The Graduate of the Year Award (GOTYA) is a portfolio based
DIA program that rewards the highest standards of
excellence in final year undergraduate design students or
Educators in each state are invited annually to nominate
their top design students to their state level GOTYA
program, with each student submitting three different
studio projects prior to attending an interview with
Design Institute of Australia The DIA – Australia’s only professional, multidisciplinary design organisation – has been actively improving the community and status of designers since 1947. The organisation promotes the value of design and designers to industry, business, government and the community. The DIA provides a vibrant networking base on a state, national and international level.