"The A’Design Award and Competition is for designers, innovators and companies that want to highlight themselves to attract the attention of media, publishers and buyers."
I´m not an award seeker and neither have had during my life the enthusiasm to participate in conquests, I consider them a business to buy a lotto ticket where you don’t see or here from it after you pay. Most of the time the Jury even if its a prestigious one select winning products that you could not understand the basis of selection. And mainly you get all this promotion of the competition but never hear who won, the spend all the money just to get participants.
This award has a peculiar concept behind, first they want to connect creators with media which it’s a powerful concept and many times better than just have the “award”
I have to say that you have to read a lot and make a huge effort into understand what they want and how its needed to be presented in order to unify the presentations, I’m sure this is needed but the website its a bit confusing.. nevertheless go on ! contact them if you get stuck.
I was kind of frustrated when I applied because there are so many pages to read that its overwhelming but once I got a reply from Julie things changed colour, the staff know the real aim to make a conquest and they have it in the enthusiasm that they project when you contact them.
The nice part about this award its that you get a pre-qualify in order to orientate you in which things are not correct and you can improve to participate and get better possibilities.
I will try to make a brief of the hole process:
1.- Register with your info here
2.- You need to have your products with good photographic quality and with white background, mainly you need 5 pictures, the main one has to be with a canvas size of 3600 X 3600 pixels 72 dpi the product in its main side alone and the following 4 the canvas its 1800 X 1800 pixels 72 dpi. you can upload them directly to the website. the rest of the images do not make compositions or many things they don’t like it just simple pictures that describe the hole and the particulars.
3.-At this time you need to enter all the description of the product, you have like 8 different types of descriptions, take you time get a coffee and if you have the press release of the product much better…
4.-You have to chose the area where your product fits ie: fashion, technology etc.. you have like 30 specialization areas.
5.- You can participate with many products to upload them and after you upload them they get reviewed and you get an score by this you know which project has more probability to win an award.
6.- Then you have to chose the project you want to compete and pay the fee more or less 300 E, there are some ways to enter for free depends on who are you and if you classify for it. (as writing a blog) and this is really the difference with other awards.
7.- As you can see here the past year awards have a very good quality of design.
8.- Sorry, forgot to mention something relevant, the prize its very interesting take a look..
I saw three designs from the last year awards which i saw before so that means the feedback after the competition works Design of the monarch chair from a Mexican
Look at these project very very good
also you can participate with conceptual projects
- I forgot to say that if someone from the award reads this: The website need a comprehensive summary of the hole process, just one page with very few text and mainly diagrams.
I have participated this year, I’m sure I’ll get the award, I am praying that the rest of the participants send some rubbish..! :)
Good luck and participate!