The A’ Design Awards & Competition is a freestyle design competition open to both concept stage and realized works designed by professional and young designers, design companies and other businesses in the manufacturing industry worldwide. Submissions can be made to Furniture Design, Interiors, Electronic Devices, Architecture, Packaging, Graphic Design, Ready-Made, Jewelry Design, Interfaces, Web Sites, Transportation, Yacht Design and others. View a list of all design award categories and requirements.
Winners in the A’ Design Awards & Competition benefit beyond just the award by gaining exposure through the exhibition, yearbook, PR and publicity, world design rankings inclusion, feedback from the jury, winner’s manual. newsletter announcements and of course the gala evening. See the full list of benefits.
Entries will be judged by an international jury panel of scholars, professionals and media members.
The deadline for submission is February 28, 2014, and results will be announced to the public on April 15, 2014 when the award winners’ exhibition starts. The winning work will also be showcased here on Lovely Package on April 15, 2014.
For further information please visit: whatisadesigncompetition.com
Check out some of last years winners after the jump.
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WDR – World Design Rankings announced the updated design rankings of countries based on the number of design awards won at international juried design competitions and awards. United States ranked as number 1 among the 69 represented countries, followed by Italy, England, Japan, Brazil, China, Germany, Korea, Hong Kong and Turkey which took the top positions in 2013.
The WDR – World Design Rankings aims to provide additional data and insights to economists and journalists regarding the state-of-art in design industry. The ultimate aim of the world design rankings is to contribute to global design culture through advocating and highlighting good design. The rankings aim to provide a snapshot of the state-of-art and design potentials of countries worldwide by highlighting their creative strengths, design weaknesses and available opportunities.
See how each country stacked up.
A’ Design Award and Competition
A’ Design Award and Competition aims to highlight the excellent qualifications of best designs, design concepts and design oriented products worldwide. The primary aim of the award is to create publicity, PR push and advertisement opportunities for award winners while supporting the global design culture, creating incentives for entrants to come up with superior designs for a better future. Learn more or submit your projects at designaward.com
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(Est. 1981) “Regatta is Britain’s best loved outdoor clothing and footwear brand and fast becoming a leading brand across Europe. Created in 1981, we make high quality and great value outdoor gear for the whole family. […] We now export to over 54 countries worldwide and have dedicated sales offices in France, Belgium, Ireland, Germany, Holland, Spain, Poland, Italy, Finland, Czech Republic and Israel. There are also a number of dedicated showrooms across the UK, used to showcase the very latest products. HQ is in Trafford Park, Manchester, home to all key departments including: sales, buying, design, marketing, planning, imports, export, accounts, IT and HR. State of the art warehousing (including a new site at Ellesmere Port) covers 580,000 sq feet, through which over 15 million units are shipped every year.”
Design by: SEA Design
Opinion/Notes: I get where they were going with the logo but the stem of the “R” is too distracting and it just looks like the “R” toppled over. Perhaps without the stem it would look like a graph or other readability problems ensued. Looks great as an icon made out of people, though.
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Select Quote: Regatta’s new logo represents broad appeal — while it looks like an R, the flat line, hump and steep ascent also reference the dog walkers, hillwalkers and climbers Regatta caters for.Read More →