Every year Flanders DC distributes awards to projects, creatives and companies in design, fashion and games. Since 1994 we award the Henry van de Velde Awards for design. We also distribute, in collaboration with our Brussels and Walloon partners, the Belgian Fashion Awards. At the Belgian Game Awards we hand out the Studio of the Year Award.
Henry van de Velde Awards
Every year Flanders DC awards good design in all its shapes and forms. The Henry van de Velde Awards are the oldest, most prestigious design awards in Belgium. Already since 1994 young and more experienced design talent, as well as design companies and projects, are awarded.
The categories focus on the value and impact of design on our economy, society but also on the climate. With the official award ceremony and exhibition at BOZAR, and a publication, the Henry van de Velde Awards are a real platform for Flemish design.
There are 9 categories: Business Innovation, Consumer, Crafts, Design Research, Digital Product, Environment, Graphics, Habitat and Spaces. The winners are selected by a professional jury, that also choses the awards for Lifetime Achievement, Company, Young Talent and Ecodesign by OVAM. The public can also vote online for the Public Award.
All information can be found on henryvandevelde.be.
"Even a small country like Belgium has a lot of high-quality companies and creative talent. Our strength is that we can develop our own style discretly and with complete freedom. Meanwhile, we do not always show enough appreciation for our own people. That's also why I appreciate this award so much."
Belgian Fashion Awards
Since 2017 the Belgian Fashion Awards are organized by Flanders DC, MAD Brussels, WBDM, Knack Weekend and Le Vif Weekend. These awards were created in order to turn the spotlight on the reputation, creativity and diversity of Belgian fashion, both at a national and international level.
The Belgian Fashion Awards 2021 were presented during the last edition of Fashion Talks.
Belgian Game Awards
The entire Belgian games industry gathers every year for the Belgian Game Awards, a yearly celebration of our local game development industry.
The Belgian Game Awards 2021 were presented during a virtual show on VRT NU, RTBF Auvio and Twitch and were organized by Flanders DC in collaboration with Belgian Games, VRT and VRT NU.