Apple is once again a front-runner for a product-design award from D&AD (British Design and Art Direction).

Apple won a D&AD Gold Award last year for its Jonathan Ive-inspired Cinema Display, its Power Macintosh G4 and iBook also scooped silver awards. D&AD is a professional association and charity that represents the UK’s design and advertising communities.

There are six nominations for a Silver award in the Products for Work Design categories, three of which are for Apple products – the G4 Cube, Apple Pro speakers and Apple's Pro Mouse.

The D&AD say the Silver awards denote "the benchmark of absolute excellence in this category".

The winners will be announced at 10pm on Wednesday May 30 during an awards ceremony to be held at Earls Court 2. Up to 2,500 creative professionals are expected to attend.

The D&AD Awards – known as the 'Yellow Pencils' – are internationally respected in the design and advertising industry, and have been running for nearly 40 years.

Apple's head of design Jonathan Ive picked up Apple's awards last year (illustrated).