A’ Design Awards & Competition – Call for Entries

The World’s Largest Design Competition for Best Designs

A’ Design Award and Competition is giving an award for design concepts, best designs, and products & services worldwide. It provides a fair, ethical, and competitive platform for designers, companies, and innovators to compete on. Organized under 100 main categories, this competition gives a big opportunity for everyone from different industries and different experience levels to join. Nominate your design here to register and submit your best designs.

The aims of this competition are to channel the attention of the press, design critics, interactive medias, buyers, and also distributors to the award winners. By joining this competition, all winners can get recognition, publicity, and also a certificate of excellence as proof of quality to take the attention of design oriented companies, professionals, and interest groups. Not only attracting the eyes of design oriented audiences worldwide, but they also can find better and higher profile jobs and sales leads.

Design Competition Categories

There are more than 100 design competition categories that clustered into similar categories by A’ Design Award and Competition:

  • Good Industrial Design Award
  • Good Architecture Design Award
  • Good Product Design Award
  • Good Communication Design Award
  • Good Service Design Award
  • Good Fashion Design Award

And here are 12 of them:

  1. Furniture, Homeware and Decor Items Design
  2. Lighting Products and Projects Design
  3. Architecture, Building and Structure Design
  4. Interior Space and Exhibition Design
  5. Food, Beverage and Culinary Arts Design
  6. Beauty, Personal Care and Cosmetic Products Design
  7. Packaging Design
  8. Interface and Interaction Design
  9. Meta / Strategic and Service Design
  10. Toy, Games and Hobby Products Design
  11. Bakeware, Tableware, Drinkware and Cookware Design
  12. Luxury Design

For further design award categories, please click here.

Main Benefits of Winning the Award

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All winners of this world’s largest and most influential design award will get coveted, comprehensive, and grand A’ Design Prize. It is A’ Design Award Winners’ Kit that includes a lot of benefits from winning the award. Below are 10 of the main benefits of winning A’ Design Award.

1. International Exhibitions

The winners will have their awesome works exhibited physically and it is free of charge. This design exhibition is annually organized at the MOOD – Museum of Outstanding Design and the location changes each year. A’ Design Award also provides stands and additional space for all winners to bring their products and mock-ups to this exhibition.

2. The Annual Yearbook

It is A’ Design Award Yearbook of Best Designs to award all winner designers who nominate their entries via a professional entry method during La Notte Premio A’ – the A’ Design Award Gala-Night and Award Ceremony. It is a complimentary gift that provided free of charge. The layout design, pagination, and management of each winner page are done by A’ Design Award.

3. Extensive PR Campaign

In order to reach a wider audience and to showcase the winner results, PR Campaign is provided by A’ Design Award for all winners. This extensive PR Campaign consists of a Core Components package, PR and Media relations services, Social Media Engagements, and Visibility PR Service.

4. Gala-Night Invitation

The aims of Gala-Night Invitation is to create networking opportunities and media coverage for winners. It is a very special black-tie event where all winners come to celebrate the competition results together. A free entry ticket to the gala-night and a free ticket for a guest is provided for each winner.

5. Design Rangkings Inclusion

There are three ranking lists managed by A’ Design Award and Competition: Designer Rankings, World Design Rankings, and Design Classifications.

Besides ranks all the designers that have been granted with the A’ Design Award, Designer Rankings also counts the runner-up status designs as single points. In World Design Rankings, all the countries are ranked based on the number of designers that have been granted with the A’ Design Award. And in Design Classifications, all the designers are ranked in a specific design category.

6. Exclusive Interview

All winners also will be serviced by Design Interviews. These are platforms to promote great designers and their best designs to global worldwide. Winners are featured in two esteemed publications: Design Legends and Design Interviews.

Design Interviews platform publishes interviews of award-winning designers for their best design while Design Legends is a platform that publishes interviews with the Designers regarding their philosophy and perspective of design.

7. Translation to 100+ Native Languages

As the World’s leading international design award & competition, A’ Design Award and Competition has started a global initiative to translate a summary of the A’ Design Awards’ Award-winning works. The award-winning projects are translated and promoted in 189 languages which are free of charge.

8. Proof of Creation Document

It is a service offered to all participants in a form of a paper document. This document explains the design, signed by the designer also two witnesses, and deposit at a third-party (A’ Design Award). It is an important document to help the designers prove that they are the design creator. This document also serves as evidence that the designers created their designs on a particulate date.

9. Winners’ Certificate

A’ Design Award certificates are provided for all winners and those who participate in the exhibition. The participants get various certificates in several formats. For the winners, there are two important certificates: a certificate for winning the award and a certificate for physical exhibition participation.

10. Award Trophy

A’ Design Award trophy is given to all winners during the gala-night. This trophy is distributed for free of charge to all award-winning designers and also jury members. The winners who can’t attend this award ceremony could request delivery of their winner kits and these kits also include the award trophies.

How Entries are Judged

The Grand A’ Design Award Jury Panel in A’ Design Award and Competition consists of 218 Jury Members. These jury members are composed of design professionals, press members, and academics who provide an invaluable knowledge base and insight to evaluate the submitted entries.

This competition also follows a peer-review process with anonymous voting and evaluation of entries which make it different from any other awards.

A’ Design Award and Competition Winners

Here are 12 of the previous winners of the A’ Design Award and Competition that have been granted with main benefits for their best designs.

1. Slice of Jupiter Coffee Table by Alexia Mintsouli (Furniture, Homeware and Decor Items Design)

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It is a product of a personal bond to marble that offers versatility, uniqueness, and naturalness. Slice of Jupiter is a round, sumptuous, hand-crafted coffee table that combines the mesmerizing green of Verde Guatemala Marble from India and the genuine black of Nero Marquina Marble from Spain that divided by a Gold Metal Leaf. The base of this table is made of solid brushed bronze.

Besides those materials, these coffee table is also combined with the handmade process and the fine craftsmanship. This way ensures there is a product like no other, a truly unique piece of furniture.

This awesome coffee table is designed by Alexia Mintsouli, a professional designer from Alex Mint Studio who always interested in crafting extraordinary contemporary design pieces with sublime characteristics.

2. Glass Library Lighting by Licht.Associates – Jim Ho (Lighting Products and Projects Design)

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This project is designed to fulfill dual goals: a sales office and a library later. The common key of Glass Library Lighting is the coziness of a place that will linger. The furnishings and fixtures come from the physical world while tone and wood dive deep into everyone’s soul. “Light” is the magic spell that creates a sense of being connected to the external world.

The split-level glass structure has a brilliancy that lies in the suppleness of ambiance lighting. The right kind and number of lighting utensils, their light intensity, and the angles of beams for this library are combined with skills, creativity, and experiences.

The external weather conditions will not overwhelm the interior lighting inside due to the use of other strong light sources and various skills to hold up direct sunlight. Located in Guangzhou, this project is designed by Licht. Associates Limited from Hong Kong (China).

3. Casa Lupita Residential House by Binomio Taller (Architecture, Building and Structure Design)

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For Casa Lupita Residential House, the combination of colonial and contemporary architecture is the main conceptual premise. The addition that was built during the 1960s is demolished and the nineteenth-century Casona is restored. This demolishing can give way to the layout of the traditional patio.

This house is located in Merida, paying a tribute to the historic neighborhoods’ classic colonial architecture. It also includes restoration, landscape, furniture, interior, and architectural design. It is an awesome house that offers new life to the historic site, integrating into the physical time and context.

This residential project is designed by Binomio Taller, a professional design agency from Mexico who believes architecture and interior design are one and the same.

4. Terrafertil Headquarter Offices by Aaron Leppanen and Veronica Burbano (Interior Space and Exhibition Design)

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The architectural concept of Terrafertil Headquarter Offices to promote the diverse and rich characteristics of nature through spatial components. The client of this project wants a close relationship between the design concept and the company’s motto. Taking inspiration from the organic growth in nature is the main strategy for these offices.

Using the company’s motto, the relationship between the physical environment and workplace is exploited. The uniqueness of these offices comes from a mix of open and closed spaces. In order to mimic the defined space and organic growth in nature, a system of organic draping wood forms is created.

For the office, the design prioritizes the feeling and flow of its users while the wooden boxes can gather people together, divide spaces, and creating hierarchy and privacy. The brand’s logo, products, and colors are used as the main inspiration for the interior design. The light, color, and form resembling a prairie are brought by the use of furniture, wallpaper, and textiles.

The design of these headquarter offices is made by professional designers, Aaron Leppanen and Veronica Burbano.

5. Wild Cook Capsule Capsule by Ladan Zadfar and Mohammad Farshad (Food, Beverage and Culinary Arts Design)

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In everyday life, smoking food is the process of flavoring and cooking food. Then in this project, the designers realize that a mixture of flavors by the smoke coming out of natural ingredients can be created. Different ingredients’ smoke can create diverse flavors is the main inspiration to design Wild Cook Capsule.

This product can make drinks or food smoked. People can make their food smoked with lots of different natural materials to create a whole new scent and taste. The design of this capsule is totally flexible, a perfect product for the different tastes of foods around the world.

Ladan Zadfar and Mohammad Farshad are the two professional designers from Iran behind this product.

6. Dr.Bei F3 Portable Water Flosser by Ying Zhou (Beauty, Personal Care and Cosmetic Products Design)

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Dr.Bei F3 Portable Water Flosser comes as the best solution to clean the diastema and gingival crevice deeply. This water flosser is perfect for Chinese people with sensitive oral cavities and usually have weak awareness of oral care. This product can rotate freely 360 degrees and offer three different modes for different uses.

Just the size of an iPhone when being packed, this water flosser is also convenient for storage. In an innovative manner, the nozzle storage bin is integrated with the water inlet which makes it easy to be carried. The design is simple with a delicate dust-proof cover at the water inlet. The wavy glass shell with skid-resistant function can give a brand-new visual experience for the users.

This innovative and creative product is designed by Ying Zhou for Dr. Bei, an emerging millet eco-chain company focused on providing high-quality oral care products.

7. Lifewtr Series 7 Art Through Technology Packaging by PepsiCo Design and Innovation (Packaging Design)

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It is a premium bottled water brand that designed to advancing and showcasing sources of creativity. The brand of Lifewtr Series 7 Art Through Technology Packaging, LIFEWTR, is a brand that functions as a cultural catalyst. This brand believes that inspiration is as essential to life as water and also upholds its purpose of helping build the working creators’ careers today.

LIFEWTR also inspires consumers to redefine and embrace creativity as vital in every society’s aspect. This brand introduces inspiration through the creators working in technology and art with its seventh series. It shines a spotlight on this timely cultural tension and also three emerging artists: Andrew Benson, Zach Lieberman, and Sarah Ludy.

This packaging design is made by PepsiCo Design and Innovation, a global food and beverage leader that creates powerful consumer experiences and connections through design.

8. Steel City Tradeshow Highlight by Responsive Spaces (Interface and Interaction Design)

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The inspiration of Steel City Tradeshow Highlight is to merge an easy to use and intuitive haptic interface with the necessity of visualizing extremely complex processes. The main goal is to create an installation that can deliver expert knowledge on point and also act as a visual highlight of the stand, maintaining the structural complexity of its professional use-cases too.

The unique rotary knob is used for the operation. This awesome knob is designed to adapt to every selected content, enabling the experts from Primetals to focus on the visitors. The users can trigger animated sequences on the led-wall by selecting one of 12 scenarios at four terminals. This wall visualizes the steel plant’s workflows in a firework of color and light.

Steel City blends all stories perfectly while terminals offer stunning and in-depth details to each user. This interface and interaction design project is designed by Responsive Spaces, a studio for design and technology from Austria.

9. Descry Taiwan Exhibition New Consumption Pattern by I’der Branding Design (Meta / Strategic and Service Design)

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This exhibition was held at the Alpine Botanical Garden in Alishan that has precious natural resources and great tea-making techniques. Descry Taiwan Exhibition New Consumption Pattern combines the arts and Taiwanese tea industry, offering a new approach to industrial transformation. It also creates a new image of the traditional industry to promote Taiwanese tea and impress tourists too.

Tourists can see some different expressions that conveying the same theme on each package. They also can have a deeper understanding of the Taiwanese tea industry and culture and enjoying the beautiful scenery of Taiwan at the same time. This exhibition displays various beauty of Taiwan through different materials and different printing techniques.

This awesome project is designed by I’der Branding Design for Tea Farm No. 35

10. Daedalus Maze Artwork and Packaging Board Game by Andreas Kioroglou (Toy, Games and Hobby Products Design)

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It is a fun board game that takes ancient Greek history, mythology, and fantasy movies aesthetics as the main inspiration for its artwork. Daedalus Maze Artwork and Packaging Board Game is a very addictive board game, taking the players to go back to Ancient Greece with Ancient Gods and Beasts.

The walls are moving and the maze rotates as the game started by the players. This spinning maze board consists of a board, circular transparency with traps, a 2 part strong plastic material placed over the circular transparency, pawns, dice, 5 pins to hold them together, and 68 cards.

This board game is designed in Greece and produced in China using PET and paper as the main materials, made by a professional designer from Greece: Andreas Kioroglou.

11. Suggestions Tableware by Gemma Bernal (Bakeware, Tableware, Drinkware and Cookware Design)

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Inspired by chefs for chefs, Suggestions Tableware offers a tool that suggests chefs improve their awesome creations. It is a platform to enhance and express their creations while the customers can enjoy their services as an awesome piece of art.

This tableware collection can be used for sharing on a center table. These items are also perfect for making a dynamic and enjoyable buffet. A nice irregular dot texture is also designed for meat lovers, separating the fluids from the meat. Each piece of this collection is designed with a reason and not only about shapes.

This awesome tableware collection is designed by Gemma Bernal, a professional design studio based in Barcelona with more than 40 years of experience in product design.

12. Huafa Hills Residential Development by Huafa Industrial Share Co., Ltd., Zhuhai (Luxury Design)

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The inspiration for the entire design of Huafa Hills Residential Development comes from French manor-style. This style emphasizes the building’s embellishment in its awesome surrounding nature. The design features consist of beautiful aesthetic detail and also symmetrical layout that used to create a luxurious and comfortable living space, providing a sense of grandeur, romance, and elegance as well.

The aim of the master planning concept for this development is to embrace the habitat with a natural setting of lush greenery, landscape, and also an extensive water feature. The facade of this building is clad with beige granite to blend into the natural setting while the subtle facade details are designed to create a harmonious unity of nature and humanity.

This residential development is located in the north of Zhuhai and designed by Zhuhai Huafa Group Co.Ltd, a leading state-owned enterprise from Hong Kong (China).

A’ Design Award and Competition

Registration to A’ Design Award & Competition 2020-2021 period is now open and the deadline for submission is February 28. The results of this competition will be announced to the public on April 15 and all selected winners also will be posted on Futurist Architecture.

Enter your design here to join this competition and get all benefits from winning the award. Click here to learn more about A’ Design Award & Competition.

Karin Hoover

“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” – Leonardo da Vinci
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