We have created a list of the best tips to guide you through the submission process, step by step, making sure your design entry is strong and will have a positive impact on the Jury.
Complete your company profile. Our system provides an auto-generated invoice, so please add you company address, e-mail, VAT number, etc. Also, share your company information and any previous awards won!
Since we have an international jury panel, the project description, credits and other information should be written in English.
The entry description is one of the most essential parts of your submission, so make your description engaging and interesting; keep it succinct, but still give as much information as possible; share the original project idea, the design trigger, how it contributes to society or local communities, etc.
You can upload up to 10 images with each entry. Select some images which give an overall view the design and others which are close up shots. Please keep in mind that in case you have a winning submission, the cover image (the first image you upload) will be displayed on the website and in the IDA Annual book, so it should be the image which best represents your design.
Don’t forget to also upload a PDF file with any additional project details, 3D drawings, product specifications, business plans, or any other information you may feel is important to share with the Jury.
Credit all of the designers that took part in the project. You can also add photographer and model credits as appropriate.
Each design discipline has many sub-categories for you to choose from and many entries would fit in multiple sub-categories. To increase your chance of winning we recommend to enter the projects in more than 1 sub-category. A 50% discount is offered when entering your design in additional sub-categories.
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