For this category, we’re looking for products that show a strong understanding of Material Theming, and how it can create depth and cohesion throughout a product. Products nominated for this category will have created consistent, expressive experiences through the systematic application of color, shape, and typographic treatments.
Read the Material Theming guidelines
Watch and learn how to build your own Material Theme using Material Components
Utilizing a dark theme isn’t simply a stylistic choice. A dark theme offers new ways of fulfilling user needs, whether it’s by tailoring their experience for low-light environments, or extending the battery life of their mobile device to meet the demands of a busy day. We’re seeking products that are both beautiful and legible, applying color and contrast thoughtfully to craft a harmonious presentation of their brand identity.
Read Material’s Dark Theme guidelines
Design a dark theme in this step-by-step tutorial
Create your own dark theme Material layouts with this component library for Figma
See how four Google products go “into the dark” with Material
Used well, motion forges a natural link between the user and a product experience. It communicates energy, responding to the user’s touch with precision and personality. And it tells a story, guiding users forward by revealing information at just the right moment. We’re in search of products which come to life by exhibiting masterful use of animation, making the complex feel simple and expressing your brand effortlessly.
Read the Material Motion guidelines
Watch and learn how to implement motion with Material Design
Check out more practical and inspirational resources from the Material Design team
Migrate to Material Components for Android and easily apply Material Theming, Dark Theme, and Material Motion to your Android app.
Build a Material Theme is an interactive project that helps you customize Material Components and implement them into your app.
Listen to 2019 Material Design Award winners on the Design Notes podcast.
Read all about last year’s winners.
MDA 2020: FAQ
Any product that uses Material Design and has updated or launched between September 2019 and October 2020.
We are only accepting self-nominations. You or your company has to have worked on the product, and you must have permission to nominate on that product’s behalf.
No. All submissions are final.
All self-nominations are due by October 16, 2020. Fill out a short form to nominate your team.
The Material Design Award winners will be announced in December 2020.
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