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A' Musical Instruments Design Award

The A' Musical Instrument Design Award is an international design competition recognizing good musical instruments by leading designers and brands worldwide.


Silver Award Winner
Harp E by Joris Beets
Silver Award Winner
Type V by Vladimir Shorin
Iron Award Winner
Hex by Anze Sekelj
Silver Award Winner
Una Corda Piano by Davids Klavins
Gold Award Winner
Fastback by David Flores Loredo

The A' Musical Instruments Design Award is a highly esteemed competition that welcomes a broad range of participants, including innovative design agencies, visionary instrument designers, leading instrument manufacturers, forward-thinking companies, and influential brands operating within the instruments and music industries. By taking part in this prestigious award, entrants have the opportunity to showcase their creativity, gain global recognition, and be acknowledged for their exceptional instrument design capabilities, ultimately contributing to the advancement of the music industry and inspiring future trends. Participating in the A' Design Award for Musical Instruments is an excellent opportunity to have your instrument design excellence recognized and gain well-deserved international acknowledgement for your good design. Winning the A' Design Prize for Musical Instruments provides a chance to garner worldwide recognition and increased prestige within the highly competitive industry.


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The A' Musical Instrument Design Award is a highly regarded, very prestigious and internationally recognized design accolade where musical instrument designers, musician makers, musical instrument manufacturers and brands across the globe compete to attain national and international fame, showcase their innovations and quality on a global stage, and get recognized for their musical instrument design excellence and ultimately obtain the A' Design Prize.

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Musical Instrument Submission Requirements

When submitting to the Musical Instrument Design Competition keep in mind that your submission will be evaluated on multiple dimensions, your musical instrument design is judged together with its sound quality, playability, versatility and packaging. Applicants should send high-resolution images of the musical instrument, showing the instrument from multiple angles, together with a textual presentation of their work. Main image is especially important and should either be an isolated image on white background or a highly professional photograph of the instrument. In addition to images, other relevant materials such as user manuals, data sheets and maintenance guides could further be uploaded as support documents.

Item Dimensions Format Notes
Key Visual
Main Image
Required
3600 x 3600 Pixels JPEG The Key Visual shall capture the essence of the musical instrument, with a high-resolution image that is both clear and impactful. A white or neutral background is ideal to ensure the instrument stands out, yet for instruments where wood grain or material texture is a significant feature, a subtly textured backdrop that does not detract from the instrument's visual appeal may be more suitable. The instrument's design, shape, and finish should be the focal points, with lighting that accentuates these attributes.
Showcase Image #1
Optional Image 1
Required
1800 x 1800 Pixels
72 DPI
JPEG Showcase Image 1 should present the musical instrument in various configurations or with different accessories, if applicable. For instance, a guitar could be shown with various pickguard designs or a drum set with different cymbal setups. This image should convey the instrument's versatility and the range of options available, allowing viewers to understand its adaptability to different music genres or performance styles.
Showcase Image #2
Optional Image 2
Recommended
1800 x 1800 Pixels
72 DPI
JPEG In Showcase Image 2, attention should be directed towards a unique feature or design detail of the instrument. A close-up shot that highlights the craftsmanship, such as the inlay work on a fretboard or the engraving on a saxophone bell, would be ideal. This image is an invitation to appreciate the meticulous artistry and innovation that sets the instrument apart.
Showcase Image #3
Optional Image 3
Recommended
1800 x 1800 Pixels
72 DPI
JPEG Showcase Image 3 ought to illustrate the musical instrument within a context that resonates with its use. Placing the instrument in a setting such as a recording studio, concert hall, or intimate performance space can provide a narrative about its role in the musician's life. This setting should complement the instrument's design and suggest its sound quality and performance capabilities.
Showcase Image #4
Optional Image 4
Recommended
1800 x 1800 Pixels
72 DPI
JPEG Showcase Image 4 should depict the musical instrument being played or in an interactive state. This image is crucial for conveying the ergonomics and playability of the instrument, such as a pianist's hands on the keys or a violinist in mid-bow. It's an opportunity to demonstrate the instrument's connection with the musician and its capacity to become an extension of their creative expression.
Documentation
PDF Document
Highly Optional
Up to 40 Pages
A4 Page Size
PDF Documentation for the musical instrument shall include technical specifications, material choices, and any innovative design processes used. For instruments with historical or cultural significance, provide context that enriches the jurors' understanding of its development. If applicable, include information on acoustic properties, manufacturing techniques, and any patents or proprietary technologies involved.
Video
Video / Audio File
Highly Optional
Max. 10 MB.
Up to 45 Sec.
AVI A video accompanying the musical instrument submission should offer a dynamic view of the instrument, ideally including footage of it being played to showcase its sound quality. The video may also narrate the design process, the challenges faced, and the solutions implemented. It should be a compelling visual story that provides insight into the instrument's creation and the impact it aims to have on the music industry.

Bronze Award Winner
Spark by Maxwell Brazo
Bronze Award Winner
Aurora by Mohamad Montazeri
Gold Award Winner
Eagle by David Flores Loredo
Silver Award Winner
Almada Trumpet by Ermanno Aparo
Bronze Award Winner
Zikit by Oz Shenhar and Boaz Ken-Dror

Musical Instrument Evaluation Methodology

At the heart of the A' Musical Instruments Design Award is our commitment to celebrating excellence in musical instrument design through a fair and transparent evaluation process. The cornerstone of our judging system is a diverse and expert jury panel, comprising established academics, leading design professionals, prominent journalists, and influential entrepreneurs. This eclectic mix ensures a rich variety of perspectives in evaluating the merits of each design. Prior to the main assessment, a preliminary jury diligently works with all entrants to standardize the presentation quality of their submissions. This critical step is designed to eliminate any presentation biases, ensuring that every nomination is judged solely on its design quality, creative and functional merits, and not on its presentation. Our blind peer-review process further reinforces this impartiality, where entries are evaluated anonymously, safeguarding against any undue influence from political affiliations or personal biases. Jurors are bound by a strict agreement to uphold fairness and integrity in their judgment, with their votes being meticulously analyzed for any anomalies. Our rigorous process involves the standardization and normalization of jury votes, followed by a sophisticated statistical ranking based on standard deviations. This method allows us to objectively evaluate the consistency of each design's reception among jurors, ensuring that those designs with uniformly high ratings are distinguished. Designs are then ranked according to these evaluations, from the most consistently acclaimed to the least, with adherence to our established award-level thresholds - platinum, gold, silver, bronze, and iron. This methodical approach not only ensures a meritocratic competition but also imbues our participants with confidence that their musical instrument designs are evaluated purely on their intrinsic qualities and merits.


Musical Instrument Evaluation Criteria

Best musical instrument are selected according to Innovation in Instrument Design, Ergonomic Consideration, Aesthetic Appeal, Sound Quality Enhancement, Material Selection, Craftsmanship Excellence, Functionality and Usability, Design Originality, Environmental Sustainability, Cultural Relevance, Technological Advancement, Market Potential, User Experience, Production Feasibility, Adaptability to Different Genres, Ease of Maintenance, Safety Measures, Inclusion of Modern Features, Durability and Longevity and Versatility in Use.


Iron Award Winner
Shatron by Altempo Design Research Group
Silver Award Winner
DrumString by Mohamad Montazeri
Silver Award Winner
Fidular by Lamtharn Hantrakul
Silver Award Winner
Let It Play by Eetodesign
Iron Award Winner
Bent Wood Cajon by Hsu Chung-Miao

Musical Instrument Entries

The Musical Instrument Award is open for all type of musical instrument, including but not limited to musical instrument design, guitars, pianos, violins, drums, flutes, trumpets, harps, saxophones, synthesizers, harmonicas, accordions, cellos, electronic keyboards, ukuleles, basses, banjos, mandolins, clarinets, oboes, bagpipes, tambourines, xylophones, maracas, bongos, sitars, didgeridoos, djembes, digital music software, music production equipment, innovative musical accessories, eco-friendly instruments, children's musical instruments, custom-made instruments, portable instruments, multi-functional musical instruments, educational musical instruments, luxury musical instruments and handcrafted musical instruments.


No Further Fees Policy

Winners of the A' Musical Instruments Design Award are not contractually obliged to pay any "further fees", "hidden fees" or "winner fees" for claiming the A' Design Prize. The A' Design Prize is awarded free of charge to all eligible laureates, ensuring there is no confusion of price and prize. The prestigious A' Design Award program distinguishes itself by ensuring its laureates are exempt from the typical charges often required by other musical instrument award programs; such as Publication Fees, Exhibition Fees, Award Ceremony Tickets, Logo Licensing Fees, Marketing and Advertising Fees, Membership Fees, Certificate Fees, Trophy Fees, and any other "contractually obliged further fees for winners". Eligible laureates receive the comprehensive A' Design Prize free of charge, without any additional costs, solely by achieving victory in the A' Design Award & Competition.


Iron Award Winner
Metal Wind Chime by Bryan Wong
Silver Award Winner
Classico SH1 by Carparelli
Bronze Award Winner
Celloridoo by Aidin Ardjomandi
Bronze Award Winner
Crossway by Rumi Li
Bronze Award Winner
MoovBox by Roberto Maurizio Paura

Vision

The vision of A' Musical Instruments Design Award is centered on empowering designers and innovators with a platform that not only celebrates creativity but also significantly boosts their commercial success. A' Musical Instruments Design Award is designed to be a catalyst for increasing musical instrument sales, enhancing brand exposure, and providing a valuable opportunity for differentiation in a competitive marketplace. By winning the A' Musical Instruments Design Award, you will be eligible to obtain a lifetime license to use the exclusive A' Design Award Winner Logo, a mark of excellence and innovation, a distinguished symbol that sets your products apart in the market. The A' Musical Instruments Design Award is a strategic tool for trendsetting, attracting consumer and media interest, and forging lasting brand value, showcasing your commitment to good design, innovation and quality. The ultimate aim of the A' Design Awards is to incentivize designers, brands and institutions that help create a better world with superior products and projects that benefit and advance society by recognizing their original contributions and good designs.


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Benefits

Winning the A' Musical Instruments Design Award offers a multitude of prestigious benefits, encapsulating recognition, exposure, and opportunities for growth in the musical instrument industry. The top three standout benefits include the A' Design Award Winner Logo, symbolizing excellence in musical instrument design and global recognition; the extensive PR campaign and media exposure, featuring syndication across various networks, thereby enhancing visibility and credibility in the musical instrument design community; and inclusion in exclusive networks and rankings, such as the World Design Rankings and International Design News Network, providing networking and outreach opportunities. Additionally, Pro-Edition winners receive a comprehensive winner's kit during the Gala-Night and Award Ceremony in Italy. The physical components of the A' Design Prize, distributed during the award ceremony to eligible laureates, include, but are not limited to, the award trophy, a printed and framed certificate of excellence in musical instrument design, as well as the annual yearbook, featuring the year's best musical instrument designs. The A' Design Prize further includes digital and physical exhibition opportunities for eligible laureates, among 88+ benefits and services.


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Musical Instrument Award Participants

The Musical Instrument Award is open to Musical Instrument Designers, Industrial Designers, Music Instrument Producers, Acoustic Engineers, Sound Designers, Music Production Companies, Music Artists, Instrument Manufacturers, Musical Instrument Brands, Luthiers, Percussion Instrument Makers, Wind Instrument Craftsmen, String Instrument Artisans, Music Technology Companies, Professional Musicians, Musical Instrument Innovation, Consultancy and Research and Development Companies from all countries.


Platinum Winner. Geely Galaxy E8 by Geely Design
Platinum Award Winner
Geely Galaxy E8 by Geely Design.
Platinum Winner. Rt9000 by Shanghai Rongtai Health Tech Co., Ltd.
Platinum Award Winner
Rt9000 by Shanghai Rongtai Health Tech Co., Ltd..
Platinum Winner. Formation 01 by Samuel Ross
Platinum Award Winner
Formation 01 by Samuel Ross.
Platinum Winner. Exeed Es by Chery Automobile Co., Ltd.
Platinum Award Winner
Exeed Es by Chery Automobile Co., Ltd..
Platinum Winner. Transparent Turntable by Per Brickstad
Platinum Award Winner
Transparent Turntable by Per Brickstad.
Platinum Winner. Spirito by Alexey Danilin
Platinum Award Winner
Spirito by Alexey Danilin.

Value Proposal

Winning the A' Musical Instruments Design Award symbolizes a significant achievement in musical instrument industry, offering winning brands worldwide acknowledgment, international recognition, prestige and esteem. The A' Musical Instruments Design Award serves as a testament to musical instrument design excellence, enhancing your brand's global reputation. A' Design Award Winner designs are showcased across a multitude of platforms, receiving attention from a diverse international audience. This exposure is not just about visibility; it is an endorsement of design ingenuity and creativity, placing the laureates on a global stage where their musical instrument design is celebrated and appreciated. The translation of their accomplishments into various languages further broadens this recognition, ensuring their winning musical instrument designs resonate across different cultures and markets.

Participation in the A' Musical Instruments Design Award opens doors to a world of networking opportunities with musical instrument industry leaders and creative minds. This interaction goes beyond mere connections; it fosters potential collaborations and partnerships, expanding professional horizons. The award ceremonies, exhibitions and related events offer a unique platform for personal interaction, while digital showcases and online communities provide continued engagement. These interactions are invaluable for any musical instrument brand or institution seeking to grow their professional network, explore new collaborations, connect with journalists, engage with media, persuade influencers and gain insights from global design leaders.

The A' Musical Instruments Design Award acts as a powerful marketing instrument. Award winners are equipped with promotional assets and tools, including a distinctive award logo that signifies symbolizes excellence in musical instrument design. The A' Design Award Winner emblem can be a game-changer in differentiating a brand in the competitive market, attracting new clients, and building trust with the existing customer base. Moreover, the musical instrument award offers an educational aspect through expert feedback and resources, guiding participants towards better design practices. This educational value is crucial for ongoing development and inspiration, encouraging continuous innovation and excellence in design. A' Design Award is a catalyst for growth, renown, recognition, and global engagement in the musical instrument industry, bringing fame, prestige and publicity to its laureates.

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2025 Musical Instrument Design Awards

Schedule and Entry Periods for the 2024 - 2025 Musical Instrument Award are noted below. Participate in the 2025 Musical Instrument Design Awards with diverse entry periods, each tailored to your readiness and preference.

Early Entry Period

April 1st
to June 30th
annually.

Standard Entry Period

July 1st
to September 30th
annually.

Late Entry Period

October 1st
to February 28th
annually.

Detailed Schedule for the 2024 - 2025 Edition

Step Description Period
01 Design Submission
First step of entry is to submit your work. Submission is free. Update your work anytime until voting begins. You will get free design score and suggestions to improve your entry.
April 21, 2024
to
February 28, 2025
02 Design Nomination
There are three main entry periods: Early, Standard, and Late. There are also First Bird, Late and Last periods. We recommend you nominate your work latest by the Late entry period.
April 21, 2024
to February 28, 2025
03 Design Modifications
Unlimited revisions or changes to your entry are allowed until the end of the Late entry period, or once the jury starts voting on your entry for those who entered during Last or Omega Entry periods.
April 21, 2024
to March 30, 2025
04 Winning Designs
Informal non-official results are first announced to winners. At this stage, winners are prohibited from sharing their results as they are not yet final.
April 15, 2025
to April 21, 2025
05 License and Declarations
Designers are requested to upload licenses permitting us to publish their awarded works in books, and on local and international publications, exhibitions, social media, and design platforms.
April 15, 2025
to April 28, 2025
06 Yearbooks Sent to Print
Yearbook page drafts are created. Issues in text, images, naming, and account types are resolved, and yearbooks are prepared in both digital and hardcover editions before being sent to print.
April 29, 2025
to
May 5, 2025
07 Official Winner's Announcement
Winners are informed about their final award status, and their results are published online at the A' Design Award winners' list and syndicated to other design news platforms.
April 29, 2025
to May 5, 2025
08 Winner's Kit Shipment Orders
Pro-edition winner kits are distributed during the gala-night and award ceremony. Shipment orders can be made for those not attending the gala.
April 29, 2025
to May 31, 2025
09 Exhibition Items Shipping
Award-winning designers are invited to send their works for design exhibitions in Italy and abroad. The physical exhibition is free for pro-edition entrants.
April 29, 2025
to
May 31, 2025
10 Gala-Night and Award Ceremony
The gala-night and award ceremony are key events for celebrating winners' achievements. Dates are announced in advance and Pro-edition winners receive free invitations.
As noted in Gala-Night & Ceremony.
11 Cocktail Party, Dinner and Luncheon
Ars Futura Cultura meetings, Pre-Gala Cocktail Party, Post-Gala Dinner, and Happy Lunch bring together winners for networking and celebration.
As noted in Ars Futura Cultura.
12 Design Exhibition in Italy
The A' Design Award Winner's exhibition is first organized in Italy, often coinciding with the gala-night for added guest pleasure.
As noted in Design Exhibitions.
13 Design Exhibitions Abroad Italy
Award-winning designs are exhibited in multiple countries and cities each year, with no additional fees or costs. On average, six more exhibitions are held annually.
As noted in Design Exhibitions.
14 Media Placements
The media campaign starts with the announcement of results, including the preparation of electronic press kits and outreach to journalists.
May 8, 2025
to January 8, 2025
15 Design Rankings
Design rankings are updated annually. For instance, the World Design Rankings are updated at the beginning of each year in January.
July 8, 2025
to January 8, 2026
16 Public Relations Campaign
The Public Relations Campaign for award winners takes the whole year, usually lasting from the moment of award results announcement to the conclusion of the competition period.
April 29, 2025
to April 7, 2026

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Frequently Asked Questions

Winning the A' Musical Instruments Design Award offers your brand a significant competitive edge. The most notable advantage is the privilege to use the A' Design Award Winner Logo, a symbol of design excellence and design quality. This prestigious logo can be integrated into your brand's marketing and visual identity, greatly enhancing credibility and prestige. It serves as a powerful tool to influence customer decisions, boost brand visibility, and drive sales.

Displaying the A' Musical Instruments Design Award Logo also reflects your commitment to innovation and superior musical instrument design, setting you apart from competitors. It's an effective way to attract attention from journalists, influencers, and potential clients, leading to increased market presence and recognition.

Internally, this achievement fosters a culture of excellence and innovation within your organization, boosting employee morale and attracting top industry talent. It also strengthens business relationships, creating opportunities for growth and expansion.

Winning the A' Design Award and using the Winner Logo in your communications can significantly enhance your brand's market position, lead to increased demand and potentially increased sales, and provide a lasting impact on consumer preferences and purchasing decisions.

Absolutely! We wholeheartedly welcome musical instrument designs that have already achieved recognition in other competitions. Participating in the A' Musical Instruments Design Award with a previously awarded product is not just an opportunity; it's a strategic move to further elevate your design's status on an esteemed international platform.

Winning or being recognized in another competition showcases the quality and creativity of your design, and presenting it at the A' Musical Instruments Design Award can amplify its acclaim, opening doors to new markets, audiences, and opportunities. This is your chance to showcase your design's versatility and appeal to a global audience, which can lead to increased visibility and potential collaborations.

Furthermore, being recognized in multiple prestigious accolades can significantly enhance your design's credibility and the reputation of your brand or studio. It serves as a powerful testament to your commitment to excellence in design and can set a benchmark in the Musical Instrument industry. This dual recognition can be a pivotal point in elevating your profile and paving the way for greater success and influence in the design world.

Participating in the A' Musical Instruments Design Award offers substantial benefits for brands looking to elevate their musical instrument design market presence and establish design leadership. Winning can significantly boost your brand's visibility and credibility. Recognition in this prestigious musical instrument design competition serves as a testament to your commitment to excellence in design, enhancing your brand image and setting you apart in a competitive industry. It is an opportunity to showcase your innovative design capabilities on a global stage, attract new business opportunities, and engage with a network of top-tier designers and companies. This participation can be a pivotal moment in your brand's journey towards market leadership and influence.

Joining is straightforward. Register on our website, choose the category as musical instrument design 077 , and submit your design. Creating an account and uploading your musical instrument design is completely free. Within 72 hours of your submission, we will provide a free, confidential preliminary score for your design. This preliminary assessment will give you valuable insights into the potential of your design in the competition. Once you receive your preliminary score, you can decide whether to proceed with the nomination process. Please note that while account creation and initial submission are free, moving forward with the nomination is subject to a fee. We guide you through every step, making it easy for designers of all levels to participate and make informed decisions.

Yes, we welcome submissions of conceptual designs, prototypes, and even ideas. The musical instrument competition celebrates creativity and innovation at all stages, whether your product is in its nascent conceptual phase or a fully realized prototype. However, for conceptual submissions, exceptional presentation and high-quality rendering are essential. A compelling presentation not only brings your idea to life but also communicates its potential impact and value effectively. It helps the jury and the audience to visualize your concept in its intended form and understand its functionality, aesthetics, and potential market viability. Good presentation bridges the gap between an idea and its practical realization, making it crucial for your design to stand out and be seriously considered in the competition.

The A' Musical Instruments Design Award presents brands and companies with a unique platform to showcase their commitment to design and innovation. Participating in our musical instrument competition allows your brand to gain international exposure, establish design credibility, and demonstrate musical instrument industry leadership. It is an opportunity to benchmark your designs against the best in the world, receive critical acclaim, and engage with a global community of design professionals. Winning or being recognized in this award can open doors to new collaborations, enhance brand value, and attract attention from potential clients and design-centric audiences. It's not just a competition; it's a chance to position your brand at the forefront of design excellence.

Yes, you can submit as many designs as you like to the musical instrument category, with each design offering a new opportunity to win. When submitting multiple designs, you can benefit from significant savings in two ways. Firstly, product families or collections can be submitted as a single entry. This approach allows you to use the A' Design Award Winner logo for all products within the family, utilizing just a single nomination fee. Secondly, if you have multiple different musical instrument designs, you can avail of a discount by contacting our support team to request pricing for a multiple nomination package.

However, if your goal is to enhance your rankings, consider submitting musical instrument designs in the same family as distinct entries. When choosing this path, ensure that the presentations for each musical instrument design are significantly different from each other. This strategy not only increases your chances in the competition but also allows each design to be distinctly recognized and appreciated for its unique qualities.

Definitely! We encourage entries from around the globe. The A' Musical Instruments Design Award is not only a platform to showcase your work internationally but also a celebration of global design talent. Indeed, A' Design Award plays a crucial role in managing the World Design Rankings, with participation from almost every country annually. This makes it one of the most international design accolades, showcasing a diverse range of perspectives and design philosophies from different cultures and regions.

Moreover, we are committed to ensuring that our competition is accessible to a global audience. We publish the A' Musical Instruments Design Award results in over 100 languages, making it easier for designers from all corners of the world to participate and understand the competition's outcomes. This inclusivity underscores our dedication to celebrating and promoting design excellence on an international stage. So, no matter where you are from, the A' Design Award offers you a unique opportunity to gain worldwide recognition and be part of an esteemed community of global designers.

No worries! Winners who cannot attend the A' Musical Instruments Design Award ceremony are still fully eligible to receive their awards and benefits, ensuring global recognition regardless of physical presence. For those who are unable to travel to Italy for the ceremony, we offer a convenient solution. Winners can simply request the delivery of their trophy, certificate, and yearbooks directly to their addresses by ordering the Winner Kit shipments.

This service ensures that all musical instrument winners, regardless of their location or ability to attend the ceremony, can receive their well-deserved accolades. It's our way of making sure that every winner gets to celebrate their success and enjoy the prestige of the A' Design Award, even if they can't be there in person. The trophy, certificate, and yearbook serve as tangible symbols of your achievement and creativity, adding value and recognition to your professional portfolio.

Yes, you can submit the same musical instrument to multiple categories if it fits the criteria for more than one. This approach can increase the visibility and recognition of your musical instrument across different fields. However, each category submission requires a separate nomination process and fee. It is crucial to note that you cannot use the same exact presentation for each submission. Different key visuals and showcase images must be used for several important reasons.

Firstly, to ensure you are making an optimized entry. Different categories often require presentations tailored to highlight specific aspects of your design. A targeted presentation can more effectively showcase the strengths of your musical instrument in the context of each category. Secondly, varied visuals can optimize for increased media pickup. Submitting the same design with different visuals offers a broader opportunity for journalists to feature your work, as it provides them with a range of angles and stories to cover.

Lastly, distinct presentations can be advantageous for the jury’s assessment process. Unique and category-specific presentations allow jurors to better appreciate the versatility and adaptability of your musical instrument. Therefore, when making multiple entries of the same design, highly distinct and thoughtfully crafted presentations are recommended. This strategy not only enhances your chances for recognition in the competition but also maximizes your design's potential for media exposure and jury appreciation.



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