The Design Museum has announced this year's Designer of the Year Award and last year's winner, Apple's head of industrial design Jonathan Ive is one of the judges for the competition.

Nominees for this year's awards have also been announced, and the public is invited to vote on which of these made the biggest contribution to design last year.

The winner receives £25,000. Daniel Brown, Sam Buxton, Paul Cocksedge and Craig Johnston are all up for the award, and their work will be exhibited at the Design Museum between March 6 to June 13.

Daniel Brown was chosen for his Web designs, Sam Buxton for his miniaturized MIKRO characters, Paul Cocksedge for his lights and Craig Johnstone was shortlisted for The Pig – a new boot developed to succeed his best-selling Adidas Predator.

The public vote will count towards the choice of winner along with votes from the four jurors: architect David Adjaye; Brook Hodge of the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles; Neil Stevenson, editor of The Face magazine and Ive. The winner will be announced May 24, 2004.