Designer of the Year

Designer of the Year

Honoring Trailblazers in Design, Arts, and Architecture

The Designer of the Year Award by the International Association of Designers (IAD) is an annual distinction given to a designer who significantly contributes to the field of design. This award underscores the importance of design, empowering recipients with international recognition.

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The Uniqueness and Prestige of the Award

The Designer of the Year Award is unique as it includes wet signatures of 40 award-winning designers, lending the award an air of prestige. Winning this award not only increases visibility within the design community, but also aids in the establishment of credibility and expertise.

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Eligibility and Selection Process

Designers above the age of 40 and those who display philanthropic ideals and high-quality work are eligible for the award. Nominees are selected from the A' Design Award winners and the process is cost-free, further underlining the inclusive and broad-ranging nature of the award.

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Design Prize

Design Prize

Discover the A' Design Prize

The A' Design Prize represents a comprehensive suite of services, rewards, and opportunities bestowed upon the distinguished winners of the A' Design Award. Notably, the coveted nomination for the Designer of the Year title is exclusively available to the laureates of the A' Design Award, serving as an additional recognition. This nomination plays a pivotal role in amplifying the success of these design professionals by casting them into the global spotlight, celebrating their innovative contributions, and empowering them to shape the future of design on an even grander scale.

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Feel Good with A' Design Award : It's completely FREE to sign up for an account, Without any obligations to upload a design or nominate a work. Uploading your work is FREE, and you keep your copyrights. Getting a Preliminary Score is FREE and confidential, with no obligations to nominate. If you decide to nominate, there's a one-time fee to have your work voted by grand jury panel. If you win, there are no contractually obliged "winner fees". The comprehensive A' Design Prize is provided FREE to winners!

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