A' design award & competition - last call for entries
A' design award & competition - last call for entries
feb 17, 2014

A' design award & competition - last call for entries

A’ design award & competition – last call for entries




designers, innovators and companies from various creative fields and different levels of experience who wish to gain maximum exposure on their brand and product developments, are invited to submit their projects to the A’ design award and competition – a platform which seeks to promote good design and related companies to the broader public.


the annually organized A’ design award and competition has become internationally recognized as an indicator of quality, accepting designs from all stages of the development process – from the concept stage, prototype or completed product – judging something on its idea and potential market outreach with press, interactive medias, distributors and buyers. that being said, it is the A’ design award and competition’s primary aim to create publicity, pushing public relations and advertising opportunities for its winners, while simultaneously supporting global design culture.



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‘real boy pin’ from duncan shotton design studio’s product & packaging
golden A’ design award winner in the young design category, 2012-2013




participants are invited to submit their entries under various categories which have been divided according to locorno classification, economic sectors and industries. some of these include: architecture, building and structure design; fashion and travel accessories design; interior space and exhibition design; energy products and devices design; vehicle, mobility and transportation design; and street furniture design. a full listing of the categories can be viewed here.

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‘big bin overground container’ by formato verde
platinum A’ design award winner in the street furniture design category, 2012-2013




winners of the A’ design award and competition gain recognition and credibility in their respective fields. each recipient of an A’ design prize will receive a comprehensive winners’ kit that focuses on developing an extensive PR campaign for the individual, as well as an invitation to a gala-night where they will have the opportunity to network with like-minded industry players and where their work will be exhibited. additionally, they will be featured in a yearbook which rounds up all of the winners and their respective designs, and included in the world design rankings. additional benefits are the translation of their press material into 20+ languages for a more global distribution, encompassing outreach to magazines and blogs; and a score sheet which indicates the grading of their project.


for 2013-2014, the jury is comprised of 50 international design professionals and academics. they will review each of the submissions and base their decision on conceptual merit, social and cultural relevance.

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‘easy domes dome house’ by kari thomsen
bronze A’ design award winner in the architecture, building and structure design category, 2012-2013




if you are interested in participating in the 2013-2014 A’ design and award competition, the deadline for submissions is february 28th, so upload your designs now on the site’s registration page here. frequently asked questions and additional information about the competition and its purpose, can be found at ‘what is A’ design award‘.


once submissions are closed, the jury will deliberate and selected winners will be announced on designboom on april 15th, 2014, so stay tuned!

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‘photographic studio’ by studio MK27
golden A’ design award winner in the architecture, building and structure design category, 2012-2013


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‘ashgabat tele-radio center (TV tower) production/post-production/broadcasting’ by polimeks construction
golden A’ design award winner in the engineering and technical design category, 2012-2013



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‘gregoria lounge bench’ by ito kish
silver A’ design award winner in the arts, crafts and ready-made design category, 2012-2013



this is the last call for entries for the 2013-2014 A’ design award and competition, so remember to register and upload your design before february 28th.

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