@Gear Geeks Unless there is a change in rule for this season, else from the previous seasons and my understand - all Excellence award winners will qualify for Design award as well.
But Design award winners can only qualify for Design award in worlds.
My understanding is that a team can compete for the Design Award if they won the Excellence or Design Award at the event that qualified them for Worlds. A team that can compete for the Excellence Award if they won an Excellence Award at any event during the season plus submitted two online challenges.
Editted to say: I hope you’re right and I’m wrong!!