Last year's issue of Fast Company magazine featured the Awards' 54 finalists.

Uber won the Innovation By Design Award in the category of Transportation. Hailing a cab never felt very special, but Uber makes it seem like magic.

SparkTruck took the Student award.

We’ve all heard of bookmobiles, right? Well, SparkTruck is the bookmobile for the maker era.

AidPod won our Social Good category. It cleverly piggybacks with permission onto Coca-Cola's supply chain, sending anti-diarrhea treatment packets tucked into the spaces between packaged soda bottles to communities in need.

The Klong Toey Community Lantern took the award in Spaces. A cold nook of concrete in Bangkok became a warm, multipurpose gathering space.

The Decelerator Helmet was our favorite in Concepts.

By donning this shiny helmet, your perception actually decelerates, and the world around you is put into slow motion for you to milk every microsecond of it.

USA Today won the 2-D category.

Its redesign was aggressively, unabashedly digital--and that includes the print edition. The blue dot logo is also a fascinating touch, interpreting the day's news like a dynamic infographic.

Google Maps won the Interactive category. The app's continued polish is a testament to the power of focused iteration.

The Leap Motion Controller was this year's victor in Products. Will its gesture capabilities replace the mouse? It's too soon to tell. Even still, as an element in the near future of UI, it's an excellent, influential first step.

Google Glass took home the Bold award, which Fast Company presented in conjunction with Don Julio. Glass, while still so young, has launched like any incredible Google product might: boldly beta.

Last year, winners were announced at an awards ceremony in SoHo, following a day-long conference on the newest thinking in the field of design.

Jason Chua of SparkTruck and Decelerator Helmet Designer Lorenz Potthast with their Innovation By Design Awards

The Innovation By Design trophies were created by New Deal Design.

Finalists in the Spaces category, Whangapoua Sled House.

Winner in Interactive: Google Maps For iPhone

Tattly created a custom tattoo for the event.

Isabelle Olsson, lead designer, Google Glass.

Decelerator Helmet, winner in the Concepts category, slows down the environment for the person wearing the helmet.

Jason Chua, SparkTruck, winner of the Students award.

Yves Béhar (right), CEO, FuseProject; creative director, Jawbone.

Just A Few Days Left To Enter The 2014 Innovation By Design Awards!

Accepting submissions until May 5. Enter now!

We're delighted to announce the 2014 Innovation By Design Awards! The awards celebrate the smartest, most ambitious, most inventive design that marries good business and cultural impact. We're accepting entries until May 5.

Finalists are featured on Co.Design as well as in a special issue of Fast Company magazine, and the winners are announced at an awards ceremony in October, following a day-long conference on the newest thinking in the field of design. See all of last year's winners in our slide show above.

This year we have 10 categories: Apps, Data Visualization, Experimental, Graphic, Products, Social Good, Spaces, Health, Experience, and Students. Go here for full competition details and to check out our growing roster of all-star judges.

We can't wait to see what you come up with. Happy entering!

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