The A' Strategic Design Award is a concealed award category. Please refer to Meta, Strategic and Service Design Award category for the standard category.
Like the Meta, Strategic and Service Design Award category, the concealed Strategic Design Award category considers not final products or services but the complete idea behind those; i.e. the design of platforms, product-services, the design of interaction with clients and consumers are considered, new and innovative business models can also be submitted.
This category does not announce results in order to keep the secrecy of the submitted projects, to remind you a trade secret is a formula, practice, process, design, instrument, pattern, or compilation of information which is not generally known or reasonably ascertainable, by which a business can obtain an economic advantage over competitors or customers. This information is considered classified information or confidential information as well as executive trade secrets.
The winners of the A' Strategic 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 Please remember that we do not Publish the PDF docs submitted in any case, therefore any confidential information shall be provided part of the PDF.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 strategic 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.
What to Present?
Entries to the Strategic Design Award category should have a PDF that explains the design (if you have confidential information, it could potentially be included in the PDF). Furthermore, for each entry, a main image which is a visual representation of the design, i.e. illustration or a photographic cover could be provided. Four more additional images can be uploaded to convey further details.
The best strategic designs are selected according to the multidisciplinary design of the systems as well as in-depth of development. Designs that are more efficient, more economic and designs that are providing more utility to end-users will be highlighted.
No Further Fees
Unlike some other 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.
How to Apply
To apply to Strategic Design Award category, simply register, login and upload your design regularly and choose Strategic Design Award Category from the category list during nomination.
Learn more about the winners' benefits here. To learn more about winners' services here. And check the contents of the winners pack here. Please kindly note that some of the services will not be provided for this category.