At its Eighth Annual Apple Design Awards (held at the Worldwide Developers Conference), Apple honoured developers for the creation of "outstanding Macintosh-compatible software products".

The Apple Design Awards for Application Software recognized innovation, advanced Mac OS X look-and-feel, maximum use of Apple technologies, and exciting, new-product entries to the Mac OS X market, including an all-new Server Solution category.

The Apple Design Awards for QuickTime Content recognized technical excellence in authoring, outstanding production value, advanced encoding quality, innovation, and ease of use in content navigation.

Best Mac OS X Product (Best of Show) Winner: Salling Clicker 1.5 from Salling Software
Runner Up: World Book 2003 Jaguar Edition from Software MacKiev

Most Innovative Mac OS X Product Winner: Salling Clicker 1.5 from Salling Software
Runner Up: Starry Night Pro 4.0 from SPACE.com Canada

Best Mac OS X User Experience Winner: Starry Night Backyard 4.0 from SPACE.com Canada
Runner Up: Transmit 2 from Panic Inc.

Best Mac OS X Technology Adoption Winner: World Book 2003 Jaguar Edition from Software MacKiev
Runner Up: Spell Catcher X by Evan Gross

Best Mac OS X Student Project Winner: Hydra 1.0.1 by Martin Ott, Martin Pittenauer, Dominik Wagner, and Ulrich Bauer
Runner Up: SignalScope 1.0.5 by Ben Faber

Best Mac OS X Use of Open Source Winner: Fugu 1.0 by University of Michigan
Runner Up: VLC 0.5.3 by Samuel Hocevar

Best Mac OS X Server Solution Winner: iNquiry 1.0 by BioTeam
Runner Up: Radmind O.8.4 by University of Michigan

Best QuickTime Content by a Student Winner: Drive by Punch by Stephen Mebs
Runner Up: "Nature and Water" by Mario Palomera

Best QuickTime Content by an Individual Winner: "OICs MusicBox Presenting SuperFluid" by Robert West and Michael Shaff Runner Up: "Paraphonic Midnight Sounds" by Jonathan Puckey

Best QuickTime Content by a Company Winner: BMW Films Campaign "The Hire" Enhanced Film Experience by Fallon Worldwide
Runner Up: "The Beautiful Mistake QuickTime Player" by Tubatomic Studio