World Design Capital



Submission process

Bidding for a designation such as the World Design Capital, is not an exact science. A combination of many factors contribute to the final selection. Although you are encouraged to prepare a creative proposal for consideration, it is essential that the document clearly define the aims and objectives of your city to hold the designation, as well as provide a detailed account of your city’s contribution to design from a social, economical, environmental and cultural point of view.

All completed applications must be sent electronically (in PDF format) to, on or before the application deadline date (31 March 2015). Applications received following that time will not be considered by the WDC Selection Committee. Additionally, applicant cities will have seven (7) business days  to submit ten (10) hard copies of the application (bidbook), accompanied by the required fee, to the Icsid Secretariat in Montreal, Canada.  Submissions received after this date will not be forwarded for consideration by the WDC Selection Committee

Submissions should be sent to:

World Design Capital
c /o International Council of Societies of Industrial Design (Icsid)
455 St-Antoine West, Suite SS10
Montreal, Quebec, H2Z 1J1, Canada