ZDGW Award was started in 2017, aiming to promote Croatian design. Each year, the selection of projects applied for the competition, among which the international jury selects finalists and winners, are exhibited to the audience at the Zagreb Design Week. The competition is opened to students and professionals, as well as to all projects that match the theme. Only the citizens of the Republic of Croatia can participate in the competition. The 3rd ZGDW Award brings two notable novelties — two times larger prize fund, and prize money that is now awarded to three best projects. The prize fund of 20.000 HRK, 11.000 for the 1st place, 6.000 for the 2nd and 3.000 for the 3rd place.
This year's jury is composed of Damjan Geber (Croatia, Brigada, partner and creative director), Martin Hablesreiter (Austria, Honey & Bunny, partner), Assoc. Prof. Magda Kochanovska, Ph.D. (Poland, Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw, Faculty of Design), Denis Kovač (Croatia, Bunch, owner) and Carlos Sanchez (Mexico, Pininfarina, Project manager).