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Designer of the Year

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The designer of the year is an award initiated by the IAD - The International Association of Designers. Designer of the Year award is open for nominations of award winning designers, and participation is free of charge.

The Prime Designer of the Year
Designer of the Year award by IAD - International Association of Designers, honors a single designer every year with the title “Prime Designer of the Year”.  As an adjective “Prime” means the following: 1. Of the first importance, 2. Of the greatest significance, 3. Of the highest eminence, 4. Of the highest rank, 5. First Rate. When used as a noun, “Prime” signifies: 1. The most flourishing state, 2. The period of state of greatest perfection and vigor of human life, 3. The best part of anything. When used as a very, “Prime” is: 1. To enrich, 2. To empower, 3. To fortify.  Given all these definitions, the “Prime” Designer of the Year is a designer of first importance; is a designer of greatest significance, a designer of highest eminence, a designer of highest rank, a first rate designer. The “Prime” Designer of the Year is a designer at its most flourishing state, is a designer who achieved greatest perfection and vigor in life, is a designer who demonstrates the best state of art in design.  The “Prime” Designer of the Year is a person who enriches, empowers and fortifies the design field. Prime Designer of the Year award aims to once again highlight and underline the importance of design by honoring senior designers, artists, architects and creatives who have invested a significant amount time for the development of design, arts and architecture fields.


 

Why is it Important and Exciting?
What makes Designer of The Year Award truly amazing and original? Appointed by thousands of votes by award winning designers and the certificate itself is signed by 40 reknown designers who are all platinum and gold design award winners that have proven their worth.

Who are the Past Designer of the Year Recipients?
Please check the dedicated page at designeroftheyear.org to see past recipients.

Eligibility
The Prime Designer of the Year is given to a living designer each year.  While the title is “Designer”, it could be given to any creative, innovators or architects as well who achieves the “Prime” criteria. The “Prime” criteria are as follows: 1. A Prime designer is a person who has dedicated himself to the practice of design, this should be easily observable by a paramount amount of quality designs output. 2. A Prime designer is a philanthropic person who wishes to better mankind with good design. 3. A Prime designer is a diligent person whose work reflects intelligence and high-detail. There is an age limit of 40; designers less than 40 years old are not eligible (they can apply for design pioneers award instead).

Application
To apply for the Designer of the Year award, designers should: 1. Become a member of the International Association of Design (Membership is free of charge, apply here), 2.  Members who wish to apply, should afterwards send a suggestion email to designeroftheyear@iaod.net by answering the following question : Who should win the Prime Designer of the Year Awards, and Why he/she should win ? It is important to provide this information since these suggestions will also appear as testimonials for the winning designer. You may suggest multiple designer names (but not yourself since you will already be nominated). You may refer any member who is a past winner of A' Design Award & Competition; i.e. people you have met during the gala-night. Non-winners are not eligible. Application is free of charge.

The Winners’ Package
The Prime Designer of the Year award comes with the following: 1) “Designer of the Year Certificate” : a very unique 40x50 cm size document signed by at least 40 fellow designers, the certificate will be signed during the Gala-Night. 2) “Designer of the Year Trophy” : a very unique trophy, that is given only to one designer each year, the trophy will be also given during the gala night.  3) “Designer of the Year Exhibit” Special exhibition space allocation which honors the designer. 4) “The Designer of the Year Logo” : A Special logo that you can incorporate to your communication.  5) “Designer of the Year Press Release” : A Special press release that celebrates your status. 6) “Designer of the Year Press Kit” : A special press kit prepared for Designer of the Year title recipients.  7) “Designer of the Year Website” : Your name will be included together with past Designer of the Year recipients in a dedicated website.

The Winner
The winner will be selected among the nominees who have been suggested the highest number of times by other nominees. Each suggestion will be considered an +1 score towards the nominee. Furthermore each award will add from +2 to +7 score towards the nominee depending on the award status (+1 Runner-up +2 Iron, +3 Bronze, +4 Silver, +5 Gold, +6 Platinum, +7 Ultimate). Designers with the highest score will be chosen as the winner if all the conditions are met.

Conditions
The Prime Designer of the Year cannot be a company, design team or group of individuals; it is always given to a single living person. However, the recipient can honor an institution, a company or design team by providing an official thank you which would be included in the Designer of the Year certificate and website. Each individual could with the title only once in a lifetime.













Helen Brasinika Designer of the Year





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