Call for entries to the A' Design Awards and Competition 2016

Call for entries to the A' Design Awards and Competition 2016

Dezeen promotion: entries are now open for architects and designers to submit projects for the A' Design Awards and Competition 2016 (+ slideshow).

City Crossing sales office by Kris Lin for Huarun Properties
City Crossing sales office by Kris Lin for Huarun Properties

Founded in 2009, the A' Design Awards aim to recognise and promote international design projects.

An international jury of academics, design professionals and press members will award Platinum, Gold, Silver, Bronze and Iron levels of distinction to projects from each of the categories that span architecture, interiors and design – see the full list of categories.

Winners will receive a certificate of excellence and a 3D-printed trophy during a gala that will take place in Como, Italy, in June 2016.

Vana installation by Project Jan-Path
Vana installation by Project Jan-Path – Golden A' Design Award Winner for Lighting Products and Lighting Projects Design category

Recipients of the prize will also have information about their project converted into over 20 languages and be given help when promoting their work to international media, along with marketing advice.

Projects designed within the last 10 years will be accepted from any country, and can be submitted from disciplines including furniture, architecture and graphic design.

Tetris house by Studio Mk27
Tetris house by Studio Mk27 – Golden A' Design Award Winner for Architecture, Building and Structure Design category

Past winners include a wooden community centre in the earthquake-affected Japanese town of Yamada by Van Der Architects and SOM's Mumbai international airport terminal, which has a coffered concrete canopy.

The deadline for submissions is 30 September 2015. Results will be announced to the public and published on Dezeen on 15 April 2016.

Terminal 2 building at Mumbai International Airport by SOM
Terminal 2 building at Mumbai International Airport by SOM – Platinum A' Design Award Winner for Architecture, Building and Structure Design category

Visit the A' Design Award website to find out more information.

Read on for more information from the organisers:


A' Design Awards and Competition is the world's leading international annual juried competition for design. The A' Design Accolades are organised in a wide range of creative fields to highlight the very best designers from all countries in all disciplines.

Centro Cultural Roberto Cantoral by Broissin Architectes
Centro Cultural Roberto Cantoral by Broissin Architectes – Golden A' Design Award Winner for Architecture, Building and Structure Design category

Entries to the competition are peer-reviewed and anonymously judged by an influential jury panel of experienced academics, prominent press members and established professionals. A' Design Awards and Competition promises fame, prestige, publicity and international recognition to all A' Design Awards Winners through the A' Design Prize which is given to celebrate the awarded designs.

The A' Design Prize is a coveted and comprehensive winners kit for awarded designs. A' Design Prize includes but not limited to: international design excellence certificate in metal frame, invitation to the exclusive gala-night in Italy, online and offline exhibition of awarded projects, A2 poster of awarded projects, hardcover printed best projects' yearbook publication, special 3d printed metal award trophy in luxury black box, project translation to 20 languages in order to truly reach international audiences, an exclusive interview with the winner, press release preparation and distribution, license to use A Design Award Winner Logo in your communication, promotion of awarded works to thousands of other publications, media appearances through our press partners, inclusion in World Design Rankings as well as access to further marketing and PR tools.

Grotto Sauna by Partisans
Grotto Sauna by Partisans – Platinum A' Design Award Winner for Architecture, Building and Structure Design category

The A' Design Awards and Competition has been established to promote and recognise the best design works in all countries and in all creative disciplines. The primary aim of the A' Design Award & Competition is to create a global awareness and understanding for good design practices and principles by highlighting the best designs in all countries and in all industrial fields. The ultimate aim of the A' Design Awards is to push designers, companies and brands worldwide to create superior products and projects that benefit the society.

The A' Design Awards and Competition has a philanthropic goal to advance society by pushing the frontiers of science, design, creativity and technology forward by creating incentives for innovators to come up with better ideas.

i.Dummy by Winswin
i.Dummy by Winswin – Golden A' Design Award Winner for Engineering and Technical Design Category

The A' Design Competition aims to create incentives that ignite and reward creativity, original ideas and concept generation in all industrial sectors. The A' Design Award Winner logo, given to award winning designs, signifies original, functional and efficient designs that help the world become a better place.

Transform furniture by Hiroshi Ishii for Lexus International
Transform furniture by Hiroshi Ishii for Lexus International – Platinum A' Design Award Winner for Arts, Crafts and Ready-Made Design category

Every year, projects that focus on innovation, technology, design and creativity are awarded with the A' Design Awards. Early Entries are accepted annually till 30 June and results are announced every year on 15 April. Designers worldwide are called to take part in the accolades by entering their best works, projects and products. Entries are accepted as long as they were designed in the last 10 years.

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