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Google opens 2019 nominations for fifth Material Design Awards

Now in its fifth edition, Google is taking nominations for the 2019 Material Design Awards. There are four categories with self-nominations again accepted, with the company looking for “best-in-class designs from our community.”

Hosted by Google Design, there are four categories: Theming, Innovation, Universality, and Experience. Any Android, iOS, or web product that launched or made a significant update with Material Design between September 2018 and August 2019 qualifies.

  • Theming: An expressive brand identity executed with Material Theming, including the consistent application of color, typography, and shape.
  • Innovation: A demonstrated ability to build upon and extend the Material Design system in inspiring new directions.
  • Universality: A thoughtful and inclusive design tailored to the specific needs of users with a range of abilities and user needs.
  • Experience: A creative and effective deployment of interaction, navigation, and content in service of an impactful user experience.

The nomination window opened yesterday and runs until Saturday, August 24, 2019 at 11:59PM PT. Material Design Award 2019 winners will be announced on at the start of October.

A design system only comes to life when it’s used to create meaningful experiences. The Material Design Awards recognize best-in-class designs from our community, and honor the people who make them. We’re pleased to announce that for our fifth annual awards, we’ll be accepting self-nominations for the finest applications of Material Design in 2019.

Only self-nominations are accepted, with submitters needing permission to do so from their company. You can submit in all four categories as long as a separate entry is made. The form includes two questions, but it’s otherwise a straightforward process.

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