London Design Biennale awards four medals each year to the best contributions from the participating countries, cities and territories. There are four categories:
- London Design Biennale 2018 Medal, awarded to the most outstanding overall contribution, supported by Poly Culture
- London Design Biennale 2018 Emotional States Medal, awarded for the most inspiring interpretation of the 2018 theme, supported by Panasonic
- London Design Biennale 2018 Best Design Medal, awarded to the contribution with the most exceptional design, supported by Princess Yachts
- London Design Biennale 2018 Public Medal, voted for by visitors
The first three medals are selected by the Biennale’s International Jury, a group of 14 world-leading design experts and influencers. As part of the exhibition, Room 17 of Somerset House will be dedicated to the medals and this year’s winners. The 2018 medals have been designed by Shimell and Madden.