Last call for entries for The A’ Design Award and Competition!

BEING Lamp by Cecilia Pozzi

BEING Lamp by Cecilia Pozzi

Tetrapod Brewing Co by Plus X

Tetrapod Brewing Co by Plus X

Felt Stone Rug Runner by Martina Schuhmann

Felt Stone Rug Runner by Martina Schuhmann

Cloud Chair Rocking Chair by Pia Weinberg - Maison Deux

Cloud Chair Rocking Chair by Pia Weinberg – Maison Deux

Cocoon Lounge Chair by Tim Kwok

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.

Advertise here !!!

A’ Design Awards & Competition – Call for Entries

Transmutation Jumpsuit by Sophia Dias

Transmutation Jumpsuit by Sophia Dias

Electron Pendant Light Fixture by Maurice L. Dery

Electron Pendant Light Fixture by Maurice L. Dery

Life extension Residential House by Pin-Chi Yu

Life extension Residential House by Pin-Chi Yu

Jal Lamp by Mos

Jal Lamp by Mos

Images of Lifi by Edmundas Jankauskas

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.

Advertise here !!!

World Design Rankings to Kickoff 2019

Karekla Chair by Phebos Xenakis (Belgium)

Karekla Chair by Phebos Xenakis (Belgium)

Twenty twenty Packaging Design by Panos Tsakiris (United Kingdom)

Twenty twenty Packaging Design by Panos Tsakiris (United Kingdom)

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

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.

Roundup: Top 15 A’ Design Award Winners

Images of Dead Sound by Pablo Pasadas

Images of Dead Sound by Pablo Pasadas

Images of Bright Mirror by Gudao Design Studio

Images of Bright Mirror by Gudao Design Studio

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

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

Images of Air Quality by Ryan Yeung

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.

A’ Design Awards & Competition – Call For Submissions

Images of The Other Me by Tomo Miura

Images of The Other Me by Tomo Miura

Snow Breweries-Ying Xiong Pu Beer by Tiger Pan

PIXIO Magnetic Сonstruction Set by Ivan Khalus and Oleh Berezovskyi

PIXIO Magnetic Сonstruction Set by Ivan Khalus and Oleh Berezovskyi

Images of Arachne- A 3D Printed Building Facade by Lei Yu

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.

Top 20 A’ Design Award Winners

Efjord by Snorre Stinesse

Lace magic Women's dress by Serap Safîye Yıldız

Images of Guilin by Kevin Chu

Images of Dear.Odd by Eun byeol Choi

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.

Your Awesome Nature Photography Could Win You $15,000!

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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 $2,500. Three fan favorites will take home $1,000, $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 14th at noon ET.  Read the complete rules HERE And enter your photograph HERE.

 

 

Sylwia Makris’ Fashion Photography Exudes Dark, Dreamlike Qualities That Perturb

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Polish fashion photographer, Sylwia Makris, creates photographs that juxtapose an academic portrait aesthetic with a steampunk sensibility. Sylwia’s work resembles dark and dreamlike worlds where bodily expressions, makeup, clothes and the environment itself come together to tell a unique story full of charm and mystery.

Makris’ recent body of work, a series of portraits that resemble the dark and the beautiful, serve as an artful glimpse on our current fashion aesthetic condition- in Makris’ terms, of course. It primarily features pale-white women and men encapsulated in a black background in steampunk formalwear; many are tattooed or pierced, if not wearing dark makeup. The models wear extravagant headpieces that pile up on top of their head like the headdress of wild mythical creatures. She photographs people that are strong or delicate, broken or dynamic. She photographs the faces of our time-and in doing so, she gives a face to our time in her own terms.

The dramatic lighting and over-the-top costumes are not what we deem real, however. Perhaps, what is real, in this case, is Makris’ faith in the strength of an expressive and strong appearance and personality; a belief that through her gothic, steampunk characters, she illustrates very clearly. The intensity and confidence that exudes from her subjects is not to be missed and certainly not to be disbelieved.