In a world where there are millions of products and designs launching every year, the A’ Design Awards & Competition was born out of the desire to underline the best designs and well-designed products. Submissions for this year close on February 28 so… Enter the competition right here.
A’ DESIGN MISSION AND VISION
The A’ Design Award & Competition was developed after a scientific research study based on prior analysis of 1,000 other design competitions as well as ethnographic research and survey of over 500 designers and brands who take part in design competitions. The award is organized by OMC Design Studios SRL and its spinoffs and has earned the patronage of the following institutions: Como Cultural Department, The Bureau of European Design Associations. The competition aims to highlight, advertise advocate good design, designers and design oriented companies. As well as to channel the attention of press, interactive media, design critics, distributors and buyers to the award winner.
The mission of the A’ Award and Competition is to provide a fair, ethical and competitive platform for companies, designers and innovators from all design fields with different experience levels, diverse disciplines and market focus to compete on while providing them a global audience to showcase their success and talents to. The A’ Award and Competition aims to act as blender; incessantly processing and progressing to bring together designers, companies and the press. Learn all about it right here: A’ (A-Prime) Design Award.
Industrial Design Competitions; Furniture Design Competition, Packaging Design Competition, Lightning Design Competition, Toy Design Competition, Digital Devices Competition, Vehicle Design Competition, Home Appliances Design Competition, Medical and Scientific Design Competition. Architectural Design Competitions; Architectural Design Competition, Interior Design Competition. Graphic Design Competitions: Interface Design Competition, Graphic Design Competition, Computer Graphics and 3D Model Design Competition. Meta Competitions: Social Design Competition, Idea Design Competition and Meta Design Competition Technical and R&D Based Competitions: Engineering and Technical Design Competition, Material and Texture Design Competition. Photography and Cinema Competitions: Photography and Photo Manipulation Design Competition, Movie and Animation Design Competition, Other Important Competition Categories: Fashion Design Competition Food and Culinary Design Competition, Arts, Crafts and Ready-Made Design Competition and the Unexpected Design Competition.
From Good Industrial Design Award, Good Architecture Design Award, Good Product Design Award, Good Communication Design Award, Good Service Design Award to Good Fashion Design Award, you can scout all further categories right here to take your most bespoke pick!
The A’ Design Prize
The Laureates of the A’ Design Award & Competition get fame, prestige, recognition, credibility, publicity and international awareness, in addition to a comprehensive and extensive winners’ kit which includes everything you could potentially need to celebrate the success of winning the A’ Design Award.
The A’ Design Award Winners’ Kit is called the “A’ Design Prize” and it includes:
The 3D Printed Metal A’ Design Award trophy in Black Luxury Box, the annual yearbook which is available in both digital and hardcopy versions (winners get both), printed design excellence certificate in metal frame, award winners manual which helps you get more out of your award status, free gala-night invitation for two people to the award ceremony, free participation and space allocation in the winners’ exhibition (both online gallery inclusions as well as physical exhibition in Italy), free sales listing at SaloneDelDesigner, free utilization of DesignMediator services, inclusion in BuySellDesign Network, proof of creation service, free subscription to listof.net, free listing at DesignMegaStore, access to Design Business Calculator, guaranteed publication through IDNN and DXGN Networks to 100+ magazines including Design Interviews & DM Design Magazine, press release preparation and distribution through DesignPRWire, publicity and visibility through DesignMedia communications, feedbacks, judging and evaluation of entries by a respected jury panel, lifelong licensing of the award winners logo, A2 poster design and printing for exhibition.
Other winner perks cover the inclusion in the World Design Rankings and the translation of award-winning works to 20+ languages as well as international PR Services.
THE GRAND JURY PANEL
For the 2018-2019 A’ Design Award and Competition, there are 211 Jury Members forming the International Design Academy – The Grand A’ Design Award Jury Panel, composed of design professionals, press members and academics.
The foundation of any good design award, in addition to fair evaluation and judging by an extensive methodology, is to have a strong and expert design competition jury which provides their invaluable knowledge base and insight to evaluate the submitted entries, creating benefit and value for participants by transferring their insights and ideas in form of votes, feedbacks and suggestions. Good design award jury panels shall be multidisciplinary and comprised of recognized but most importantly experienced international designers, professors, entrepreneurs, journalists and publishers who can truly validate and evaluate design using their wisdom, experience, specialization and technical knowledge.
As it behooves any good design award, every design award jury member should follow a code of conduct or as we require sign a jury agreement and shall be excluded from taking part in the competition. In addition, to avoid conflicts of interest, the jurors may not be employees of the participating companies.
Furthermore, to create more value on the participants behalf, the A’ Design Award and Competition has introduces, for the first time in all of its design award and competition history, a prejudging procedure called the “preliminary evaluation” and checking which helps participants to get insights about their work before they participate in the design competition finals.
THE BENEFITS OF GOING INTO BATTLE
The competition provides extensive and intense publicity to award winning designs, it is considered as a quality and high-return alternative to any advertising you might be running provided that you have a good design that could win the accolade. For more benefits click here. For the Winners’ pack contents, click here. We are talking extensive PR campaigns, Marketing&Consultancy, press communication in 20+ different languages… The Works!
REGISTRATION, RESULTS AND REFERENCES
The results are always published first to the designers, there will be a period given to both companies and designers to obtain production rights and patents globally, as well as a four-month period to file for protection. Designers also receive help and support from the A’ Design Award for filing an application to protect their designs.
The winning designs will be exhibited in our Gallery and Museum in Italy. The winners can use the A’ Design Award can use badges and stickers free of charge to further underline that their products and designs have been evaluated by a respectful organization and that their products have been marked as great designs. To see the competition timeline, click here.
REMEMBER: DEADLINE FOR REGULAR SUBMISSIONS IS FEBRUARY 28. HURRY UP AND ENTER THE COMPETITION RIGHT HERE!
RESULTS WILL BE ANNOUNCED TO PUBLIC ON APRIL 15 WITH SELECTED WINNERS AND RESULTS FEATURED ON TEMPER THAT VERY SAME DAY.
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