Every year Flanders DC distributes awards to projects, creatives and companies in design, fashion and gaming. 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.
There are 12 categories: Business Innovation, Collaborative, Consumer, Crafts by Bokrijk, Digital Product, Graphic & Communication, Habitat, Lifetime Achievement, Company, Young Talent, Ecodesign by OVAM and Public. 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.
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 2019 were presented during the last edition of Fashion Talks.
We asked photographer Fille Roelants to capture the visual highlights of the most recent Belgian Fashion Awards in a beautiful series of photos.
Belgian Game Awards: Studio of the Year
The entire Belgian games industry gathers every year for the Belgian Game Awards, a celebration of our local game development industry. The Studio of the Year Award is distributed by Flanders DC to the company that excels in entrepreneurship, that is a good employer and that achieved some very cool stuff during the past year.