Someone rightly said that it is great to have valid competition; it pushes us to do our best! In light of this, we have the announcement of the 2015 A’ Design Competition, one of the Worlds’ largest and leading design accolade. The award winners are privy to many perks including PR, publicity and marketing services and showcasing of award-winning projects in major publications. YD will announce the results on April 15, and there will be 3 exhibitions in 3 countries in 2015.
Regular Entry Deadline: September 30th 2015 [ Register Here ]
A’ Design Award & Competition features around 100 categories and is one of the most comprehensive competitions. The entries are peer-reviewed and anonymously voted by an expert 50-person, internationally influential jury panel.
Professional designers as well as brands are welcome to participate with projects that are conceptual or realized. You can view the extensive Gala Night and Award Ceremony coverage here; the Exhibition coverage can be found here.
A’ Design Award winner projects will be exhibited in 3 countries in 2015 – at Mood, Como, Italy, followed by the exhibition in Hometex – Amsterdam, Netherlands and finally a grand exhibition will take place at Dublin, Ireland to celebrate Dublin’s 2015 World Design Hub designation.
Winners of the A’ Design Award & Competition will be invited to attend the gala-night and award ceremony in Italy to collect their trophies, hardcover yearbooks and design excellence certificates as well as to network with other winners and brands.
To sum it up, as a designer, you need to participate in this competition and you get the full nine yards benefits of PR, Marketing, Advertising and opportunities to realize your dreams – all of which would otherwise cost you thousands of big bucks. Winners of this competition get it all ready in one consolidated platter.
Submit your work here for a complimentary preliminary score as well as to learn your acceptance status before nomination.
Here is an overview of Yanko Design’s selection of A’ Design Award & Competition Winning projects.
The Doubleface Chest of drawers by ana-jp design studio
The Doubleface is one of the five pieces of a collection inspired by Mexican masks; the drawers represent a fight between good and evil.
OMO Modern Chair and Ottoman by Youn J. Lee and Jae-min Kim
The OMO Modern Chair & Ottoman brings true memory foam comfort to modern design. Very plush and comfortable!
Black Widow Table by George Drakakis
Black Widow is a table that features a unique supporting structure of metal elements. Very dynamic and innovative.
Arak-Pack Packaging by Luis Valesini
The great advantage of Arak-Pack packaging is that, after being consumed, it can be used in different ways by the consumer. It urges creativity and innovation.
Master Knife Knife, Spatula by Mikhail Belyaev
Imagine a chef’s knife doubling as a handy spatula. A very multifunctional tool!
Synertic Universal Speaker & Stand for Tablets by Maurel Frederic
Synertic is a Stand and a Bluetooth Speaker that works with tablets or smartphones regardless of the brand or size.
Insal’Arte Food Packaging (Fresh Salad) by Mirco Luzzi
Here is a new graphic language for fresh cut salads designed in an elegant and polished packaging.
MiPan Grill Pan Cooking Surface by Michael O’Donnell
Finally a cooking surface that allowed fats and juices to drain away as would a BBQ or commercial chargrill.
POOLEAF Plastic Ballpen by Sil Gi Lee, Chang Youn Kang
Although POOLEAF is just a pen, it makes your routine delight with this little joy. It just brings the outdoors into indoors!
The Light in the Bubble Lamp by The Light in the Bubble
A play on the original Edison’s filament bulb light, this led light source fitted inside a plexiglas sheet, cut by laser and into a light’s bulb shape, is simply superb!