Ideas on Design NewStar Design Awards is in its 26th year and the 2018 program has been launched in Foshan, China in partnership with 91 Ant, with support from the Government of Dali Town and Nanfang Daily. The launch of NewStar follows the successful introduction of the IOD International Design and Business Forums into China in 2017. IOD New Star Design Awards is a core program in The Design Foundation’s strategy to build design capability. The Awards aim to discover and celebrate emerging design talent. NewStar Design Awards 2018 is an integrated International Award program providing an opportunity to expand the knowledge, skills, and experience of our rising design stars in the areas of product design and built environment on the global stage, expanding their international perspectives and networks. NewStar exposes emerging designers work through public exhibition on a dedicated online platform that is promoted to industry with the aim of supporting their career pathways and creating opportunities for selected winners to be matched with appropriate industry partners and design mentors, to realize their design concepts. Young designers are asked to submit their best works in product design and built environment categories. The entrants are judged by a panel of leading international designers. NewStar Deisgn Awards offers winners and finalists a travel scholarship to Foshan, China to present their work to leading international designers and the opportunity to connect with one of the most advanced manufacturing and commercial centres in the world.