive and Moderately Harder
2.14 -0.67
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