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.
#67: I did not graduate from a design school or school of art. Can I still apply with my designs or illustrations?
Yes, the main competition categories are open to participants from non-academic backgrounds, you do not need to graduate from a school of art to apply as already stated in the eligibility conditions. For some custom competitions, however, having an academic background or university/school affiliation might be necessary but in these cases it will be stated clearly in the briefs.
Keywords: non-academic participants, professional participants, independent participants, design graduates, non-design graduates
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