A' Unexpected Design Award
Good unexpected design deserves great recognition.
A' Unexpected Design Award is your tool of choice to advertise, publicize and promote your good unexpected designs, to make your great unexpected designs publicly known, appreciated and loved in all countries, in all languages, so that you and your good unexpected design work gets the righteous attention you truly deserve and entitled to.
A' Unexpected Design Award ’s media exposure provides victorious designers with the chance to attain national and international fame, to honor them as well as to incentivize them, but most importantly, to help their work reach their true potential.
It is free to sign-up for A' Unexpected Design Award, it is free to upload your unexpected design and it is free, anonymous, confidential and obligation-free to obtain a preliminary score, before you nominate your work for A' Unexpected Design Award consideration.
FAME, PRESTIGE, PUBLICITY
Dominate Unexpected design Industry by winning a prestigious, respected and coveted award that gets you published and promoted worldwide.
TROPHY, CERTIFICATE, YEARBOOK
Claim your 3D Metal Printed Unexpected design Award Trophy, your Certificate of Unexpected design Excellence and Your Yearbook of Award-Winning Projects.
EXHIBITION, PR & GALA-NIGHT
Empower your unexpected designs with an unmatched, world-class public relations programme. Get exhibited in Italy and internationally. Get invited to the Gala. Get famous.
SEE THE WINNERS
A' Unexpected Design Award winner showcase is a source of amazing and unlimited inspiration and creativity, for designers and design lovers alike.
VEDI I VINCITORI
Affluent customers and design buyers regularly check A' Design Award winner showcase, featuring 16.576 winners in all categories, to find latest, trendsetting products, projects, arts and design.
YOU TOO CAN BE A WINNER.
Good unexpected design deserves great recognition, if you have a good unexpected design, nominate it for A' Unexpected Design Award, and you too may become a winner and get your design recognized, respected, promoted and advertised worldwide.
Highlight, Advertise & Advocate good design, designers and design oriented companies for a better future. A' Unexpected Design Award aims to channel the attention of press, interactive medias, design critics, distributors and buyers to the award winners.
Provide a fair, ethical and competitive platform for companies, designers and innovators from all fields with different experience levels, different disciplines and market focus to compete on. A' Unexpected Design Award aims to provide a global audience for award winners to showcase their success and talents to.
The A' Unexpected Design Award is not just an award, it is the indicator of quality and perfection in design, the A' Unexpected Design Award is recognized worldwide and takes the attention of design oriented companies, professionals and interest groups.
WHO IS AWARDED?
The A' Unexpected Design Award is given to best designs; all concept stage, prototype and finished works are considered.
The A' Unexpected Design Award Trophy was designed to be realized by the newest production techniques in order to underline the innovative content of winners.
The A' Unexpected Design Award Trophies are realized by 3D metal printing of stainless steel. Platinum and Gold Trophies and are electro plated in gold color.
WHAT IS AWARDED?
You can nominate original and innovative unexpected design work designed within the last 5 years; including but not limited to experimental design, creative thinking, radical innovation, multidisciplinary design, one of a kind projects, unique projects, breakthroughs, discoveries and highly original designs.
WHO IS AWARDED?
The A' Unexpected Design Award is open to all, especially accepting nominations from inventors, creators, artists, architects, experimenters, makers, founders, builders, authors, designers, masterminds and initiators.
WHEN IS AWARDED?
There are six entry periods, First, Early, Standard, Late, Last, Omega. It is recomended to join before the end of Late Entry Deadline, that is on February 28th. Results are announced every year, starting from April 15th.
The Museum of Outstanding Design, the moving design museum was founded by A' Design Award & Competition in order to exhibit the award-winning unexpected designs in Italy and abroad, internationally.
ARE YOU IN THE MOOD?
Eligible A' Unexpected Design Award winners are provided free of charge exhibition space in the MOOD. No matter how big or small your unexpected design, it will be exhibited.
WE DO IT FOR YOU
If you are unable to send a physical version of your award-winning unexpected design, A' Unexpected Design Award will prepare a large poster presentation and exhibit your work on behalf of you.
A' Design Award works hard to exhibit all award-winning unexpected designs multiple countries each year to ensure your unexpected design is respectfully and fully exhibited worldwide.
TRAVELING THE CONTINENTS
For each international design exhibition, as well as for exhibition of your unexpected designs in Italy, you will be given a certificate of exhibition that may be relevant for your academic progression.
SHOWCASING YOUR WORKS
We will also provide you with photos of your works from the international unexpected design exhibitions we organize, and you may find these photos useful in promoting your unexpected design to your audiences.
40x40 Exhibitions are international good design exhibitions featuring outstanding works of 40 Designers from 40 Countries.
PROVIDES MORE EXPOSURE
The A' Unexpected Design Award Winners are invited to take part in 40x40 Exhibitions by sending their works, acceptence is subject to the exhibition curator.
POWER TO YOU
The A' Unexpected Design Award laureates are also empowered to host and curate 40x40 Exhibitions, allowing them to take the center stage as the curators.
MUSEO DEL DESIGN
Museo del Design, the super contemporary design museum located in Como, Italy will be accepting select A' Unexpected Design Award winning works to its permanent collection.
All A' Unexpected Design Award Winners will also be exhibited at Museo del Design at the annual A' Design Award Winner's Exhibition that is organized at the end of each edition.
FOR GENERAL AUDIENCES
The A' Unexpected Design Award Exhibition at Museo del Design, located right behind Villa Olmo, allows the award-winning works to get exposed to affluent design-loving tourists visiting Como, Italy.
Eligibile award-winning unexpected designs are given a unique framed certificate, printed on heavy paper, featuring the name of the awarded work, achievement status and the designer.
EXPLAINS THE AWARD
The A' Unexpected Design Award Winners' Certificate explains type of award won, and is signed by the President, Vice-President and Jury Coordinator of A' Design Award.
FEATURES A QR CODE
The A' Unexpected Design Award Certificate features a QR Code which could be scanned by QR Code Readers in order to check the validity of the certificate.
Our own publishing house, the DesignerPress was founded by A' Design Award in order to disseminate the award-winning unexpected designs.
SEND TO PRESS
The Hardcopy version of the A' Design Award Winner Designs Yearbook is distributed to key press members, universities and design associations.
YOU ARE IN
All A' Unexpected Design Award Winner Designs are included in the winners' yearbook free of charge, laureates of the A' Unexpected Design Award are further listed as co-editors of the book.
HARDCOVER & DIGITAL
The A' Unexpected Design Award Winners Annual Yearbook are available as hard-copy editions in addition to digital editions, designed, registered, printed and distributed in Italy, in English.
The A' Unexpected Design Award books are full color digital printed to acid-free paper to preserve the designs' presentation qualities for long periods of time, and are great additions to any design library.
GET & CHECK IT
The Hardcopy versions of the winner's yearbooks are distributed to laureates of the A' Unexpected Design Award free of charge and are further available for sale at select retailers and museum shops.
A' Unexpected Design Award organizes a unique Galanight & Award Ceremony near the beautiful Como Lake in Italy for winner designers.
EVERYONE IS HERE
Press Members, Industry Leads, Prominent Designers and Companies are all invited in order to create networking opportunities for winners.
YOU ARE INVITED
Eligible A' Unexpected Design Award winners are able to participate the Gala-Night and Award-Ceremony free of charge, together with a guest of their choice.
A' Unexpected Design Award Galanight & Award Ceremony is super exclusive, black-tie, red-carpet event.
Very Important People, Ambassadors, Influential Journalists and Industry Juggernauts are provided VIP invitations.
Each and every eligible A' Unexpected Design Award winners are called to stage to celebrate their success.
LA NOTTE PREMIO A'
Celebration occassion exclusively reserved for top A' Unexpected Design Award winners. Hosted in addition to our Galanight to celebrate the "Designer of the Year" title.
ARS FUTURA CULTURA
AIBA, ISPM, IBSP, IAD, ICCI and IDC boards meet to discuss strategies and policies to advance the design discipline. A' Unexpected Design Award winners may reserve their seat to join the meetings.
ARTS FOR FUTURE
Ars Futura Cultura means arts cultivate the future, that is why A' Design Award & Competition invest heavily in promoting good design, art and architecture every year.
WORLD DESIGN CONSORTIUM
World Design Consortium is a global design, architecture, innovation and engineering agency, winner of tens of thousands of awards.
GOOD IN EVERYTHING
World Design Consortium have uniquely specialized members in each and every industry, especially unexpected design, thanks to its world-class members representing the very brightest in all fields.
MEMBERS IN ALL COUNTRIES
Winners of the A' Unexpected Design Award are invited to join the World Design Consortium. WDC Partners rely on each other to expand the range of services and capabilities they offer professionally.
PATRONS & SPONSORS
Over the years, A' Unexpected Design Award have earned the patronage of many prestigious institutions. While the sponsors and patrons vary every year, the awards had been previously endorsed by institutions such as: BEDA, Bureau of European Design Associations, Politecnico di Milano University, Como Municipality Culture Department and Ragione Lombardia, among other respectable and reputable organizations.
Taking part in the A' Unexpected Design Award is almost totally risk free through preliminary checking service which is provided completely free of charge to each entrant, and A' Unexpected Design Award does not ask further fees from winners. The A' Unexpected Design Award spends most of its operating income for promoting its winners, creating a collective impacts, equivalent advertisement value worth hundreds of millions of euros each year. Companies and designers use our the A' Unexpected Design Award Winner Logo to promote themselves and attract new leads.
AWARD IN NUMBERS
The A' Unexpected Design Award is gaining significant popularity each year. Currently the A' Design Award has 179.097.197 page views, 179.387 members, 50.462 submissions, 1500 gala-night and exhibition participants, and winners from 122 countries. Updated numbers and statistics could be found at A' Design Award In-Numbers page. We believe numbers are important for designers to understand what it means to be a winner.
THE A' AWARD JURY
A' Design Award Jury is truly great and powerful, composed of 227 leading professionals, influential press members and academics, each design is given importance and equal consideration during voting.
EXPERIENCED & BALANCED JURY
A' Design Award Jury although changes every year features a balanced composition of professionals, journalists, scholars and entrepreneurs to ensure each design is voted from different perspectives.
RESEARCH THROUGH VOTING
During the voting processes, A' Unexpected Design Award jury members fill a custom criteria survey, and thus indicate how a category should be voted in the future.
THE A' METHODOLOGY
A' Unexpected Design Award features a highly developed, ethical methodology for voting with standardised scoring, voting criteria and more.
A' Unexpected Design Award Scores are standardised based on the a) The Weights of Criteria, b) Average Score of Jury Members, c) Average Scores of All Years.
A' Unexpected Design Award Jury votes online, therefore no one effects others' votes, the vothing panel is easy yet requires a careful analysis of the works to be voted.
A' Design Award and Competition was developed as a part of a Ph.D. thesis at Politecnico di Milano after analysis of over 800 Design Competitions.
The A' Unexpected Design Award platform is constantly developed with survey results and through ongoing research in order to provide the most value for the winners.
A' Unexpected Design Award is not affiliated with any subculture, politic group, interest group or institution, and the jury is equally free during voting, your entry will be judged fairly.
THE A' WINNERS' KIT
The A' Unexpected Design Award Winners Kit is separated into two pieces: 1. Public Relations and Reputation Services & 2. Package of Physical Components.
Eligible A' Unexpected Design Award Winners will receive their personalized Winners' Kit Package that include printed and framed award certificate, 3D printed metal award trophy, A' Design Award Winners Yearbook, Award-winner's Manual Booklet, A3 Posters and A3 Certificate, and more.
FREE AT GALA
The A' Unexpected Design Award Winners' Kit is free and given to all pro-edition winners at the Gala-Night & Exhibition. If you are unable to join the gala-night and award celebration events, you can order shipment service to have your kit shipped to your address.
THE WINNER LOGO
Winners of the A' Unexpected Design Award are given the award-winner logo that they could implement in their communications and public relation campaigns.
The A' Design Award Winners' Logo is available in many formats and can be incorporated into all sorts of advertisements and marketing communications.
The Winners' Logo is provided free of charge to all A' Unexpected Design Award winners, and A' Design Award and Competitions grants unlimited usage to winners, without yearly fees.
A' Unexpected Design Award Winner Logo highlights the additional design value embedded in your work.
To leverage their award-winner status and get further benefits, A' Unexpected Design Award Winners use the logos in their communications prominently and visibly.
MAKES THE DIFFERENCE
The A' Design Award Winner Logo's is expected to create a positive impact during a client's decision towards you and your work, and is designed to orient consumers and customers towards a purchase.
SYMBOL OF EXCELLENCE
The A' Unexpected Design Award Winner Logo is an excellent symbol to communicate your unexpected design excellence.
FOR ALL INDUSTRIES
There is a distinct award-winner logo for each industry, based on industry best practices, history and heritage.
FREE FOR WINNERS
Most awards require annual payments for logo license. A' Unexpected Design Award winners are able to use their winner logos free of charge without annual licensing fees.
Being an A' Unexpected Design Award winner is just the beginning, eligible laureates are provided with complimentary mediation and brokerage services.
Designers are kind, polite individuals who might have difficulty in making contracts with businesses, but we will be there to help.
HELP WITH CONTRACTS
A' Design Award, together with Design Mediators, provides support to eligible designers in order to help form legal contracts with companies.
SALONE DEL DESIGNER
A' Design Award has founded the Salone del Designer, with the sole purpose to provide a platform for winners to sell their designs.
A' Unexpected Design Award Winner Designers can set a sales price and also customize their contracts for selling their award-winning designs through the Salone del Designer.
LIST YOUR DESIGNS FOR SALE
The Salone del Designer platform access is provided free of charge to all winners, however only award-winning designs can be listed.
At DesignMegaStore winner designers and companies can sell any of their designs or products, not only winning entries.
FREE FOR WINNERS
DesignerMegaStore normally requires a 500 € Registration fee, however the service is provided free of charge to all winners.
The DesignMegaStore is not just free for winners, but also does not take any commissions from the sales of designs, products or projects.
JOIN DESIGN TENDERS
Not just sell designs; but join design tenders to give quote for design and production of custom products, services and more for international buyers.
SELL HIGH-LEVEL SERVICES
Are you a manufacturer? Give price quotes to big buyers for turnkey design and manufacturing solutions. Are you a designer? Find high-profile requests.
Benefits for Award Winners
A unique public relations campaign will be made for the Unexpected Design Design Award winners. Your work and your details will be communicated to thousands of press contacts, and also we will prepare a media kit for you. You can use this professionally prepared media kit to contact local press contacts. The winning design and the designer or the design studio will also be featured in the design annual and yearbook which is distributed by Design PR Wire to key figures in the design industry such as high-profile editors, press members and multi-national companies.
PROOF OF CREATION
Can you prove that you are indeed the original creator of your work? The Proof of Creation certificate given by A' Design Award can help.
DULY SIGNED AND TIMESTAMPED
The Proof of Creation document is duly signed and timestamped to help prove that at a given time, you had the design concept in your hands.
FREE & EASY
A' Design Award provides an easy way to obtain your proof of creation, free to all participants. Please note that this is not a patent or registration.
THE PR SERVICES
A' Unexpected Design Award winners are provided with numerous public relations and promotion services through DesignPRWire to celebrate their success.
BEHIND THE CURTAINS
It is not just digital, throughout the year, DesignPRWire visits tradefairs and introduces winners to design oriented companies.
Join A' Unexpected Design Award and communicate your good unexpected design values.
PRESS RELEASE PREPARATION
A' Unexpected Design Award prepares a press release for all the winner designs, in addition also allows winners to upload their own releases to our platform.
PRESS RELEASE DISTRIBUTION
Both press releases are distributed by DesignPRWire to a wide range of press members including both the traditional and digital media.
IT IS FREE & HIGH RES.
The press release preparation and distribution services are provided to all A' Unexpected Design Award winners automatically and without any payments.
A' Unexpected Design Award publishes interviews with the winning designers at designerinterviews.com, all winners are eligible for complimentary interviews.
PICKED BY PRESS
Designer Interviews are also available at A' Design Award Website and are part of the Press Kit that are distributed to media members.
RE-USED BY PRESS.
Designer Interviews are provided in a way to encourage usage without attribution to A' Unexpected Design Award, this helps press members write their articles faster.
A' Unexpected Design Award publishes interviews regarding award winning unexpected designs at design-interviews.com, interview service is provided free of charge for all winners.
DESIGNED FOR PRESS
Design Interviews, which are also available at A' Design Award Website, are part of the Electronic Press Kit that are distributed to journalists.
INTEGRATED BY PRESS.
Design interviews were designed in a way to incentivize coverage without attribution to A' Unexpected Design Award, this helps journalists write feature stories faster.
A' Unexpected Design Award publishes interviews with legendary designers at design-legends.com and as a laureate, we would be honor to feature you as well.
Design Legends interviews help award-winning designers express themselves and explain their unexpected designs better to their audiences with long format text.
Design Legends interviews are included in your Electronic Press Kits that are distributed to media, and are also available for you for your own communication.
A' Unexpected Design Award publishes interviews of magnificient designers at magnificentdesigners.com, award-winners are all contacted to schedule for interviews.
Magnificient Designers platform allows laureates to communicate their perspectives on unexpected designs with easy to follow questions and answers format.
LOVED BY READERS.
Magnificient Designers, along with other interview platforms provide design oriented audiences rich and high quality knowledge and wisdom into philosophy of designers.
Explore Inspiring Design Interviews
Explore inspiring design interviews published by The Unexpected Design Design Award at these fine design interview blogs : — Magnificent Designers #1 Magnificent Designers — Design Interviews #2 Design Interviews — Design Legends #3 Design Legends — Designer Interviews #4 Designer Interviews
International Design News Network helps your unexpected designs get true international coverage through local publications.
IDNN Reaches the 99.9% of the World Population in their native language, and helps you communicate your unexpected designs to audiences far and beyond.
IN 108 LANGUAGES
IDNN Network publishes award-winning unexpected design news in 108 languages, in 108 publications, for true global outreach.
Best Design Creative Network is all about communicating your excellence in unexpected design especially to your locality.
122 Websites, each specialized in a geographic area showcase the best of the best works from the region.
IN ALL REGIONS
When you win the A' Unexpected Design Award you will be listed in your local BDCN publication aimed to attract clients, consumers, customers and buyers to you.
Best Designers Platform is all about delivering due respects, recognition and good reputation rightfully deserved by A' Unexpected Design Award laureates.
ACCLAIMED AND BRILLIANT
Get recognized, respected and published among other acclaimed and brilliant unexpected design masters, and get found when good unexpected design is searched for.
FAMOUS AND INFLUENTIAL
A' Unexpected Design Award winners, with their outstanding and excellent designs deserve all the fame and influence, and getting listed as best of the best helps.
Design News Exchange Network spotlights, publishes and features good unexpected designs worldwide.
DXGN is composed of 127 amazing magazines that feature award-winning designers and their work.
FOR GREAT AUDIENCES
A' Unexpected Design Award winners are provided free editorial coverage and a free news article that feature their unexpected designs.
Good Design Dissemination Network is composed of 50 publications that feature good design.
For each and every industry, there is a distinct publication that will feature, spotlight and highlight your works.
Good design deserves great recognition, and winners of A' Unexpected Design Award will be prominently featured and published.
PRESS CONTROL PANEL
A' Unexpected Design Award provides a unique control panel for press members, accredited press members are given a lot of controls and functionality.
Some of the prominent functions are: requesting interviews with winners, downloading press kits of winners with high-resolution images etc.
AND THE WINNERS
Press Members could also upload their articles in PDF format, keep track of their likes etc. Designers can see press interests and downloads.
Designers.org premium portfolio profile is provided to all A' Unexpected Design Award winners, free of charge, to showcase their award-winning unexpected designs.
Unlike other platforms, the Designers.org is very selective for the sort of projects that are showcased and exhibited, getting included is a privilage.
SHOWCASE AND EXHIBIT
Get your work exhibited and showcased beautifully. By winning the A' Unexpected Design Award you will get a premium portfolio created for you, without you doing anything, we will list all your award-winning unexpected designs on your behalf.
SECURITY COMES FIRST
The Security of your submissions, your personal data and designs is of uttermost importance to A' Unexpected Design Award.
SECURE HASH ALGORITHM
Your personal data is saved with SHA algorithm and even we do not know your password. Furthermore, connections are secured with SSL.
How to Participate in Unexpected Design Award 2022 - 2023
Joining the Unexpected Design Design Award is easy; first create an account at the A' Design Award and Competition, login to your account and third submit your design. When you enter your work, your design will be checked by the preliminary jury for its presentation. Afterwards, your design will be assigned a preliminary score from ten (10 - best) to zero (0 - worst), your work may also be marked approved or rejected to take part in the competition. If your entry is approved you can continue nominating your design for Unexpected Design Awards consideration. If your entry is rejected, you are suggested to update your presentation before nominating your design to Unexpected Design Award.
A' Design Award and Competition publishes Designer Rankings that is easily accessible by public and media.
TOP 10 DESIGNERS
The Rankings feature the number of awards won by each designer and total rankings. Top 10, Top 100 and Top 1000 Designers can be accessed.
YOUR PLACE IS RESERVED
A' Unexpected Design Award Winners have their spot in the Designer Rankings reserved, to ensure their excellent design skills gain worldwide recognition.
WORLD DESIGN RANKINGS
A' Design Award and Competition publishes World Designer Rankings that ranks countries and regions based on awarded participants.
PRESTIGE AND HONOUR
Each country and region further lists the best designers, artists and architects within, and for each award you won, you will be increasing your country score as well.
THE FIRST AND ONLY
WDR - World Design Rankings is the first and only inclusive ranking system for design among multiple disciplines, with almost all industries represented.
Alliance of International Business Associations. Free membership for award winning associations, organizations, institutions and clubs.
International Society of Product Manufacturers. Free membership for award winning product manufacturers and companies.
International Bureau of Service Providers. Free membership for award winning businesses and institutions in tertiary sector of the economy.
International Association of Designers. Free membership opportunity for A' Unexpected Design Award laureates.
International Council of Creative Industries. Free membership for award winning businesses and institutions related to creativity.
International Design Club. Free membership for award winning creative agencies, architecture offices, artists workshops and designer studios.
Each uploaded design recieves a confidential preliminary score, free of charge, by A' Unexpected Design Award. Get a score of 0 (worst) to 10 (best) and learn how good your work actually is.
One of the professional preliminary jury members, apart from the grand jury panel, checks your entries, and provides suggestions on how to improve your design presentation.
APPROVED OR REJECTED
Your design will be scored, and further it will be either approved or rejected, if rejected you are suggested to make the required changes before nominating your design.
A' AWARD @ SOCIAL MEDIA
A' Design Award & Competition actively takes part in the social media and the ongoing conversation in order to relay your message.
Social media is great to reach out your prospective customers and to connect with your existing clients. A' Unexpected Design Award takes it up a notch, presenting you with countless tools and opportunities to relay your success at social media.
AND WE ARE IN
No matter what the media is, A' Unexpected Design Award is ready to take your message further by helping you reach a wider audience.
DESIGN OF THE DAY
Design of the Day initiative aims to create social awareness for a single award-winning unexpected design work. Promoted not just in social media, but also featured in hundreds of publications.
DESIGNER OF THE DAY
Designer of the Day initiative aims to create social awareness for a single award-winning physical person. Posted not just in social media, but also published in hundreds of blogs.
INTERVIEW OF THE DAY
Design Interview of the Day initiative creates social awareness for an award-winning unexpected design interview. Featured not just in social media, but also published in hundreds of media.
LEGEND OF THE DAY
Legend of the Day initiative aims to boost a single award-winning physical person in social media and hundreds of syndicated blogs, magazines and publications.
TEAM OF THE DAY
Design Team of the Day initiative aims to boost a group of award-winning physical persons, usually a design team, in new media and hundreds of digital publications.
HIGHLIGHT OF THE DAY
Highlight of the Day initiative helps us promote your unexpected design and your image as an award-winner in social media, as well as blogs, magazines and new media.
As a business, you might already be spending tons of money on the advertisements, you already know the costs & prize for publications, advertorial and editorial placements but most importantly you know it is best when customers find you, when you are the spotlight.
Winning the A' Unexpected Design Award could secure you some editorial space at both the traditional, new and social media and could create free publicity that your unexpected designs very much deserve, but most importantly, attracting prospective clients and customers to your business.
With Exceptional PR Services, Electronic and Traditional Press Release Preparation and Distribution, Mass Media Syndication and the Advertisement Network, winning the A' Unexpected Design Award you may expect a great return on your investment and advertise your unexpected designs efficiently.
JOIN FOR FREE
A' Design Award and Competition offers many programs that provide opportunity for students and young designers to take part in the competition free of charge.
SUGGEST A TALENT PROGRAM
By taking part in this program, you can earn free entry tickets and t-shirts of A' Design Award and Competition by suggesting other designers.
DESIGN AMBASSADOR PROGRAM
Students can also apply for becoming a Design Ambassador, by performing simple tasks, students can win free entry tickets to nominate their unexpected designs.
A' Unexpected Design Award winner designs are translated to almost all major languages free of charge, and each award-winning work is published in each and every language.
In addition to the free of charge translation service provided by A' Unexpected Design Award, winners could further provide translations in their native languages.
Reach 99% of the world population in their native language; reach non-English speaking world of buyers, press members, businesses and design enthusiasts.
A' Design Award & Competition features many distinct design competition categories in order to reach the widest audience and to allow designers to compete in a truly international multi-disciplinary platform.
WHY SO MANY CATEGORIES?
Research indicate that the worth and value of any award increases proportionally to its reach through network effects.
Organized by A' Design Awards.
A' Design Award has over 100+ competition categories. — Graphic #12 Design Business Awards — Furniture #1 Homeware Design Contest — Furniture #1 Furniture Design Competition — Advertising #85 Public Relations Design Awards — Kitchen Furniture #27 Design Summit Awards — Web #99 Web Design Competition — Service #23 Meta Design Competition — Baby Products #51 Baby Product Awards — Furniture #1 Japanese Product Awards — Packaging #2 Package Design Awards — Home Appliance #11 Washing Machine Awards — Consumer Electronics #7 Laptop Design Awards are some of the accolades organized by the A' Design Awards.
A' Unexpected Design Award respects designers and design oriented companies. The winners kit, logo and publicity services are all given and provided free of charge to all eligible winners.
A' Design Award winners receive an exclusive and inclusive package of items, services and benefits to celebrate their victory, at no additional cost, without any further fees.
NO FURTHER FEES
There are no extra fees for A' Unexpected Design Award winners for claiming the A' Design Prize. Gala-night and exhibition participation is free to eligible laureates. There are no annual fees for logo usage. There is only pure respect.
The A' Unexpected Design Award grants you access the unique A' Prestige System that provides ultra exclusive intangible and tangible benefits.
Winners of the A' Unexpected Design Award are able to accumulate A' Prestige Tokens that could be exchanged for a plethora of privileged benefits and super exclusive services.
Having your name written and showcased on the walls of a contemporary design museum in large gold letters, and to have your works accepted to a permanent collection of a design museum are only some of the perks that may be obtained by using your A' Prestige.
A' DESIGN STAR
The A' Design Star is a unique design recognition programme that is aimed to recognize and reward time-proven design capabilities.
A' STAR EMBLEM
A' Design Star Emblem is a very special symbol awarded to select top designers, innovators and agencies that are able to repeatedly and consistently create good designs.
A' STAR GUIDE
The A' Design Star guide lists the A' Design Star recognized 8-Star, 7-Star and 6-Star designers, and is aimed to help large enterprises and brands to find reliable design solution providers.
WORLD DESIGN RATINGS
A' Unexpected Design Award winners will be listed at World Design Ratings, together with their WDC-Rank, Designer Title and Designer Honorifics.
A' Unexpected Design Award winners will be able to obtain respectable honorific titles based on their creative merits and tenets, including but not limited to Master and Grand-Master designations.
Your designer honorific title serves more than just to praise your excellent skills, they serve to signal your auidences to treat you with the uttermost respect you deserve as an outstanding designer.
4K/8K VIDEO INTERVIEWS
Select A' Unexpected Design Award winners will be eligible to obtain a video interview published about their profile and award-winning unexpected designs.
4K/8K SPOTLIGHT VIDEOS
Eligibile laureates will also have the opportunity to get their award-winning unexpected designs professionally spotlighted and video-captured.
Your Video Interviews and Spotlight Videos, will be published and actively promoted at our video channels to help you reach new and younger audiences.
The motto of the A' Unexpected Design Award is "Ars Futura Cultura" i.e. Arts Cultivate the Future, Arts for the Culture of Future. We believe that the future is shaped by arts, design and technology, thus there is need of good unexpected design for a better future.
DESIGNED FOR DESIGNERS
The A' Unexpected Design Award is created to act as blender; to bring together designers, companies, the audience and the press. A' Unexpected Design Award aims to highlight good products and services to design oriented audiences.
THE MYTH, THE LEGEND
Winning the A' Unexpected Design Award is a certificate of excellence for designers, a proof of quality for companies. Having the A' Unexpected Design Award attracts the eyes of design oriented audiences worldwide.
Best Unexpected Design Design Award
In a world where there are vast number of projects released yearly, The Unexpected Design Design Award aims to bring forward the excellent qualifications of superior Unexpected Design designs and Unexpected Design design concepts by providing them with advertising and visibility. A' Unexpected Design Award is an annual juried design prize organized by A' Design Award & Competitions. The prize aims to emphasize, uncover & advocate good design, designers and design oriented enterprises by channelling the attention of journalists, traditional media, design writers, distributers and buyers to the winner.
5 TIERS OF HEAVEN
A' Unexpected Design Award is always awarded in five tiers: Platinum A' Unexpected Design Award, Gold A' Unexpected Design Award, Silver A' Unexpected Design Award, Bronze A' Unexpected Design Award and Iron A' Unexpected Design Award. These tiers are reserved for winner unexpected designs.
5 LEVELS OF HELL
There is also honorable A' Unexpected Design Award Runner-up and A' Unexpected Design Award Participant status, the A' Unexpected Design Award Nominee tag, together with A' Unexpected Design Award Withdrawn and the A' Unexpected Design Award Disqualified status.
FORESIGHT TO YOU
When you sign-up and upload your unexpected design to the A' Unexpected Design Award you gain divine insight; preliminary jurors will score your work from ten (10) "best" to zero (0) "worst" free of charge and confidential, so you know well in advance what to expect if you nominate your work.
You will see that the A' Unexpected Design Award is an achievement like no other, much more than an accolade for good unexpected design, more than a unexpected design prize, completely redefining what a unexpected design award and unexpected design competition is all about.
Every single element that makes the A' Design Prize for Good Unexpected design was synthetically designed and engineered to help your award-winning unexpected design reach its true maximum potential, to help you find new markets and audiences.
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YOUNG DESIGN PIONEER
Young Design Pioneer is a special recognition granted by International Design Club to a young yet highly professional and creative designer under the age of 40.
Young A' Unexpected Design Award laureates are eligible to be nominated for the Young Design Pioneer title and obtain their special certificate and trophy to celebrate the occassion.
Young Design Pioneer recipients are also given the All-Plus Trophy, featuring a plus sign in all six perspectives, highlighting the immense, multi-dimensional creative and professional growth capacity.
INNOVATOR OF THE YEAR
Innovator of the Year title is a special recognition granted by Alliance of International Business Associations to a select A' Unexpected Design Award winner enterprise that implements good design as a core value in their business.
RECOGNIZING GOOD DESIGN
Innovator of the Year title recognizes the use of good design in business to create superior products and projects that benefit the society, customers, clients as well as employees.
Innovator of the Year recipients are given the All-Star Trophy, to highlight, recognize and celebrate their stellar innovation, creativity and expansional growth, as well as to thank them for making the World a better place with their good design.
DESIGNER OF THE YEAR
Designer of the Year is title the highest achievement granted by International Association of Designers, to award-winning designers to celebrate their success. Every year, only one Designer of the Year title is granted.
SIGNED BY MASTERS
Designer of the Year Certificate is signed by 40 world-class master designers. Obtaining the Designer of the Year title is a great honour like no other.
Designer of the Year are also given the special Pi-Head trophy to celebrate their success. A' Unexpected Design Award winners have a chance to get elected as the Designer of the Year.
Omega Particle is the name of the trophy given to A' Unexpected Design Award winners. The Trophy represent infinite possibilities of a design process.
SOFT ORGANIC INTERIOR
The soft organic curves within the trophy signify our emotions, the emotional content that is implemented in design process.
HARD GEOMETRIC EXTERIOR
The hard geometric edges of the trophy signify logic, the scientific content that is embedded in design process.
A' Unexpected Design Award has 46 media partners this year, when we talk about Media Partners, these are different from the list of publications we reach via pr campaigns or press releases; these are the list of publications that will definetely publish a selection of our winners.
By taking part and nominating your work, you gain direct exposure to our Media Partners, which combined, have more than hundred million page views annually, you will have a chance to tap on their audiences, and get your work seen by the millions. We had already provided 30.517 media placements for our laureates.
In addition to getting your work seen by 46 Media Partners, you will also get an opportunity to be discovered by 500.000+ journalists, editors and media members that receive our press releases.
The A' Unexpected Design Award is for everybody, but big brands know better how to use the unexpected design award efficiently for their benefits.
Enterprises especially use the unexpected design award logo, unexpected design award-winning status to promote sales, and further use the unexpected design award to celebrate success of their R&D teams.
MAKE USE OF A' AWARD.
Companies also benefit from the international publicity, advertising and marketing services provided to unexpected design award-winners. You too can enjoy all these benefits.
To take part in A' Unexpected Design Award you need one primary main image that represents your unexpected design. This image shall be placed in a canvas that is 3600 x 3600 pixels, 72 dpi, jpeg file.
If you wish to represent your unexpected design better, we would further recommend that you upload 4 optional images, each placed on a 1800 x 1800 pixel canvas, again 72 dpi jpeg files.
Finally, and very optionally, depending on your work, you you may also desire to support your unexpected design presentation with video or pdf documents, or provide a private link to more data.
TAKE PART STEP #1
Register to A' Design Award & Competition for taking part in A' Unexpected Design Award. Make a quick registration with just your name, surname and email, or provide a full-registration with your complete profile details. Remember to confirm your e-mail address after registration to fully activate your profile.
TAKE PART STEP #2
Login to A' Design Award & Competition. Upload your unexpected design from your control panel which is displayed and made available to you after your login. You can upload as many unexpected designs as you like, indeed seasoned laureates often upload multiple projects to get preliminary scores for all their recent works and portfolio.
TAKE PART STEP #3
Nominate your unexpected design for A' Design Award & Competition, especially if you have a preliminary score of six (6) or higher, you got a good chance. If there are jury suggestions, follow them. That's it. It is free to sign-up for an account and you also get a free preliminary score for your uploaded designs.
Join A' Unexpected Design Award today for fame, prestige and publicity as well as to promote and advertise your name and your excellency in unexpected design. Position and market yourself as a leader in unexpected design industry.
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Lists of award-winning projects featured, from first row to last row, from left to right, in order of appearance: — 1 #58126 Phenotype 002 Bracelet — 2 #24667 Vertical + Horizontal Farm Tower Farming and Crop distribution tower — 3 #76249 Vapor Breeze Tea Set — 4 #39467 Maxplo Tire — 5 #50936 Cilllia 3D Hair Generator — 6 #67565 CityWays Data Visualization — 7 #114604 Flexo InForm Assembly Pavilion — 8 #130038 Shape Grammars Book — 9 #98037 Megalopolis X Shenzhen Super Headquarter — 10 #50635 Titanium Choker Parametric Design — 11 #57860 The Breathing House dynamic facade of sliding terraces — 12 #65401 Photoptosis installation — 13 #112156 Lamellae Multifunctional Shelving — 14 #127554 Tipit Cashless Tipping Device — 15 #27540 Pearl Atlantis Floating Resort and Marine Observatory — 16 #27591 3rd Dimension Airship — 17 #76274 Parametric Ceramics Pottery — 18 #45387 Afa Advance Firefighting Apparatus — 19 #45018 Phenotype 002 Bracelet — 20 #133445 Vertical + Horizontal Farm Tower Farming and Crop distribution tower — 21 #66852 Vapor Breeze Tea Set — 22 #28801 Maxplo Tire — 23 #74560 Cilllia 3D Hair Generator — 24 #42136 CityWays Data Visualization — 25 #60913 Flexo InForm Assembly Pavilion — 26 #53436 Shape Grammars Book — 27 #52433 Megalopolis X Shenzhen Super Headquarter — 28 #100876 Titanium Choker Parametric Design — 29 #135986 The Breathing House dynamic facade of sliding terraces — 30 #39467 Photoptosis installation — 31 #29456 Lamellae Multifunctional Shelving — 32 #57595 Tipit Cashless Tipping Device — 33 #122733 Pearl Atlantis Floating Resort and Marine Observatory — 34 #58126 3rd Dimension Airship — 35 #27603 Parametric Ceramics Pottery — 36 #78022 Afa Advance Firefighting Apparatus — 37 #106928 X Transport Cargo Transportation — 38 #120086 Self Service Checkout SCO — 39 #39628 Reflect Dynamic design generation system — 40 #56977 Amheba Bookcase — 41 #73153 n01 Race Car — 42 #48394 Wind Tower skyscraper — 43 #83458 Diatom Lights Illumination — 44 #49772 Flike Passenger drone — 45 #54880 Smart Plate — 46 #56149 Bengal Classical Music Festival — 47 #30680 Servvan Robotic vehicle — 48 #39966 GREEN HIVE Tire — 49 #41720 Ocean Window Dubai Maritime Museum — 50 #77203 Urbanization Aerobic Commuter Train — 51 #106446 iONE360 Visual Product Configurator — 52 #119044 W-3E Mask Expressive Emotion — 53 #121739 Acoustic Cable Deicing Robot Conceptual — 54 #138915 Darwin Bucky Exhibition Gallery.