1. Fill the registration form.
The registration form is divided into two parts (click here to go to the registration page), the first part is the required information which you have to fill in order to recieve the award, you also need to agree with the terms and conditions to proceed. Second part consists of optional information, this information although optional is highly suggested to be filled by designers, innovators and crafters as they will be used to create the personalized and cv pages of the designers etc, however this information could also be filled at a later time.
2. Upload your design or designs.
After you register successfully, the system automatically assigns you an ID number, you recieve a confirmation email for your email address and a personalized page is created for you, you are automatically redirected to this newly created page (click here to go to your personalized page). This page is called "The Hidden Cabinet", you will be able to upload files to this virtual cabinet and it is only accessable by you, after login. While at this page, you will see the upload new design () sign, click on the sign to go to the upload page. An upload page will open and you will be able to upload several images. After you upload a design to "The Hidden Cabinet", it will appear as a thumbnail and you will be redirected to the details page. You will be required to enter several details about your design, click on the details and descriptions () to modify the details in the future, after you have entered the details you will be forward to the thumbnail page. If you want to exhibit your designs in the Salone del Designer and A' Design Award and Competition's pages, click on the exihibit () icon next to your design to change preferences, by default it is "exhibit after competition regardless of the result". You can also optionally upload a thumbnail / preview image by clicking on the thumbnail icon (). In summary: UPLOAD DETAILS > FILL IN DETAILS > UPLOAD THUMBNAIL. It is actually easier than it sounds.
3. Nominate the designs.
Visit Nominate Designs page after logging in, you will have several payment options, For each payment, you will recieve an invoice by Email, "Processing fee for joining A Design Competition", with this invoice you will recieve a code in green (second line of invoice, click here to see an example), this code is important if you need any support. While waiting for payment confirmation, you can nominate as many designs as you have made the payment for. You can nominate the designs by going to your "Hidden Cabinet", click on a nominate sign () next to the design from the list of designs. When you nominate the designs, they will be flagged with a "awaiting payment" (). After a payment has been recieved, the designs will be pass a preliminary check and they will be flagged as "checked" () .
4. Wait for results or order Express Judging Service
Depending when you enter the competition, the results may take a while to be published, you will wait for about 3 to 12 months (and the late entries will wait about 3 months to 21 days). 3 Months before the competition is publicly announced (and 7 days before publicly publishing for late entries), you will know whether you have won the competition or not. If you won the competition, your designs will be flagged as won (). You will be able to see a score-sheet (), download a certificate (), get link () and widget () page for the e-certificate and access statistical information including votes etc, you can get the press-kit by clicking the press (), furthermore some designs will have notes or suggestions attached to them, click on notes () to see them. If you did not won the competition, the design will be flagged as renominate (). You can renominate the design, however it is best to check the notes and scoring, improve the design and submit an improved version of the design rather then simply renominating a design, sometimes it is possible that the design is great but miscommunicated. If you do not want to wait for results announcement date, you can order express judging service.
|* If you are already registered, go to your control panel to nominate the designs you have already uploaded, otherwise, to register and nominate your designs click: