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Details about War on Virus - a custom competition, organized and managed by A' Design Award and Competition. Please kindly note that this is not one of the Official A' Design Award categories.

Call for Entries
A’ Design Award & Competition is looking to recognize, award and promote concepts, artworks, architecture, design and products that will help with our war against the virus. A’ Design Prize has allocated 5.000.000 EUR equivalent/worth of publicity and promotion packages that will be distributed among up to 5.000 selected design projects from across the globe; that is 5.000 design prize packages with an estimated value upto 1.000 EUR promotion and publicity services each. Entries are open in 133 categories, including but not limited to and especially in Personal Protective Wear, Medical Devices, Research Equipment and Digital Technologies that could help us fight the pandemic.

Results Announced
View War on Virus Results and List of Selected Works is now public. The competition has been concluded and its results were announced on September 21, 2020. Thank you very much for your kind interest and please make sure to view the selected works. In addition to final selection, we also highlighted several honourable mentions.

Dates and Deadlines
First Phase: Entries are accepted from March 25, 2020 till July 31, 2020. During April 7, 2020 to April 25, 2020 entries will be closed due to A’ Design Award Grand Jury voting process and results announcement for 2019-2020 edition but entries will be open again between April 25, 2020 till and July 31, 2020. First Phase Results will be announced on August 15, 2020 at War on Virus Phase 1 - Public Voting page. Phase 2, will be open for entries from August 21, 2020 to September 15, 2020 while the public voting is ongoing, this way entries submitted earlier will benefit from more exposure and have more time to get votes. Phase 3 will be on September 21 when the Final Results are announced and communicated to winners.

Entry Fees and Costs (Fully Sponsored)
Submission and nomination fees are completely covered and paid by the A’ Design Award. The A’ Design Prize is also fully sponsored by A’ Design Award & Competition for all entries; it is free to submit and nominate a design to “War on Virus” design competition.

Why should I join?
Your designs matter, you can make the World a better place by sending in your original design work that could make a positive impact on wellbeing of society and we will help you promote your work, free of charge. A’ Design Award is like a catalyst; we will take your message and amplify it, we will make sure your design reaches audiences far and beyond; so that your original good design ideas spread, so that media, prospective customers and clients learn about your good designed products, projects and services that could be useful and helpful in these trying times. This benefits you as a professional, company and institution, you will reach a wide audience to communicate your ideas, to sell and market your products, to inform about your services and to showcase your projects, and this helps us achieve our goal of making the World a better place with good design, to create an awareness of understanding of good design. In the end, that's all we can do and we are doing our part. You will also be joining a good cause; you will make the World a better place with your good design that saves lives, that makes the World safer, healthier and better in all sense.

Who can join?
Entries are open to everyone; professional designers, artists, architects, manufacturers, brands, institutions as well as governments, from all countries and regions. There are also no restrictions on if your design is new or old; if you have something useful that you designed many years ago, send it anyway if it is relevant and could help against current and future pandemics, if it could help save the planet, if it could make it even a bit safer for citizens, civilians and doctors.

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War on Virus Award Prize
War on Virus winners will a one (1) pro edition A' Design Award nomination ticket, and very good designs will get further three (3) digital tickets, all selected works will also get a special "War on Virus" winner certificate. Since winners are granted A’ Design Award Pro Edition Nomination Tickets, they will therefore be eligible for obtaining the A’ Design Prize for 2020-2021 edition, provided they submit a design for nomination (using their nomination tickets). The A’ Design Prize consists of exhibition space allocation in Italy as well as several other countries, exhibition poster preparation, digital screen showcase, yearbook page preparation, hardcover yearbook, gala-night participation, award ceremony invitation, business network inclusion, 3d printed metal trophy, printed and framed A4 certificate, A3 certificate, A3 poster, press release preparation, public relation services, PR visibility package, daily mention, designer of the year nomination, designer interviews, video interviews, design hero campaign, press kit preparation, press kit distribution, award winner logo as well as physical components of the winner kit such as winner flag, pins, badges, merchandise, award winner stickers and more.

What are the entry criteria?
There are three main criteria (1) How much is the design related to pandemic situation at hand? (2) How much does the design make sense, and makes jurors say “I see how this particular design could help”, (3) For concept stage things: Is it feasible and commercially reasonable, is it possible to realize or implement this thing? For finished products: Is it affordable or reasonably priced.

Terms and Conditions
A’ Design Award Terms & Conditions shall prevail, furthermore A’ Design Award at its sole discretion may decide to increase or reduce the number of selected works. It is important to note that A’ Design Award and Competition may decide at its sole discretion to reduce or increase the number of prize winners based on the quality and quantity of entries; there won’t be participation prizes; it is expensive for us to promote the works therefore we will only award really good designs; only good entries will be awarded regardless of the number of entries, and up to 5.000 entries will be awarded (we hope we could reach 5.000 good works, and we might increase this number if there are really more than 5.000 good works). Finally, we shall remind you that only the special category “War on Virus” is free to join, other categories, in general, are not free to join. Eligible and selected winners of “War on Virus” competition will be given nomination payment fee waiver tickets to join the A’ Design Award paid categories free of charge, for 2020-2021 edition to be able to obtain the full A’ Design Prize, if winners do not use their tickets in 365 days, they will expire. If winners do not join A’ Design Award with their earned nomination tickets, they will not be able to obtain further benefits. Having A’ Design Award nomination tickets do not guarantee winning the A’ Design Award, your entries will be evaluated by jury members.

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War on Virus Award Themes
Entries are open for any type of work, designed at any year, realized or conceptual. Below we are providing some ideas just for your humble consideration, you can design anything, as long as it helps win the War on Virus. The following are A’ Design Award original categories and our mere suggestions for some type of designs you might consider for each of the primary categories, we hope this list not only inspires professionals such as yourself to come up with some original designs but could potentially help governments and institutions as a guideline document for creating further incentives and subsidies for companies to develop products, projects and services that make a difference.

Categories and Ideas
Please kindly note that our suggestions are merely suggestive and not restrictive, you can do much better than whatever we propose here; anything you have in mind, we are going to consider it.

Categories Suggestions & Ideas
Furniture, Decorative Items and Homeware Design (ADC#01) Furniture that is easy to clean and sanitize. Homeware that prevents or make it harder for germs to stick or grow in their surfaces. Furniture with integrated sanitization such as shoe cabinets with ultraviolet lights that could kill viruses.
Packaging Design (ADC#02) Self sanitizing product packages, product packages with a secondary peel layers to prevent touch contamination, product packages that make it obvious if someone has touched the package; such as via permanent change in colour or texture in the touched area.
Architecture, Building and Structure Design (ADC#03) Prefabric hospitals, medical buildings or sanitary care structures that are cheap to produce, easy to deploy. Architecture and buildings that can be repurposed into hospitals or temporary treatment centers.
Fashion, Apparel and Garment Design (ADC#04) Fashion products and items that integrate protective measures such as stylish and designer face masks that are easy to wash and clean.
Lighting Products and Projects (ADC#05) Ultraviolet lamps that can kill viruses.
Toy, Games and Hobby Products Design (ADC#06) Innovative and original new games and toys that could be constructed via Do It Yourself method by people in isolation.
Digital and Electronic Devices (ADC#07) Products that help medicare workers, electronic devices to track patients.
Interior Space and Exhibition Design (ADC#08) Design of isolation spaces, interior design of prefabric hospitals, medical buildings or sanitary care structures.
Vehicle, Mobility and Transportation Design (ADC#09) Ambulances and vehicles with life-support systems.
Interface and Interaction Design (ADC#10) Interfaces and interactions to help citizens get informed, educated, motivated and protected.
Home Appliance Design (ADC#11) Simple appliances that could help sanitize shoes and clothes. Advanced appliances with sanitization functionality.
Graphics and Visual Communication Design (ADC#12) Wartime propaganda posters that educate general public about how to prevent the spread of the virus, for motivating isolation, using protective wear, washing hands, not touching face, thanking doctors, showing gratitude to factory workers producing medical equipment and similar.
Computer Graphics and 3D Model Design (ADC#13) 3D graphics and models that shows how the virus spreads, connects to human tissues and other educative and informative 3D graphics.
Photography and Photo Manipulation Design (ADC#14) Photos of body bags, military control, crying grown up people, exhausted medical staff and other imaginary that shows how dire the situation is, without being explicit or gore but strong images to the maximum limit that could be accepted socially and published publicly.
Engineering and Technical Design (ADC#15) Engineering and technical solutions that could be integrated into any type of medical or scientific devices, appliances or protective wear. Elevator buttons that do not need to be physically pressed.
Medical Devices and Medical Equipment Design (ADC#16) Respirators, ventilators, ECMO machines, lung machines, heart pumps, blood oxygenators.
Movie and Animation Design (ADC#17) Film, movie and animations that show how the virus spreads, how to prevent the spread of virus, and other content that helps educate general public.
Food, Beverage and Culinary Arts Design (ADC#18) Good tasting and long lasting MRE (Meal, Ready-to-Eat) packages. Recipes for new and experimental cooking that are both easy to follow and looking magnificent for people in self-isolation to prepare at home, using most common and easy to access ingredients. Beverages and food products or supplements that help make human immune system stronger via inclusion of vitamins or minerals.
Building Materials, Construction Components, Structures and Systems (ADC#19) HVAC Systems that are able to filter viruses, products and appliances that are integrated to buildings, offices and houses that provide sanitization. Doors that open without contact. Surfaces that are resistant to germs.
Social Design (ADC#20) Any and all designs that help citizens keep safe, wellbeing and education projects against the virus.
Idea Design (ADC#21) Anything counts. Whatever that comes to your mind that could help humanity against the virus counts; that includes but not limited to educating public, making products or projects that benefit society.
Arts, Crafts and Ready-Made Design (ADC#22) Artwork and craft that is depicting or inspired by virus, to create a memory of what had happened, to serve as a memento to ensure we could historically record the gravity of situation by means of artworks. Ready-made designs to convert common products to uncommon products by means of simple modifications in case of scarcity.
Meta, Strategic and Service Design (ADC#23) Advanced design of systems, services and strategies to topple the virus.
Handbags Design (ADC#24) Handbags that donate a portion of their sales to medical and bio research. Handbags that are easy to sanitize and clean.
Information Technologies (ADC#25) IT Technologies and systems that help facilitate the communication of public, medical workers, and researchers. Telemedication and diagnosis systems.
Hardware, Power and Hand Tools (ADC#26) Hardware, power and hand tools that are easy to sanitize.
Camping Tools and Survival Gear Design (#ADC27) Especially products that could function without need of electricity and commonly available utilities such as gas, that might be used in a off-the-grid situation.
Heavy Machinery Design (ADC#28) Heavy machinery with high level of automation such as remote controlling and/or heavy machinery with automated doors such that multiple users of the same machine do not spread disease via touching handles.
Performing Arts, Style and Scenery Design (ADC#29) Screenplays, performances and works of art to help remember the war on virus, to serve as social memory.
Music, Audio and Sound Design (ADC#30) Tracks, albums and music pieces to serve as social memory and remind us about the pandemic.
Outdoor Furniture Design (ADC#31) Garden furniture that auto-sanitize itself with sun, or garden patio that could double as storage spaces for basic necessities.
Office Furniture Design (ADC#32) Office furniture with easy to clean features, self-sanitizing furniture, automated and touch-free furniture.
Robotics, Automaton and Automation Design (ADC#33) Robot doctors, remote controlled patient care robotics, patient care automation.
Entertainment, Content Creation and Streaming Media Design (ADC#34) Any and all types of media content that could be consumed during self-isolation.
Hospitality, Recreation, Travel and Tourism Design (ADC#35) Design of hospitality services aimed towards people who had lost their loved ones. Meta and strategic design of future travel and tourism services which reduces contamination and spread.
Futuristic Design (ADC#36) Anything you imagine that could help prevent, fight and overcome future pandemics.
Audio and Sound Equipment Design (ADC#37) Any type of sound device, regardless of it helps the cause or not; because in the end, sound devices are used by musicians, and music helps.
Video and Broadcasting Equipment Design (ADC#38) Any and all types of video and broadcasting devices are important because communication, creative expression and entertainment depends on them.
Awards, Prize and Competition Design (ADC#39) Design of competitions and awards that are aimed at creating awareness regarding the ongoing situation.
Event and Happening Design (ADC#40) Digitalizing physical events and recreating them in online digital forms, such as online tradeshows.
Sports, Entertainment and Recreation Equipment Design (ADC#41) Compact sports and recreational equipment suitable for home usage. Sports equipment that are easy to clean and sanitize especially for multi-user environments.
Textile, Fabric, Textures, Patterns and Cloth Design (ADC#42) Especially cheaper textiles and engineered fabric that could prevent N95 equivalent filtering could be highly valuable.
Safety Clothing and Personal Protective Equipment Design (ADC#43) Overalls and protective aprons, headgear, helmets, safety glasses and goggles, gloves, respirators, masks and all other personal protective equipment and clothing that could protect doctors, medical personnel as well as civilians.
Beauty, Personal Care and Cosmetic Products Design (ADC#44) Hand creams that not only make your hands softer but also kill viruses and bacteria.
Office and Business Appliances Design (ADC#45) Electronic appliances aimed for hospitals and medical institutions, which incorporate remote control and touch-free features such as control via speech recognition or gestures.
Hospitality, Restaurant and Catering Products Design (ADC#46) Advanced design of products and furniture for hospitality sector that helps spread contamination of viruses between guests. Products and appliances that sanitize glasses, plates and other tableware.
Pet Supplies and Products for Animals Design (ADC#47) Products that help automate feeding pets and animals, in case their parents are not able to take care of them due to dire situations.
Car Design Award (ADC#48) Design of automobiles and cars that implement technologies to protect its passengers from contagions.
Jewelry, Eyewear and Watch Design (ADC#49) Jewellery that is easy to clean and sanitize. Memorabilia for the loved ones that are no longer with us.
Kitchenware, Bakeware, Tableware, Drinkware and Cookware Design (ADC#50) Kitchenware that is easy to clean and sanitize, tableware and drinkware that are resistant to contamination.
Baby, Toddler, Kids’ and Children’s Products Design (ADC#51) Products for babies, kids, toddlers and children to keep them safe, happy as well as occupied during prolonged self-isolation periods.
Bag and Fashion Accessories Design (ADC#52) Contamination preventing fashion accessories, such as stylish masks and respirators.
Art Materials, Stationery Supplies and Gift Items Design (ADC#53) Any and all kinds of art supplies that help civilians and designers in self-isolation could use to express their creativity and pass time.
Prosumer Products, Tools and Machinery Design (ADC#54) Specialized machinery designed to manufacture fully or partially, any product that could be useful in pandemic urgency.
Security and Surveillance Products Design (ADC#55) Surveillance products that could help doctors monitor patients, surveillance monitors that could help police force to warn civilians for practicing social distancing.
Bathroom Furniture and Sanitary Ware Design (ADC#56) Especially design of faucets and other sanitary ware such as automated soap dispensers with sensors which helps reduce contamination via touch.
Manufacturing and Processing Machinery Design (ADC#57) Highly automated manufacturing machinery that could be operated with less people, especially for critical industries to ensure continued manufacture of essential goods during pandemics. Remote controlled, voice controlled or internet-controlled machinery.
Energy Products and Devices Design (ADC#58) Portable energy devices that could provide energy in emergency periods.
Automotive Accessories and Car Care Products Design (ADC#59) HVAC systems for automobiles that could filter out viruses and bacteria. Sanitary care products for automobiles.
Motorcycle Design Award (ADC#60) Design of quick response motorcycles for emergency services, medics and doctors that incorporate or implement medical tools.
Street Furniture Design (ADC#61) Street furniture that reduces the possibility of people transmitting diseases to each other by means of good design.
Landscape Planning and Garden Design (ADC#62) Well-designed landscapes that are not only able to bring people together but also keep them apart if needed.
Urban Planning and Urban Design (ADC#63) Micro parks and recreational city elements that could be used by civilians during isolation periods.
Scientific Instruments and Research Equipment (ADC#64) Especially products designed for quick diagnosis of virus and bacteria.
Education and Training Content (ADC#65) Any and all education content, especially those dedicated to informing public about how to protect themselves from viruses, germs and bacteria.
Yacht Design (ADC#66) Yachts with integrated medical units.
Motor Vehicle Design Award (ADC#67) Design of busses, caravans and trucks that implement technologies to protect its passengers from contagions.
Bicycle Design Award (ADC#68)

Design of bicycles and bicycle add-ons that enable doctors work during emergency and if there is no access to petroleum or electricity.

Aerospace and Aircraft Design Award (ADC#69) Design of hospital planes that could be easily deployed from one country to another.
Marine Vessels Design (ADC#70) Floating hospitals and medical ships that could be quickly deployed in urgency cases.
Camera and Photography Equipment (ADC#71) Any type of camera and photography equipment that allows citizens to capture memories as well as to creatively express themselves.
Spacecraft, Spaceplane and Spaceship Design (ADC#72) Design of space stations, satellites and space technologies which could keep medical systems operational and provide support in case of a global pandemic.
Generative, Algorithmic and Parametric Design (ADC#73) Generative design of products and systems that could be used in medical system to help patients and doctors.
Digital and Broadcasting Media Design (ADC#74) Any and all digital publications that help isolated civilians satisfy their minds. Publications that promote scientifically backed-up data and information regarding the pandemic.
Print and Published Media Design (ADC#75) Any and all print books that allow civilians to open their mind. Books and print material on the pandemic to serve as a memory and reference.
Construction and Real Estate Projects Design (ADC#76) Real estate projects with medical structures.
Musical Instruments Design (ADC#77) Any and all musical instruments that help musicians express their creativity.
Differently Abled and Senior’s Assistance Design (ADC#78) Design of products and services that help differently helped and senior citizens to live their life to the fullest and happiest extend possible.
Public Awareness, Volunteerism, and Society Design (ADC#79) Design of campaigns and activities to promote awareness
Governance and Public Services Design (ADC#80) Design of public services that help citizens take well-informed decisions. Design of government services that provide better medical care and access to amenities.
Garden Tools and Gardening Products Design (ADC#81)

Design of campaigns and activities to promote awareness around the virus, bacteria and healthcare in general.

Cultural Heritage and Culture Industry Design (ADC#82) Cultural heritage projects that preserve and cherish accomplishments of our society.
Luxury Design (ADC#83) Luxury products that are self-sanitizing, virus resistant, such as featuring special coating.
Mobile Technologies, Applications and Software Design (ADC#84) Design of mobile applications and software to help remote diagnostics and medical care. Apps that help patients get fast quick response, apps that help monitor patients, apps that allow doctors to connect with patients.
Advertising, Marketing and Communication Design (ADC#85) Propaganda posters that promote science. Social awareness campaigns that inform civilians and citizens about how to deal with the pandemic.
Computers Design (ADC#86) Design of easy to sanitize or self-sanitizing computers especially for multi-user environments.
Cybernetics, Prosthesis and Implant Design (ADC#87) Artificial lungs and respiratory systems. Synthetic body parts.
Computer Components, Accessories and Peripherals Design (ADC#88) Specialized computer parts such as Artificial Intelligence or Mathametics co-processors that could simulate folding proteins. Design of easy to sanitize or self-sanitizing computer peripherals, especially for shared environments such as access terminals and kiosks.
Wearable Technologies Design (ADC#89) Smartwatches and devices that actively monitor citizens’ health, communicating to medical services automatically.
Engineering, Construction and Infrastructure Design (ADC#90) Carbon capturing infrastructure that could increase the quality of air. Design of prefabricated hospital construction projects.
Footwear, Shoes and Boots Design Award (ADC#91) Design of footwear that is easy to sanitize and clean.
Furniture Accessories, Hardware and Materials Design (ADC#92) Smart furniture accessories that connect to intelligent automation systems to allow touchless operation of furniture; such as handles that open drawers when you place your hand near, or bathroom doors that open via proximity, especially for multi-user settings.
Limited Edition Design (ADC#93) Limited edition products that donate a portion of the income from their sales to good and beneficiary causes.
Design Quality and Innovation (ADC#94) Innovative industrial solutions that could help fight against the virus.
Sustainable Products, Projects and Green Design (ADC#95)

Sustainable projects and products especially in relation to healthcare and medical sector. Natural products that could be used as alternatives to existing products in case of manufacturing difficulties.

Electronic and Video Game Design (ADC#96)

Any and all electronic games that entertain isolated citizens and public. Especially electronic games that educate and inform players about how contagions work, how public could protect themselves and how to prevent future contagions.

3D Printed Forms and Products Design (ADC#97)

3D printed replacement parts and pieces, especially for medical equipment, which could be quickly rapid manufactured during times of logistic difficulties. 3D printed products that could entertain self-isolated citizens.

Disposable and Single Use Products (ADC#98)

Single use products aimed for citizens, especially designed for public use scenarios to reduce contamination possibilities. Disposable products aimed to help doctors and medical personnel take care of patients easier.

Website and Web Design Awards (ADC#99) Websites that entertain isolated citizens. Websites that help citizens get informed and educated. Websites that enable connection of patients and doctors. Websites that allow citizens get access to necessities including but not limited to e-commerce.
Ease of Use and Universal Design (ADC#100)

Easy to use medical products. Easy to use self-diagnosis equipment. Easy to use patient care products.

Adulty Toys and Products Design (ADC#101)

Products that could make isolated citizens happy and satisfied.

Methods, Techniques and Strategic Design (ADC#102) Design of new production technologies that could help us overcome current and future pandemics easily and cost effectively.
Legwear, Panthyhose and Hosiery Design (ADC#103) Intimate products that could add a touch of colour and fun to isolated citizens.
Industrial Design (ADC#104) Design of industrial products that could help reduce the spread of pandemic.
Spatial Design (ADC#105)

Design of spaces and facilities that could help with fighting the pandemic.

Graphics Design (ADC#106)

Design of graphics that communicate and educate public about the pandemic.

Strategic Design (ADC#107)

Strategic design that is aimed at making it easy to fight the pandemic.

Interaction Design (ADC#108)

Interaction design that educates public regarding the pandemic and how to prevent future ones.

Structured Product Design (ADC#109)

Financial products that provide a subsidy to research and development of new smarter products. Financial products that behave differently during pandemics and trying times.

Advanced Design and Design Research (ADC#110)

Advanced design and design research for new category of products that could help fight the pandemic.

Actor, Talent and Model Design (ADC#111)

Actors and models posing and performing to create an awareness regarding the current situation.

Core Resources Manufacturing and Extraction Design (ADC#112)

New methods and technologies for resource extraction and mining that requires less personnel during pandemics.

Design for X (ADC#113)

Design for society, design for medical care, design for fighting the pandemic.

Business Plan and Corporate Operational Plans Design (ADC#114)

Design of new business plans that are able function in distributed working environments and lockdowns.

Creative Industry and Lifelong Design (ADC#115)

Individuals who had spend their life in overcoming design problems relate to protecting individuals.

Human Resources and HR Programs Design (ADC#116)

Design of HR programmes that are aimed to protecting workers and staff during pandemics.

Chemical Products and Consumables Design (ADC#117)

Chemicals that are effective at neutralizing and killing the virus. Hand sanitizers and other chemical products that could help.

Sales, Contact Center and Consumables Design (ADC#118)

Design of sales and customer service to effectively help citizens during lockdown and self-isolation periods.

Diligence and Intelligence in Design (ADC#119)

Individuals who had designed multiple original designs and ideas for products that could help overcome the pandemic.

Social and Behavioral Sciences Design (ADC#120)

Research and design of social and behavioural patterns that could help fight against the pandemic.

Natural Sciences and Mathematics Design (ADC#121)

Design of natural science studies that could help fight against the pandemic.

Unexpected Design (ADC#122)

Anything that we could not think of but you could, to win the war against the virus.

Young Design (ADC#123)

Young designers and their original work for fighting against the pandemic.

Writing, Literature and Content Design (ADC#124)

Any and all literature content that could help us remember and form a social memory about the pandemics.

Excellence in Design (ADC#125)

Brands and companies that are doing extraordinary efforts to fight the pandemic.

Banking and Finance Instruments Design (ADC#126)

Design of banking instruments to fight against the pandemic, including but not limited to novel methods of touch-free payment systems.

Information Processing Tools Design (ADC#127)

Information processing tools, hardware and software that could analyse and reverse engineer the virus and help us fight against it.

Agriculture, Horticulture and Fisheries Design (ADC#128)

Design of farms and agricultural methods that could be effectively operated during lockdowns.

Multidisciplinary and Interdisciplinary Design (ADC#129)

Multidisciplinary design projects that approach and fight the pandemic and virus from multiple fronts.

Governance and Public Services Design (ADC#130)

Design of government and public services that are meaningful and useful during pandemics and other dire situations.

Creative Legacy, Retro and Evergreen Design (ADC#131)

Older designs, products, projects and systems that are still relevant and useful when fighting the pandemic.

Radical Innovation and New Technologies Design (ADC#132)

Design of highly unique, category defining, new and original products and projects that could help fight against the pandemic and spread of viruses.

Ease of Use and Universal Design (ADC#133)

Design of products and projects that are easy to use, with a touch of protecting users from viruses.


 

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Requirements
Prepare your submission the following way (See Presentation Guidelines): 1. Main Image 3600x3600 pixels, 72dpi jpeg. 2. Optional Image #1: 1800x1800 pixels 72dpi jpeg. 3. Optional Image #2: 1800x1800 pixels 72dpi jpeg. 4. Optional Image #3: 1800x1800 pixels 72dpi jpeg. 5. Optional Image #4: 1800x1800 pixels 72dpi jpeg. 6. You may also upload a PDF file or link to a Video file for further details, but this is optional and not needed for most entries.

Why will I not just get the A’ Design Award directly if I am winner of “War on Virus” award?
This is because “War on Virus” award will have a much smaller jury panel compared to A’ Design Award Jury Panel (which has 200+ jurors) and we do not want to dilute A’ Design Award prestige by assigning all “War on Virus” entries an A’ Design Award status, which is indeed awarded by a very large, expert and professional jury panel. What we do is, we will give “War on Virus” winners nomination tickets to nominate any of their work to A’ Design Award so “War on Virus” winners can get their designs judged by the grand A’ Design Award jury panel and promote their works later as winner of A' Design Award, this is of course in addition to having their works winner of “War on Virus” award.

So do I get just a nomination ticket to A’ Design Award?
No, you may potentially be granted up to four (4) tickets; one (1) Pro Entry and three (3) Digital Entry. These four nomination tickets, which we will be giving you free of charge, could cost up to a sum of 10.979 Euros depending on your account type (4388+2197+2197+2197 for last entry consortium tickets, costs much less for young designers such as 192+96+96+96 that is 480 EUR for young early bird tickets). You are allowed to resell these tickets (for example if you are a young designer you are free to sell these to an enterprise, as it is worth more to them) or use them yourself but we are not going to pay you any money for it; we will not buy these tickets back. In addition to the tickets, the number #1 winner will also get special recognition as a winner of “War on Virus” award that comes together with a special certificate. Below is how the War on Virus design award trophy looks like:

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What is up with the 5.000.000 EUR total prize and 1.000 EUR X per entry prize package?
1.000 EUR is the expected value we think each entrant would drive from winning the "War on Virus" competition, this considers average value of A' Design Award nomination tickets that would be granted to participants but does not put into consideration the value the designers might drive from winning the A' Design Award, which is much more. We do not promise you will benefit that much from it especially if your design is not jawdrawingly exceptional but with a good design, you should benefit from the publicity; we do not make any legally binding promise here maybe you will benefit a lot maybe you will not, in any case 1.000 EURO is not the prize sum or money we are paying to provide such services, it is not the money we pay to you or to any party; we are not going to pay you any money. We will give you A’ Design Award nomination tickets to you only if your design is good and selected as a winner of "War on Virus" competition. Tickets valid for 365 days upon assignment. If you are a winner however and got tickets, you might decide to sell or transfer the tickets to someone else or use the nomination tickets to nominate your own works for the primary A’ Design Award categories; the “War on Virus” is not an official category, and is a special category with special conditions. 5.000.000 EUR is the max amount of expected value; the whole sum of up to 5.000 participants will get in terms of nomination tickets. 5.000.000 EUR is not the prize money we are distributing. We want to clearly note this; basically, we are willing to sponsor up to 5.000 entries, to nominate their work to A' Design Award, with a value of each sponsorship estimated to be 1.000 EUR thus 5.000 x 1.000 EUR = 5.000.000 EUR, we do not guarantee that we will sponsor 5.000 entries; we might award and select much less than 5.000 entries; we will sponsor only good designs that surpass a certain good design quality and we won't provide participation prizes but we will do our best to effectively vote and evaluate each entry fairly. In the end, we have a high potential budget, we are willing to sponsor up to 5.000 entries for their further entry to A' Design Award provided they are really good, of course in addition we are providing certificates to winners of "War on Virus" award.

How much does it cost?
It costs no money to join, but you should consider your time as a cost too, then again; do you have better things to do then helping mankind? If so, do those great things, otherwise if you are stuck at your home in self-isolation or government mandated isolation, then you do not have a time cost either.

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What’s in it for the A’ Design Award?
We are doing our part; we will be promoting original and innovative designs, create a public awareness and achieve our goal and mission; which is to advance society with good design. We will be allocated man hours and resources to promote designs, products and projects that could help against the current pandemic and prevent future ones. What will you do about it? Will you help us fight the pandemic with your original designs?

What happens to my Intellectual Property and Design Rights?
You keep your rights. You grant us a license so that we could publish and promote your work and let others such as press members do the same, but you should check our terms and conditions to understand better because the license you grant us is extensive and allows us to use your design in many ways including making books, websites and what not. Rest assured that we are not going to for example take your product design idea and make it a product and sell it. We respect you and your intellectual property.

How do I join?
We are looking for your designs. To start uploading your work first please (1) download presentation guidelines. (2) Create an A’ Design Award Account. (3) Login and upload your work. (4) Nominate your work to special award category “War on Virus”.

What can you do?
Press Members: Promote the “War on Virus” design competition and similar other initiatives. Feature designs that respond to the pandemic situation. Designers: Design original and innovative quickly realizable solutions, or submit your existing designs to “War on Virus” award so that we could see it, and promote it. Companies: Enter your products that help win the “War on Virus”, we will promote and advertise it. Governments: Support and share initiatives such as this one, employ policies to promote design as a way to prevent and fight future pandemics, Design-loving Citizens: Share the “War on Virus” award in social media and promote designs that make an impact.

How can I promote this?
Share in your social networks and let everyone know, that there is a “War on Virus” design award where any type of design which could help win our fight against the pandemic is recognized and awarded. Tell to your designer friends, companies and governments. Link to this page and use #DesignMatters #WarOnVirus hashtags.

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War on Virus Award

A' Design Award and Competition is the World's first synthetically developed design accolade founded with a heartfelt vision and mission to make the World a better place with good design.

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Title: War on Virus
Deadline: 2020-09-15 23:59:59 - Tuesday, 15 September'20 23:59:59 CEST
Eligibility: Open to General Public
 

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