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Dongxin Yuanwei by LIANG HONGNING (Winner 2019)

If you’re a designer (of any kind), and you want to top off your CV this year with incredible recognition, the A’ Design Award and Competition is announcing a new submission day. The A’ Design Award and Competition is the world’s most inclusive and largest design competition that rewards creatives with highly sought-after prizes and industry insights and feedback. It aims to highlight the best designs, concepts and design-oriented products around the globe each year. There’s an early deadline on June 30th, the regular deadline is September 30th, and the late deadline is February 28th, 2020. The winners will be announced on April 15th, 2020. Throughout this post view some of the most recent winners! 

Sailing Castle by CHENG TSUNG FENG (Winner 2019)

Karamba Stool by Vasil Velchev (Winner 2019)

Eco by Zeyuan Zhang (Winner 2019)

If you’re thinking about applying and you’re not sure “you fit the mold”, don’t worry! There is a category in the competition for you. The full list includes 100 different categories such as Good Industrial Design, Good Architecture Design, Good Product Design, Good Communication Design, Good Service Design and Good Fashion Design. You can find more design categories here.

Nominate your designs for award consideration here.

Entries will be judged by an international jury panel of academics, design professionals, and press members using fair evaluation and an extensive methodology.

Harmony Between Past and Present by Yu Yu Chu (Winner 2019)

Abstract Compositions by Nestor Ramos (Winner 2019)

Memory of Water by Lucy Yip (Winner 2019)

The comprehensive A’ Design Award Winners Kit is, of course, one of the main reason many register and compete in the A’ Design Award and Competition. Just some of the benefits this award package includes are: participation in an exhibition at the Museum of Outstanding Design (MOOD), inclusion in an annual hardcover yearbook, publicity by way of tools such as a press release and marketing, inclusion in the World Design Rankings, an invitation to the A’ Design Award Gala-Night in Como, Italy, an award trophy (check it out), feedback notes from the jury, press release translation into more than 20 languages, the Prime Design Mark, and participation in a extensive PR campaign. However, many say that the feedback from experienced professionals alone is the most valuable prize. This strong jury brings knowledge and insight to each category, evaluating them expertly and providing valuable feedback experience from a panel of from industry leaders, academics and prestigious journalists.

The late deadline for submission is February 28, 2020. The winners will be released to the public on April 15th, 2020. To see more information about the deadlines go here.

You can learn more about the A’ Design Award and Competition at designaward.com.

Below, some more images of past design winners.

Orizuru Room by Atsushi Kobayashi Joe Ohara Kenta Umed (Winner 2019)

Iperbolica by Alessandro Ciffo (Winner 2019)

City Calendar by Katsumi Tamura (Winner 2019)

Power of Play by Mina Lynn Sohn (Winner 2019)

Miohca Party KTV by Lin Xu (Winner 2019)

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It doesn’t matter how creative you are as an individual, there are times when ideas just refuse to come to you. In situations like these, what you usually need is some inspiration. So, if you want to create some of the most amazing logo designs, then you can check out the following examples to get your creative juices flowing:

  1. BadgehuntingClub

This logo is an excellent example of how you can bring two different design styles together to create a unique effect. As you can see, it combines vintage flare with contemporary pop which makes for a distinct appeal. What’s more interesting is that it’s designed by the well-known designer Allan Peters. In fact, you can see more of his designs in the same format here.

  1. Wild Wild Wings

  2. BBC (Baker Bar Coffee)

Sometimes, combining two different icons and visual elements can create interesting designs. That’s exactly what’s happened here. The artist Yuri Kartashev took two main elements of the brand i.e. food and drinks and combined their visual representations- spatula (food) and bottles (bar). He also cleverly adorned the unique icon with the highlights of the brand in a circle (Baker, Bar, Coffee).

Tailor Brands

This logo design is particularly interesting. This is because it belongs to the Tailor Brandsplatform which itself provides AI-powered logo design services to those who want instant and affordable results. Understandably, the design is beyond impressive on many levels. For starters, the icon is ambiguous which means that some people will see a pencil in it while others will see a heart or diamond or even all of them together, and that’s really the beauty of it. Also, they decided to stick with just one color i.e. reddish pink which not only creates a powerful impact but also maintains brand consistency.

  1. Movers

Have you ever paid a closer look at the FedEx logo? If you have, then you must have realized that it uses negative space. In fact, it’s one of the best examples to demonstrate the power of negative space logos. The above logo is another great example to learn this technique. It uses the negative space below the hand which creates an image of ahouse. However, it also shows the action of the brand i.e. “moving” (your home) from one place to another.

  1. Giant Owl Productions (Animated Logo)

With animation, you can grab the attention of the target demographic easily compared to a static image, and this logo proves the point. The key is using movements that aren’t too distracting or over the top. Also, it’s important that the logolooks good even when it’s static as you won’t be able to show the animation everywhere (think about billboards, business cards, etc.).

Creating an animated logo is actually quite easy. You can find several tutorials online. If you want to learn it professionally, then you can also take the course here.

  1. Jenny Ketan Photography

You don’t always need unique icons or visual metaphors to create attractive logos as shown in the example above. If you are able to find a distinct font or type for a brand, then that can get the desired effect without any problem. Remember Coca-Cola? Its iconic logo is known across the world because of the calligraphy that’s particular to the brand.

  1. SixlocksSecurity

If your brand name has a number, then you can incorporate it in the logo icon. The logo above is a good example, as you can see the “six” from Sixlocksis used in a creative manner in the icon that represents both the nature of the business and the brand name.

  1. Thirsty Peacock

In this age of automation, technology, and machines, a “human touch” can help any piece of art to stand out. So, instead of taking a mechanical approach towards creating a logo design, you can ask a designer to create a hand-drawn logo for you just like the one above. It might cost you a lot more than online logo makers, but the impact will be incredible.

So, there you have it- some of the most creative logo designs that you can draw inspiration from. Which ones did you like the most?

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BEING Lamp by Cecilia Pozzi

Tetrapod Brewing Co by Plus X

Felt Stone Rug Runner by Martina Schuhmann

Cloud Chair Rocking Chair by Pia Weinberg – Maison Deux

Cocoon Lounge Chair by Tim Kwok

It’s down to the last couple of weeks to submit your work to the A’ Design Award and Competition! Entries are due by February  28th 2019!

The A’ Design Award and Competition is the world’s most inclusive and largest design competition that rewards creatives with highly sought-after prizes and industry insights and feedback. Its purpose is to highlight the best designs, concepts and design-oriented products around the globe each year. The prize kit is beyond beneficial to your career as it not only includes cash prizes but incredible opportunities to network and expert advice from experienced design professionals. 

If you’re a designer, there is a category in the competition for you. The full list includes 100 different categories such as Good Industrial Design, Good Architecture Design, Good Product Design, Good Communication Design, Good Service Design and Good Fashion Design. You can find more design categories here.

Nominate your designs for award consideration here.

Entries will be judged by an international jury panel of academics, design professionals, and press members using fair evaluation and an extensive methodology.

The comprehensive A’ Design Award Winners Kit is, of course, one of the main reason many register and compete in the A’ Design Award and Competition. Just some of the benefits this award package includes are: participation in an exhibition at the Museum of Outstanding Design (MOOD), inclusion in an annual hardcover yearbook, publicity by way of tools such as a press release and marketing, inclusion in the World Design Rankings, an invitation to the A’ Design Award Gala-Night in Como, Italy, an award trophy (check it out), feedback notes from the jury, press release translation into more than 20 languages, the Prime Design Mark, and participation in a extensive PR campaign. However, many say that the feedback from experienced professionals alone is the most valuable prize. Entries will be judged by an international jury panel of academics, design professionals, and press members using fair evaluation and an extensive methodology. This strong jury brings knowledge and insight to each category, evaluating them expertly and providing valuable feedback experience from a panel of from industry leaders, academics and prestigious journalists.

The deadline for submission is February 28. The winners will be released to the public on April 15th, 2019.

You can learn more about the A’ Design Award and Competition at designaward.com.

Kisseal by TIGER PAN

GUARDIAN Study Desk by Chien-Ming Hsieh

Wedding Poster Signboard to welcome the guests by Studio-Takeuma

VRH12 Vinyl Record Holder by Povilas and Vaidotas Jurevicius

Vectis Armchair by Eckhard Beger

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Transmutation Jumpsuit by Sophia Dias

Electron Pendant Light Fixture by Maurice L. Dery

Life extension Residential House by Pin-Chi Yu

Jal Lamp by Mos

Images of Lifi by Edmundas Jankauskas

Above, images of past design winners. 

A new year, a new award. Your career deserves a boost! So why not take advantage of a new entry date for A’ Design Award and Competition?

If you’re a designer (of any kind), and you think you deserve it, there is a category in the competition for you. The full list includes 100 different categories such as Good Industrial Design, Good Architecture Design, Good Product Design, Good Communication Design, Good Service Design and Good Fashion Design. You can find more design categories here.

The A’ Design Award and Competition is the world’s most inclusive and largest design competition that rewards creatives with highly sought-after prizes and industry insights and feedback. It aims to highlight the best designs, concepts and design-oriented products around the globe each year. The deadline for new submission is February 28, 2019.

Nominate your designs for award consideration here.

Entries will be judged by an international jury panel of academics, design professionals, and press members using fair evaluation and an extensive methodology.

The comprehensive A’ Design Award Winners Kit is, of course, one of the main reason many register and compete in the A’ Design Award and Competition. Just some of the benefits this award package includes are: participation in an exhibition at the Museum of Outstanding Design (MOOD), inclusion in an annual hardcover yearbook, publicity by way of tools such as a press release and marketing, inclusion in the World Design Rankings, an invitation to the A’ Design Award Gala-Night in Como, Italy, an award trophy (check it out), feedback notes from the jury, press release translation into more than 20 languages, the Prime Design Mark, and participation in a extensive PR campaign. However, many say that the feedback from experienced professionals alone is the most valuable prize. This strong jury brings knowledge and insight to each category, evaluating them expertly and providing valuable feedback experience from a panel of from industry leaders, academics and prestigious journalists.

The deadline for submission is February 28. The winners will be released to the public on April 15th, 2019.

You can learn more about the A’ Design Award and Competition at designaward.com.

Below, some more images of past design winners. 

UOOYAA Office Office by Alex Xie

One in Motion SURTECO fair stand by Surteco Decor GmbH

Art Rotana Hotel Bahrain Hotel by ETHOSpace Pte. Ltd.

Watson Vegan Truck Visual Identity by Donvoan Bernini

Images of Oia by André Teoman

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Karekla Chair by Phebos Xenakis (Belgium)

Twenty twenty Packaging Design by Panos Tsakiris (United Kingdom)

Image of Quebra-Pedra 3D puzzle by Priscila Busato – (Brazil)

It has been an incredible year in terms of art and design. Throughout 2018, we’ve been sharing several of our favorite designers who have won the A’ Design Award and we simply cannot end the year without sharing some more…and something extra.

A’ Design Award and Competition is the world’s most inclusive and largest design competition that rewards creatives with highly sought-after prizes, industry insights, and feedback. It is because of it’s incredible perks that many creatives around the world enter to win. This means that the A’ Design Award and Competition has gathered incisive data on the world’s best and brightest of design.

World Design Rankings, aka WDR, is informed by design applicants and ranks all the countries based on the number of designers that have been granted with the award. WDR is to design what the Olympics is to sports. The sole purpose of sharing this data is to incentivize…can you spot your country in the ranking? Did your country make it to the top 10? A’ Design Award and Competition wants to push countries to compete with their designers’  innovative ideas and brain muscles.

Check out some of the best of 2018 in this post!

Do you have what it takes? If you’re a designer (of any kind), there is a category in the competition for you. The full list includes 100 different categories such as Good Industrial Design, Good Architecture Design, Good Product Design, Good Communication Design, Good Service Design and Good Fashion Design. You can find more design categories here.

Kickoff the new year by nominating your designs for award consideration here.

Image of 577 Residence by Ahmed Taha (Saudi Arabia)

Image of Lotus on Water by Suyeon Kim (United States)

Image of Xtension by Andrea Cingoli (Italy)

Image of Waving Ribbon by Kris Lin (China)

Image of Malangen by Snorre Stinessen (Norway)

Locksmithery Residential Apartment by Tina Kammer (Germany)

Image of Carabinieri Headquarter by Maurizio Bradaschia (Italy)

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Images of Dead Sound by Pablo Pasadas

Images of Bright Mirror by Gudao Design Studio

Bird’s-eye view of São João da Madeira by José Miguel Cardoso

Air Quality by Ryan Yeung

I may not be a design guru, but I think I put together a pretty outstanding group of past A’ Design winners. What do you think?

Does your work fit in with past winners and A’ Design Awards & Competition panelists’ favorite projects?

As I browsed through the extensive list of winners, I realized that exceptional design expands to not only visual arts and commercial packaging, but also furniture, architecture, fashion and more; that’s why it’s so important to recognize A’ Design as inclusive and influential.

A’ Design Awards & Competition recognizes the best and most exciting work in design with big prizes and benefits. Awards include perks such as participation in an international exhibition, inclusion in annual hardcover yearbook, a press release, publicity through the Competition’s extensive network, inclusion in the World Design Rankings, an invitation to a gala-night event in Italy for a unique networking opportunity, an award trophy and certificate, translation services for your press release into more than 20 languages, feedback notes from the jurors, a Designer of the Year nomination, sales listing for winning designs and much more. If that’s not enough, you can count on your work getting tons of attention; the winning designs will have tons of exposure. On average, A’ Design Awards & Competition winners’ website has 24,404,321 impressions on average per competition cycle.

As if that’s not enough, entries to the Competition are judged by an international jury panel of scholars, industry experts, and prominent journalists. Unlike many other awards, the A’ Design Awards & Competition follows a strict methodology including a peer-review process with anonymous voting.

As mentioned prior, A’ Design Awards & Competition rewards designers in varying categories, therefore submissions are accepted in dozens of categories ensuring that your work finds its best fit. This includes categories such as Good Industrial Design, Good Architecture Design, Good Product Design, Good Communication Design, Good Service Design, and Good Fashion Design. You can find further design categories here. Entry instructions are also easy!

You can learn everything you need to know about the competition at designaward.com. The deadline for submissions is February 28th, 2019. You can register by clicking here.

Fatira Restaurant Identity by Kaf Design & Development

HelloDream Lovely Animals Bottles by Guangzhou Shangcheng Industrial Design

Hidden Stories by Arina Taghvaei

iGate by Dino Krizmanić

KanjiLine Tengafuchin by Miltz

Midsummerday by Maya Miyama

Morpho Helmet by Jie Qian

Polish Poster Masters by Tetsuro Minorikawa

Taikin Identity by Oscar Bastidas

Taohuayuan Of World by Yong Huang

Watson Vegan Truck Identity by Donovan Bernini

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Awards are the icing on your CV, if you know what I mean. So why not take advantage of a new entry date for A’ Design Award and Competition?

Essentially, the A’ Design Award and Competition is the world’s most inclusive and largest design competition that rewards creatives with highly sought-after prizes and industry insights and feedback. It aims to highlight the best designs, concepts and design-oriented products around the globe each year. The deadline for submission is September 30th, 2018.

If you’re a designer (of any kind), there is a category in the competition for you. The full list includes 100 different categories such as Good Industrial Design, Good Architecture Design, Good Product Design, Good Communication Design, Good Service Design and Good Fashion Design. You can find more design categories here.

Nominate your designs for award consideration here.

Entries will be judged by an international jury panel of academics, design professionals, and press members using fair evaluation and an extensive methodology.

The comprehensive A’ Design Award Winners Kit is, of course, one of the main reason many register and compete in the A’ Design Award and Competition. Just some of the benefits this award package includes are: participation in an exhibition at the Museum of Outstanding Design (MOOD), inclusion in an annual hardcover yearbook, publicity by way of tools such as a press release and marketing, inclusion in the World Design Rankings, an invitation to the A’ Design Award Gala-Night in Como, Italy, an award trophy (check it out), feedback notes from the jury, press release translation into more than 20 languages, the Prime Design Mark, and participation in a extensive PR campaign. However, many say that the feedback from experienced professionals alone is the most valuable prize. This strong jury brings knowledge and insight to each category, evaluating them expertly and providing valuable feedback experience from a panel of from industry leaders, academics and prestigious journalists.

The deadline for submission is September 30th, 2018. You can learn more about the A’ Design Award and Competition at designaward.com.

Images of Rak by Aminreza Shokouhi

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Does your work fit in with past winners and A’ Design Awards & Competition panelists’ favorite projects? I may not be a design rockstar, but I enjoyed putting together a group of 20 winners from past years that made an impact on me.

As I browsed through the winners, I  deduced that good design expands to not only visual arts and commercial packaging, but also furniture, architecture, fashion and more; that’s why it’s so important to recognize A’ Design as an inclusive and influential competition. We are excited to announce that one of the most inclusive design competitions in the world of design is accepting entries.

It is the reward of beauty and innovation that keeps designers producing the very best…except that sometimes it isn’t. That’s why A’ Design Awards & Competition recognizes the best and most exciting work in design with big prizes and benefits. Awards include perks such as participation in an international exhibition, inclusion in annual hardcover yearbook, a press release, publicity through the Competition’s extensive network, inclusion in the World Design Rankings, an invitation to a gala-night event in Italy for a unique networking opportunity, an award trophy and certificate, translation services for your press release into more than 20 languages, feedback notes from the jurors, a Designer of the Year nomination, sales listing for winning designs and much more. If that’s not enough, you can count on your work getting tons of attention; the winning designs will have tons of exposure. On average, A’ Design Awards & Competition winners’ website has 24,404,321 impressions on average per competition cycle.

As if that’s not enough, entries to the Competition are judged by an international jury panel of scholars, industry experts, and prominent journalists. Unlike many other awards, the A’ Design Awards & Competition follows a strict methodology including a peer-review process with anonymous voting.

As mentioned prior, A’ Design Awards & Competition rewards designers in varying categories, therefore submissions are accepted in dozens of categories ensuring that your work finds its best fit. This includes categories such as Good Industrial Design, Good Architecture Design, Good Product Design, Good Communication Design, Good Service Design, and Good Fashion Design. You can find further design categories here. Entry instructions are also easy!

You can learn everything you need to know about the competition at designaward.com. The deadline for submissions is February 28th, 2019. You can register by clicking here.

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Lover of nature and photography? There are some good news for you! The Weather Channel and Toyota have come together once again to find the most beautiful, stimulating, and jaw-dropping photographs in their “It’s Amazing Out There” photos competition. Both amateur and professional photographers are invited to submit their most spectacular images that best depict the wonder, impact, and beauty of Mother Nature.

You may be asking yourself if pictures of tornadoes, hurricanes or lightning are only applicable for this contest. The answer is “no.” The weather channel recognizes that “weather” is so much more than the forecast or even weather elements, nature alone should do.

We want YOU to submit works that fall under the categories of nature, adventure and/or the elements. The first prize is a whopping $15,000 with a second prize of $5,000, and third prize of $1,000. Two fan favorites will take home $750 and $500.

Just think about all of the lenses and photo paper you can buy with that kind of dough!

The deadline for the “It’s Amazing Out There” contest is August 7th at noon ET.  Read the complete rules HERE And enter your photograph HERE.

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LOTUS DOME Interactive Art by Daan Roosegaarde

LOTUS DOME Interactive Art by Daan Roosegaarde

TROPICAL LIGHTHOUSE Vinyl record by Robert Bazaev

The A’ Design Award & Competition largest annual juried design competition in the world. The competition aims to honor the best designers, architects and design-oriented companies around the globe. This is done in part by way of the competitions extensive prize package which includes a trophy, inclusion in and copies of a hard and softcover yearbook, two invitations to an award night gala in Italy, space in the winners’ exhibition, free sales listing at SaloneDelDesigner,  press release preparation and distribution through DesignPRWire, feedback from a prestigious jury panel, translation services and much more.

A’ Design Award & Competition has announced the results of its 2017 – 2018 design competition which includes an array of 1,962 winners from 100 countries and 99 different design disciplines. You can find the online gallery of winners at http://www.designmag.org/ and interviews with the designers at http://www.designmag.org/.

Would your work and designs be a good fit for this large winners’ circle? Early registration for the A’ Design Award are now open and can be found here.

TROPICAL LIGHTHOUSE Vinyl record by Robert Bazaev

Traces Womenswear Collection by Rong Zhang

Traces Womenswear Collection by Rong Zhang

Solar Egg – More than a sauna Public sauna by Futurniture and Bigert & Bergström

Solar Egg – More than a sauna Public sauna by Futurniture and Bigert & Bergström

Portal Light Hallway by Akiko Yamashita

Portal Light Hallway by Akiko Yamashita

Pende Series Multifunctional Table by Harry Strouzas and Fiona McKenzie

Pende Series Multifunctional Table by Harry Strouzas and Fiona McKenzie

Images of Mulian by Hamid Packseresht

Images of Mulian by Hamid Packseresht

Meditation Seat Ware by Gao Fenglin

Meditation Seat Ware by Gao Fenglin

Handcrafted Apothecary Playing Cards Playing Cards by Alexander Chin

Handcrafted Apothecary Playing Cards Playing Cards by Alexander Chin

Boko and Deko Residential House by Mitsuharu Kojima

Boko and Deko Residential House by Mitsuharu Kojima

Osvaldo Table clock by MrSmith Studio

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