Entries must have been completed within the last 10 years, and will be judged by an international jury of academics, design professionals and press members.
The winning projects will be awarded Platinum, Gold, Silver, Bronze and Iron levels.
Prizes include a 3D-printed metal trophy, a certificate of excellence, an invitation to a gala in Italy and feedback notes from the jury.
Winning designers will also get their project description translated into over 20 languages, complimentary promotion, a licence to use the A' Design Award Logo and inclusion in the yearbook of best designs.
Past winners of the award 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.
Pedevilla Architects' pair of bright homes, which combine traditional elements with modern detailing in northern Italy were also among the successful entries in last year's competition.
Other award-winning projects are a Japanese restaurant inspired by forest pathways and a sales centre with a fish-shaped green roof that forms a viewing platform.
The deadline for submissions is 30 September 2016. Results will be announced to the public and published on Dezeen on 15 April 2017.
Registration is available at www.competition.adesignaward.com/registration
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Read on for more information from the organisers:
Call for Entries to A' Design Award and Competition
A' Design Award 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.
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. The prize includes, but is not limited to, an international design excellence certificate in a metal frame, invitation to the exclusive gala night in Italy, online and offline exhibition of awarded projects, A2 poster of awarded projects, a hardcover printed best projects' yearbook publication, a special 3D-printed metal award trophy in a luxury black box, project translation to 20-plus languages in order to truly reach international audiences, an exclusive interview with the winner, press release preparation and distribution, license to use A' Design Awards 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.
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 Awards and Competition is to create 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 society.
The A' Design Awards and Competition has a philanthropic goal to advance society, 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.
Every year, projects that focus on innovation, technology, design and creativity are awarded with the A' Design Award. Entries are accepted annually till 30 September 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. A selection of the winners will also be published on Dezeen once the results are announced.