Fennia Prize 20 – stand out with strategic design competence

September 18, 2019 htbadmin

Fennia Prize 20 – stand out with strategic design competence

The Fennia Prize 20 competition awards companies and organisations that use design strategically in their business operations with the objectives of competitiveness and international growth.

Products, concepts and services that have been created by using design comprehensively and innovatively in their planning and implementation, product development, manufacture and brand can be enrolled in the competition.

The Fennia Prize is arranged by Design Forum Finland, Fennia Group, Elo and the Finnish Patent and Registration Office (PRH). The award sum in 2020 is 35 000 euros in total, and it will be donated by Fennia Group and Elo. The Fennia Prize Grand Prix is at least 15 000 euros. The award committee will make the decision on how to distribute the rest of the award sum. Additionally, the Finnish Patent and Registration Office will grant one 5 000 euros IPR award in the competition.

The competition’s application process is open 18 August – 14 October 2019. The winners of Fennia Prizes and the honorary mentions are elected by a jury of experts from the fields of design, business life and media.

Fennia Prize 20 is a part of the Design Forum Finland Awards unit, and the winners will be published in spring 2020 at the Design Forum Finland Awards event.

Register in Fennia Prize 20 here! 


Organizers of the Fennia Prize competition

The competition and the prize have been established by Fennia and Design Forum in 1989 in order to advance insightful design and the competitiveness of companies. The first price, Pro Finnish Design, was given in 1990.

Design Forum Finland supports the growth of Finnish companies and organisations, and their international competitiveness and success, by promoting the use of design especially on a strategic level. Design Forum Finland is a non-profit organization, and maintained by the Finnish Society of Crafts and Design, an association established in 1875 as the second oldest association in its field in the world.

The Fennia Corporation and Elo are together in charge of the Fennia Prize, as they aim to enhance entrepreneurship and growth of companies.

The Finnish Patent and Registration Office forms a solid base for economic life in Finland by registering companies and organizations. The Finnish Patent and Registration Office donates the IPR prize.


Fennia Prize Grand Prix 17 winner

In 2017, the Fennia Prize Grand Prix was given to Merivaara Oy, a company that has made consistent use of design in its product development for several years.

Flow, surgical light was the Fennia Prize Grand Prix winner in 2017.


More information

More information about the Fennia Prize 20 competitition:

Laila Alanen

Producer, design prizes

+358 50 548 4114



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