Design Doha Prize

Past Event

Open to all practitioners based in the MENA region

The Design Doha Prize is a prestigious initiative providing recognition and support for exceptional talents in the fields of product design, interior design, furniture design, and craft across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. The 2024 edition of the prize is centered around the theme of "design excellence.”

The primary objective of the Design Doha Prize is to promote the talent and creativity of MENA (Middle East and North Africa) designers by offering a monetary prize, mentorship, exposure, logistical support, and insurance support. The prize aims to empower these designers, provide them with valuable guidance, and showcase their work to a wider audience.

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Monetary Prize: Each of the four selected designers (one from each category) will receive a financial reward of 100,000 QAR to support their ongoing design practice.

Business Mentorship Opportunities: The selected designers will be paired with renowned industry experts, experienced designers, or mentors who will provide tailored guidance and advice.

Market Exposure: The Design Doha Prize will provide a platform for the selected designers to showcase their work to a wider audience.

Logistical Support: The four winners of the Design Doha Prize will receive one year (12 months) of logistical support from the awarding day.

Insurance: The four winners of the Design Doha Prize will receive one year (12 months) of insurance support from the awarding day.


  1. Product Design
  2. Interior Design
  3. Furniture Design
  4. Craft


  • Applicants should have an established design (product design, interior design, furniture design, and craft) business that has been trading for a minimum of two years.
  • Applicants must be either citizens or residents of the MENA region.
  • Applicants must be at least 18 years old by the application due date.
  • The applicant’s company should be based in the MENA region.
  • The prize can be received only once by a designer.


The winners of the Design Doha Prize will be assessed against several criteria by a panel of 8 judges representing local, regional, and international design communities. Applicants will be assessed according to the following criteria:

  • Innovative: Is your design new and innovative?
  • Practical: Is there consumer demand for your collection or product?
  • Sustainable and Socially Responsible: Is your product sustainably designed? Does it consider the needs of the environment? Does your product address the needs of a vulnerable community?
  • Business Model: Is the designer able to articulate a clear business vision, growth plan, and ROI?
  • Application Quality: Did the designer submit a thoughtful and complete application?


Applicants will be required to submit the following documents to apply:

  • Completed application form (including statements)
  • A budget that details how the grant money would be spent within the defined program period (approximately 9 months)
  • A portfolio or look-book of the latest collections/products.
  • Company/personal profile


  • Submission Period: open call 19 December 2023, the deadline to submit 30 January 2024
  • Jury Evaluation: 02 February 2024
  • Winners Announcement: 28 February 2024
  • Design Doha Prize Gala Ceremony: 28 February 2024 at Barahat Msheireb, the Smart City of Doha


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