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24. UNEXPECTED DESIGN AWARD
New Product Categories, Breakthroughs, Trendsetters and Unique Creations

Introduction
Did you design something extraordinary? Is your design a solution to previously non-addressed or a new or unique issue? Is there no dictionary definition for the type of your design? If your answers are yes, than you have an unexpected design.

The A' Unexpected Design Competition is a freestyle design competition open to both concept stage and realized works designed by professional designers, design companies, design consultants and other business in this industry worldwide.

The A' Design Award for Unexpected Design Award is not just an award, it is the indicator of quality and perfection in design, the award is recognized worldwide and takes the attention of design oriented companies, professionals and interest groups. Winning the A' Award is a certificate of excellence for designers, an important milestone in your career. Having the A' Award attracts the eyes of design oriented companies worldwide, winners will be able to find better and higher profile jobs, get a step ahead in their life.

The winners of the A' Unexpected 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 the high-profile magazine editors, design oriented companies and relevant parties. The winning designs are also exhibited at our museum, and the best designs will be picked for the permanent exhibition. The winners appear on magazines, newspapers, webzines and many other publishing mediums.

For concept stage works, the A' Award is an early indicator of success for the concept stage products, this lets young designers and design companies to register and patent winning products, systems and services for commercial value generation, furthermore the A' Award connects young designers and design companies to a large industry base and setups the links between the designers, design companies and the producers. The winners ideas becomes reality.

For realized designs, having the A' Award gives added value to your products and separates them from the rest of commoditized goods, it is an excuse to communicate your product to the media, a reason for press releases. Each winner design receives the trophy, published online and at our best designs book, receives a certificate and sticker templates to be attached to the products, the A' seal of design excellence is also included in the winners package, this seal is valid for the entire product lifecycle without yearly fees.

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 the 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 Professional, Academic and the Focus Group are weighted to determine the final result.

What to Present?
When submitting to the Unexpected Design Competition keep in mind that your submission will be evaluated mostly on the innovative aspects of the design. It is important that your design does not fit any other competition categories, or should be highly unique, highly different from traditional designs.

Awarding Criteria
Unexpected design competition winners are selected according to form, functional and emotional aspects of the product; the designs are considered for their degree of innovation, aesthetic qualities, functionality and usefulness in addition to ease of realization and realization efficiency, ergonomics and human interaction.

No Further Fees
Unlike some other design awards and competitions, you are not obliged to make any further fees for winning the award and everything listed in the winners benefits will be provided free of charge.

Aims and Visions
The Aim of the Social Design Award is to attract the attention of grapics design media, magazines, and industry leads to your business by means of creating publicity and dissemination and also to separate you from the rest of the actors in the advertising and grapics sector by honoring your institution with a prestigious award.

Benefits
Learn more about the winners' benefits here. To learn more about winners' services here. And check the contents of the winners pack here.

View previous period winners here.
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Submission Requirements:

  Dimensions Format Notes
Main Image* 3600 x 3600 pixels JPEG High-Resolution clear shot or rendering, showing the work in a preferably white background
Optional Image #1 1800 x 1800 pixels JPEG A Shot or rendering of the work with a composition of several products, showing color or configuration options
Optional Image #2 1800 x 1800 pixels JPEG A Shot or rendering showing a detailed view of the product or focusing on a unique feature, explosion, layered or sectional views if required
Optional Image #3 1800 x 1800 pixels JPEG Showing the work in a setting where the design is utilized (such as an interior space or outdoors)
Optional Image #4 1800 x 1800 pixels JPEG An action shot, where a user interacts with the design in the designated site where the product would be used
Documentation Max. 40 x A4 Pages PDF Explaining technical aspects, blue prints, details, commercial presentation or other notes about the design
Video File Max. 10 MB. 45 Sec. AVI 3D Rotation View, Conceptual Video, Short Feature or Advertisement of the design work
* Required.
 
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