every year, the A’ design awards & competition highlights the very pinnacle of design and architecture projects from across the globe. their aim is to not only recognize, relate and recommend for the very best, but also to raise international awareness of the creative field, the principles of good design, and to promote future benefits for the world. the selected creators – students or experienced practitioners – and their work – conceptual, prototyped or fully realized – are rewarded with many privileges including international press coverage, exhibitions and professional feedback.

 

to be in with a chance of receiving the highly distinguished honor, submit your designs for consideration here, prior to the deadline on february 28th 2018. the results of the 2018 A’ design awards & competition will be announced on april 15th 2018, with a special feature of selection winners on designboom.


niop hacienda’ by xavier abreu
winner in architecture, building and structure design award in 2017
image by david cervera castro
(main image: ‘wanda hotel cluster in sipsongpanna’ by wanda cpri and ma renkai
winner in lighting products and projects design award in 2017
image by zhou li)

 

 

the A’ design awards & competition is regarded as the largest of its kind, not only due to the number of applicants, but also thanks to its 100 and more different categories for submissions. this ensures that each entry is classified and judged within its most relevant creative field. the groupings reflect a high degree of diversity, including, and to just name a few: furniture, decorative items and homeware design; lighting products and projects design; architecture, building and structure design; interior space and exhibition design; packaging design; and vehicle, mobility and transportation design. (the full list of A’ design awards & competition categories can be seen here).


timbiriche’ by andrea cecilia alcocer carrillo
winner in furniture, decorative items and homeware design award in 2017
image by rodrigo zaldivar guerrero

 

 

the winning projects, and the individuals behind them, almost instantly become globally recognized for their excelling creativity. these recipients of the A’ design award receive a comprehensive winner’s kit which not only includes an extensive PR campaign, but also the prized trophy, good design mark, a feature in the annually-published yearbook, feedback notes from the jury, inclusion in the annual world design rankings, and an invitation to the gala-night which is an ideal networking event. (the full list of prizes can be seen here).


synapse’ by chenchi lin
winner in interior space, retail and exhibition design award in 2017
image by chenchi lin

 

 

the A’ design awards & competition winners are selected by a strong and comprehensive international jury, composed of design professionals, members of the press, and academics, who follow a fair award methodology. their diversity and arduous process ensures that each and every project receives full and honest consideration, including close voting, cross matching and preliminary checks. the platform truly prides itself on its fair ethical assessment method as it allows them to only reward the very best projects.


double cross’ by pip tompkin design
winner in packaging design award in 2017
image by pip tompkin design

 

 

the deadline for submissions for the 2018 A’ design award and competition is february 28th 2018. for more information on how to submit, visit: https://competition.adesignaward.com/registration.php

 

remember, stay tuned to designboom, as the 2018 winners will be announced in a special feature on april 15th 2018.


ameoba wall’ by honghao deng
winner in lighting products and projects design award in 2017
image by honghao deng poseidon ho

 


villafound jade hotel lijiang’ by villafound luxury culture retreats
winner in architecture, building and structure design award in 2017
image by chen weizhong

 


herbal tea garden’ by patrick sarran
winner in furniture, decorative items and homeware design award in 2017
image by patrick sarran

 


wuxi barber shop’ by sun liming
winner in interior space, retail and exhibition design award in 2017
image by pan yufen

 


embossed nutella’ by marco mascetti
winner in packaging design award in 2017
image by mrsmith studio

 


bubble’ by tiago curioni
winner in lighting products and projects design award in 2017
image by flávio sampaio

 


flexhouse’ by evolution design
winner in architecture, building and structure design award in 2017
image by peter wuermli

 


morph’ by daisuke nagatomo and minnie jan
winner in furniture, decorative items and homeware design award in 2017
image by daisuke nagatomo

 


midtown’ by ryoichi niwata
winner in interior space, retail and exhibition design award in 2017
image by masato kawano from nacasa & partners inc.

 


xinhua bookstore group mixed-use project’ by aedas
winner in architecture, building and structure design award in 2017
image by aedas

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