A' Design Awards & Competition 2013 - Call for Submissions

A’ Design Awards & Competition 2013 – Call for Submissions

In my interview with Yves Béhar, he told me that taking part in design competitions is a good thing for designers from two perspectives. One, you get to measure yourself in comparison to others from the same stream and two, you get evaluated by creditable people from the industry and thus your claim to fame is a validated one. This and many other reasons make it important for you as a designers to consider taking part in the 2013 A’ Design Awards & Competition.

0 Registrations Close: February 28, 2013

YD & red dot award: design concept 2013 Present the One Hour Free Registration Window Is LIVE NOW!

YD & red dot award: design concept 2013 Present the One Hour Free Registration Window Is LIVE NOW!

UPDATE: Promo is now Closed

The Golden Hour is back again! The one-hour window of opportunity is finally here for you to make the most of. As you know, a red dot award is a very prestigious feather in any designer’s cap. And what we have here is the chance to get a complete fee waiver for pre-judging entries only.

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YD & red dot award: design concept 2013 Present the One Hour Free Registration Window

YD & red dot award: design concept 2013 Present the One Hour Free Registration Window

Hideshi Hamaguchi’s formula for innovation is simple: !? – ? = ! [What – Oh this is the reason = Aha!] and this is what we got to see with the red dot award: design concept 2012 winning designs. Innovative solutions by a diverse group of designers from across the globe! For their 2013 competition, red dot award: design concept once again teams up with YD to bring for you the One Hour Free Registration Window that entitles you to a complete fee waiver for pre-judging entries. Details Inside.

0 1-hour Free Registration Window: 6th Feb 2013; 8-9 am PST

Good Design = Best IDEA! 2013 Registrations Are Open

Good Design = Best IDEA! 2013 Registrations Are Open

For more than three decades (33 to be precise) IDSA and IDEA Awards have stood for awarding excellence in the field of products, sustainability, interaction design, packaging, strategy, research and concept design. The 2013 registrations are now open with the Early Bird phase coming to an end pretty soon. What I really like about this award is that IDSA goes the extra mile to ensure designers get adequate exposure through exhibitions and tours.

0 Late Registrations Closes: Feb. 25, 2013, 11:59 PM PST

iF Concept Design Awards Awards 2013

iF Concept Design Awards Awards 2013

It’s the lull right after Christmas and before the New Year’s frenzy; the perfect time to get hold of those projects and submit them to the iF Concept Design Awards Awards 2013. Did you ask why? Well, because the iF Concept Design Awards is one of the most respected concept design awards that empower young student designers to make their mark. Hit this link to see the kind of projects we have previously covered on Yanko Design and you will know what I mean.

0 Registrations Close: 10th January 2013

A’ Design Award & Competitions’ Year of Design Campaign

A’ Design Award & Competitions’ Year of Design Campaign

If you are an aspiring, young or establishing-yourself kinda designer, then the next three days are very important for you. The A’ Design Award has opened doors to the Year of Design Campaign, which is an opportunity for designers to join the competition with discounted fees. The doors (or discount window of 60%) remains open for 3-days only. So this means from 27-30 December 2012. In other words it’s Santa’s way of giving you a bonus gift this year!

0 60% Discount Window: 27 - 30 December 2012

Yanko Design Heads To Milan For The Electrolux Design Lab Finals

Yanko Design Heads To Milan For The Electrolux Design Lab Finals

Ciao a tutti! Yanko Design is the official media partner for the Electrolux Design Lab and we are heading to the beautiful city of Milan for the finals. We will be bringing you extensive coverage, which you can follow on Facebook and Twitter and right here. Ten finalists will be battling out, but guess what; you do have a say in it! There is a People’s Choice Award that allows you to vote for your favorite design.

0 Live in Milan: 4:00 pm CET; 7:00 am PST

Wrap Up: 2012 red dot award: design concept

Wrap Up: 2012 red dot award: design concept

It was a wise comment when someone pointed out that design competitions are a means to measure one’s creativity. They give us that edge that makes us stand apart from the rest of the herd. So does this mean we need to participate in any and every competition? No! Contrary, we need to be selective and choose ones that are capable of give us that cutting edge; something top-of-the-line like red dot.

Ready To Party In Singapore With red dot award: design concept!

Ready To Party In Singapore With red dot award: design concept!

You can define concept design as creative energies that think more efficiently. One of the benchmarks of this genre is the red dot award: design concept. By the time you read this, team YD will be Singapore bound to capture the events live, as they unfold. October 19th is when the winners will be unveiled for the 2012 edition. This year was special as YD’s publisher Takashi Yamada was one of the jury members. In Takashi’s own words, the whole experience was empowering!

0 Live from Singapore: 7:00 pm [4:00 am PST]

How Well Do You Rank?

How Well Do You Rank?

The popular A’ Design Award has just announced their World Design Rankings of countries. The numbers were crunched based on the number of design awards won at international juried design competitions and awards. It comes as no surprise that USA claimed the top spot or that Hong-Kong, Italy, United Kingdom and South Korea, figure high up in the list.

0 World Design Rankings: Found Here

Exclusive: Electrolux Design Lab Finalists Announced

Exclusive: Electrolux Design Lab Finalists Announced

Yanko Design takes great pride in bringing to you this exclusive announcement! The 30 Shortlisted Entries for the 2012 Electrolux Design Lab have now been narrowed to the Top Ten Finalists. Each of these ten designers will be invited to Milan, to showcase and present their design concept in front of a select Jury. The event will be telecast live online and Yanko Design will be in Milan to capture the excitement for you.

0 Finals On: October 25, 2012

Last Week To Join A' Design Award!

Last Week To Join A’ Design Award!

Someone has rightly said that if you want to push your boundaries in creativity and innovation then simply thinking outside the box will not do. You have to test it on a global scale and then consider its relevance through the eyes of the world. Maybe this is why many believe that the perfect platform to test one’s metal is at the A’ Design Award. This is the last week that you can send in designs which are in concept stage, prototype or finished products. So hurry, because we know you want to strike gold!

0 Entries Close: September 30, 2012

Ten Innovative Award Winning Concepts at A' Design Awards

Ten Innovative Award Winning Concepts at A’ Design Awards

Innovation is a very relative term and can resonate differently to people. One of the definitions I learnt was that innovations should be something new; should generate curiosity and debate; and lastly should be doable. Barring the doable criteria, I guess most of what is defined is true. When we chart the course of the A’ Design Awards, we see some really innovative concepts showcased that have generated enough traction to warrant a conversation.

0 Designers: Various