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In a world where there are millions of products and designs launch each year, this award was born out of the desire to underline the best designs and well-designed products. The award-winning products and designs are highlighted to the international public via the A’ Design Award Gala-Night and Exhibition in Italy and they are communicated to all relevant press across the world. Check out previous A’ winners across different categories right here and register before 30 September to take a shot at pure red designer gold!

Robot (Artwork) by Huayu Li

Robot (Artwork) by Huayu Li 2016 – 2017, Platinum A’ Arts, Crafts and Ready-Made Design Award Winner

Chips BCBG by Delphine Goyon

Chips Bcbg Food Packaging by Delphine Goyon and Remi Vicente, winners in the Packaging Design Category, 2017 – 2018.

Midnight Design

2018, Year of the Dog Commemorative Ticket Packaging design/ collection and display by Midnight Design/ I Chan Su. Winner in the Packaging Design Category, 2017 – 2018.

A’ Design Mission And Vision

The A’ Design Award & Competition was developed after a scientific research study based on prior analysis of 1,000 other design competitions as well as ethnographic research and survey of over 500 designers and brands who take part in design competitions. The award is organized by OMC Design Studios SRL and its spinoffs and has earned the patronage of the following institutions: Como Cultural Department, The Bureau of European Design Associations. The competition aims to highlight, advertise advocate good design, designers and design oriented companies. As well as to channel the attention of press, interactive medias, design critics, distributors and buyers to the award winner.

The mission of the A’ Award and Competition is to provide a fair, ethical and competitive platform for companies, designers and innovators from all design fields with different experience levels, diverse disciplines and market focus to compete on, while providing them a global audience to showcase their success and talents to. The A’ Award and Competition aims to act as blender; incessantly processing and progressing to bring together designers, companies and the press. Learn all about it right here: A’ (A-Prime) Design Award.

Compressible furniture by Christian Hammer Juhl

Compressible furniture by Christian Hammer Juhl, winner in the Furniture, Decorative Items and Homeware Design Category, 2017 – 2018.



Counting Categories

A’ Design Award and Competitions are organized and awarded annually in a wide range of categories. The are categorized into several subcategories:

Industrial Design Competitions; Furniture Design Competition, Packaging Design Competition, Lightning Design Competition, Toy Design Competition, Digital Devices Competition, Vehicle Design Competition, Home Appliances Design Competition, Medical and Scientific Design Competition. Architectural Design Competitions; Architectural Design Competition, Interior Design Competition. Graphic Design Competitions: Interface Design Competition, Graphic Design Competition, Computer Graphics and 3D Model Design Competition. Meta Competitions: Social Design Competition, Idea Design Competition and Meta Design Competition Technical and R&D Based Competitions: Engineering and Technical Design Competition, Material and Texture Design Competition. Photography and Cinema Competitions: Photography and Photo Manipulation Design Competition, Movie and Animation Design Competition, Other Important Competition Categories: Fashion Design Competition Food and Culinary Design Competition, Arts, Crafts and Ready-Made Design Competition and the Unexpected Design Competition.

From Good Industrial Design Award,  Good Architecture Design Award,  Good Product Design Award, Good Communication Design Award, Good Service Design Award to Good Fashion Design Award, you can scout all further categories right here to take your most bespoke pick!

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The Grand Jury Panel

For the 2018-2019 A’ Design Award and Competition, there are 211 Jury Members forming the International Design Academy – The Grand A’ Design Award Jury Panel, composed of design professionals, press members and academics.

The foundation of any good design award, in addition to fair evaluation and judging by an extensive methodology, is to have a strong and expert design competition jury which provides their invaluable knowledge base and insight to evaluate the submitted entries, creating benefit and value for participants by transferring their insights and ideas in form of votes, feedbacks and suggestions. Good design award jury panels shall be multidisciplinary and comprised of recognized but most importantly experienced international designers, professors, entrepreneurs, journalists and publishers who can truly validate and evaluate design using their wisdom, experience, specialization and technical knowledge.

As it behooves any good design award, every design award jury member should follow a code of conduct or as we require sign a jury agreement and shall be excluded from taking part in the competition. In addition, to avoid conflicts of interest, the jurors may not be employees of the participating companies.

Furthermore, to create more value on the participants behalf, the A’ Design Award and Competition has introduces, for the first time in all of its design award and competition history, a prejudging procedure called the “preliminary evaluation” and checking which helps participants to get insights about their work before they participate in the design competition finals.

The Benefits Of Going Into Battle

The competition provides extensive and intense publicity to award winning designs, it is considered as a quality and high-return alternative to any advertising you might be running provided that you have a good design that could win the accolade. For more benefits click here. For the Winners’ pack contents, click here. We are talking extensive PR campaigns, Marketing&Consultancy, press communication in 20+ different languages… The Works!

Below, you will find a fragment of the 2017 Winning Designs‘ (Categories: Decorative Items, Interior Design) Lookbook. Time to slide right through!

From left to right: Anemone Seat by Yi-Xuan Lee, Cocoon Lounge Chair by Tim Kwok, Cocoon Lounge Chair by Tim Kwok, Coloring Lights Decorative Screen by Zhang Chen, Coloring Lights Decorative Screen by Zhang Chen, Exploded Chair by Joyce Lin, Undefined Y Multi Module Furniture System by Hsiang Han Hsu, Undefined Y Multi Module Furniture System by Hsiang Han HsuLittle Bo Flower vase by Santiago Bautista, Little Bo Flower vase by Santiago Bautista.

Competition Publicity And Properties

With its database of tens of thousands of press contacts, the competition aims to highlight existing products and designs which were developed with a good taste in design, our aim is to increase the publicity of good products and good designs, to provide designers and companies with a solid excuse to tell the world they can boast a good product and good design.

The A’ Design Award is a great opportunity for designers to have a jump in their careers as the design award offers winners extensive marketing services to make use of the success of winning the award. The winning designs are also exhibited in Italy through the temporary MOOD: Museum of Design. Winners of the Award will have extensive press appearances, press release preparation and distribution. The A’ Design Competition does not ask any further money from the winners and aggressively pursues media opportunities for the winning designs for free.
The A’ Design Award differentiates from any other design competition, design contest and prize by several aspects: The following adjectives are how we define ourselves: Collaborative, Innovator, Smart, Fair, Scientific, Thoughtful, Munificent, Beneficial, Philanthropic and Beautiful. Click here to learn why A’ Design Award & Competition is a truly unique design award.

Wanglaoji Black Herbal Tea Beverage by Tiger Pan

Wanglaoji Black Herbal Tea Beverage by Tiger Pan. 2017 Winner (Category: Packaging Design)

Registration, Results And References

The results are always published first to the designers, there will be a period given to both companies and designers to obtain production rights and patents globally, as well as a four month period to file for protection. Designers also receive help and support from the A’ Design Award for filing and application to protect their designs. The winning designs will be exhibited in our Gallery and Museum in Italy. The winners can use the A’ Design Award can use badges and stickers free of charge to further underline that their products and designs have been evaluated by a respectful organization and that their products have been marked as great designs. To see the competition timeline, click here.

Remember: Deadline for regular submissions is September 30 so hurry up and enter the competition right here!

Results will be announced to public on April 15 with selected winners and results featured on Temper Magazine that very same day.













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Elsbeth van Paridon

China Fashion, Design and Urban Culture Groupie, Editor-in-Chief at Temper Magazine
Temper Magazine Founder and Editor-in-Chief Elsbeth van Paridon holds a degree in Sinology from the University of Leiden (Netherlands) and additionally is just another run-of-the-mill fashion aficionada.

After tackling Beijing for some six years where she worked for China International Publishing Group, she spent a moment in time moseying down steep alleyways and writing about their fashionable and underground features in Hong Kong.

Van Paridon most recently managed to claw her way through a Europe-based academic endeavor called "Journalism". 'Tis in such fashion that she has now turned her lust for China Fashion/ Lifestyle and Underground into a full time occupation.

Van Paridon hunts down the latest in Chinese menswear, women’s clothing, designer newbies, established names, changes in the nation’s street scenery, close-ups of particular trends presently at play or of historical socio-cultural value in Chinaplus a selection of budding photographers.

Paired with a deep devotion to China’s urban underground scene, van Paridon holds a particular interest in the topics of androgyny, the exploration of individuality and the power that is the Key Opinion Leader (the local term for “influencers”) in contemporary China.
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