A’ Graphics and Advertising Design Competition: Call for Entries

A’ Graphics and Advertising Design Competition: Call for Entries

Above: M/I/M/Design District Corporate Identityby Francesco Paternoster

winner of the Golden A’ Design Award Winner for Graphics and Advertising Design Category in 2011.

The A’ Graphics and Advertising Design Competition is a freestyle design competition open to both concept stage and realized works designed by professional and young designers, design companies, packaging designers and other business in this industry worldwide.

The A’ Design Award for Graphics and Advertising is recognized worldwide and takes the attention of design oriented companies, professionals and interest groups. Having the A’ Award attracts the eyes of design media worldwide and winners can expect to find better and higher profile leads, which in turn can mean a step ahead in their commercial life.

The winners of the A’ Graphics and Advertising Design Award are provided extensive and exclusive marketing and communication services to promote the success of winning the A’ Award. Furthermore, the winning designs appear on the A’ best designs book which is available worldwide; this book is furthermore distributed to high-profile magazine editors, design oriented companies and relevant parties.

The Jury is composed of both academic and professional participants worldwide, such as chief executive officers or head designers of companies and faculty heads or professors. In addition, the A’ Award features a focus group jury, which is composed of ordinary people to normalize the scoring by eliminating the bias on aesthetics and form sections; the votes of professionals, academics and the focus group are weighted to determine the final result.

What to Present?
When submitting to the Graphics and Advertising Design competition keep in mind that your submission will be evaluated on multiple dimensions. Applicants should send high-resolution images of the design together with a presentation of its application. For example, logos on merchandise, advertisement posters at their locations etc.

Awarding Criteria
The best graphic designs are selected according to form, functional and emotional aspects of the design; submissions are further considered for their degree of innovation, aesthetic qualities, medium of choice, creativity and usefulness in addition to ease of realization and application efficiency, attraction and accessibility.

Aims and Visions
The aim of the Graphics and Advertising Design Award is to attract the attention of graphic design media, magazines, and industry leads towards a particular business by means of publicity and dissemination.

The submission deadline is September 30, 2012; however, a late deadline of February 28, 2013, is also an option.

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