INDEX: AWARD does not assess the design according to traditional categories – visual communications, apparel and industrial design – because classification like this not fully reveals the interdisciplinary approach, the most interesting contemporary visual design. INDEX: asks nominated organizations to think horizontally beyond the other design categories and industries, and to suggest candidates for these crucial human life categories: BODY, HOME, WORK, PLAY and COMMUNITY. Additional public prize is presented.
Measured by the size of prizes, the INDEX: Award is the world’s largest design competition – the winner in each category receives a prize of EUR 100,000.
INDEX: Award Exhibition is a part of the Vilnius – European Capital of Culture Programme of the European “School of Arts “project” Design for all”.