Final call for entries to A' Design Awards 2016

Dezeen promotion: there is still time for architects and designers to submit entries to this year's A' Design Awards (+ slideshow).

Founded in 2009, the A' Design Awards is an annual juried competition that bestows prizes to exemplary buildings, interiors, furniture and products.

Projects completed within the last 10 years are accepted from any country.

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

An international jury of academics, design professionals and press members will award Platinum, Gold, Silver, Bronze and Iron levels of distinction to projects in a range 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.

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

Terminal 2 building at Mumbai International Airport by SOM
Terminal 2 building at Mumbai International Airport by SOM – winner of a Platinum A' Design Award

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.

Among other successful projects from 2015 are the branding for fashion film exhibition Dressing The Screen, and a house in São Paulo by Brazilian architects Studio MK27.

Leuven beer packaging by Wonchan Lee – Platinum A' Design Award Winner for Packaging design
Leuven beer packaging by Wonchan Lee – Platinum A' Design Award Winner for Packaging design

The final deadline for submissions is 28 February 2016. Results will be announced to the public and published on Dezeen on 15 April 2016.

Visit the A' Design Awards website to find out more.

Read on for more information from the organisers:


A' Design Award & 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. 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 Award & Competition promises fame, prestige, publicity and international recognition to all A' Design Award Winners through the A' Design Prize which is given to celebrate the awarded designs.

Mop House by AGI Architects – Platinum A' Design Award Winner for Architecture, Building and Structure Design category
Mop House by AGI Architects – Platinum A' Design Award Winner for Architecture, Building and Structure Design category

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 + 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.

Casa Cubo by Studio MK27 – Platinum A' Design Award Winner for Interior and Exhibition Space Design category
Casa Cubo by Studio MK27 – Platinum A' Design Award Winner for Interior and Exhibition Space Design category

The A' Design Award & Competition has been established to promote and recognize 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.

Dressing The Screen identity by Roma Lazarev – Platinum A' Design Award Winner for Graphics and Visual Communication Design
Dressing The Screen identity by Roma Lazarev – Platinum A' Design Award Winner for Graphics and Visual Communication Design

The A' Design Award & 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. 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.

Shenzhen Universiade Sports Center by Conceptlicht GmbH – Platinum A' Design Award Winner for Lighting Products and Project design category
Shenzhen Universiade Sports Center by Conceptlicht GmbH – Platinum A' Design Award Winner for Lighting Products and Project design category

Every year, projects that focus on innovation, technology, design and creativity are awarded with the A' Design Award. Entries are accepted annually till 28 February 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.

Enter your works to the A' Design competition: competition.adesignaward.com/registration