After careful evaluation of all the incredible entries we received, we have just announced the winners of the Tyvek® Design Award 2023. → Check Out NOW

We are collaborating with Desall, an Italian leading company in providing digital services dedicated to innovation and participatory design, to welcome designers, artists, design students, and any other creative individuals from all over the world to participate 2023 Tyvek® Design Award!

We invite you to design and prototype new creative applications for DuPont™ Tyvek®, a unique and versatile non-woven material. Unleash your creativity, harnessing the expansive potential of this material that blends the properties of paper, film, and fabric!


Total Award Value: €9000 + 20 Backpacks designed with Tyvek® (unitary value: about 50 Euro)

3 x BEST Tyvek® DESIGN OF 2023 Awards:

  • €3000 each
  • 1 x Backpack each
  • Visibility Perks (detailed below)

 17 x Special Mentions:

  • 1 x Backpack each
  • Visibility Perks (detailed below)

Visibility Award:

  • Beyond the designated winners and special mentions, DuPont reserves the right to select additional projects to bestow the Visibility Perks detailed below.

Visibility Perks:

  • Official recognition certificate
  • Visibility on Tyvek® official media and media partner platforms
  • Opportunity to connect with well-known brand partners for potential business opportunities.

Eligibility and submission criteria

Participation is free and open to creative individuals of any nationality who are 18 years of age or older. Participants can submit one or multiple projects, but only those uploaded to the website through the upload page of the contest will be accepted.

Entries can be both brand-new, unpublished designs, or products made with Tyvek® that were launched after 1 January 2020 and have been on the market for no more than three years.

The submission should be high-quality photos of a design prototype crafted with Tyvek® material, or high-quality photos of the commercial product.


DuPont™ Tyvek® should be the principal material for your design. While supplementary materials can be incorporated if they serve a functional purpose, Tyvek® must constitute at least 50% of your design.

To create the prototype of a new design, participants can use their self-sourced Tyvek® material, or they can request the Swatchbook and samples offered by DuPont.   


  • Upload phase: 1 August 2023 – 30 November 2023 (1:59 PM UTC)
  • Concept review(optional): by 14 September 2023 (1:59 PM UTC)
  • Hidden option (optional): by 30 September 2023 (1:59 PM UTC)
  • Community vote: 30 November 2023 – 7 December 2023 (1:59 PM UTC)
  • DuPont / Desall vote:starting 7 December 2023
  • Winner announcement: tentatively by the end of December 2023

Judging criteria

The entries will be evaluated based on the following criteria:

  • Appropriate material integration 5/5
  • Degree of innovation 4/5
  • Aesthetic quality 4/5
  • Functionality and usability 3/5

Participate NOW!

👉 Upload your design now, if you are already using Tyvek® in your projects. We want to see your creations! The sooner you submit, the more visibility your work will receive, increasing your chances of getting community votes.

🤗 Starting from scratch? We've got you covered! Visit the detailed briefing page, to learn about available Swatchbooks and samples you can use to prototype your unique Tyvek® design. Please be kindly noted that the Swatchbook request form will be closed at the end of October 2023.


Learn more:

2023 Tyvek® Design Award Briefing Page in



Learn more about Tyvek® for design