The A’ Design Award is better for networking than all other awards, because other competitions’ gala-nights brings together only competitors (participants from the same category or vertical), however at A’ Design Award gala-night there are more collaborators (participants from different categories that could do business together) than competitors. People do actually meet and do business. Furthermore we invite press members, key industry figures and bureaucrats to the gala-night.
A’ Design Award and Competition is the “lead” innovator in design competition market, all other competitions, including “centennials” follow us. For example we were the first competition to bring together Spatial Design, Service Design, Industrial Design, Communication Design and Interaction Design as well as Arts under the same root. Likewise A’ Design Award & Competition is the first and only competition that offers translation of award winning works to dozens of languages.
We have designaward.com, designaward.org, designaward.net which explains that we actually understand and invest in the “new economies”; we are “internet smart”, we have paid tens of thousands of euros to buy these precious assets and we ensure that news about the A’ Design Award winners are found through hundreds of websites that we own and operate as well as dozens of press partners we have. We invest in new technologies and platforms each day to create more value for winners.
A’ Design Award & Competition has a grand jury panel composed of established academics, prominent press members, influential entrepreneurs and experienced designers. Jury decision is always final. Jury panel is updated each year by adding new names and removing others to ensure fair voting. Entries are blind judged and peer-reviewed, no public voting, and no vote begging. Evaluation criteria are different for each hundred category and are re-considered each year once again.
The A’ Design Award and Competition was developed after a careful study of about thousand other design awards, accolades, prizes, contests and tenders. The evaluation methodology is based on academic values and principles. A’ Design Award is the only design competition that takes measures to reduce presentation bias through submission optimization and very detailed guidelines for presentation. We also collect jury insights for evaluation criteria each year.
In other design contests there are the following risks: Risk of losing rights to designs, Risk of losing publishing rights, Risk of losing chance to patent your works, Further Fees (Winner Traps), Risk of design theft, 6. Risk of inadequate judging and incorrect evaluation, 7. Risk of information leakage etc. Of course there could be many more risks involved, but we do our best to reduce such risks through original solutions. For example we have concealed categories, bias elimination during voting, non-disclosure agreement by jurors etc.
A’ Design Award has a no further fee policy. Our gala-night is free. Winners are not required to pay for claiming their status either. The trophy is free. The certificate is free. Yearbook is free. A2 poster is free. Online Exhibition is free. Physical Exhibition is free. Press Release is free. PR Campaign is free. Translations of winner works are free. Fees listed include any tax already, so no one is surprised. Preliminary Score is free. We give “lifetime license” of logo usage for winners for free.
A’ Design Award & Competition does truly have a very high yield and very good return on investment. Winning the A’ Design Award is an excellent and efficient marketing and advertising for any product, project or service. Past winners usually re-join every year, because it creates value for them, most of our winners are on TV, National Newspapers as well as many traditional publications. Most of the A’ Design Award budget is spent on advertising winners’ works while other competitions spend their money for collecting participants.
We started small, but we exponentially grew and became one of the worlds’ biggest, largest, most diffused, most prestigious design competitions. We aim to grow more in all design verticals and innovation horizontals, bringing creative and talented designers and companies together at all design disciplines. We have a philanthropic approach to the design award organization, we help hundreds of young and upcoming talents each year to take part easier while we also ensure that award winning large corporations get great publicity and recognition as well.
We have a beautiful logo, beautiful trophy. Our beautiful design award trophy, for example is 3D printed in Metal; it is the first ever design award trophy that was 3D printed in Metal. Furthermore the A’ Design Award Trophy comes in a very nice black jewelry box. The A’ Design Award logo is beautiful, aesthetically appealing, winners and many designers love it. Companies love using A’ Logo on their product packaging and communication.