Good Design Australia recently announced the 2011 Judging Panel for the prestigious Australian International Design Awards .

“In the world of design this is a judging panel second to none,” said Mr Brandon Gien, Managing Director of Good Design Australia.

“We’ve secured design gurus from iconic global brands such as BMW, Mercedes Benz, Samsung and Toyota.

“The calibre of our panel is matched only by the quality and ingenuity of the entries coming in this year,” Mr Gien said.

Mr Gien added that the Australian International Design Awards sets a global standard in design excellence which is also reflected in the judging panel.

“We’ve also got the privilege of home-grown talent from the likes of Burley Katon Halliday and key commentators such as Cars Guide and The New Inventors,” Mr Gien said.

The Australian International Design Awards Ceremony takes place on Friday 22nd July 2011 in Melbourne. The Awards are part of the Victorian State of Design Festival and all finalists will be exhibited to the general public.

Entry into the Australian International Design Awards closes Thursday 31 March 2011.