Jury and main events of the National Design Award of Latvia 2024 final have been announced

On 16 May 2024, the final jury of the National Design Award of Latvia 2024 (NDAL 2024) and the most important events were announced, which will conclude with the announcement of the winners at the award ceremony on 24 May 2024 at 19.00 in Riga Circus, when the winners will be announced in five categories - products, services, communication, environment and digital solutions - as well as the Grand Prix winner who will receive a prize of 2000 EUR from the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Latvia.

On 20 May 2024, the second round of the National Design Award of Latvia 2024 will begin, where the final jury will evaluate 58 nominees, the list of which is available at The finalists will be announced at a public event on 22 May 2024 at 15.00 at the Pauls Stradiņš Medicine History Museum, followed by presentations by the final jury members. The finalist work evaluation process will also include finalist presentations for the jury in person on May 23 from 10.00 to 14.00. After them, the final jury will continue its deliberations to decide on the winner of each category and the Grand Prix winner, which will be selected from the category winners. The competition will end with an award ceremony on 24 May 2024 at 19.00 at Riga Circus.

The final jury will be composed of five experienced design professionals. Alongside Latvian representatives, the entries will also be judged by two international experts representing different fields of design:

Regina Hanke, Berlin, Germany

Professor of Communication Design and Design Management at the Macromedia – University of Applied Science, a researcher in strategic and behavioural design in digital and public health. Beyond her academic pursuits, Regina is a co-founder of LEILA, a leading medical information and decision support system app in Germany. Her commitment to designing health care is equaled by her pursuit of designing politics and policy. As a Board Member of BEDA – The Bureau of European Design Association, she actively advocates for the impact and understanding of design across various sectors. 

Maria Azzurra Rossi, Rome, Italy

Co-founder and co-manager of Mint List, a design and architecture public relations agency, educated in design, architecture and marketing communications. Active in the field of communication for over a decade, she has collaborated with international media and has been Head of communications for KAAN Architecten. She teaches Design Management and Design Communication at the European Institute of Design in Rome (IED Rome). MINT LIST curates the communication of renowned international entities such as Alvisi Kirimoto (it), Maarten Baas (nl), ecoLogicStudio (uk), Estonian Centre for Architecture (ee), Isola Design Group (it), Leiko Ikemura (jp), and many others.

Ieva Zībārte

Architect and writer, «New European Bauhaus» expert and Director of Property Development of «Rīgas nami». Ieva is an expert at the National Council for Architecture at the Ministry of Culture and the Coin Design Commission at the Bank of Latvia. She also writes about architecture, design, urban environment and popular culture.

Edgars Zvirgzdiņš

Designer, founder of design studio "Associates, Partners et Sons" and co-founder of the Scandinavian brand "Aretai". In addition to his design practice, Edgars is actively engaged in design management processes and development of brand design strategies. His interest field covers the connection of different media and cooperation with a wide range of specialists, creating expressive experiences and products. Numerous projects with Edgars creative involvement have one significant recognition such as the National Design Award of Latvia, the Latvian Architecture of the Year Award and the Red Dot Design Award in product design.

Dārta Apsīte

Creative director, previously worked at the "Wrong Digital" agency, headed the Brand and Design Department of the Riga City Council, where the visual renewal of the Riga brand was implemented. Over the past two years, the visual communication campaigns created under the leadership of Darta have won numerous awards for creative excellence in both local and international competitions. Campaigns created by Darta campaigns are promoting a sense of self-esteem and belonging to Latvia with design and audiovisual techniques. 

Everyone is invited to join the National Design Award of Latvia 2024 final events, where it will be possible to meet the final jury experts in person and listen to their presentations on current issues in the field of design, as well as hear the finalists' public presentations, ask questions and discuss topics of interest.

The National Design Award of Latvia 2024 final events:

NDAL 2024 finalists announcement and presentations by the final jury experts

22. maijā plkst. 15.00–17.30 at Pauls Stradiņš Medicine History Museum

14.00-15.00 Guided tour of the exhibition "Life after death. Memorial Practices and the Museum" led by the curators and architects of the exhibition

NDAL 2024 finalist presentations

23 May, 10.00-14.00 at Pauls Stradiņš Medicine History Museum

The National Design Award of Latvia 2024 award ceremony

24 May at 19.00 Riga Circus

To attend the National Design Award of Latvia 2024 ceremony, please register in advance.

The National Design Award of Latvia is the highest design award in Latvia, presented with the aim of identifying, evaluating and promoting the achievements of Latvian designers, as well as encouraging the use of design created in Latvia and the development of the design industry. The National Design Award of Latvia was established in 2017 with the support of the Ministry of Culture. It is organised by the Latvian Design Centre until May 2025.

The Latvian Design Centre is a member of the European Design Associations (BEDA) and an official partner of the European Commission's strategic initiative "New European Bauhaus". The Latvian Design Centre participates in national design policy-making, research and education by initiating cooperation and strategic partnerships with other design organisations, designers, companies and design users. With the support of the Ministry of Culture, the Latvian Design Centre maintains the creative industries communication platform "FOLD". 

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