It’s that time of the year again, applications for A’ Design Awards are open, so if you plan on getting more exposure and maybe awards, you should register here.

A’ Design Awards is a major international event for the world of design. The competition, which takes place every year in the wonderful city of Como, Italy, aims to attract the attention of the medias and designers world-wide. The competition takes great designers and promotes them both online and offline. It provides a fair and ethical platform for all designers and studios.

If you are not familiar with the awards, you may want to check out the categories of the competition. Here are my personal favorite:

1. Communication design

Graphic design, web design, and many other design categories are part of this communication design category. The best place to submit your work if you are a graphic designer.

Bengal Classical Music Festival by Shafiqul Alam.

2. Industrial design

A large category that includes other small categories within the field. Some of the best industrial design work you’ll get the chance to see.

Binhi by Ito Kish, awarded last year.

3. Product design

Whether it’s beverages, pet supplies, or disposable products, product design is everywhere and often unseen because we aren’t paying attention. This category share the best of product design.

Hulumao Diamond Bed Cat Toy by Shih-Chang Hsiao & Yu-luen Huang.

4. Advertising

The best of creative communication, shared in this cool category.

Calendar 2017 “The Year of Roaster” Calendar by Thach Nguyen Nguyen.

5. Photography

Photography can be an art, especially when used beautifully.

Waves Entropy Digital Art by marta moretto.

6. Good Service Design

A big category that encompasses a lot of design types.


And much more…

Yes, there are many more categories to register in the competition, just take a look for yourself.

There are a lot of benefits to taking part in the awards, such as taking part in the international exhibitions, being in the yearbook, benefiting from the PR, or inclusion in the world design rankings, among others. Oh! Did I mention the design prizes?

The Jury

Before entering any competition, it’s good to know a little about the jury and the selection process. A’ Design Awards is very transparent regarding this, just look at the jury and process here.

Ready to enter?

If you are convinced that your company or yourself could benefit from entering the competition, just register here. The deadline for registration is February 28, 2018, and the results will be announced on A’ Design Awards and on Designer Daily on April 15.

About the Author

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Mirko Humbert is the editor-in-chief and main author of Designer Daily and Typography Daily. He is also a graphic and web designer based in Fribourg, Switzerland, as well as the co-founder of We Jobshare.