Great design acts as the conduit between client and customer and the Scottish Design Awards stand with you as a lynchpin of that relationship. Join us as we celebrate profound examples of architecture, art and advertising that inform how we interact with the world around us.


The awards are organised by Urban Realm – a leading body of architecture press in Scotland. We are also in partnership with The Drum – a Global media brand that covers all aspects of the modern creative industries.

Why enter?

  • Improve visibility of your brand
  • Recognise achievements of your staff
  • Gain positive PR
  • Endorse your work to help win new clients
  • Stand out from competitors
  • Make your brand/agency famous
  • Be known as award winning
  • Showcase your talents and skills to existing and potential clients
  • Reassure clients that they are associated with the best
  • Accentuate the importance of design and architecture in Scotland
  • Receive a trophy and a purpose designed SDA winner’s logo for your own marketing

The Scottish Design Awards is an opportunity for us all to demonstrate the world leading skills and projects that we deliver for our clients

Craig Mann, StudioMB

Who can enter?


  • work done by Scottish design consultancies, advertising agencies, printers, design agencies, brands, universities/colleges, freelancers and packaging suppliers/manufacturers, other organisations and client companies; or
  • work done for Scottish clients no matter where the designer is based


  • buildings and projects located in Scotland; or
  • buildings and projects designed by Scottish architects, engineers, designers sited anywhere

Projects must be completed between 01/02/2023 and 28/03/2024. Work previously entered into the Scottish Design Awards will not be eligible.

Still unsure? Get in touch to ask.

My advice to anyone swithering whether to enter the Scottish Design Awards is go for it… It could help to win that next dream project. Since winning the Agency of the Year, we’ve both tendered for and won work for the likes of the V&A Dundee and Six by Nico, both of whom were already aware of our success…Another piece of advice I would give to people is, don’t leave it to the last minute to work on your entry, treat it as a case study…

Cameron Fraser, Co-founder and Managing Director at Form Digital