This is it. With just two weeks to go, this is officially your final chance to be a part of the A’ Design Awards and Competition. Why should you? Only because it’ll not just award your design, but give it the publicity push it needs and deserves. When you win an A’ Design Award, you don’t just win the beautiful looking trophy… you also entitle yourself to a large-scale PR campaign (which gets your work published across various design recognition platforms), gain access to the Gala night (where you network with the best in the business), and you also automatically get nominated for Design of the Year (and much more). Like I’ve mentioned before, even participating has its perks. Participants who do so much as even register get included in the World Design Index and the Design Encyclopedia. The participants also help push their country’s position up in the World Design Ranking, so do it for your country!
Now that you’ve made up your mind to register, you’re probably wondering how to go about it. You start by registering here. It’s simple! A’ Design Awards and Competition also have an incredibly wide span of categories for you to choose from so no matter what, you know your design has a place in the competition. The A’ Design Awards and Competition spans over every imaginable Design Category (Furniture Design, Electronic Devices Design, Transportation Design, Medical Devices Design, Home Appliances Design, to name just a few) and is judged by a panel of more than 80 esteemed jury members from all around the world. The last date to register your entries is the 28th of February, so put the pedal to the metal, man!
Scroll down to see some of the winning designs from last year. Let them inspire you and get those creative juices flowing because who knows, we could very well be talking about your design here two months from now when we feature the winning designs for this year on the 15th of April.
01. Lockblock by Dan Kulp
Knives are dangerous and can cause some serious accidents. Lockblock locks your knives so that you have to push a lever to release them before use.
02. Architech by Alan B. Guyan
3D printing is still a pretty exclusive manufacturing process but the Architech shoes by Under Armour actually have 3D printed soles that don’t just look dope, they enhance performance too.
03. Swing 65″ TV by Vestel ID Team
It’s a TV AND a TV Cabinet! Plus look at how insane it looks! Need i say more, really?
04. Turn-Lock by inDare Design
Door handles that double up as door locks are just superb even on a conceptual level. Here we have people who’ve even gone as far as detailing the design out!
05. Trempel Hanger by Viktor Puzur
All you have to do is truncate a stiff cardboard tube at the correct angle and voila! You’ve got yourself an unusually pretty and functional cloth hanger!
06. Hideaway Chair by Think & Shift Studio
It may look like a chair, but in the minds of children, it’s more like a fortress of fun!
07. Coral Vase by Aprilli
A vase that looks arguably better than the flowers you put in it? Mother nature may not approve! However, we do!
08. Valtra T4 Tractor by Kimmo Wihinen
Are tractors even allowed to look this desirable?! Is it just me or does the Valtra look appealing to you too?
09. Yoga 900S Laptop by Johnson Li
Even Lenovo gets the importance of the A’ Design Awards! Imagine having your design featured right alongside one of the best tech companies today!
10. TTMM Watchfaces by Albert Salamon
Just like the CKIE Diagram 17 Watch, the TTMM Watchfaces app for Android Wear is all about artistic reinterpretation of time. Looks incredible, don’t you think?!