This is a respond to a previously asked question about the A' Design Award and Competition. The full list of frequently asked questions can be accessed here.
#23: Do I need to get formal design education or to be a student in a design institution to join the competition?
No, you do not need to study design education to join the competition. You also do not need to be a design student to join the competition. The competition is open to everyone, including people coming from non-design fields. Students, graduates and professionals can join the competition without any requirement. However some custom competitions might have specific requirements; but these requirements would be highlighted in the brief.
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