Every year, A’ Design Award & Competition extends the entry deadline for a short period of time in order to allow participants who register the last minute to complete and perfect their entry presentations. This deadline extension is systematic and is usually repeated every year as most designers prefer to submit and nominate their work the last minute. We especially postpone the deadline for at least a week in order to ensure all entries reach a high level of presentation before voting begins. It is essential that all entries comply with submission guidelines and have a high presentation score such that the jury, when voting would not be biased by the presentations and could focus more on the design qualities.
New Nominations are Still Accepted
During the deadline extension period, you can upload and nominate new or existing design work provided that the works that are being uploaded or nominated comply with submission guidelines. If your work does not comply with submission guidelines, you can use the Advanced Submission Optimizer to point out and fix issues in your presentation. Furthermore Preliminary Checking Service will also be provided throughout the deadline extension period.
Currently, extended deadline for completing nominations for the 2016 – 2017 competition period is on March 7th, 2017 23:59:59 GMT+1. After this date, Entry fees will increase and nomination could be possible using Last or Omega Entry Nomination Tickets only.
Results Announcement Date
The Deadline Extension does not affect the results announced to public date: April 15, 2017.
Changes can be Made
During the Deadline Extension, please feel free to update and modify your designs. Indeed we advise all participants to check their entries one last time and ensure the entries comply with submission guidelines.
Number of Entries
In 2017 we have received a record number of entries, about 40% more than the last year. Most importantly the overall quality and professionalism of the entries has shown a significant increase this year. We are happy to announce that both the quality and quantity of entries increased, leading to a more competitive design award this year. Learn more about numbers.
For 2016 – 2017 competition period we do not plan another deadline extensions. Results will be announced on April 15 as planned. We plan the jury voting to start on March 7th with already nominated work and will conclude on April 7th for entries that were made during Omega Entry period. Results will be announced to public on April 15th.
Discounted Entry via First Bird Tickets
Furthermore, we would like to remind that at the very beginning of the Deadline Extension, the First-Bird application period for purchasing nomination tickets for the 2017 – 2018 competition is also open and the entry tickets can be purchased with significant discounts. Please learn more about the First Bird application period which provides the most economic entry option to join the A’ Design Award & Competition.
How does the Deadline Extension Benefit You
A’ Design Award & Competition late entry deadline has been postponed to March 7th, this is indeed a very positive announcement, because the A’ Design Award postpones its deadline only when there are a lot of requests from participants to join at the last minute. The deadline extension was actually required to create additional value to participants since the A’ Design Award aims to provide a preliminary score and presentation feedback to all submissions before they get nominated, it is not usually possible to join the last minute in the day of the deadline; especially when considering the delicate submission procedure; as you would already know, the A’ Design Award entry system pushes entrants to make a uniformly good presentation following predefined presentation guidelines prepared by PR experts and scholars. It is important to know that this procedure makes sure that the entries are evaluated on their intrinsic qualities not the way they are presented; the submission guidelines ensures that the grand award jury will consider the designs in a correct way, eliminating any presentation biases. Furthermore, on the PR side, the submission procedure ensures that the award winning works get additional features because the requirements such as high resolution images, white backgrounds on some entries, good image quality and textual presentation is useful for, as well as desired by press members who are interested to cover award winning designs. Please use this opportunity to submit new work, and you can still get a preliminary score for an entry and you could nominate any existing entries if you haven’t done so already. Looking forward for your ground breaking designs, innovative entries, creative projects, new products and good designs! The deadline extension allows designers to nominate new works for sure but it also allows designers and brands who have already made nominations to improve and perfect their entries.