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A' Design Award and Competition is organized under the following 100 main categories. For the most popular design award categories, click here. To learn more about the award, please view our one-page presentation: What is A' Design Award? To navigate this page easier, use your browsers search function (CTRL+F). For industrial designs, you can find the best fit based on locorno classification.

• If you are having difficulties in choosing the category, simply register and upload your design and wait for the preliminary checking service which is provided free of charge. Alternatively, you could submit your design for the category 24 for hard to classify projects. If you are wondering why there are 100+ categories, we invite you to read more about it here: networking effects. Please see all design competition category descriptions and briefs below. For popular categories, click here.

 

01.

FURNITURE, DECORATIVE ITEMS AND HOMEWARE DESIGN
Chairs, Tables, Stools, Benches, Seating System, Furnishings, Furniture Parts and More.
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51.

BABY, KIDS' AND CHILDREN'S PRODUCTS DESIGN
Baby Products, Kids' Products, Childrens' Products and More.

02.

PACKAGING DESIGN
Food Packages, Boxes and Casings, Packs, Cans, Bottles, Bags and More.
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52.

FASHION AND TRAVEL ACCESSORIES DESIGN
Bags, Suitcases, Belts, Backpacks, Luggages, Travel Gear and More.

03.

ARCHITECTURE, BUILDING AND STRUCTURE DESIGN
Residences, Schools, Hotels, Sports Facilities, Bridges, Convention Centers and More.
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53.

ART MATERIALS, STATIONERY SUPPLIES AND GIFT ITEMS DESIGN
Drawing Materials, Drawing Bases, Films, Structure Materials, Adhesives and More.

04.

FASHION, APPAREL AND GARMENT DESIGN
Clothing, Accessories, Rings, Hats, Bags, Watches, Sunglasses, Ties, Pins and More.
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54.

PROSUMER PRODUCTS, TOOLS, AND MACHINERY DESIGN
Machinery that Produce Machinery, Prosumer Products, Prosumer Tools and More.

05.

LIGHTING PRODUCTS AND PROJECTS DESIGN
Torchieres, Wall Washers, Fireplaces, Neons, Backlights, Pendant Lights and More.
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55.

SECURITY AND SURVEILLANCE PRODUCTS DESIGN
Security Cameras, Surveillance and Scanning Systems, Monitoring Equipment and More.

06.

TOY, GAMES AND HOBBY PRODUCTS DESIGN
Stuffed Toys, Miniatures, Baby Toys, Childrens Toys, Collectibles and More.
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56.

BATHROOM FURNITURE AND SANITARY WARE DESIGN
Bathtubs, Bidets, Sinks, Showers, Urinals, Water Closets and More.

07.

DIGITAL AND ELECTRONIC DEVICES DESIGN
Laptops, Cell Phones, Computers, Handhelds and Electronic Gadgets and More.
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57.

MANUFACTURING AND PROCESSING MACHINERY DESIGN
Machines that Produce other Goods, Machines that Produce semi-finished products and More.

08.

INTERIOR SPACE AND EXHIBITION DESIGN
Bars, Restaurants, Hotels, Shops, Residences, Convention Centers and More.
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58.

ENERGY PRODUCTS AND DEVICES DESIGN
Energy Generators, Energy Savers, Energy Production, Batteries, Adapters and More.

09.

VEHICLE, MOBILITY AND TRANSPORTATION DESIGN
Bicycles, Cars, Motorcycles, Trains, Ships, Boats, Yachts, Planes, Buses and More.
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59.

BUSINESS PLAN AND CORPORATE OPERATIONAL PLANS DESIGN
Business Plans, Business Strategies, Corporate Plans, Operational Plans and More.

10.

INTERFACE AND INTERACTION DESIGN
Gadgets & Electronic Device Interfaces, Interactive Interfaces, Web Designs and More.
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60.

INFORMATION PROCESSING TOOLS DESIGN
Computer Software, Biological Processors, Information Processing Hardware and More.

11.

HOME APPLIANCES DESIGN
White and Brown Goods, Microwaves, Refrigerators, Stoves, Blenders and More.
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61.

STREET FURNITURE DESIGN
Benches, Traffic Barriers, Bollards, Taxi Stands, Public Lavatories and More.

12.

GRAPHICS AND VISUAL COMMUNICATION DESIGN
Symbols, Logos, Typography, Posters, Books and Page Layouts, 2D Packaging and More.
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62.

LANDSCAPE PLANNING AND GARDEN DESIGN
Landscape Designs, Garden Projects, Small and Large-scale Landscape Projects and More.

13.

COMPUTER GRAPHICS AND 3D MODEL DESIGN
Digital Art-Works, 3D Models, 3D Figures, 3D Characters, Special Effects, 3D Scenes and More.
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63.

URBAN PLANNING AND URBAN DESIGN
Urban Planning, Advanced City Planning, Zoning, Smart City Systems and More.

14.

PHOTOGRAPHY AND PHOTO MANIPULATION DESIGN
Photographs, Photo Manipulations, Scenery, Still Imaging and More.
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64.

HUMAN RESOURCES AND HR PROGRAMS DESIGN
Human Resources Programs, HR Schemes and More.

15.

ENGINEERING AND TECHNICAL DESIGN
Highly Technical Products, Schematics, Mechanisms, Mechanical Engineering Designs and More.
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65.

EDUCATION AND TRAINING CONTENT DESIGN
Education Content, Training Materials, Courses, Workshops and More.

16.

SCIENTIFIC INSTRUMENTS, MEDICAL DEVICES AND RESEARCH EQUIPMENT DESIGN
Clinical, Diagnostic Products, Bio-Products, Care Projects, Surgical and Therapeutic Concepts and More.
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66.

YACHT AND MARINE VESSELS DESIGN
Yachts, Watercraft, Ships, Boats, Hovercraft, Submarines and More.

17.

MOVIE AND ANIMATION DESIGN
Movie Trailers, Short Movies, Commercials, Cartoons and Animated Sequences and More.
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67.

CAR AND LAND BASED MOTOR VEHICLES DESIGN
Cars, Trucks, Pickups, Bus, Sports, Utility Vehicles and More.

18.

FOOD, BEVERAGE AND CULINARY ARTS DESIGN
Design for Food, Design with Food, Food Servings and Design of Culinary Objects and More.
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68.

AGRICULTURE, HORTICULTURE AND FISHERIES DESIGN
Design for Agriculture, Design For Horticulture and More.

19.

BUILDING MATERIALS, CONSTRUCTION COMPONENTS, STRUCTURES & SYSTEMS
Industrial Materials, Building Materials and Components, Systems, Surfaces and Finishing and More.
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69.

AEROSPACE AND AIRCRAFT DESIGN
Planes, Baloons, Airliners, Helicopters, Rotorcrafts, Turbojets and More.

20.

SOCIAL DESIGN
Eco-Sustainable Designs, Design for Environment, Design for Sustainability, Social Designs and More.
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70.

MULTIDISCIPLINARY AND INTERDISCIPLINARY DESIGN
Multidisciplinary and Interdisciplinary Design Projects and More.

21.

IDEA DESIGN
Product, Service, Experience or Business Design Ideas, Creatively Challenging Projects and More.
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71.

CORE RESOURCES MANUFACTURING AND EXTRACTION DESIGN
Core Resources Manufacturing and Extraction Design Projects and More.

22.

ARTS, CRAFTS AND READY-MADE DESIGN
Design of Functional Sculptures, Art Objects, Craftworks, Sculptures, Ceramics, Paintings and More.
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72.

SPACECRAFT, SPACEPLANES AND SPACESHIP DESIGN
Spacecraft, Spaceplanes and Spaceship Design Projects and More.

23.

META, STRATEGIC AND SERVICE DESIGN
Design Strategy, Design Management, Service Design, Franchising Design, Strategic Design and More.
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73.

GENERATIVE, ALGORITHMIC AND PARAMETRIC DESIGN
Generative Architecture, Parametric Designs, Algorithmic Artworks and More.

24.

UNEXPECTED DESIGN
New Product Categories, Breakthroughs, Trendsetters and Unique Creations and More.
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74.

DIGITAL AND BROADCASTING MEDIA DESIGN
Blogging and Social Media, Broadcast, Podcasting, Newsletters and More.

25.

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES DESIGN
Computer Software and Programs, Mobile Applications, Plugins, Algorithms and Functions and More
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75.

PRINT AND PUBLISHED MEDIA DESIGN
Traditional Media, Press, Print Media,
Publishing and More.

26.

HARDWARE, POWER AND HAND TOOLS DESIGN
Garden Tools, Hammers, Drills, Saws, Screwdrivers, Wrenches, Cutting Tools and More
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76.

CONSTRUCTION AND REAL ESTATE PROJECTS DESIGN
Large Real Estate Projects with Total Architecture, Interior, Landscape and Social Designs.

27.

YOUNG DESIGN
Young Designers, Students, Freelance Designers, Upcoming Artists, Fresh Graduates and More
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77.

MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS DESIGN
Violin, Viola, Guitar, Trumpet, Clarinet, Piano, Drums and More.

28.

HEAVY MACHINERY DESIGN
Construction, Agricultural, Mining, Earthmoving, Production Equipment and Machinery and More.
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78.

DIFFERENTLY ABLED AND SENIORS' ASSISTANCE DESIGN
Design for Seniors, Design for Differently Abled People and Life-Aid Products.

29.

PERFORMING ARTS, STYLE AND SCENERY DESIGN
Choreography, Dance Moves, Theatre, Costume, Makeup, Sound and Set Design and More.
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79.

PUBLIC AWARENESS, VOLUNTEERISM, AND SOCIETY DESIGN
Public Campaigns, Volunteerism Projects and Designs for Social Impact.

30.

MUSIC, AUDIO AND SOUND DESIGN
Compositions, Generative Music, Audio Designs, Sound Designs, Sound FX, Soundtracks and More.
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80.

GOVERNANCE AND PUBLIC SERVICES DESIGN
E-Governance Platforms, Public Services, Subsidizing Culture and Design.

31.

WRITING, LITERATURE AND CONTENT DESIGN
Writings, Journal Articles, Literature, Creative Content, One-liners, Headlines, Texts and More.
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81.

CREATIVE LEGACY, RETRO AND EVERGREEN DESIGN
Designs that were made more than 10 years ago and still looking attractive and modern.

32.

EXCELLENCE IN DESIGN
Professional Designers, Design Studios, Design Agencies, Design Offices, Design Companies and More.
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82.

CULTURAL HERITAGE AND CULTURE INDUSTRY DESIGN
Projects regarding creation, conversion, preservation, restoration and protection of heritage and culture.

33.

DILIGENCE AND INTELLIGENCE IN DESIGN
Companies, Enterprises, Governments, Businesses, Organizations, Associations and More.
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83.

LUXURY DESIGN
Luxury Properties, Exclusive Products, Designs and Communication for Luxury Services and More.

34.

ACTOR, TALENT AND MODEL DESIGN
Model Agencies, Talent Houses, Talent Managers, Talent Agencies, Actor Managers and More.
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84.

MOBILE TECHNOLOGIES, APPLICATIONS AND SOFTWARE DESIGN
Mobile Communication Technologies, Applications for Mobile Computing, Mobile Entertainment and More.

35.

HOSPITALITY, RECREATION, TRAVEL AND TOURISM DESIGN
Lodging, Restaurants & Bars, Theme Parks, Airlines, Hotels, Cruise Lines, Accommodations, and More.
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85.

ADVERTISING, MARKETING AND COMMUNICATION DESIGN
Performance-Based Ads, Integrated Campaigns, Guerrilla Marketing, Public Relation Schemes and More.

36.

FUTURISTIC DESIGN
Future products, future gadgets, future services, future cities, conceptual futuristic designs and More.
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86.

CREATIVE INDUSTRY AND LIFELONG DESIGN
Managers, Innovators, Pioneers, Executive Officers, Architects, Product Developers and More.

37.

SOCIAL AND BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES DESIGN
Economics, Sociology, Psychology, Social Psychology, Political Science, Anthropology and More.
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87.

CYBERNETICS, PROSTHESIS AND BIO-ENGINEERING DESIGN
Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, Computer Vision, Bionics, Medical Cybernetics, Adaptive Systems and More.

38.

NATURAL SCIENCES AND MATHEMATICS DESIGN
Biology, Astronomy, Chemistry, Earth Science, Physics, Life Sciences, Mathematics, and More.
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88.

RADICAL INNOVATION AND NEW TECHNOLOGIES DESIGN
Effective Products, Processes, Services, Technologies, Ideas and Solutions that Exceed Market Needs.

39.

AWARDS, PRIZE AND COMPETITIONS DESIGN
Awards, Prizes, Competitions, Contests, Cups, Medals, Endowments, Decrees and More.
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89.

WEARABLE TECHNOLOGIES DESIGN
Healthcare Devices, Wearable Cameras, Smart Garments, Smart Watches and More

40.

EVENT AND HAPPENING DESIGN
Conferences, Conventions, Festivals, Symposiums, Trade Fairs, Trade Shows and More.
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90.

ENGINEERING, CONSTRUCTION AND INFRASTRUCTURE DESIGN
Construction and Infrastructure Projects, Building Engineering and Design, Technical Projects and More.

41.

SPORTS, ENTERTAINMENT AND RECREATION EQUIPMENT DESIGN
Football Boots, Soccer Cleats, Flying Discs, Balls, Weights, Sports Equipment and More.
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91.

FOOTWEAR, SHOES AND BOOTS DESIGN AWARD
Boots, Sandals, Shoes, Slippers, High-Heels, Galoshes, Waders, High-Tops, Mules and More.

42.

TEXTILE, FABRIC, TEXTURES, PATTERNS AND CLOTH DESIGN
Smart and Innovative Textiles, Fabrics, Textures, Patterns, Clothes and More.
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92.

FURNITURE ACCESSORIES, HARDWARE AND MATERIALS DESIGN
Door and Drawer Handles, Locks, Fittings, Partitions, Hinges, Chipboards, Furniture Materials and More.

43.

SAFETY CLOTHING AND PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT DESIGN
High-Visibility Clothing, Fire-Protection, Cold Protection, Helmets and More.
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93.

LIMITED EDITION DESIGN AWARDS
Designs Produced from 9 to 1001 pieces, Exclusive and Customized Industrial Designs and More.

44.

BEAUTY, PERSONAL CARE AND COSMETIC PRODUCTS DESIGN
Make-up Cosmetics, Skin Care Products, Beauty Products, Masks, Creams and More.
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94.

DESIGN QUALITY AND INNOVATION
Designs with Highest Details, Well Defined and Finished Products, Highly Innovative Designs and More.

45.

CHEMICAL PRODUCTS AND CONSUMABLES DESIGN
Detergents, Soaps, Fuel Additives, Dishwashing Liquids and More.
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95.

SUSTAINABLE PRODUCTS, PROJECTS AND GREEN DESIGN
Eco Sustainable Projects, Environment Friendly Designs, Bio-degradable Products and More.

46.

SALES, CONTACT CENTER AND CUSTOMER SERVICE DESIGN
Sales Centers, Customer Support Centers, Contact Centers and More.
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96.

DESIGN FOR X
Design for Manufacture, Design for Delivery, Design for Evolution, Design for Operation and More

47.

PET SUPPLIES AND PRODUCTS FOR ANIMALS DESIGN
Pet Accessories, Grooming Supplies, Cages, Aquarium Supplies and More.
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97.

3D PRINTED FORMS AND PRODUCTS
Products Designed and Realized with Latest Technologies, 3D Printed Products and More.

48.

BANKING AND FINANCE INSTRUMENTS DESIGN
Financial Products, Financial Services, Banking Instruments and More.
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98.

DISPOSABLE AND SINGLE USE PRODUCTS
Single-use Objects, Disposable Products, One-Time Use Tools and Devices and More.

49.

JEWELRY, EYEWEAR AND WATCH DESIGN
Necklace, Pendants, Earrings, Rings, Glasses, Watches and More.
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99.

WEBSITE AND WEB DESIGN AWARDS
Websites, Landing Pages, Interactive Applications, Applets, Web Gadgets, Cloud Software and More.

50.

BAKEWARE, TABLEWARE, DRINKWARE AND COOKWARE DESIGN
Cutlery, Glassware, Ceramic Ware, Tea Sets, Cooking Sets and More.
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00.

EASE OF USE AND UNIVERSAL DESIGN
Easy to Use Products, Inherently Accessible Projects, User Friendly Products, Services and More.

Tip: If you are having difficulties in choosing a category, simply submit your design for 24. Unexpected Design Award Category (which is a generic category that allows entries that are hard to classify, highly innovative, unexpected etc.) and the preliminary jurors will suggest the appropriate category after checking your design. If you are wondering why there are 100+ categories, read here: networking effects. For concealed categories, click here.

Also See
Good Industrial Design Award
Good Architecture Design Award
Good Product Design Award
Good Communication Design Award
Good Service Design Award
Good Fashion Design Award

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