Design Awards

Design Awards – A call for Innovators & Design Thinkers

Having a unique design style is an important factor for both aspiring and professional designers out there. Copying or following someone else’s designing style and idea is both possible and easy. But representing your independent and original idea gives a sense of empowerment and courage to become a great designer with innovative and creative thinking skills.

Keeping all this in mind, the ARCH College of Design and Business has come up with a platform for willing enthusiasts of Design to showcase their talent and get deserving recognition. Arch is conducting a Design Award competition in which one has to submit your original entries of any project you have completed between January 2020 to now. . The important details of the design project should be included with accuracy and accessibility.

All you need to know about Design Culture-Design Awards Competition:

Designing innovative products or systems using design process helps one in revealing new ideas in the form of products  to attract a vast range of potential clients. This also allows you to discover the needs and preferences of your customers. This competition is a great opportunity for all, whether you are an industry professional, a new startup, or a design faculty to showcase your talent. Follow the basic steps of the design process and  create a workable project document.

Theme and regulations to be followed: 

The confluence at ARCH College of Design and Business has an interesting theme for the Design award competition.  It is  Form, Reform, and Transform. The theme expresses how things that were formed over time reformed and further transform to fulfill the needs of both nature and society. The exposure to this platform with free and easy services without any additional participation fees makes you ready for proper planning from product designing to building business strategies. The Design projects commenced from January 2020 until today’s date will be considered as valid entries for the competition. You may submit conceptual designs within the mentioned theme and sub-themes..

The design project document should be in the form of detailed conceptual drawings, illustrations, 3D modeling, or high-resolution photographs. It has three categories:

  1. Digital Design
  2. Phygital Design
  3. Industrial Design

The maximum length of the document should be around 10 pages. The document should explain the design process of your project. The shortlisted entries will be asked for working prototypes of their designs for evaluation by the final jury. The competition is open for both students and professionals to encourage them and provide them with desired opportunities.

Jury members and the judgment criteria associated with Design Awards: 

The judgment criteria in this Design Award competition will not be predictable as they may vary for each design type. The criteria chosen as the framework for the basis of judging can help you design. Designs that are innovative, aesthetic, durable, with upcoming trends, feasible, sustainable sprinkled with a bit of your emotional value can create a mind-blowing and unforgettable impact on the jury members. All the entries will be assessed in a fair and unbiased manner. The Designs documents are assessed randomly and given a score on a scale of 1 to 10.

The Jury members will be judging your customized Design Documents. They have their unique expertise and inspiring professional background in design and business environment, which helps them in providing fair orientation to the competition. There are five jury members associated with Design Award, namely:

  1. Pradyumna Vyas, Senior Advisor at ARCH College of Design and Business
  2. Ashwini Deshpande, Communication & Product Designer, Founding Member, Association of Designers of India (ADI)
  3. Satish Gokhale, Industrial & Product Designer Founder Director, Design Directions Pvt. Ltd
  4. Dr. Vishal Rao, Innovator & Dean, Chief of Head & Neck Surgical Oncology & Robotic Surgery at HCG Cancer Centre
  5. Alok Nandi, Entrepreneur Strategist Author Educator

Details about the Award felicitation system in this Design Award Competition:  

Each of the three categories will have five shortlisted finalists. Their projects will be assessed, from which the winner would be selected. The winner in all the categories would be awarded a:

  • Design Culture Award ’22 Trophy
  • Cash prize of Fifty Thousand rupees
  • Social Media Coverage and Publications
  • Along with two passes for The Pink city Design Confluence 2022 on 27th and 28th January 2022, Jaipur, Rajasthan

The rest four shortlisted finalists will be awarded the participation certificate. But, it is nothing to be disheartened because this experience in design opens up important and new business opportunities. Its value is often underestimated, but good design can bring certain good business benefits, which you haven’t explored yet. To know more about the event, visit this link.

Why is it beneficial to participate in the Design Award?

There are many reasons for you to consider participating in the Design Award competition. But one of the best reasons is an opportunity to explore your options and test your ideas for the future. It helps you gain a reputation as a Designer to make significant contributions to the world. This opportunity also helps you build good and positive relationships with your fellow participants and learn from their perspectives and design ideas. Which in turn helps you attract new potential customers.

Taking inspiration from others is okay but presenting something with your own specialty and originality is what makes you  a great designer. Therefore, take your project towards success with the hope and the aim of winning. And during this path, the ARCH College of Design and Business will help by giving you a platform to understand the project design phase.