This is a respond to a previously asked question about the A' Design Award and Competition. The full list of frequently asked questions can be accessed here.
#151: I have received many status updates, what do they mean?
When you make a submission, after a period of time or after your submission is totally complete or just before the competition deadline, preliminary tests are performed by a random jury member to provide insights, this consultancy service is free and you get constructive feedbacks on how to improve your presentation. The following aspects are considered: essential design quality, visualization & presentation characteristics, and category compliance, the images, the descriptive text, the video and the documentation. Your design will be either approved or rejected and you will receive an update via email that suggests the next course of action. The jury member will also comment on your project, usually in a constructive way to improve it further via presentation. Especially once a year, when the competition deadline is approaching, our jury members performs the preliminary checks for almost all of the submissions (including partially complete and incomplete submissions and even not-submitted designs). Each submission is checked once (a submission is not necessary a nomination, each entry is considered a submission). For each submission, you receive a status update therefore if you have multiple submissions (or multiple uploads), you will receive as many status updates as your designs.
Keywords: preliminary checks, design submission, design control, preliminary judging
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