A’ Design Awards & Competition Call for Submissions 2022

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A’ Design Awards & Competition Call for Submissions 2022

The A’ Design Awards & Competition is currently open for submissions but the deadline of September 30 is fast approaching. If you’re a designer looking to share your work with the world on a global platform through this prestigious competition, be sure to register and submit your entry today. Winners will be announced on May 1, 2022 so check back on Design Milk when we share our favorites!

By nominating your design, you’ll receive a preliminary evaluation to learn how well your design would perform in the competition, free of charge. There are more than 100 categories that you can submit under, including special categories like the Good Architecture Design Award and the Good Product Design Award. You don’t need a completed design to enter either. Designers can submit a concept, prototype or finished stage.

During the judging process, your design will be evaluated by an international jury panel of academics, design professionals and press members who will be able to give you invaluable feedback. If your design gets chosen, you’ll receive a grand prize that includes an award trophy, extensive PR and publicity, inclusion in the annual yearbook, invitations to the award night gala, inclusion in world design rankings, the opportunity to sell their winning design, and so much more. Runner ups, participants and registrants will also receive benefits; learn more here.

To get your creativity jumpstarted, here are 10 of our favorite designs from the 2021 competition under the Lighting Products and Projects Design category. Once you’ve been inspired, head to the A’ Design Award to register and submit your design!

modern wall lamp

Photo: Anna Brignolo

Stoccolma Flexible Lamp by Giulia Liverani – Olivelab

modern lamp

Photo: Matteo Piazza

Be Water Lamp by Fernando Correa

modern pendant

Photo: Simon Bruntnell

Translucence Pendant Light by Iestyn Davies

modern lamp

Photo: Jackie Chan

Apex by Gabriel Tam

modern lamp

Obj01 Lamp by Manu Bano

modern floor lamp

Cling by Robert Dabi

modern table lamp

Photo: Miro Zagnoli

Siro by Marta Perla

modern pendant

Bellda by Mehdi Atashfaraz

modern floor lamp

Photo: Reza Ghanadan and Alireza Behzadi

One Hundred by Reza Ghanadan

Photo: Astro Lighting

Capsule Collection Volume 01 Lighting by Astro Design Team

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