Apple is accepting submissions for Apple Design Awards 2005. These awards recognize Mac OS X software solutions that deliver technical excellence and outstanding achievement in the following categories:

• Best Product New to Mac OS X
• Best Mac OS X User Experience
• Best Mac OS X Entertainment Product
• Best Mac OS X Scientific Computing Solution
• Best Mac OS X Server Solution
• Best Use of Open Source
• Best Mac OS X Student Product
• Best Use of Mac OS X Tiger Technologies

This year’s Apple Design Award winners will receive huge prize packages that include top-of-the-line hardware, Apple Developer Connection memberships, and much more. Additionally, awards will be presented to winners at a prestigious ceremony taking place at the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference this June.

Apple Design Awards entries are due Friday, May 13. More info and contest rules here. Specific prize info in Apple’s contest (.pdf) here.