A’ Design Awards & Competition – Standard Call for Entries

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It is a premier annual juried design competition for the best architects, designers, engineers, brands, design studios, and design oriented companies worldwide. The primary aim of A’ Design Award and Competition is to create PR push, publicity, and advertisement opportunities for the winners while supporting the culture of global design. This competition is organized in a wide range of categories and the jury composed of Academics, Professionals, Enterprise, and Focus Group members.

Besides publicity, fame, and recognition, A’ Design Award and Competition also offers a lot of benefits and privileges for the winners such as an award winners’ kit, a printed certificate in a metal frame, the annual yearbook, award trophy, free gala-night invitation, free sales listing, free participation and space allocation in the winners’ exhibition, press release preparation and distribution, and much more.

A Wide Range of Categories

This competition has 100 main categories that focus on innovation, technology, design, and creativity. This wide range of categories in A’ Design Award and Competition offers a big opportunity for all designers in different fields to join and submit their best designs. They can compete to present their designs, support the different values in it, and also reach a larger audience easily.

Below are some of the best categories in A’ Design Award and Competition:

1. Building Materials, Construction Components, Structures & Systems Design

2. Hospitality, Recreation, Travel and Tourism Design

3. Architecture, Building and Structure Design

4. Interior Space and Exhibition Design

5. Street Furniture Design

6. Home Appliances Design

7. Furniture, Decorative Items and Homeware Design

8. Lighting Products and Lighting Projects Design

9. Bathroom Furniture and Sanitary Ware Design

10. A’ Futuristic Design

Further categories are available here.

10 Major Benefits of Winning the Award

1. Exhibition

A design exhibition is annually organized by A’ Design Award and Competition, located at the MOOD – Museum of Outstanding Design. The location of this exhibition changes each year and it becomes a great opportunity for the winners to exhibit their physical works for free. It is open to the public and the visitor can buy the yearbook.

2. Yearbook

The annual yearbook of A’ Design Award and Competition is provided to all winners for free. It is A’ Design Award Yearbook of Best Designs for them that given during La Notte Premio A’ – the A’ Design Award Gala-Night and Award Ceremony. There is also a digital version of this annual yearbook available to download for all winners.

3. PR and Publicity

For the winners, A’ Design Award and Competition provides a PR Campaign with some services, public communications, and relations. The services include Press Release Distribution and Press Release Preparation by DesignPRWire. These benefits provide the winner the best media to introduce their awesome designs to the world.

4. World Design Rankings Inclusion

Managed by A’ Design Award and Competition, World Design Rankings is one of three ranking lists. All countries are ranked based on the number of designers that have been granted an award. The rankings in World Design Rankings are displayed based on the aggregated scores of the participants also with a heat map of countries on the world map.

5. Gala-Night

In the A’ Design Award’s Gala-Night., the winning participants are provided with free invitation tickets. It is a special event to celebrate the results of the competition for all winners and giving them media coverage and networking opportunities. A lot of press members and industry leads are invited too to this event.

6. Award Trophy

All winners will get a unique award trophy called A’ Design Award Trophy. This award trophy is realized by 3D metal printing which can’t be manufactured with any of the traditional methods, presented in a special black box with A’ Design Award logo. It is an award trophy made in different materials depending on the award level.

7. Winner Services

Another benefit for the winners is Winner Services. These services consist of basic and premium services that can be accessed after they log in: Public & Media Relations Services, Passive Services, Commercialisation Services, Consultancy Services, Certificates and Badges, and Basic Services.

8. Exclusive Interview

The winners will get featured in two esteemed publications: the Design Interviews and Design Legends. These platforms publish interviews of award-winning designers for their outstanding design and also their perspective and philosophy of design. An added layer of visibility and communication for the winners are also provided by these platforms.

9. Winners’ Certificate

For the winners who participate in the A’ Design Award Exhibition, they will get A’ Design Award certificates called the Certificate of Design Excellence. These certificates are printed both larger A3+ size and A4 size version on special acid-free paper with signatures of the award president, jury coordinator, and organizers.

10. Translation to 20+ Native Languages

In order to reach a lot of audiences who have different native languages, A’ Design Award and Competition translates a summary of the A’ Design Awards’ Award-Winning Works to 186 languages. There are 20+ highlighted languages that covering a significant majority of the languages in the world. Silver, Bronze, and A’ Design Awards will be translated into 5 Languages while the Platinum and Gold award-winning works will be translated into 34 languages.

International Jury Panel

All entries in A’ Design Award and Competition will be judged by an international jury panel of scholars, professionals, and media members. There are 218 jury members in this competition. A fair evaluation is done by using an extensive methodology that is transparent and efficient. It takes several weeks for the judging process and the presentations of each participant are checked dozens of times.

A’ Design Award and Competition Winners

Here are the latest winners of A’ Design Award & Competition from different categories. Surely, they are judged fairly and already got all award-winning benefits for their stunning and creative works in design.

1. Modernizm Ceramic Tiles Collection by Maja Ganszyniec (Building Materials, Construction Components, Structures & Systems Design Category)

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This ceramic tile collection is inspired by a fascination with details rooted in the 1920s and 1930s aesthetic. Modernizm Ceramic Tiles Collection is characterized by the highest quality and durability and its elements can be combined to create abstract, geometric mosaics. This tile is a combination of tradition and innovation that can catch the eye with a variety of patterns, formats, and colors. It is designed by Maja Ganszyniec, a designer with a comprehensive approach from Poland.

2. Art Farm Guest House by Chen Xu and Gabriele Goretti (Hospitality, Recreation, Travel and Tourism Design Category)

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Creating a new art deco style guesthouse by using the brass element and abstract geometric shapes is the main concept of Art Farm Guest House. It is also about integrating with Jiangnan elements to present a combination of Chinese and Western luxury taste space. Located in Nanjing Sujia creative town, the owner wants to provide an artistic experience while staying in this guesthouse for the guests. It can be a temporary home of the guest, meeting point, regeneration and recreational center too. This guesthouse is designed by Chen Xu and Gabriele Goretti, creative and innovative designers.

3. Solar Skywalks Energetic Activation of Footbridges by Peter Kuczia (Architecture, Building and Structure Design Category)

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The idea of Solar Skywalks Energetic Activation of Footbridges is cladding the pedestrian bridges with aesthetic, power generating photovoltaic modules. The footbridges become the attractive city spots which area sustainable and an eye-catcher in Beijing. With one rectangular shape of the PV panel, there are over 80 specific designs have been created for different urban areas. This awesome project is designed by an educator and expert in sustainable construction with more than twenty years of experience, Peter Kuczia.

4. Phuket VIP Mercury Studio Office by Songhuan Wu (Interior Space and Exhibition Design Category)

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This studio office is inspired by the designer’s hobby of cosmic astronomy. Phuket VIP Mercury Studio Office can integrate the aesthetics of the planet in the interior into the interior space design. A large number of circular elements and arcs are used in this project located in Phuket Island. The visual space meets the aesthetic while the building gets more close to its original surrounding environment. Expected to be completed in December 2019, this studio office is a stunning project by a designer who specializes in commercial space, Songhuan Wu.

5. Fluid Cube and Snake Smart Furniture by Hello Wood (Street Furniture Design Category)

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Powered by renewable energy, Fluid Cube and Snake Smart Furniture is an attractive and functional installation with the lines that inspired by nature. The cracking of the wood is prevented by its expansion joints which are also shaping the character. It is a line of unconventional outdoor furniture with smart functions for public spaces, so the passerby can recharge their phones or tablets with the solar-powered USBs by chilling on the furniture. Hello Wood is the awesome design agency behind this smart furniture.

6. Wave Blender by Leila Ensaniat and Nima Farzin (Home Appliances Design Category)

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The design of Wave Blender is made based on looking at a future market where people these days adopt a more nomadic and remote lifestyle. It is a product that turns the entire mechanism into a compact package with the size of a large water bottle. The pattern in the exterior silicone can provide increased grip while the exterior is inspired by the flow of the material. With the Palette of Fruit companion app, the users can have a new way to know the nutrition needed. Leila Ensaniat and Nima Farzin always have a strong passion in the design area.

7. Planck Coffee Table by Kristof De Bock (Furniture, Decorative Items and Homeware Design Category)

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Furniture should be functional, that is the main concept in this project. The challenge in Planck Coffee Table is to create a coffee table that is different from others with its functionality and esthetic design. Plywood is chosen as the main material. By using the plywood in an unconventional way and bonding it together on the flat sides, a robust and elegant looking object can be created. It is a small and movable table that can be used in any room, designed by Kristof De Bock.

8. Nuvem Decorative Lighting Solution by Miguel Arruda (Lighting Products and Lighting Projects Design Category)

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Following the same concept of the 70s sculpture that explored the anthropomorphic design of the female form with a sheet of millimeter-thin, technopolymer, Nuvem Decorative Lighting Solution becomes one of the best lightings that every building should have. This lighting consists of a handcrafted lamp of hexagonal modules that is easily adaptable to any space with infinite configurations. The light source can be placed anywhere while the upper placement can create dramatic shadows. This product is designed by Miguel Arruda, a professional designer from Portugal.

9. Foglia Bathroom Collection by Defne Koz (Bathroom Furniture and Sanitary Ware Design Category)

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Inspired by thin, subtle concave surfaces, Foglia Bathroom Collection comes as a perfect element in a bathroom. It is gentle, curved, organic with a detail that considered from design to transfer of life resources to future generations and production for the protection of nature. This collection is available in many shapes, round and rectangular and some of them also can be placed on a countertop. The design idea in this product is made by Defne Koz for Creavit.

10. Megalopolis X Shenzhen Super Headquarter by QUAD Studio (A’ Futuristic Design Category)

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It is a project that created in response to the Shenzhen Bay Super Headquarter Base architectural ideas competition hosted by the city of Shenzhen. In this futuristic design of a city, the people will be able to walk to all parts of the city. Megapolis X Shenzhen Super Headquarter has mega towers that may dominate a city skyline. It also has a design that anticipates the use of future technologies by creating a lot of spaces above the ground. A permeable multilevel pedestrian linkage from below ground to the upper deck also can be created, blending well with the landscape, art and cafes, public spaces, and key transport nodes. QUAD Studio is the designer behind this project, a group of creative architects, designers, and thinkers.

Standard Call for Entries – Registration and Deadline for Standard Submission

The deadline for early submission of A’ Design Award & Competition 2020-2021 period is September 30th and the results will be announced to the public and posted here on May 1st. All designers worldwide can register and submit their best designs here. For more information about A’ Design Award & Competition, please click here.