Designers from Mexico took top honors in the costume, set, and lighting categories of World Stage Design 2005, while designers from the United States took silver and gold in sound design, as well as silver in lighting design, and bronze in costume design. The awards were presented at the OISTAT World Congress on Monday evening, March 14, 2005 at the Royal York Hotel in Toronto. It was announced that the next WSD will be held in 2009 in Korea in conjunction with the next World Congress of OISTAT.

All bronze medal winners received a check of $500, all silver medal winners received a check of $750, and all gold medal winners received a check of $1,000. The individual sponsors for these awards, which include Rose Brand, MDG, Rit Dye, Stage Research, Tom Watson, Engineering Harmonics, the Tobin Foundation for the Arts, CITT, USITT, and OISTAT, can be found on the WSD website at www.wsd2005.com.

The WSD2005 winners are:

Sound design winners:
Bronze: Ross Brown, UK
Silver: Martin John Gallagher, USA
Gold: Joe Pino, USA

Lighting design winners:
Bronze: Rick Fisher, UK
Silver: Madeleine Sobota, USA
Gold: Philippe Amand, Mexico

Set design winners:
Honorable mention: Howard Jones, USA
Bronze: Gina Gonzales, Philippines
Silver: Roni Toren, Israel
Gold: Jorge Ballina, Mexico

Costume design winners:
Bronze: Teresa Snider-Stein, USA
Silver: Karin Chiu, Hong Kong
Gold: Monica Raya Mejia, Mexico