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A' Design Awards & Competition 2018-2019
is calling for entries. Below you can find all details about this competition:
The A'Design Award & Competition organised under hundreds of creative design categories and one of the worlds' largest and most prominent design accolade recently has announced the new call for entries for 2018/2019.
A' Design Award and Competition organized by OMC Design Studios SRL under hundreds of creative design categories, has become one of the worlds' largest and most prominent design accolade with a mission to provide a fair, ethical and competitive platform for companies, designers and innovators from all design fields with different experience levels, diverse disciplines and market focus to compete on, while providing them a global audience to showcase their success and talents to.
In a world where there are millions of products and designs launch each year, the award was born out of the desire to underline the best designs and well designed products. The competition provides extensive and intense publicity to award winning designs, it is considered as a quality and high-return alternative to any advertising you might be running provided that you have a good design that could win the accolade.
Winning A’ Design Award & Competition, which is an independent and expert appraisal for design contributes to corporate reputation and brand image. Taking part in the A’ Design Award & Competition provides valuable feedback and experience. A’ Design Award winners proudly display their exclusive award trophies and design excellence certificates which grants them prestige and expert status.
The primary aim of the A' Design Award is to create publicity, PR push and advertisement opportunities for award winners while supporting the global design culture, creating incentives for entrants to come up with superior designs for a better future.
There is a lot of categories from which you can choose to submit your works:
• Good Industrial Design Award
• Good Architecture Design Award
• Good Product Design Award
• Good Communication Design Award
• Good Service Design Award
• Good Fashion Design Award
Further categories available on the officila website
Before submitting any works, you need to be registered to A'Design Award & Competition. When you win an award you might need to confirm your identity, so be sure to fill the correct details.
Preparation of "Product Shot" (Spot 1)
Do not write anything on the images. You need to submit a perspective "product shot" with a clean white background. The product shot is not a table; there should not be anything else than the product. This includes everything else. Do not submit images with pictures of people or silhouettes of people or other images or backgrounds that are not part of the image. Do not put demonstrative graphics or any other drawings or styling, do not put your logo or any other indicative images. There should be only your "design" on a white background. There is a pre-defined format for files and images that you are going to submit to the competition. All "Product Shots" should be in JPEG and in 72 DPI resolution (please modify image resolution in your imaging software).
In summary, for most of the categories you will need at least an image with dimensions 3600x3600 pixels in 72dpi resolution. Plus you need to fill some additional text for describing your works. Keep in mind that when printing your designs for publishing there will be "bleed", so we suggest that you leave 1 cm margin from every edge. The image should be less then 4 MB. You can decrease the file dimension by modifying quality settings in your image editing software.
If you need to communicate your work further (mode of use, arrangments, transformations etc) you can use the "optional shots". Exceptions: Optionally 2D Graphics could be submitted orthogonally rather perspective views. If you are submitting a video or animation, you can submit the poster for this animation instead. (After login you will have ability to upload the animation online).
Preparation of "Optional Shots" (Spots 2,3,4)
Optionally, you can submit orthogonal or near orthogonal views from: Front, Rear, Right, Left, Top and Bottom plus Moodboards for Material, Colors, Inspirations. You can also submit Color Options, Usage Manuals or Graphics, Transformations or Arrangements. Each of these images might be considered to have a better understanding of your work, however do not to use any language; and express your ideas in a graphic way. There is a pre-defined format for these files. All "Optional Shots" should be in JPEG and in 72 DPI resolution (please modify image resolution in your imaging software). The dimension of images should be: 1800x1800 pixels. (~ 6x6 inches or 15x15 cm), keep in mind that when printing your designs for publishing and alligning there will be "bleed", so we suggest that you leave 1 cm margin from every edge. The images should be less than 1 MB. You can decrease the file dimension by modifying quality settings in your image editting software.
Do not write anything on the images. All the descriptions can be entered seperately through the online submission interface. Maximum characters; Title is 50 characters, Description is 500 characters, Production Method is 500 characters. Source of Inspiration is 125 characters and is optional.
Entries will be judged by an international jury panel of scholars, professionals and media members. Results will be Announced to Public on April 15, 2019.
Please note that early submission deadline is June 30, 2018, Standard entry deadline is at the end of September 2018, while the Late Entry Deadline is at the end of February 2019.
Registration and Submission to A' Design Award and Competition platform is free, and by registering you will have access to many free services and functions. Nomination is paid and possible only if your design is accepted after the preliminary scoring.
A' Design Award and Competition is open worldwide to both professionals, companies and students (underage designers can join with the permission of their legal guardians). Entries can be realised projects, past works, or concept stage or bona-fide works.
The award-winning products and designs are highlighted to the international public via the A' Design Award Gala-Night and Exhibition in Italy and they are communicated to all relevant press across the world.
In addition, the Design Award Winners' Kit includes the design award trophy, the annual best designs yearbook, printed certificate in metal frame, award winners manual, gala-night invitation for two people to the award ceremony, participation and space allocation in the winners’ exhibition, and much more.
There will be a period given to both companies and the designers to get production rights and patents globally, a four month period to file for protection. Designers also recieve help and support from the A' Design Award for filing and application to protect their designs. The winners can use the A' Design Award can use badges and stickers free of charge to further underline that their products and designs have been evaluated by a respectful organization and that their products have been marked as great designs.
The A' Design Award and Competition offers an unique system for designers to sell their winning ideas to sponsor companies, likewise the companies can bid for the competing design ideas and make offers to buy the designs. The system also provides an online exhibition system and creates free profile pages for designers, innovators and companies, this system is always on and whether you win or not, you will have full access to the system. This is an interactive system where you can write your biography or corporate profile, create an extensive online portfolio by adding additional designs and exhibit new designs or products.
For all further informations about the competition A' Design Awards & Competition 2018-2019 or to submit your works visit the following official website: