List of Badges

Home > Methodology > List of Badges
This page introduces and provides a list of all design award badges at A' Design Awards.

What is a Badge?
A Badge is a visual indicator of an achievement status. For example when a designer wins several design awards, we provide a badge to highlight this achievement. Unlike other achievement systems, we have designed the A’ Design Award badges to create actual value. While using badges are considered part of gamification efforts by many institutions to increase interaction and involvement of end-users, our badge system is primarily focused on participant profiling, participant highlighting as well as creating added value for participants.

A' Design Award Badge System
A' Design Award badges are used for anonymous profiling of participants highlighting aggregate tendencies and preferences, to potentially determine lead users, star users, contributors, achievers and explorers of design. The badge system gives us the possibility to understand how participants use our platform. The badge system also helps us advertise and promote the usage of useful platform functions, services and processes. We aim to provide real benefits and incentives to participants who make use of the badge system by providing discounts, gifts or free services to badge owners. The primary aim of our badge system is to help competition participants make the most use of our design award platform; we use badges as an incentive, for participants to discover our free services and tools, for teaching about our functionality and improving awareness for free services we provide. By taking part in badge system participants will be able to make use of our system to its fullest and potentially enjoy free gifts, free services and tools.

A' Design Award Badge System Principles
We have several principles for our badge system: 1. Each badge is obtainable by any participant who won the awards; there are no one-time year or time or event dependent badges, event related badges for gala night or meetings can be obtained next year if you miss this year for example. 2. Badges can be freely obtained, there are no extra costs required to obtain a badge. 3. Badges are useful at explaining the designer profile; people who read badges of a designer shall be able to learn more about a designer. 4. We provide detailed descriptive texts and how to obtain info for all badges. 5. Badges are only positive; we do not have a badge for disqualification, low score or any other elements that could decrease the value of participant profiles where badges are displayed. 6. Useful and beneficial: A' Design Award badges create value for its participants. 7. Documented: We have a complete list of all badges that could be read by the participants so that they could aim to reach those select badges.

Earning Badges
Browse the list of badges, and interact with the A' Design Award & Competition website while logged-in to earn the badges. All badges have prerequisites that shall be satisfied before they could appear on your profile, and you must be signed-in to receive them.

List of Badges
Below is a list of all badges that could be achieved by you. To see them in your profile (with colors) you must earn them, versions displayed below are the standard badges (disabled form), i.e. pro badges have further decoration on them.

Full Metal Designer: Won each type of award status such as Platinum, Gold, Silver, Bronze & Iron. Designers with this badge are able to create both in-depth, highly developed design work as well as fast concepts.
Jack of All Designs: Won design awards in more than 10 categories, proving multi-disciplinary design capabilities and skills. Designers with this badge are likely to be able to undertake large design projects and tenders.
Designer of the Year: Was nominated and dully selected as the designer of the year by the International Association of Designers for contributions and advancement of the design profession and its practices globally.
Always a Winner: Won design awards for five consecutive years. Designers with this badge are highly reliable for continued design quality; they are able to win design awards not just a year or through luck but through skill and wisdom for consecutive years.
Tested Against Time: Won design awards for three consecutive years. Designers with this badge are very reliable for continued design quality; they are able to win design awards for consecutive years thanks to their ever improving design skills.
Careful: Received a score of 80 or more from advanced submission optimizer. Designers with this badge are better at following industry practices, guidelines and technical requirements to create work that meets standards.
Perfectionist: Received a score of 97 or more from advanced submission optimizer. Designers with this badge are very good at following policies, guidelines and technical requirements to create work that meets industry standards.
Double-Checked: Updated a design more than ten times to improve its presentation quality by providing details for yearbook page, uploading documentation, video or client details as well as updating images or text. Designers with this badge are likely to double check and confirm their work.
Attention to Details: Updated a design more than forty times to improve its presentation quality. Designers with this badge are likely to keep improving their design till they get a satisfactory result.
Single Shot: Updated an award winning design only once by reading and following the presentation guidelines and preparing visuals, texts, documents and video in advance. Designers with this badge are able to follow presentation guidelines or work brief in advance to prevent time delay during projects.
Documented: Uploaded documents for a project. The document can only be seen by jury members to have a better understanding of the project. Designers with this badge are more likely to communicate their projects in an in depth manner with attention to details.
Explained: Uploaded a video for a project. Videos are checked by jury members during evaluation of entries. Designers with this badge are more likely to express and communicate their work using audio and visual elements together.
Pre-Scored: Received a complimentary preliminary score for an awarded work. Designers who make use of the preliminary score are able to improve their designs or presentations by following preliminary jury feedback on presentation.
High Preliminary Score: Received a complimentary preliminary score with a potential score of 9 or 10 for an awarded work. Designers who make use of the preliminary score and judging mechanisms are able to decide easily to nominate or not nominate their work.
Design Business: Uploaded the logo for the client or brand section for the design. Each award participant can upload a brand logo to accompany the design, the logo as well as brand details are included in the press kit. Designers with this badge are able to turn their successes to added value by providing added visibility to their clients and brands.
Highlighted: Designer’s projects was highlighted at A’ Design Award platform due to exceptional aesthetics and emotional content of the project. Designers who have this badge are able to create outstanding designs that attract a high amount of interest from press members.
Highly Highlighted: More than five of the Designer’s projects was highlighted at A’ Design Award platform showcase. Designers who have this badge are able to continuously create outstanding designs that attract a high amount of interest from press members thanks to exceptional aesthetics of their work.
Multiple years: Won the A' Design Awards more than two years. Designers with this badge are able to create award winning work each year, as well as have an understanding of continuous public relations.
Press Released: Published a special press release for award winning design using A' Design Award & Competition press release tools provided by DesignPRWire. Designers with this badge are able to reach additional audiences for disseminating the good news about their their award winning work.
Press Friendly: Downloaded a press kit prepared by A' Design Awards. Designers who have this badge are able to send their press kit to their own media contacts and effectively communicate their designs to press members and media for added publicity.
Multilingual: Provided translations of own award winning work in other languages. Designers with this badge are able to communicate in multiple languages, creating a basis for international collaborations and publications.
Wise: Downloaded more than 25 documents, yearbooks, presentation guidelines and white papers from A' Design Award documents repository. Designers with this badge are able to undertake complex jobs and tasks by following detailed documentation and processes requirements.
Translator: Provided translations of award winning work into foreign languages. Participants with this badge are able to help others reach new international audiences as well as to help other designers get discovered by search engines in foreign languages.
Announced: Announced the award status on high profile blog or publication with a link to profile or design details at A' Design Awards. Designers with this badge are more likely to get their award winning work seen by a wider audience by their ability to connect with publications and editors.
Facilitator: Helped a fellow designer to know more about A’ Design Award by providing more details about the design accolades by sharing an info-link. Participants with this badge demonstrate lead-user characteristics and are able to market their products to new audiences. Badge earned by sending competition entry invitations.
Surveyor: Filled surveys on design awards, publications, trade-shows and ideas. Designers with this mark are likely to improve and make more efficient the services they are using by providing their insights, wisdom and ideas.
Distinguished Designer: Participated in the A' Design Awards' Distinguished Designer Program (DDP). Designers with this badge are able to enjoy special offers for DDP participants.
Got Yearbook: Downloaded a digital version of the A’ Design Award & Competition hardcover yearbook. Only award winning designers and accredited press members are granted a free download to our yearbook of best designs which features the very best designs in all disciplines from all countries.
Reader: Downloaded a document from the A’ Design Award and Competitions’ Documents Repository, accessible from control panel or downloads page. The Documents repository contains guidelines, whitepapers and best practices information as well as posters or other collateral for the competition.
Constructive: Provided a constructive or supportive feedback or comment on another project. Designers with this badge are more likely to contribute their design ideas for improving designs of others.
Feedback: Provided a constructive feedback or testimonial on A' Design Award and Competition. Designers who have this badge are more likely provide feedback on processes and projects they are involved with.
Marked for Excellence: Downloaded the A’ Design Award & Competition logo from the control panel after winning the A’ design accolades. The A’ Design Award logo could be placed on product packaging or other marketing collateral to highlight the status of winning the design awards. Designers with this badge are able to effectively make use of their award status.
Black Tie: Attended the glamorous A' Design Award & Competition Gala Night and Award Ceremony to receive the complimentary award kit which includes the award trophy, yearbook and the certificate of design excellence. Designers with this badge have a good understanding of networking opportunities and are able to travel for business.
My Name is Designer: Attended the A' Design Award & Competition Gala Night and Award Ceremony more than three times as an esteemed design award winner. Designers with this badge have a profound ability to benefit from international networking opportunities as well as to form new connections and friendships.
Good Mood: Designer's work was physically exhibited at MOOD - Museum of Outstanding Design. Exhibition service is provided free of charge to all winners. Designers with this badge are able to reach new audiences as well as download a certificate of exhibition.
Great Mood: Designer's work is a part of the permanent collection of the MOOD - Museum of Outstanding Design. Only the very best works that withstand the test of time are accepted or kept in the permanent exhibition. Designers with this badge are able to create excellent design work that is aesthetically appealing as well as highly interesting and long lasting.
Interested: Viewed award winning works, and liked some of the other awarded projects, designers, design interviews or designer interviews. Designers with this badge are more collaborative, show respect to others’ work and are able to cooperate in larger team environments easier.
Feedbacks: Provided feedback to improve the A' Design Award and Competition. Designers with this badge are more likely to demand the very best from institutions they deal with, pushing them to deliver better products and services.
Listed: Profile of the designer is listed at ListOf.Net to provide further online visibility and reach. ListOfNet service is provided free of charge to all winners. Designers with this badge are more likely to be discovered online.
Corporate Profile: Provided a complete corporate/institutional/enterprise account profile at A' Design Awards. Participants with this badge are more likely to take necessary steps to highlight and promote their institution.
Peer Recognition: Other designers liked the designs of the designer. Works of the designer was liked among other design award winners and participants. Designers with this badge are able to create design work that appeals to the aesthetic taste of designers in general.
Good Portfolio: Other designers, design enthusiasts or press members liked the portfolio of the designer. The overall portfolio get good attention from peers as well as media. Designers with this badge are able create a consistent or strong product portfolio that is coherent and appealing.
Good Interview: Other designers or media members liked the personal interview of the designer. Designers with this badge are able to verbally communicate their designs which helps them get more features and results in more traditional or digital publications.
Good Design Communication: Other designers or editors liked an interview of the designer for one of the designs. Designers with this badge are good at written communication and are thus able to create press friendly texts that could be easily read or featured. Working with such designers increases press appearances for commissioned work.
Corporate Listing: Profile of the designers' institution is listed at ListOf.Net to provide further online visibility and reach. ListOfNet service is provided free of charge to all laureates. Designers with this badge are more likely to support their institutions and enterprises.
Linked: Provided complete profile details at A’ Design Award by filling the personal profile section from the control panel. Designers with this badge are able to be reached, understood and featured easier by publications, press members as well as companies who are interested to work with them.
Famous: Profile views reached a very high number by being viewed by other designers, brands or media members. Designers with this badge have proven their capacity in creating design works that attracts the attention of design oriented audiences worldwide.
Brand Value: Corporate profile views reached a very high number being viewed by other designers, design enthusiasts or press members. Profiles with this badge have successfully promoted their institution to thousands of people through their original designs.
Illustrious: Design views reached a significantly high number being viewed by other designers, design enthusiasts or media members. Designers with this badge have proven their worth for creating attractive designs that are able to reach and be liked by thousands of design aware people.
Teamwork: Invited friends to join the A’ Design Award and Competition. Participants with this badge are highly social and are able to use their connections to extend their reach.
Public Image: Provided additional images to be included in the Press Kit which is distributed to press members to obtain additional media coverage. Designers with this badge have a good understanding of how personal images could increase press appearances.
Studio Shots: Uploaded additional images, photos, studio shots and additional work to be sent to press members and editors. Designers with this badge are able to obtain enhanced visibility through traditional as well as digital publications.
Brand Image: Uploaded other products in the brand portfolio to be available to be displayed to press members, design enthusiasts and designers. Participants with this badge are able to communicate their brand more clearly.
Early Adapter: Browsed the Design Mega Store to have a look on new trendy products, projects, publications as well as good design products. Participants with this badge are highly sensitive to design products and projects and are more likely to be early adapters of new products.
Eye on News: Checked announcements, campaigns, promotions and news published by A’ Design Award and Competition. Participants with this badge are more likely to be active users with social presence.
Proven Creation: Created proof of creation documents to help prove the paternity of creations. The Proof of Creation service is provided free of charge to all award participants to help them prove that they are the original creators of a design. Participants with this badge understand the importance of Intellectual Property Rights.
Design Ambassador: Promoted A’ Design Award and Competition in universities or higher design institutions to receive complimentary entry tickets to nominate works to the accolades. Participants with this badge are smart individuals who are able to complete complex tasks.
Primer: Member of 5 or more Prime Clubs. The Prime Clubs empower its members by providing additional opportunities for networking, international collaboration and the ability to take part in special initiatives. Prime Club membership is free of charge but is only open to award winning designers.
Connected: Member of 2 or more Prime Clubs. The Prime Clubs provide opportunity for award winning designers to connect with each other, share and comment on designs, design news and projects. Participants with this badge are able to form international collaborations.
Networker: Member of a Prime Club. The Prime Clubs allow award winning designers to network and collaborate, share news, design tenders or projects. Membership to Prime Clubs are free of charge. Designers with this badge exhibit excellent communication and networking skills.
Designer of Interest: Press members downloaded or requested press kits or additional information for the designer. Designers with this badge are naturally able to attract press interest with their original designs as well as profiles.
Design for Tomorrow: Attended the Ars Futura Cultura meetings to discuss new ways to cultivate design, science and technology in order to create a better world that benefits mankind.
Target Niche: Used our complimentary embedded press kit functionality to send a content rich digital press kit and award status announcement to a press member. Designers with this badge are more likely to get coverage in niche and local publications where their work could reach the relevant buyers and audience.
Designer of Attention: Many award winning designers have praised and endorsed the designer with testimonials and positive comments. Designers with this badge are highly social, deliver great work and easier to work with.
Designer of Networks: The designer have endorsed, supported and motivated other designers with testimonials and positive feedback. Designers with this badge are great fit for team work, able to express and contribute emotions to their work and more easy to work with.
The Big Bang: The news about the designer reached far and beyond, getting featured at more than different publications. Designers with this badge are able to create compelling designs that evoke the interest of editors and press members as well as design oriented audiences and consumers.
The Beyonder: The news about the designer reached beyond our universe, the designers' designs gets featured at more than universal publications total as we could track it. Designers with this badge are able to create outstanding work that attracts the attention and admiration of editors and press members as well as design oriented audiences and consumers universally.
Golden Designer: The designer have won other design awards. Designers with this badge have a good understanding of the public relations, publicity and advertising opportunities brought by design accolades and are able to advertise commissioned work, their designs and creations to wide audiences.
Spotter: The designer have identified an issue with the system, figured out a glitch or suggested an improvement to an existing function by taking part in our code bounty program. Designers with this badge are willing to contribute their feedback to advance systems around them, effectively improving conditions for everybody.
Advancement for Good: The designer send us to improve and advance our platform, offering or service that we found valuable and have implemented in order to create value to our participants, laureates and readers. Designers with this badge are social, reliable and emphatic, taking their precious time to make positive change whenever possible.
Good Karma: The designer has accumalted a good level of karma thanks to good deeds accomplished. Designers with this badge are more likely to contribute towards philantrophic iniatives that would benefit and advance society.
Award Winning Designer: The designer is a winner of the A' Design Award & Competition. A' Design Award winners are eligible to receive the A' Design Award prize which includes PR and publicity services in addition to the award trophy, yearbook, design excellence certificate, and lifetime logo licensing.
World Class Designer: The designer is a grand winner of the A' Design Award & Competition. World Class designers are able to provide outstanding design work that is both highly functional as well as aesthetically appealing.
Register today for Free, Upload your Design for Free, Get a Free Preliminary Score. Submit Your Designs
 
design award logo

BENEFITS
THE DESIGN PRIZE
WINNERS SERVICES
PR CAMPAIGN
PRESS RELEASE
MEDIA CAMPAIGNS
AWARD TROPHY
AWARD CERTIFICATE
AWARD WINNER LOGO
PRIME DESIGN MARK
BUY & SELL DESIGN
DESIGN BUSINESS NETWORK
AWARD SUPPLEMENT

METHODOLOGY
DESIGN AWARD JURY
PRELIMINARY SCORE
VOTING SYSTEM
EVALUATION CRITERIA
METHODOLOGY
BENEFITS FOR WINNERS
PRIVACY POLICY
ELIGIBILITY
FEEDBACK
WINNERS' MANUAL
PROOF OF CREATION
WINNER KIT CONTENTS
FAIR JUDGING
AWARD YEARBOOK
AWARD GALA NIGHT
AWARD EXHIBITION

MAKING AN ENTRY
ENTRY INSTRUCTIONS
REGISTRATION
ALL CATEGORIES

FEES & DATES
FURTHER FEES POLICY
MAKING A PAYMENT
PAYMENT METHODS
DATES & FEES

TRENDS & REPORTS
DESIGN TRENDS
DESIGNER REPORTS
DESIGNER PROFILES
DESIGN INTERVIEWS

ABOUT
THE AWARD
AWARD IN NUMBERS
HOMEPAGE
AWARD WINNING DESIGNS
DESIGNER OF THE YEAR
MUSEUM OF DESIGN
PRIME CLUBS
SITEMAP
RESOURCE

RANKINGS
DESIGNER RANKINGS
WORLD DESIGN RANKINGS
DESIGN CLASSIFICATIONS
POPULAR DESIGNERS

CORPORATE
GET INVOLVED
SPONSOR AN AWARD
BENEFITS FOR SPONSORS

PRESS
DOWNLOADS
PRESS-KITS
PRESS PORTAL
LIST OF WINNERS
PUBLICATIONS
RANKINGS
CALL FOR ENTRIES
RESULTS ANNOUNCEMENT

CONTACT US
CONTACT US
GET SUPPORT

Follow us : Twitter Twitter | Twitter Facebook | Twitter Google+.
Share |