These are the frequently asked questions about the A' Design Award and Competition. Please click on a question to read more.
#1: When was the first time that A' Design Award and Competitions were organized?
#2: How can I access to winner designs for previous years and competitions?
#3: My design has won another competition, can I apply with an already awarded design?
#4: Can I apply with a previously published design?
#5: Can I apply for multiple categories?
#6: Can I join the competition with a previously unpublished work?
#7: Can I join the competition with a previously not manufactured/realized design?
#8: Do I need to have an affiliation with a design company, design organization or design related institution to join the A' Design Competition?
#9: Do I need to be a designer, or a design graduate to join the A' Design Award and Competition?
#10: When is the last date of submissions for the A' Design Awards & Competitions?
#11: How can I check if a particular competition is still on?
#12: How can I participate in a Contest?
#13: How can I check the competition schedule?
#14: How do I know when there is a New Competition?
#15: I have designed a beautiful and unique product, how can I sell it?
#16: Where can I find the briefs for the design competitions?
#17: Can I join with multiple articles for the same design competition category?
#18: I want to be informed about upcoming design competitions, what shall I do?
#19: How much do I have to pay if I submit a piece of work?
#20: Do I get any advantages when I win the competition?
#21: I am a young designer, can I join the competition?
#22: I study/work in a non-design field which means I have no professional experience as a designer, can I Join the competition?
#23: Do I need to get formal design education or to be a student in a design institution to join the competition?
#24: How is this competition? Do I design an object and then submit it, then the judges will judge my product/design?
#25: Is this a free competition or not?
#26: Hi, I registered to enter the competition, I am interested in a couple of categories, however, I cannot decide which to enter without knowing entry deadlines and I looked on the website, but I must have missed it. Can you please give me the entry deadlines for each category and when winners will be announced?
#27: Is this competition for this year?
#28: Is this competition open for international applicants?
#29: Shall I ask new questions if I need to have subsequent elucidations?
#30: I've designed a unique artifact for a project. It has no relation to any brand, it has no logotype or trademark. May I join with this design or should I make some new branding for the artifact?
#31: I would like to submit my design to your compitation using AutoCAD 2D/3D formats, with some raw detailed views / screen shots / direct exports of my architectural project, is it possible?
#32: Why can I not submit my designs in native design formats; for example Autocad Drawings (DWG) files for the architectural design competitions? or other CAD formats?
#33: How much is the fee required to enter the competition?
#34: How can we apply for various competitions?
#35: Can we submit any kind of projects?
#36: Can I apply with the same design to multiple competitions?
#37: Where are the Awards?
#38: How can I see the winners?
#39: How can I see the submissions?
#40: Do I have to pay to submit?
#41: I want to participate in one of the Design Competitions and I wanted to ask what would be the appropriate date for me to participate in it?
#42: Can I participate with hand drafting images?
#43: Is there a discount for multiple article (design/entry) submission for the same category? For example: If I submitted two articles to the same category, does the entry fee double?
#44: Is there a discount for submitting the same article (design/entry) to multiple categories?
#45: Can I join from a particular country? For example; Can I join from Indonesia? Can I join from Canada? Can I join from Hong Kong? etc..
#46: Can I send my design by email?
#47: Is this an unlimited design competition or will I receive any requirements to follow or do I have to conform to any rules?
#48: How much is the processing fee, is it per design?
#49: When the submission closes?
#50: I am a designer of sportswear and sports shoes, I seek an opportunity to present my designs., I am a visualization designer, I am looking for a possibility to work further on interactive visualizations., I’m a furniture designer that is seeking for a furniture company to realize my designs..etc, etc. Can you help me?
#51: What is the current situation of the competitions?
#52: Can I join this competition?
#53: I like to join with a post-modern, futuristic, medieval, rustic, novelty, baroque, high-tech, eclectic, organic, gothic designs etc..
#54: I am submitting an architectural project; can I submit the project file - for example the DWG file or other source files?
#55: I want to submit a project of Interface Design, Interactive Design, Visualization, Sequential Design, Web Design, or other similar projects that change state over time or by interaction, how can I submit them correctly?
#56: Who is the organizer of the A' Design Award and Competitions? Who runs the competitions?
#57: Where do you organize the competitions?
#58: I do not have a credit card, how can I make a payment?
#59: I want to win this competition, what can I do?
#60: Do I need to have a patented, labelled, trademarked or registered product, design or idea to participate in the competition?
#61: Can I join with my patented, registered, trademarked or labelled products, designs or ideas?
#62: Can I submit a product family as a single entry?
#63: How should I submit a product family?
#64: Can I submit product variations as a single entry?
#65: I do not have the sufficient funds to cover for the processing fees and payments, do you have any suggestions?
#66: Can I learn more about this design competition in other languages? Can I read the design briefs in other languages?
#67: I did not graduate from a design school or school of art. Can I still apply with my designs or illustrations?
#68: Do the competitions repeat every year (i.e. are the competitions organized annually) ?
#69: I want to take part in the competitions what do I need to do?
#70: I want to do my best in this competition and achieve my goal of winning, do you have any suggestions? How can I win this competition?
#71: Can I have the dates or timeline for the Design Competition?
#72: Can we join as a team / group / partnership?
#73: How to enter as a team? How can we submit a design with many partners involved?
#74: What are the eligibility age for custom design competitions?
#75: As I have read on your homepage I can nominate already realized, manufactured works as well as concept stage works to the A'Design Awards. Is it right? Because I have read in the Terms and Conditions some other info.
#76: Where can I see the past entries?
#77: I have an innovative design for bathroom furniture/sanitary. In which category can I submit it?
#78: Enquiring about the main design competitions, I would like to know if the deadlines are for this current year or the previous year?
#79: How many files should we send for a single work, and what is the required format?
#80: Do I need to send all photos / renders / sketches / views combined as a single image or shall I send all the visuals as separate images?
#81: We would like to submit our works to A' Design Award and Competition, but we have an EU VAT (IVA) number, do we still need to pay taxes when we pay the processing fee for our works?
#82: Is there an age limit on the competitions?
#83: I am writing to you to ask if you would know anywhere where I could do my work experience?
#84: In the fashion design competition, do you accept any surface pattern designs?
#85: I have a patented structural system for furniture, am I eligible for the furniture design competition?
#86: I would like to learn the postal address of A' Design Award and Competitions.
#87: I am a very talented designer or arts student, currently enrolled in a university or higher education, in a design faculty or arts department, but I do not possess the very required funds for joining in the competition, is there any discounts or opportunities for students?
#88: What kind of design do I need to do to apply A' Design Award and Competitions?
#89: I would like to know if I can also attach a video presentation of my design in addition to the images I have already submitted.
#90: I am a painter that makes geometrical and abstract artworks that I believe could be applied on textiles, I am searching for producers, what is your suggestion?
#91: How can I submit my design?
#92: Can I send you my designs so that you can check it if they are good enough for the competition?
#93: How can I learn more about the A' Design Award and Competition?
#94: I am not so sure about which competition category to join for, can you help me?
#95: Can you please give me a report of conceptual and design trends of this year?
#96: Could you please let me know the amount winners are supposed to pay? In the Terms & Conditions it's called "Further Fee", however I couldn't find the amount anywhere on your website.
#97: How can I check the details about the award? Could you please send information to my postal address?
#98: Which products are included in the transportation and vehicle design category?
#99: Is sports clothing included in the fashion design category?
#100: Where I can download PDF of the Terms and Condition? Where are the Contest Rules?
#101: What type of products can I submit to furniture and Homeware design Award?
#102: We are a package design studio, we like to submit our designs to the package design competition, what are the different kind of products that we can submit?
#103: What are the sub-categories for the Graphic Design Competition? What exactly can we submit?
#104: If I want to add different designs in different categories, do I need to register multiple times?
#105: How can I make a payment?
#106: What kind of interiors can I submit to the Interior Design Category?
#107: I would like to apply to the Interior Design competion, and would like to know what type of building will I be designing, the total area, the restrictions, and the requirements.
#108: I have mistakenly paid the processing fees twice for the same design, could you make a refund?
#109: Some of the text I enter for the description of my project during uploading such as details, function, inspiration, unique properties, interaction, project duration, production technology, package dimension, tags, research abstract or challenge are not visible when I view design?
#110: Are there any restrictions or best practices while entering the descriptive texts when uploading my design?
#111: How can I modify or change my design description and details?
#112: What kind of products can I submit to the Medical and Scientific Design Category?
#113: What kind of products can I submit to the Home Appliances category?
#114: Which types of files can I submit? What are the possible formats?
#115: If I am submitting to Architectural and Building Design Category, how should my presentation look like? Which kind of Images should I submit?
#116: I would like to submit to Interior Design Category, how should I prepare presentation? Which kind of Images should I upload?
#117: How can I register to the RSS Feeds for your website?
#118: Is it possible to receive newsletter from A'Design Award and Competitions?
#119: Could you please summarize all the steps from registration to winning?
#120: Where can I find the extensive list of dates for the competitions?
#121: Is there any other payments after paying the processing fees?
#122: I have completed another degree not related with the category that I wish to nominate my designs for, can I still join?
#123: Can you summarize what type of designs can I send to each category in Italian please?
#124: I am a designer and I also have a tax-code / or I also have a company. Shall I join the competition as a designer or as a design company.
#125: I am not sure which category my design fits, can you help me?
#126: Can I join with a product that has already won another competition?
#127: I am an interior designer, can I join the competition with an industrial project into a category different from interior design?
#128: I would like to submit a book design project, what are your suggestions?
#129: I am looking to market and sell my designs, how can you help?
#130: I am living outside Italy, how can I receive my award if I won?
#131: I would like to send my designs, how can I do that?
#132: I cannot see my design when not logged in?
#133: Could you please explain further what Early, Standard and Late Application period means?
#134: I am interested in joining the Design competition, but I do not have the copyrights or patents regarding my idea/design. I would like to know if I am eligible without them. If I apply without a patent, what could ensure that my idea/design is secure, how can I protect my design/idea.
#135: Where do you organize the competition?
#136: What is the frequency of the design competitions held?
#137: Do we need to pay any extra fees if we do not win the competition?
#138: I have multiple transactions with different statuses indicated on the Relevant Transactions tab when viewing my design, is my design nominated?
#139: Can I pay my nomination fee with a bank draft?
#140: If we receive an invitation to join the A' Design Competition, would our entry be free of charge? If we were suggested for the A' Design Award, what does it mean?
#141: What are the economical benefits of winning the A' Design Award?
#142: What kinds of forms can I join the fashion and jewelry design competition category with?
#143: Can I join the Fashion Design Award and Competition with a finished outfit?
#144: How should I prepare the photo-shots for the Fashion Design Award and Competition category?
#145: Which kind of caps and hats could I join the Fashion and Jewelery design category with?
#146: If I upload a design, do I have to make any payments? If I do not nominate a design, will there be a fee for entering this contest?
#147: If I do not nominate my design to any award categories, will my design be judged?
#148: Can I submit many different designs for the Furniture Design Award as a single entry?
#149: How can I learn if my design is applicable, or if my entry be counted or if my design is eligible for winning the award?
#150: Does it matter to enter description of my design? What is its weight on the scoring?
#151: I have received many status updates, what do they mean?
#152: For the fashion design award category, do I need to send the picture of actual made garment or will sketch suffice?
#153: I would like to join the Graphics and Advertising Design Competition, Identity and Branding Sub-Category, How and what should I submit?
#154: I would like to submit a 2d design, what kind of images should I submit.
#155: Can I attend the gala night and award ceremony if I am a runner-up?
#156: Concerning the privacy and publishing settings I am not quite sure which option to go for. I have no patent for my product, yet if I should be a winner then I would be most interested in having my design published and sent to the press. If my design is seen in various media after I have filed for a patent then I would be more reassured. However, if press release takes place when no measures have been taken to obtain a patent, then this would be risky.
#157: I have my brand or logo patented in my country only. If I were to show this logo in publications, would this be detrimental to the continued existence of my brand, since it will be exposed at an international level where I have no protection. Would an additional copyright covering 164 countries help ?
#158: The competition category that I nominated my design was changed into another category by the jury, and I was a runner-up. Should I re-register for the next competition with the same design in the proper field or there is no need to do such?
#159: I am a runner-up, will my design be included in the yearbook?
#160: If I want to submit shoe design concepts, would that be under fashion or product design category?
#161: I have received an email stating that I have passed the preliminaries, but do I need to nominate my submission to win, could you please explain how this works?
#162: I would like to apply for the award on behalf of my company, is it possible to put in information regarding my company instead of myself for profile page?
#163: How can I change or correct my personal information such as birth date, name etc?
#164: How can I upload higher resolution profile images?
#165: I intend to participate to the award ceremony, is it possible to have have companions?
#166: My yearbook page does not display correctly, how can I fix it?
#167: How can I get formal invitation letters to attend to the gala night?
#168: I will not be able to attend the gala night personally. Can I delegate someone else for taking the award?
#169: My page title is wrong in the yearbook how can I change it?
#170: I cannot change my yearbook page details or descriptions, what do I need to do?
#171: Will the winners be accommodated and their travel expenses paid for joining the gala-night?
#172: I would like to know if there will be official photographs taken of the award ceremony and whether those photographs will be posted online?
#173: Our design studio is the winner of the design award, how many people could attend the gala night?
#174: When will you send the winners package?
#175: For fashion design award category, I would like to clarify if submitting many outfits is acceptable as a single submission or Just only one outfit consisted of many garments is acceptable as a single submission?
#176: I would like to receive a copy of the award winning designs yearbook, how and where can I have it?
#177: We have our products ready for manufacturing but they are not yet manufactured, would our products still be considered for this years competition?
#178: Our company would like to take part in this years competition. In order to catch the early registration deadline, may I know if we need to complete the entire submission process before the early registration deadline, or we just need to pay before that date and can still edit the submission afterwards?
#179: I wanted to know is it okay if I send you our posters for exhibition?
#180: What kind of products are appropriate for your home appliance design awards?
#181: How do I use the guest tickets for the Gala Night?
#182: Since I don't have a prototype of my design, I would like to know if there will be posters of the winning designs shown at the exhibition?
#183: Will you sell the award book, and will the award book available to public? How Much will the award book cost?
#184: Is the exhibition open to public or only upon request? What is the official opening hours of the exhibition for the public?
#185: Our company has processed payment only once for the entry X, but it is shown on the entry’s page that there are several approved transactions for this entry, and there are two different transaction tokens with the status [APPROVED] for this entry. Could you please investigate into this issue?
#186: Is it okay to submit just images for the interface design competition, can we also submit a simulation video?
#187: Can I place text with-in the images to better explain them?
#188: Is it safe for me to submit designs that I do not yet have patents on?
#189: I would like to point out that by presenting the images in the square format nearly half of the presented design content will get lost, as the content is best shown in landscape layout. Can you please suggest any solution to this issue?
#190: I'm unable to order by winners kit as it already shows delivered. What should I do?
#191: I'm unable to login to the website, what shall I do?
#192: I would like to know if I can send my courier to pick-up both Physical Components of the Winner's Kit and the Exhibition Materials for Awarded Design. When can I send the courier?
#193: Can I send my final project for college to A' Design Award and Competition?
#194: Can any one person enter the competion, or do I have to be part of a company?
#195: We are trying to upload images for our submission. But when we upload them and submit the page just spins and spins and then says done with no progress. We cannot submit images, can you help?
#196: I am unable to upload my video, how can I attach it to my design?
#197: My Name is not showing up in the Designer Profile pages at A' Design Award? What am I doing wrong?
#198: I just wanted to ask you wheter it's wise for me to publish my web page in my profile, since all of my designs I nominated here are present in my web page.
#199: I have an approved patent for my design, can I still join the design competition?
#200: When is my design going to be locked for editing?
#201: Can I submit my design in 3D Max files? or Jpeg from 3D Max? or can I submit my designs as hand sketching?
#202: I have nominated my entry by paying with Wiretransfer, but it still shows as PENDING CONFIRMATION for the status, how many days does it take for my transaction to be approved?
#203: My name appears wrong in the confirmation mail, will it also display incorrect in the certificates?
#204: I am a jewellery designer and I would like to submit a rendered design for the competition. Can we submit only designs or do we have to submit finished pcs. Is there any theme?
#205: Does the competition have separate categories for renderings and finished pieces?
#206: Do the renderings or concept design submissions have to be produced or made in to finished products at a later stage of the competition?
#207: I would like to clarify the category of my works. I would like to submit some of my western calligraphy works but I have no idea that which category belongs to?
#208: Do we need to make physical submissions or can we join using the online form?
#209: Can you tell me if submissions need to have been created in the last year or if they can have been created at any time?
#210: My credit card will not be accepted when I try to pay the nomination fee?
#211: Can I submit several designs as a single entry?
#212: What are moodboards and how can I submit them?
#213: My image is larger than 3600x3600 pixels, how can I submit it?
#214: Can I submit a Tiff file?
#215: I work with surface desing, creating patterns and illustrations for fabrics, cards, notebooks, craft stuff...In wich category should I submit my work?
#216: What is Salone del Designer?
#217: How do I change the name of my design or project?
#218: What is the competition fee in American Dollars? How much does it cost to join the competition from Australia? How much is the competition fee in my local currency?
#219: In what country is the competition centered? Where is the competition originate from? Which is the country for this design competition?
#220: How is it possible to enter two persons names as joint designers of a project entry? How can I include team-members names in certificates, yearbook etc?
#221: I want to submit a project, but I do not have renders can I still join?
#222: Are the contents of our exhibition only the poster of our winning entry or are we allowed to exhibit other projects from our company?
#223: Is it possible to change my email address?
#224: I would like to check if I can pay via credit card to purchase the nomination ticket for the early-bird period now, and then submit the design work later?
#225: What is a Nomination Ticket?
#226: Will my award winning entry publicly visible? Can I patent it after results announced?
#227: How many pieces do I exhibit at the exhibition? Can I exhibit my other designs?
#228: I see the furniture design competition states that the packaging is to be part of the design. I see that the winners do not include packaging and the primary image requirements do not mention anything about packaging. Is packaging a part of the furniture design submission?
#229: I have submitted a design with images, but received an email stating that there is not any images, is there anything wrong with my submission?
#230: If I exit out of the entry after saving changes, will I loose all the sections I have filled out if I do not pay before logging out.
#231: Is the nomination fee per image or per entry?
#232: I am unable to view the registration page to the competition after being logged-in
#233: I have made changes to the pictures in the designs my designs however in while thumbnails show the right images, when I open the images in full size the old picture still opens, how can I fix this?
#234: I see from the calendar that the next edition costs less, can I submit for the next edition to have a discounted entry?
#235: What is the difference between submission and nomination?
#236: Are the submissions without a prototype judged on equal grounds as those who have one?
#237: Is there a design brief that I need to download or follow in order to enter the design competition? If so where can this be located? If there is no particular design brief am I eligible to design anything as long as it comes under the chosen category?
#238: How many awards do you distribute each year?
#239: When applying to architecture and interior design categories, do the projects have to be executed and built? Can we submit projects that are designed and rendered on computer?
#240: How many projects can we submit to Excellence in Design Award?
#241: Is it possible to register the same project to more than one category?
#242: I see that my vote went down (or up) after I updated the presentation very slightly, could you explain why this happens?
#243: I have ordered my winner's kit to be shipped to my address, however now I have changed my mind and I will attend the gala-night, what will happen to my kit and what will happen to the order?
#244: I have a project that has won the A' Design Awards and I have a video of this project, can I exhibit the video in the exhibition?
#245: Can I have an additional trophy and additional certificate for my team-members or for my company?
#246: I wanted to present a couple of shoe designs and I would like to know if I should apply to fashion design or the subcategory of shoe design?
#247: I wanted to inquire on what is the average time duration for the free preliminary evaluation to complete to know if our designs are adequate for nomination.
#248: I am interested in applying for the design awards, am I right in thinking that there are no fees for submitting work? Also are there any fees thereafter, for example for getting shortlisted?
#249: How do I nominate my design?
#250: Is there any restriction that if I join the a design competition, will I be able to join other similar competitions?
#251: I would like to know if there is only specific projects that can be submitted for car design award - for example specific range of car design - for automotive design sector - or any type of car design can be submitted to the car design award?
#252: Regarding the Fashion, Apparel and Garment Design Award, can you please tell me the details of the competition? For example, how many designs are required? Are the designs supposed to be presented in an illustration format or a photo of them as clothing already? Is there any specific theme, concept or audience for the designs?
#253: Do you have any t-shirt competitions for upcoming fashion designers?
#254: I do not know why I could not pay for my submission. I have successfully nominated three of my other projects. Could you please tell me if there is something wrong with the payment system or if you could suggest other ways of payment?
#255: It is too difficult to submit entries to the design award, there are too many submission requirements and it is too bureaucratic to enter and nominate works. Is there an easy way to do join?
#256: How can I know if my design project is good enough to win the contest?
#257: If I fix the client / studio section and input my brand info, would it raise my preliminary score?
#258: Do I nominate myself and my own work, or do I need to get another member to do it?
#259: I find there are five (5) image slots where I can upload my designs to. Does this mean that I can nominate up to five (5) designs through a single nomination?
#260: I would like to know whether Late Application makes any difference in the Award process.
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