A’ Design Awards & Competition 2020 – Call for Entries

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07.18.19 | By
A’ Design Awards & Competition 2020 – Call for Entries

The A’Design Awards and Competition deadline is approaching! The regular deadline ends on September 30th, though the late deadline ends on February 28th, 2020. However, to avoid late entry fees, submit your designs today and receive a free preliminary evaluation of your design!

If you’re a designer looking to gain exposure, obtain feedback from a grand jury panel of leading industry experts, and showcase your design concept on a world stage, the A’ Design Award and Competition is definitely worth entering. Other than the reasons just mentioned, you’ll also receive extensive PR and publicity, inclusion in the annual year book, invitation to a lavish gala to network and celebrate design, explore the opportunity to sell your winning design, and so much more! All winners, runner-ups and participants have nothing to lose but everything to gain from entering – you can learn more about the benefits here.

Whether you’re a designer in lighting, furniture, architecture, graphic, visual communication, or even hospitality, there’s no shortage of categories for you to enter under because the competition includes over 100 different categories of design awards. You don’t need a completed design either; you can submit a concept, prototype, or finished product. Explore all the different categories here and see where your design fits in.

Once you submit your design, you’ll get a free preliminary evaluation of your design. Then each design goes through a rigorous judging process with a grand jury of academics, press, fellow designers, and experts who are extremely knowledgable about design – there’s no better audience to get constructive feedback and critique from. Remember that the regular deadline ends September 30th, so be sure to plan ahead and apply today.

As a media partner of the A’ Design Award and Competition, we love sharing some of our favorite designs from last year’s competition throughout the year:

Image by Elena Prokhorova, Bogdanova Bureau, 2019

Bandage by Bogdanova Bureau

Image by Hanna Lantto, 2018.

Piilo by Hanna Lantto

Image by USE Brand Design Corp., 2018.

New Hope Seed Brand Gift Box Brand Gift Box by Yung-Li Chen – Fineherbsoap Co. Ltd.

Image by Ahmed Habib – Lines, 2018.

The Cube Private House by Ahmed Habib – Lines

Image by He Yang, Zhang Peinan.

The Sea Vibes Installation by ToThree Design

Image by Jordan N. Dery.

Olah Light by Maurice Dery and Jordan Dery

Image by Loomiosa Ltd.

Leaf by Daniel Mato

Image courtesy of QZENS Furniture & Design

Thorn by Yılmaz Dogan

Image by Serge Atallah, 2018.

Moon by Serge Atallah

Image by Li Xu.

Lizi Building block by Li Xu

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