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Professional Preliminary Judging and Evaluation

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This page describes the preliminary judging and evaluation service offered by A' Design Award.

Do You Want to Know?
• What is my designs’ likelihood of winning the A’ Design Award?
• How is my design presented compared to that of competitors?
• What should I do to improve my odds of winning the award?
• Which category shall I nominate my design to?
• How is my overall design presentation, how can I improve it?
• How is my design presentation (images, documentation, video and description) is performing?

• What does the preliminary jury member think professionally about my work?
• How is my bookpage description, how is my brand logo and images?

Then, register now and submit your work for free; upload your design and you will get constructive feedbacks on your design. A preliminary jury member will check your design submission, and you will get answers to your questions before nominating your design for any awards.

To order Professional Preliminary Judging and Evaluation Service click here. (You need to be logged-in)

What is Professional Preliminary Judging and Evaluation Service?
When you make a submission, shortly after your submission is done, free preliminary checks are performed by a random jury member to provide insights, this consultancy service is free and you get insights and feedbacks on how to improve your presentation. In addition, a more detailed report is available: Professional Preliminary Judging and Evaluation service, which has a fixed cost per submission, helps you forecast the results of the competition and provides detailed constructive feedbacks regarding every and each element of your submission. The following aspects are considered: essential design quality, visualization & presentation characteristics, and category compliance, your images, descriptive text, video, documentation, bookpage text and client details are evaluated. Your will receive an update via email that suggests the next course of action, changes you should make to increase your odds of winning and the jury member will comment heavily on your project, always in a constructive way to improve it further via presentation.

How much does it cost?
Professional Preliminary Evaluation and Judging Service costs 125€ per submission. You will get unlimited updates till you nominate your design, to order the Professional Preliminary Evaluation and Judging Service click the order now button below.

A free, lite version of this service (called Preliminary Checks) is also available for the participants as a courtesy of A' Design Award, click here to learn about free preliminary checks.

How long does it take?
Professional Preliminary Evaluation and Judging Service usually takes 24 hours on average to be completed, 95% of the requests are completed within the 72 hours of ordering the service.

 

 

What are indicated?
Likert Scale of Winning (TABLE 1): Indicates the likelihood of your design winning the award, and the action you are suggested to take (such as nomination or updating designs etc.) Status Response (TABLE 2): Indicates whether your design is accepted or rejected or if it is still queued. Suggestions: Suggestions that are correlated to the status response. Additional Jury Notes: Indicates suggestions by the jury member that performed a preliminary check on your design. Suggested Action (TABLE 3): Indicates what you should do next.

TABLE 1. SCORE: LIKERT SCALE (LIKELIHOOD) OF WINNING
 

What does it mean?

Suggested Action

Winner

Runner-Up

Participant

10 If nominated, your design is highly likely to win a Platinum or Gold A' Design Award. Your design is very less likely to receive runner-up or participant status. If jury requested changes, update your design and proceed with nomination. If jury did not request any changes, proceed with nomination. 99% - 90% 10% - 00% 01% - 00%
9 If nominated, your design is highly likely to win a Gold or Silver A' Design Award. Your design is very less likely to receive runner-up or participant status. If jury requested changes, update your design and proceed with nomination. If jury did not request any changes, proceed with nomination. 90% - 80% 20% - 10% 01% - 00%
8 If nominated, your design is highly likely to win a Silver or Bronze A' Design Award. Your design is very less likely to receive runner-up or participant status. If jury requested changes, update your design and proceed with nomination. If jury did not request any changes, proceed with nomination. 80% - 70% 30% - 20% 01% - 00%
7 If nominated, your design is highly likely to win a Bronze or A' Design Award. Your design is less likely to receive runner-up, very less likely to receive participant status. If jury requested changes, update your design and proceed with nomination. If jury did not request any changes, proceed with nomination. 70% - 60% 30% - 40% 01% - 00%
6 If nominated, your design is likely to win a A' Design Award. Your design is less likely to receive runner-up status and your design is very less likely to receive participant status. If jury requested changes, update your design and proceed with nomination. If jury did not request any changes, proceed with nomination. 60% - 50% 40% - 50% 01% - 00%
5 If nominated, your design is less likely to win a A' Design Award and more likely to become a Runner-Up.Your design is very less likely to receive participant status. If jury requested changes, update your design and proceed with nomination. If jury did not request any changes, proceed with nomination. 50% - 30% 50% - 30% 01% - 00%
4 If nominated, your design is very less likely to win a A' Design Award and very more likely to become a Runner-Up. Your design is very less likely to receive participant status. If jury requested changes, update your design and proceed with nomination. If jury did not request any changes, proceed with nomination. 30% - 10% 30% - 10% 01% - 00%
3 If nominated, your design is unlikely to win a A' Design Award, less likely to become a Runner-Up and more likely to receive Participant status. Do not nominate as is. Improve both the design and presentation, after changes resubmit for re-evaluation. 01% - 00% 30% - 40% 70% - 60%
2 If nominated, your design is unlikely to win a A' Design Award, less likely to become a Runner-Up and more likely to receive Participant status. Do not nominate as is. Improve both the design and presentation, after changes resubmit for re-evaluation. 01% - 00% 30% - 20% 80% - 70%
1 If nominated, your design is unlikely to win a A' Design Award, less likely to become a Runner-Up and more likely to receive Participant status. Do not nominate as is. Improve both the design and presentation, after changes resubmit for re-evaluation. 01% - 00% 20% - 10% 90% - 80%
0 If nominated, your design is very unlikely to win a A' Design Award, very less likely to become a Runner-Up and highly likely to receive Participant status. Do not nominate as is. Improve both the design and presentation, after changes resubmit for re-evaluation. 01% - 00% 10% - 00% 99% - 90%

What are possible responses?
Your design can be either APPROVED, REJECTED or QUEUED. If your design is APPROVED, you are encouraged to nominate it, your design is eligible for participation and it has a considerebly high-rate of winning. However If you do not nominate your design, you will not be eligible for the award. Please read below to learn more about APPROVED entries. If your design is REJECTED, you are discouraged to nominate it. However, it does not mean that your design cannot be nominated. This means that your design could still be eligible for winning the award but your design will definetely not appear on the annual results book unless you make some modifications, and it also means that your design is less likely to win the award. The main reasons are indicated in the REJECTED tab. As you may see, you could still nominate some of the rejected entries. If your design is QUEUED FOR REVIEW, you should update your design by entering further information, updating text and uploading images and wait for review.

Important: Each time you update your design (upload images or update text) the STATUS resets. The new status becomes QUEUED FOR REVIEW. JURY NOTES will not reset so that we could track the process of changes.

TABLE.2 - STATUS RESPONSES

Status

What does it mean?

Suggested Action

Can I still nominate?

2.1 APPROVED (A)
Totally Approved Everything looks okay, it is a good entry, and it is nominated successfully. Wait for results. No. Already Nominated.
Not Yet Nominated Everything looks okay, it is a good entry, but it is not nominated. Nominate your design. Yes, encouraged.
Description Should Be Improved Although your images look good, the description for your design is missing or needs improvements. Update description and nominate. Yes, encouraged.
Visualization Should Be Improved Although the project is unique and appealing, visualization and presentation for your design could be improved. Update visuals and nominate. Yes, encouraged.
Presentation Should Be Improved Although the project is unique and appealing, visualization and description of your design could be improved. Update visuals, description and nominate. Yes, encouraged.
       
2.2 QUEUED FOR REVIEW (Q)
Queued for review. A preliminary jury member will check it soon after you enter enough information and upload visuals. Update visuals and text. Yes.
Submission Lacking Description The descriptive text is missing. Update description. Yes.
Submission Lacking Images There are not any images uploaded. Upload images. Not Advised.
Incomplete Submission There are not any images uploaded and the descriptive text is missing. Upload images and update description. Not Advised.
       
2.3 REJECTED (R1) - CLASS.1
Incorrect Image Dimensions The image you uploaded does not have the correct dimensions. Upload images in correct dimensions. Yes.
Low Image Quality The images you uploaded is either low-resolution or needs better visualization. Upload high-resolution images. Yes.
Additional Images Needed The main image is not enough to communicate your design. Upload additional images. Yes.
Bad Description The description text must be changed due to one of the following reasons: 1. Your description consists of html code, 2. Your description consists of non-readable text. 3. Your description is in a foreign language. Update descriptive text. Yes.
Unclean Image The images you have uploaded contains watermarks, logos or texts that are not part of the original design. Modify your visuals. Yes.
Wrong Category Your design does not match the category selection. Choose correct category. Yes.
       
2.4 REJECTED (R2) - CLASS.2
Socially Inappropriate Image The image you uploaded is not appropriate because it is socially not desired. Modify or cencor your design No.
Corrupt Image The image you uploaded cannot be displayed properly. Re-upload your images. No.
Wrong Image You have uploaded a wrong image or possibly you have entered the descriptions of a different design or uploaded the image of another design, or the category of the work does not match with the selected one. Replace existing images. No.
Multiple Design Confusion You have submitted multiple designs or projects as a single entry. You can either submit these distinct designs under different categories or remove the other designs from the submission and leave the main image only. Remove some of the designs from the single entry. No.
Licensed The design you have entered either is very similar to a licensed or previously patented or copyrighted design, product or idea. Delete your submission or modify your design to make it distinct. No.
Unclear Design We cannot understand your design from the images you have uploaded and description you have provided. Clarify your design with images and text. No.
Spam Submission Your submission appears to be spam. Delete your submission. No.
       
2.5 REJECTED (R3) - CLASS.3
Already Submitted You have already nominated the design under a different entry. Do not nominate, but you can keep it. No. Already Nominated.

TABLE.3 - SUGGESTED ACTION

Status

What does it mean?

NOMINATE (N)
OK Your design is already nominated, you do not need to take any further action but incase you would like to update your design, you can still make changes till the results are announced. To remind you, once you update your design, it will be again queued for review and checked again.
N++ You are highly suggested to proceed with nomination with this work. You can nominate your design as is; the presentation is good (all images, description, documentation and video are ok). To remind you, once you nominate your design, you will still be able to make changes till the results are announced.
N+ You are suggested to nominate your design, however after nomination, you should take your time to update your design and improve the presentation slightly by making the changes suggested by the jury. To remind you, once you nominate your design, you will still be able to make changes till the results are announced.
N You are suggested to nominate your design, however after nomination, you should really take your time to update your design and improve the presentation significantly by making the changes suggested by the jury. To remind you, once you nominate your design, you will still be able to make changes till the results are announced.
UPDATE DESIGN (U)
U++ Before we would suggest you to go further with nomination, we sincerely believe that your design needs better presentation,and you should update your design presentation slightly by making the changes suggested by the jury. To remind you, once you update your design, it will be again queued for review and checked again.
U+ Before we would suggest you to go further with nomination, we sincerely believe that your design needs better presentation, and you should update your design presentation significantly by making the changes suggested by the jury. To remind you, once you update your design, it will be again queued for review and checked again.
U Your presentation is weak, and as is, it will not be a good idea to nominate the design. Before your design should be nominated, you need to take your time and update your presentation. To remind you, once you update your design, it will be again queued for review and checked again.

Presentation Insights and Comments
Presentation Insights: The preliminary jury member will comment on each of your uploaded images, video and documents and the description of your project, along with client / brand / studio details. Visual suggestions might be provided via email with notes on the presentation and images.

 
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