The A' Graphics Design Award is a concealed award category. Please refer to Graphics and Visual Communication Design Award category for the standard category. You can also refer to this page for other standard Communication Design Awards.
The Concealed Graphics Design Award category is for applying with works that are not yet ready to be published to the public. This category does not announce results in order to keep the secrecy of the submitted graphic designs, to ensure that until the designer is ready for obtaining legal protection, or sales to a client, submitted entries stay concealed.
The winners of the A' Graphic Design Award can opt-in for having their entries made visible and results published but this also requires approval from us. Please remember that we do not publish the PDF docs submitted in any case, therefore any confidential information shall be provided part of the PDF. The PDF files are open to viewing of jury members only, and are not send to press or not included as a part of our PR Campaigns.
Addendum to Terms & Conditions
A1. Even though the graphic design category is concealed entry due to trade secrets, the entries could potentially be visible online. Especially the following could potentially be visible to public: “Project name, category name, primary function, designer name, and small thumbnail image”.
A2. Award winners in this category will not receive some of the services that would make the designs publicly visible. The following are the services that are excluded for this category: Yearbook participation, exhibition participation, pr-campaign, premium pr distribution, press releases etc. Some of the services and limited distribution could be provided. Winners keep right to receive trophy and logo usage permissions.
A3. Even though your entry is labeled secret and hidden, in cases where publishing your design details is required, such as by law, or due to other external threads or opportunities, we reserve the right to publish the designs or run the pr campaign in any case.
A4. You declare that the information you submit is correct, and harmless to society. If your entry is discovered harmful for society, your award status will be cancelled, and you agree to pay fines that are twenty-fold the nomination fees to A’ Design Awards, plus any other legal fees, plus any other fees or payments that might arise due to damages to people etc.
Learn more about the winners' benefits here. To learn more about winners' services here. And check the contents of the winners pack here.
What to Present?
When submitting to the Graphics Design competition remember thart your design is judged together with its application on different mediums and merchandise (especially for logo works). Applicants should send high-resolution images of the design together with a presentation of their application. For example, logos on merchandise, advertisement posters at their locations etc.
The best graphic designs are selected according to form, functional and emotional aspects of the design; submissions are further considered for their degree of innovation, aesthetic qualities, medium of choice, creativity and usefulness in addition to ease of realization and application efficiency, attraction and accessibility.
How to Apply
To apply to the concealed Graphic Design Award category, simply register, login and upload your design regularly and choose Graphic Design Award Category from the category list during nomination. Please ensure that you apply to the Concealed Category, i.e. category no. 106 during application.
No Further Fees
Unlike other prestigious design awards and competitions, you are not obliged to make any further fees for winning the award and everything listed in the winners benefits will be provided free of charge. Designers also keep rights to their designs.