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Maïssane Design Awards 2023

The prestigious Maissane Design Awards 2023 honors outstanding designers and design studios that have achieved success in their respective fields. The award recognises the creative, forward-thinking, and significant contributions of designers across various disciplines, including those of emerging designers and design leaders, among others.

The awards nurture and foster the businesses based in the UAE, honor the industry's diversity and vibrancy by providing a platform to encourage collaborations and sponsorship opportunities. With an aim to further develop and propel the creative marketplace of UAE, don't let this opportunity pass you by; seize it, make your presence known, and let your design journey soar to new heights. Ready to be acknowledged? Click the 'Nominate' button now. You have the spotlight!

Award Categories

  • Emerging Designer of the Year
    This award recognizes an individual who has made significant strides in the field of design in the early stages of their career. Nominees should have demonstrated innovation, originality, and promise in their work.
  • Design Leader of the Year
    This award honors a seasoned individual who has exhibited exceptional leadership in the design industry. Nominees should have made significant contributions that have advanced the field and inspired others.
  • Lifetime Achievement in Design
    This award is presented to an individual whose body of work has left an indelible mark on the design landscape. Their contributions should span several decades and continue to influence future generations.
  • Emerging Visual Artist of the Year
    This award recognizes an emerging artist who shows exceptional talent and potential in the visual arts. Nominees should have exhibited innovative, inspiring, and distinctive work.
  • Visual Artist Lifetime Achievement Award
    This award honors a visual artist whose work over the years has significantly influenced the realm of visual arts. Their impact should be substantial and enduring.
  • Best in Abstract Art
    This award acknowledges an artist who has created remarkable abstract work. The nominee's art should push boundaries, challenge conventions, and provide a unique perspective.
  • Best in Realistic Art
    This award honors an artist whose realistic work captures life with accuracy, depth, and emotional resonance. Nominees should demonstrate superior technique and attention to detail.
  • Best in Digital Art
    This award recognizes an artist who uses digital tools and platforms to create outstanding artwork. Nominees should show creativity and a high level of technical proficiency.
  • Best in Sculpture
    This award is for an artist who has created extraordinary three-dimensional work. The sculptures should demonstrate creativity, craftsmanship, and a unique viewpoint.
  • Best Artistic Use of New Media
    This award honors an artist who utilizes new media in innovative and exciting ways. Nominees should push the boundaries of traditional art forms, and their work should be technologically advanced and engaging.
  • Best Interior Design (Residential)
    This award recognizes a design firm that has created a residential interior of exceptional aesthetic and functional value. The design should enhance the quality of life, reflect the resident's personality, and show sensitivity to the environment.
  • Best Interior Design (Commercial)
    This award is for a design firm whose commercial interiors provide an inspiring, functional, and sustainable environment that aligns with the brand identity and enhances the user experience.
  • Best Architectural Design (Residential)
    This award honors a firm that has designed a residential structure that is aesthetically pleasing, functional, and considerate of its inhabitants and environment.
  • Best Architectural Design (Commercial)
    This award is for a firm whose commercial design shows excellence in form and function, enhances the urban landscape, and embodies the brand it represents.
  • Best Urban Design Initiative
    This award recognizes a firm or organization that has contributed significantly to improving the urban environment through design that promotes sustainability, accessibility, and community engagement.
  • Best Landscape Design Project
    This award is for a firm that has demonstrated exceptional creativity and sensitivity to the environment in a landscape design project, enhancing the outdoor space's beauty and usability.
  • Best Sustainability Initiative in Design
    This award recognizes a brand or firm that has significantly contributed to promoting sustainability in design, whether through innovative products, initiatives, or awareness campaigns.
  • Best Product Design
    This award honors a firm that has created a product of exceptional design that is functional, aesthetically pleasing, innovative, and has a positive impact on users.
  • Best Branding Design Campaign
    This award is for a firm whose branding campaign is compelling, visually stunning, and effectively communicates the brand's identity and values.
  • Best Logo Design
    This award recognizes a firm for a logo design that is simple yet powerful, clearly represents the brand, and leaves a lasting impression.
  • Best Social Impact Design
    This award is for a design project that significantly contributes to social change, promoting inclusivity, accessibility, and the betterment of the community.
  • Best Exhibition Design
    This award recognizes a firm that has created an engaging, innovative, and impactful exhibition design that enhances visitor experience and effectively communicates the intended narrative.
  • Best Event and Stage Design
    This award is for a firm whose event or stage design creates a memorable experience, reflecting the event's theme, and enhancing the performance or presentation.
  • Best Interactive Design (Web/App)
    This award honors a firm whose web or app design enhances user experience through its intuitive layout, engaging visuals, and innovative functionality.
  • Best Design Software
    This award is for a software that has significantly facilitated the design process. The software should be user-friendly, versatile, and contribute to the efficiency and quality of design work.

Event Agenda

Day 1: Schedule

maissane design awards

10am - 6:30pm: The 1st International Fair of Exceptional Art and Crafts will commence with a grand opening, graced by esteemed national and international officials, sponsors, and distinguished VIPs.

8:30 pm: Maïssane Design Awards 2023, Gala dinner in the gardens of Emirates Palace with the Officials, musical entertainment, LIVE painting with the LIVE auction of the artwork.

After Party: A fancy-themed after-party to have fun, network, and indulge at one of our partner hotels.

Day 2: Schedule

maissane design awards

10am - 6:30pm: Exhibition continues with exciting day filled up with LIVE art & craft activations across the day.

Mid-afternoon: Gala dinner in Abu Dhabi desert. An interactive evening with surprises. LIVE painting, traditional orchestra & music.

Auction: To support pediatric department renovation at University Hospital of Treichville, Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire.

Day 3: Schedule

maissane design awards

10am - 5:00pm: Exhibition continues followed by the 1st International Exhibition of Exceptional Art and Crafts.

Entry Deadline

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How to nominate?

  • Click "Nominate" on the homepage

  • Fill out nomination details, such as award category you are nominating

  • Fill out all of the necessary questions clearly

  • In your submission, be sure to include details showing why your entry deserves the award.

  • Click on "Submit" to complete the nomination process

  • An automatic message will confirm your nomination has been submitted.

  • Any queries can be emailed to

Nomination ends on: 31st August, 2023 


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