A' Software Award
Good software deserves great recognition.
A' Software Award is your tool of choice to advertise, publicize and promote your good softwares, to make your great softwares publicly known, appreciated and loved in all countries, in all languages, so that you and your good software work gets the righteous attention you truly deserve and entitled to.
A' Software Award ’s media exposure provides victorious designers with the chance to attain national and international fame, to honor them as well as to incentivize them, but most importantly, to help their work reach their true potential.
It is free to sign-up for A' Software Award, it is free to upload your software and it is free, anonymous, confidential and obligation-free to obtain a preliminary score, before you nominate your work for A' Software Award consideration.
FAME, PRESTIGE, PUBLICITY
Dominate Software Industry by winning a prestigious, respected and coveted award that gets you published and promoted worldwide.
TROPHY, CERTIFICATE, YEARBOOK
Claim your 3D Metal Printed Software Award Trophy, your Certificate of Software Excellence and Your Yearbook of Award-Winning Projects.
EXHIBITION, PR & GALA-NIGHT
Empower your softwares with an unmatched, world-class public relations programme. Get exhibited in Italy and internationally. Get invited to the Gala. Get famous.
SEE THE WINNERS
A' Software Award winner showcase is a source of amazing and unlimited inspiration and creativity, for designers and design lovers alike.
VEDI I VINCITORI
Affluent customers and design buyers regularly check A' Design Award winner showcase, featuring 14.557 winners in all categories, to find latest, trendsetting products, projects, arts and design.
YOU TOO CAN BE A WINNER.
Good software deserves great recognition, if you have a good software, nominate it for A' Software Award, and you too may become a winner and get your design recognized, respected, promoted and advertised worldwide.
Highlight, Advertise & Advocate good design, designers and design oriented companies for a better future. A' Software Award aims to channel the attention of press, interactive medias, design critics, distributors and buyers to the award winners.
Provide a fair, ethical and competitive platform for companies, designers and innovators from all fields with different experience levels, different disciplines and market focus to compete on. A' Software Award aims to provide a global audience for award winners to showcase their success and talents to.
The A' Software Award is not just an award, it is the indicator of quality and perfection in design, the A' Software Award is recognized worldwide and takes the attention of design oriented companies, professionals and interest groups.
WHO IS AWARDED?
The A' Software Award is given to best designs; all concept stage, prototype and finished works are considered.
The A' Software Award Trophy was designed to be realized by the newest production techniques in order to underline the innovative content of winners.
The A' Software Award Trophies are realized by 3D metal printing of stainless steel. Platinum and Gold Trophies and are electro plated in gold color.
WHAT IS AWARDED?
You can nominate original and innovative software work designed within the last 5 years; including but not limited to digital solutions and software, cyber products, projects, services, applications, equipment, offerings and information technology solutions as well as their design, interfaces and communication.
WHO IS AWARDED?
The A' Software Award is open to all, especially accepting nominations from programmers, coders, hackers, software developers, computer engineers, gurus and information technology specialists.
WHEN IS AWARDED?
There are six entry periods, First, Early, Standard, Late, Last, Omega. It is recomended to join before the end of Late Entry Deadline, that is on February 28th. Results are announced every year, starting from April 15th.
The Museum of Outstanding Design, the moving design museum was founded by A' Design Award & Competition in order to exhibit the award-winning softwares in Italy and abroad, internationally.
ARE YOU IN THE MOOD?
Eligible A' Software Award winners are provided free of charge exhibition space in the MOOD. No matter how big or small your software, it will be exhibited.
WE DO IT FOR YOU
If you are unable to send a physical version of your award-winning software, A' Software Award will prepare a large poster presentation and exhibit your work on behalf of you.
A' Design Award works hard to exhibit all award-winning softwares multiple countries each year to ensure your software is respectfully and fully exhibited worldwide.
TRAVELING THE CONTINENTS
For each international design exhibition, as well as for exhibition of your softwares in Italy, you will be given a certificate of exhibition that may be relevant for your academic progression.
SHOWCASING YOUR WORKS
We will also provide you with photos of your works from the international software exhibitions we organize, and you may find these photos useful in promoting your software to your audiences.
40x40 Exhibitions are international good design exhibitions featuring outstanding works of 40 Designers from 40 Countries.
PROVIDES MORE EXPOSURE
The A' Software Award Winners are invited to take part in 40x40 Exhibitions by sending their works, acceptence is subject to the exhibition curator.
POWER TO YOU
The A' Software Award laureates are also empowered to host and curate 40x40 Exhibitions, allowing them to take the center stage as the curators.
MUSEO DEL DESIGN
Museo del Design, the super contemporary design museum located in Como, Italy will be accepting select A' Software Award winning works to its permanent collection.
All A' Software Award Winners will also be exhibited at Museo del Design at the annual A' Design Award Winner's Exhibition that is organized at the end of each edition.
FOR GENERAL AUDIENCES
The A' Software Award Exhibition at Museo del Design, located right behind Villa Olmo, allows the award-winning works to get exposed to affluent design-loving tourists visiting Como, Italy.
Eligibile award-winning softwares are given a unique framed certificate, printed on heavy paper, featuring the name of the awarded work, achievement status and the designer.
EXPLAINS THE AWARD
The A' Software Award Winners' Certificate explains type of award won, and is signed by the President, Vice-President and Jury Coordinator of A' Design Award.
FEATURES A QR CODE
The A' Software Award Certificate features a QR Code which could be scanned by QR Code Readers in order to check the validity of the certificate.
Our own publishing house, the DesignerPress was founded by A' Design Award in order to disseminate the award-winning softwares.
SEND TO PRESS
The Hardcopy version of the A' Design Award Winner Designs Yearbook is distributed to key press members, universities and design associations.
YOU ARE IN
All A' Software Award Winner Designs are included in the winners' yearbook free of charge, laureates of the A' Software Award are further listed as co-editors of the book.
HARDCOVER & DIGITAL
The A' Software Award Winners Annual Yearbook are available as hard-copy editions in addition to digital editions, designed, registered, printed and distributed in Italy, in English.
The A' Software Award books are full color digital printed to acid-free paper to preserve the designs' presentation qualities for long periods of time, and are great additions to any design library.
GET & CHECK IT
The Hardcopy versions of the winner's yearbooks are distributed to laureates of the A' Software Award free of charge and are further available for sale at select retailers and museum shops.
A' Software Award organizes a unique Galanight & Award Ceremony near the beautiful Como Lake in Italy for winner designers.
EVERYONE IS HERE
Press Members, Industry Leads, Prominent Designers and Companies are all invited in order to create networking opportunities for winners.
YOU ARE INVITED
Eligible A' Software Award winners are able to participate the Gala-Night and Award-Ceremony free of charge, together with a guest of their choice.
A' Software Award Galanight & Award Ceremony is super exclusive, black-tie, red-carpet event.
Very Important People, Ambassadors, Influential Journalists and Industry Juggernauts are provided VIP invitations.
Each and every eligible A' Software Award winners are called to stage to celebrate their success.
LA NOTTE PREMIO A'
Celebration occassion exclusively reserved for top A' Software Award winners. Hosted in addition to our Galanight to celebrate the "Designer of the Year" title.
ARS FUTURA CULTURA
AIBA, ISPM, IBSP, IAD, ICCI and IDC boards meet to discuss strategies and policies to advance the design discipline. A' Software Award winners may reserve their seat to join the meetings.
ARTS FOR FUTURE
Ars Futura Cultura means arts cultivate the future, that is why A' Design Award & Competition invest heavily in promoting good design, art and architecture every year.
WORLD DESIGN CONSORTIUM
World Design Consortium is the World's biggest and most international design, architecture, innovation and engineering agency, winner of tens of thousands of awards.
BEST IN EVERYTHING
World Design Consortium have uniquely specialized members in each and every industry, especially software, thanks to its world-class members representing the very best in all fields.
MEMBERS IN ALL COUNTRIES
Winners of the A' Software Award are invited to join the World Design Consortium. WDC Partners rely on each other to expand the range of services and capabilities they offer professionally.
PATRONS & SPONSORS
Over the years, A' Software Award have earned the patronage of many prestigious institutions. While the sponsors and patrons vary every year, the awards had been previously endorsed by institutions such as: BEDA, Bureau of European Design Associations, Politecnico di Milano University, Como Municipality Culture Department and Ragione Lombardia, among other respectable and reputable organizations.
Taking part in the A' Software Award is almost totally risk free through preliminary checking service which is provided completely free of charge to each entrant, and A' Software Award does not ask further fees from winners. The A' Software Award spends most of its operating income for promoting its winners, creating a collective impacts, equivalent advertisement value worth hundreds of millions of euros each year. Companies and designers use our the A' Software Award Winner Logo to promote themselves and attract new leads.
AWARD IN NUMBERS
The A' Software Award is gaining significant popularity each year. Currently the A' Design Award has 159.360.703 page views, 170.978 members, 43.630 submissions, 1500 gala-night and exhibition participants, and winners from 122 countries. Updated numbers and statistics could be found at A' Design Award In-Numbers page. We believe numbers are important for designers to understand what it means to be a winner.
THE A' AWARD JURY
A' Design Award Jury is truly great and powerful, composed of 210 leading professionals, influential press members and academics, each design is given importance and equal consideration during voting.
EXPERIENCED & BALANCED JURY
A' Design Award Jury although changes every year features a balanced composition of professionals, journalists, scholars and entrepreneurs to ensure each design is voted from different perspectives.
RESEARCH THROUGH VOTING
During the voting processes, A' Software Award jury members fill a custom criteria survey, and thus indicate how a category should be voted in the future.
THE A' METHODOLOGY
A' Software Award features a highly developed, ethical methodology for voting with standardised scoring, voting criteria and more.
A' Software Award Scores are standardised based on the a) The Weights of Criteria, b) Average Score of Jury Members, c) Average Scores of All Years.
A' Software Award Jury votes online, therefore no one effects others' votes, the vothing panel is easy yet requires a careful analysis of the works to be voted.
A' Design Award and Competition was developed as a part of a Ph.D. thesis at Politecnico di Milano after analysis of over 800 Design Competitions.
The A' Software Award platform is constantly developed with survey results and through ongoing research in order to provide the most value for the winners.
A' Software Award is not affiliated with any subculture, politic group, interest group or institution, and the jury is equally free during voting, your entry will be judged fairly.
THE A' WINNERS' KIT
The A' Software Award Winners Kit is separated into two pieces: 1. Public Relations and Reputation Services & 2. Package of Physical Components.
Eligible A' Software Award Winners will receive their personalized Winners' Kit Package that include printed and framed award certificate, 3D printed metal award trophy, A' Design Award Winners Yearbook, Award-winner's Manual Booklet, A3 Posters and A3 Certificate, and more.
GRAB IT FREE
The A' Software Award Winners' Kit is free and given to all winners at the Gala-Night & Exhibition. If you were unable to join the events you can order the Winner's Kit to be shipped to your address completely free of charge.
THE WINNER LOGO
Winners of the A' Software Award are given the award-winner logo that they could implement in their communications and public relation campaigns.
The A' Design Award Winners' Logo is available in many formats and can be incorporated into all sorts of advertisements and marketing communications.
The Winners' Logo is provided free of charge to all A' Software Award winners, and A' Design Award and Competitions grants unlimited usage to winners, without yearly fees.
A' Software Award Winner Logo highlights the additional design value embedded in your work.
To leverage their award-winner status and get further benefits, A' Software Award Winners use the logos in their communications prominently and visibly.
MAKES THE DIFFERENCE
The A' Design Award Winner Logo's is expected to create a positive impact during a client's decision towards you and your work, and is designed to orient consumers and customers towards a purchase.
SYMBOL OF EXCELLENCE
The A' Software Award Winner Logo is an excellent symbol to communicate your software excellence.
FOR ALL INDUSTRIES
There is a distinct award-winner logo for each industry, based on industry best practices, history and heritage.
FREE FOR WINNERS
Most awards require annual payments for logo license. A' Software Award winners are able to use their winner logos free of charge without annual licensing fees.
Being an A' Software Award winner is just the beginning, eligible laureates are provided with complimentary mediation and brokerage services.
Designers are kind, polite individuals who might have difficulty in making contracts with businesses, but we will be there to help.
HELP WITH CONTRACTS
A' Design Award, together with Design Mediators, provides support to eligible designers in order to help form legal contracts with companies.
SALONE DEL DESIGNER
A' Design Award has founded the Salone del Designer, with the sole purpose to provide a platform for winners to sell their designs.
A' Software Award Winner Designers can set a sales price and also customize their contracts for selling their award-winning designs through the Salone del Designer.
LIST YOUR DESIGNS FOR SALE
The Salone del Designer platform access is provided free of charge to all winners, however only award-winning designs can be listed.
At DesignMegaStore winner designers and companies can sell any of their designs or products, not only winning entries.
FREE FOR WINNERS
DesignerMegaStore normally requires a 500 € Registration fee, however the service is provided free of charge to all winners.
The DesignMegaStore is not just free for winners, but also does not take any commissions from the sales of designs, products or projects.
JOIN DESIGN TENDERS
Not just sell designs; but join design tenders to give quote for design and production of custom products, services and more for international buyers.
SELL HIGH-LEVEL SERVICES
Are you a manufacturer? Give price quotes to big buyers for turnkey design and manufacturing solutions. Are you a designer? Find high-profile requests.
A unique public relations campaign will be made for the Software Design Award winners. Your work and your details will be communicated to thousands of press contacts, and also we will prepare a media kit for you. You can use this professionally prepared media kit to contact local press contacts. The winning design and the designer or the design studio will also be featured in the design annual and yearbook which is distributed by Design PR Wire to key figures in the design industry such as high-profile editors, press members and multi-national companies.
PROOF OF CREATION
Can you prove that you are indeed the original creator of your work? The Proof of Creation certificate given by A' Design Award can help.
DULY SIGNED AND TIMESTAMPED
The Proof of Creation document is duly signed and timestamped to help prove that at a given time, you had the design concept in your hands.
FREE & EASY
A' Design Award provides an easy way to obtain your proof of creation, free to all participants. Please note that this is not a patent or registration.
THE PR SERVICES
A' Software Award winners are provided with numerous public relations and promotion services through DesignPRWire to celebrate their success.
BEHIND THE CURTAINS
It is not just digital, throughout the year, DesignPRWire visits tradefairs and introduces winners to design oriented companies.
PRESS RELEASE PREPARATION
A' Software Award prepares a press release for all the winner designs, in addition also allows winners to upload their own releases to our platform.
PRESS RELEASE DISTRIBUTION
Both press releases are distributed by DesignPRWire to a wide range of press members including both the traditional and digital media.
IT IS FREE & HIGH RES.
The press release preparation and distribution services are provided to all A' Software Award winners automatically and without any payments.
A' Software Award publishes interviews with the winning designers at designerinterviews.com, all winners are eligible for complimentary interviews.
PICKED BY PRESS
Designer Interviews are also available at A' Design Award Website and are part of the Press Kit that are distributed to media members.
RE-USED BY PRESS.
Designer Interviews are provided in a way to encourage usage without attribution to A' Software Award, this helps press members write their articles faster.
A' Software Award publishes interviews regarding award winning softwares at design-interviews.com, interview service is provided free of charge for all winners.
DESIGNED FOR PRESS
Design Interviews, which are also available at A' Design Award Website, are part of the Electronic Press Kit that are distributed to journalists.
INTEGRATED BY PRESS.
Design interviews were designed in a way to incentivize coverage without attribution to A' Software Award, this helps journalists write feature stories faster.
A' Software Award publishes interviews with legendary designers at design-legends.com and as a laureate, we would be honor to feature you as well.
Design Legends interviews help award-winning designers express themselves and explain their softwares better to their audiences with long format text.
Design Legends interviews are included in your Electronic Press Kits that are distributed to media, and are also available for you for your own communication.
A' Software Award publishes interviews of magnificient designers at magnificentdesigners.com, award-winners are all contacted to schedule for interviews.
Magnificient Designers platform allows laureates to communicate their perspectives on softwares with easy to follow questions and answers format.
LOVED BY READERS.
Magnificient Designers, along with other interview platforms provide design oriented audiences rich and high quality knowledge and wisdom into philosophy of designers.
Explore Great Design Interviews
Explore great design interviews published by The Software Design Award at these fine design interview blogs : — Magnificent Designers #1 Magnificent Designers — Design Interviews #2 Design Interviews — Design Legends #3 Design Legends — Designer Interviews #4 Designer Interviews
International Design News Network helps your softwares get true international coverage through local publications.
IDNN Reaches the 99.9% of the World Population in their native language, and helps you communicate your softwares to audiences far and beyond.
IN 108 LANGUAGES
IDNN Network publishes award-winning software news in 108 languages, in 108 publications, for true global outreach.
Best Design Creative Network is all about communicating your excellence in software especially to your locality.
122 Websites, each specialized in a geographic area showcase the best of the best works from the region.
IN ALL REGIONS
When you win the A' Software Award you will be listed in your local BDCN publication aimed to attract clients, consumers, customers and buyers to you.
Best Designers Platform is all about delivering due respects, recognition and good reputation rightfully deserved by A' Software Award laureates.
ACCLAIMED AND BRILLIANT
Get recognized, respected and published among other acclaimed and brilliant software masters, and get found when good software is searched for.
FAMOUS AND INFLUENTIAL
A' Software Award winners, with their outstanding and excellent designs deserve all the fame and influence, and getting listed as best of the best helps.
Design News Exchange Network spotlights, publishes and features good softwares worldwide.
DXGN is composed of 127 amazing magazines that feature award-winning designers and their work.
FOR GREAT AUDIENCES
A' Software Award winners are provided free editorial coverage and a free news article that feature their softwares.
Good Design Dissemination Network is composed of 50 publications that feature good design.
For each and every industry, there is a distinct publication that will feature, spotlight and highlight your works.
Good design deserves great recognition, and winners of A' Software Award will be prominently featured and published.
PRESS CONTROL PANEL
A' Software Award provides a unique control panel for press members, accredited press members are given a lot of controls and functionality.
Some of the prominent functions are: requesting interviews with winners, downloading press kits of winners with high-resolution images etc.
AND THE WINNERS
Press Members could also upload their articles in PDF format, keep track of their likes etc. Designers can see press interests and downloads.
Designers.org premium portfolio profile is provided to all A' Software Award winners, free of charge, to showcase their award-winning softwares.
Unlike other platforms, the Designers.org is very selective for the sort of projects that are showcased and exhibited, getting included is a privilage.
SHOWCASE AND EXHIBIT
Get your work exhibited and showcased beautifully. By winning the A' Software Award you will get a premium portfolio created for you, without you doing anything, we will list all your award-winning softwares on your behalf.
SECURITY COMES FIRST
The Security of your submissions, your personal data and designs is of uttermost importance to A' Software Award.
SECURE HASH ALGORITHM
Your personal data is saved with SHA algorithm and even we do not know your password. Furthermore, connections are secured with SSL.
How to Register to Software Award 2022 - 2023
Joining the Software Design Award is easy; first create an account at the A' Design Award and Competition, login to your account and finally submit your work. When you enter your work, your work will be checked by the preliminary jury for its presentation. Following, your design will be assigned a preliminary score from ten (best) to zero (worst), your work may also be marked approved or rejected to take part in the competition. If your entry is approved you can continue nominating your design for Software Awards consideration. If your entry is rejected, you are suggested to update your presentation before nominating your design to Software Award.
A' Design Award and Competition publishes Designer Rankings that is easily accessible by public and media.
TOP 10 DESIGNERS
The Rankings feature the number of awards won by each designer and total rankings. Top 10, Top 100 and Top 1000 Designers can be accessed.
YOUR PLACE IS RESERVED
A' Software Award Winners have their spot in the Designer Rankings reserved, to ensure their excellent design skills gain worldwide recognition.
WORLD DESIGN RANKINGS
A' Design Award and Competition publishes World Designer Rankings that ranks countries and regions based on awarded participants.
PRESTIGE AND HONOUR
Each country and region further lists the best designers, artists and architects within, and for each award you won, you will be increasing your country score as well.
THE FIRST AND ONLY
WDR - World Design Rankings is the first and only inclusive ranking system for design among multiple disciplines, with almost all industries represented.
Alliance of International Business Associations. Free membership for award winning associations, organizations, institutions and clubs.
International Society of Product Manufacturers. Free membership for award winning product manufacturers and companies.
International Bureau of Service Providers. Free membership for award winning businesses and institutions in tertiary sector of the economy.
International Association of Designers. Free membership opportunity for A' Software Award laureates.
International Council of Creative Industries. Free membership for award winning businesses and institutions related to creativity.
International Design Club. Free membership for award winning creative agencies, architecture offices, artists workshops and designer studios.
Each uploaded design recieves a confidential preliminary score, free of charge, by A' Software Award. Get a score of 0 (worst) to 10 (best) and learn how good your work actually is.
One of the professional preliminary jury members, apart from the grand jury panel, checks your entries, and provides suggestions on how to improve your design presentation.
APPROVED OR REJECTED
Your design will be scored, and further it will be either approved or rejected, if rejected you are suggested to make the required changes before nominating your design.
A' AWARD @ SOCIAL MEDIA
A' Design Award & Competition actively takes part in the social media and the ongoing conversation in order to relay your message.
Social media is great to reach out your prospective customers and to connect with your existing clients. A' Software Award takes it up a notch, presenting you with countless tools and opportunities to relay your success at social media.
AND WE ARE IN
No matter what the media is, A' Software Award is ready to take your message further by helping you reach a wider audience.
DESIGN OF THE DAY
Design of the Day initiative aims to create social awareness for a single award-winning software work. Promoted not just in social media, but also featured in hundreds of publications.
DESIGNER OF THE DAY
Designer of the Day initiative aims to create social awareness for a single award-winning physical person. Posted not just in social media, but also published in hundreds of blogs.
INTERVIEW OF THE DAY
Design Interview of the Day initiative creates social awareness for an award-winning software interview. Featured not just in social media, but also published in hundreds of media.
LEGEND OF THE DAY
Legend of the Day initiative aims to boost a single award-winning physical person in social media and hundreds of syndicated blogs, magazines and publications.
TEAM OF THE DAY
Design Team of the Day initiative aims to boost a group of award-winning physical persons, usually a design team, in new media and hundreds of digital publications.
HIGHLIGHT OF THE DAY
Highlight of the Day initiative helps us promote your software and your image as an award-winner in social media, as well as blogs, magazines and new media.
As a business, you might already be spending tons of money on the advertisements, you already know the costs & prize for publications, advertorial and editorial placements but most importantly you know it is best when customers find you, when you are the spotlight.
Winning the A' Software Award could secure you some editorial space at both the traditional, new and social media and could create free publicity that your softwares very much deserve, but most importantly, attracting prospective clients and customers to your business.
With Exceptional PR Services, Electronic and Traditional Press Release Preparation and Distribution, Mass Media Syndication and the Advertisement Network, winning the A' Software Award you may expect a great return on your investment and advertise your softwares efficiently.
JOIN FOR FREE
A' Design Award and Competition offers many programs that provide opportunity for students and young designers to take part in the competition free of charge.
SUGGEST A TALENT PROGRAM
By taking part in this program, you can earn free entry tickets and t-shirts of A' Design Award and Competition by suggesting other designers.
DESIGN AMBASSADOR PROGRAM
Students can also apply for becoming a Design Ambassador, by performing simple tasks, students can win free entry tickets to nominate their softwares.
A' Software Award winner designs are translated to almost all major languages free of charge, and each award-winning work is published in each and every language.
In addition to the free of charge translation service provided by A' Software Award, winners could further provide translations in their native languages.
Reach 99% of the world population in their native language; reach non-English speaking world of buyers, press members, businesses and design enthusiasts.
A' Design Award & Competition features many distinct design competition categories in order to reach the widest audience and to allow designers to compete in a truly international multi-disciplinary platform.
WHY SO MANY CATEGORIES?
Research indicate that the worth and value of any award increases proportionally to its reach through network effects.
Organized by A' Design Awards.
A' Design Award has over 100+ competition categories. — Accolade #39 Student Competition — Sustainable Product #95 Eco-Sustainable Design Awards — Art #22 Artwork Competition — Legwear #103 Hosiery Design Awards — Footwear #91 Footwear Awards — Interior #8 Interior Design Awards — Toy #6 Designer Toy Awards — Photography #14 Photojournalism Awards — Furniture Accessory #92 Furniture Parts Design Awards — Graphic #12 Digital Art Awards — Sanitary Ware #56 Bathroom Awards — Furniture #1 Metal Furniture Awards are some of the accolades organized by the A' Design Awards.
A' Software Award respects designers and design oriented companies. The winners kit, logo and publicity services are all given and provided free of charge to all eligible winners.
A' Design Award winners receive an exclusive and inclusive package of items, services and benefits to celebrate their victory, at no additional cost, without any further fees.
NO FURTHER FEES
There are no extra fees for A' Software Award winners for claiming the A' Design Prize. Gala-night and exhibition participation is free to eligible laureates. There are no annual fees for logo usage. There is only pure respect.
The A' Software Award grants you access the unique A' Prestige System that provides ultra exclusive intangible and tangible benefits.
Winners of the A' Software Award are able to accumulate A' Prestige Tokens that could be exchanged for a plethora of privileged benefits and super exclusive services.
Having your name written and showcased on the walls of a contemporary design museum in large gold letters, and to have your works accepted to a permanent collection of a design museum are only some of the perks that may be obtained by using your A' Prestige.
A' DESIGN STAR
The A' Design Star is a unique design recognition programme that is aimed to recognize and reward time-proven design capabilities.
A' STAR EMBLEM
A' Design Star Emblem is a very special symbol awarded to select top designers, innovators and agencies that are able to repeatedly and consistently create good designs.
A' STAR GUIDE
The A' Design Star guide lists the A' Design Star recognized 8-Star, 7-Star and 6-Star designers, and is aimed to help large enterprises and brands to find reliable design solution providers.
WORLD DESIGN RATINGS
A' Software Award winners will be listed at World Design Ratings, together with their WDC-Rank, Designer Title and Designer Honorifics.
A' Software Award winners will be able to obtain respectable honorific titles based on their creative merits and tenets, including but not limited to Master and Grand-Master designations.
Your designer honorific title serves more than just to praise your excellent skills, they serve to signal your auidences to treat you with the uttermost respect you deserve as an outstanding designer.
4K/8K VIDEO INTERVIEWS
Select A' Software Award winners will be eligible to obtain a video interview published about their profile and award-winning softwares.
4K/8K SPOTLIGHT VIDEOS
Eligibile laureates will also have the opportunity to get their award-winning softwares professionally spotlighted and video-captured.
Your Video Interviews and Spotlight Videos, will be published and actively promoted at our video channels to help you reach new and younger audiences.
The motto of the A' Software Award is "Ars Futura Cultura" i.e. Arts Cultivate the Future, Arts for the Culture of Future. We believe that the future is shaped by arts, design and technology, thus there is need of good software for a better future.
DESIGNED FOR DESIGNERS
The A' Software Award is created to act as blender; to bring together designers, companies, the audience and the press. A' Software Award aims to highlight good products and services to design oriented audiences.
THE MYTH, THE LEGEND
Winning the A' Software Award is a certificate of excellence for designers, a proof of quality for companies. Having the A' Software Award attracts the eyes of design oriented audiences worldwide.
Best Software Design Award
In a world where there are vast number of projects made yearlong, The Software Design Award aims to emphasize the unique qualifications of top Software designs and Software design concepts by supporting them with advertisement and attention. A' Software Award is an annual juried design prize organized by A' Design Award & Competitions. The prize aims to emphasize, publicize & support good design, designers and design oriented enterprises by drawing the attention of journalists, traditional media, design writers, distributers and buyers to the winner.
5 TIERS OF HEAVEN
A' Software Award is always awarded in five tiers: Platinum A' Software Award, Gold A' Software Award, Silver A' Software Award, Bronze A' Software Award and Iron A' Software Award. These tiers are reserved for winner softwares.
5 LEVELS OF HELL
There is also honorable A' Software Award Runner-up and A' Software Award Participant status, the A' Software Award Nominee tag, together with A' Software Award Withdrawn and the A' Software Award Disqualified status.
FORESIGHT TO YOU
When you sign-up and upload your software to the A' Software Award you gain divine insight; preliminary jurors will score your work from ten (10) "best" to zero (0) "worst" free of charge and confidential, so you know well in advance what to expect if you nominate your work.
You will see that the A' Software Award is an achievement like no other, much more than an accolade for good software, more than a software prize, completely redefining what a software award and software competition is all about.
Every single element that makes the A' Design Prize for Good Software was synthetically designed and engineered to help your award-winning software reach its true maximum potential, to help you find new markets and audiences.
Software award winner logo, software award trophy, software award winners book, software award winners certificate, software award gala-night, software award exhibition, and marketing services for good software. You can have it all.
YOUNG DESIGN PIONEER
Young Design Pioneer is a special recognition granted by International Design Club to a young yet highly professional and creative designer under the age of 40.
Young A' Software Award laureates are eligible to be nominated for the Young Design Pioneer title and obtain their special certificate and trophy to celebrate the occassion.
Young Design Pioneer recipients are also given the All-Plus Trophy, featuring a plus sign in all six perspectives, highlighting the immense, multi-dimensional creative and professional growth capacity.
INNOVATOR OF THE YEAR
Innovator of the Year title is a special recognition granted by Alliance of International Business Associations to a select A' Software Award winner enterprise that implements good design as a core value in their business.
RECOGNIZING GOOD DESIGN
Innovator of the Year title recognizes the use of good design in business to create superior products and projects that benefit the society, customers, clients as well as employees.
Innovator of the Year recipients are given the All-Star Trophy, to highlight, recognize and celebrate their stellar innovation, creativity and expansional growth, as well as to thank them for making the World a better place with their good design.
DESIGNER OF THE YEAR
Designer of the Year is title the highest achievement granted by International Association of Designers, to award-winning designers to celebrate their success. Every year, only one Designer of the Year title is granted.
SIGNED BY MASTERS
Designer of the Year Certificate is signed by 40 world-class master designers. Obtaining the Designer of the Year title is a great honour like no other.
Designer of the Year are also given the special Pi-Head trophy to celebrate their success. A' Software Award winners have a chance to get elected as the Designer of the Year.
Omega Particle is the name of the trophy given to A' Software Award winners. The Trophy represent infinite possibilities of a design process.
SOFT ORGANIC INTERIOR
The soft organic curves within the trophy signify our emotions, the emotional content that is implemented in design process.
HARD GEOMETRIC EXTERIOR
The hard geometric edges of the trophy signify logic, the scientific content that is embedded in design process.
A' Software Award has 41 media partners this year, when we talk about Media Partners, these are different from the list of publications we reach via pr campaigns or press releases; these are the list of publications that will definetely publish a selection of our winners.
By taking part and nominating your work, you gain direct exposure to our Media Partners, which combined, have more than hundred million page views annually, you will have a chance to tap on their audiences, and get your work seen by the millions. We had already provided 29.033 media placements for our laureates.
In addition to getting your work seen by 41 Media Partners, you will also get an opportunity to be discovered by 500.000+ journalists, editors and media members that receive our press releases.
The A' Software Award is for everybody, but big brands know better how to use the software award efficiently for their benefits.
Enterprises especially use the software award logo, software award-winning status to promote sales, and further use the software award to celebrate success of their R&D teams.
MAKE USE OF A' AWARD.
Companies also benefit from the international publicity, advertising and marketing services provided to software award-winners. You too can enjoy all these benefits.
To take part in A' Software Award you need one primary main image that represents your software. This image shall be placed in a canvas that is 3600 x 3600 pixels, 72 dpi, jpeg file.
If you wish to represent your software better, we would further recommend that you upload 4 optional images, each placed on a 1800 x 1800 pixel canvas, again 72 dpi jpeg files.
Finally, and very optionally, depending on your work, you you may also desire to support your software presentation with video or pdf documents, or provide a private link to more data.
TAKE PART STEP #1
Register to A' Design Award & Competition for taking part in A' Software Award. Make a quick registration with just your name, surname and email, or provide a full-registration with your complete profile details. Remember to confirm your e-mail address after registration to fully activate your profile.
TAKE PART STEP #2
Login to A' Design Award & Competition. Upload your software from your control panel which is displayed and made available to you after your login. You can upload as many softwares as you like, indeed seasoned laureates often upload multiple projects to get preliminary scores for all their recent works and portfolio.
TAKE PART STEP #3
Nominate your software for A' Design Award & Competition, especially if you have a preliminary score of six (6) or higher, you got a good chance. If there are jury suggestions, follow them. That's it. It is free to sign-up for an account and you also get a free preliminary score for your uploaded designs.
Join A' Software Award today for fame, prestige and publicity as well as to promote and advertise your name and your excellency in software. Position and market yourself as a leader in software industry.
References and Sources.
Lists of award-winning projects featured, from first row to last row, from left to right, in order of appearance: — 1 #65195 IBM Cloud Event Management Software Application — 2 #63443 IBM Bluemix Availability Monitoring Software Application — 3 #70744 Baozun Dress AI Design System — 4 #65721 IBM Entity Insight Software Application — 5 #84303 Scrumbs Management Tool — 6 #34358 solidThinking Inspire Concept Generation Software — 7 #53640 Sidexis 4 Dental X-Ray Software — 8 #123134 Rx1 IOT Controller — 9 #26267 Tangible Data Data Fabrication for exhibition — 10 #40228 Talent Swarm Collaborative Cloud 3D World for Working — 11 #65254 Dab Ecg holter patch — 12 #55245 Makeree An educational tablet application — 13 #61054 Tofana Hotel — 14 #61514 k-haler Inhaler — 15 #54318 Blue Paradise Retail VM — 16 #64880 Seehof: a garden architecture Hotel — 17 #58984 Exxeo Luxury Hybrid Piano — 18 #122733 AGV Construction Heavy-Duty Chassis — 19 #68088 IBM Cloud Event Management Software Application — 20 #99264 IBM Bluemix Availability Monitoring Software Application — 21 #50394 Baozun Dress AI Design System — 22 #124362 IBM Entity Insight Software Application — 23 #70658 Scrumbs Management Tool — 24 #92317 solidThinking Inspire Concept Generation Software — 25 #46104 Sidexis 4 Dental X-Ray Software — 26 #28801 Rx1 IOT Controller — 27 #30101 Tangible Data Data Fabrication for exhibition — 28 #102975 Talent Swarm Collaborative Cloud 3D World for Working — 29 #53088 Dab Ecg holter patch — 30 #52598 Makeree An educational tablet application — 31 #104797 Tofana Hotel — 32 #100227 k-haler Inhaler — 33 #67061 Blue Paradise Retail VM — 34 #117296 Seehof: a garden architecture Hotel — 35 #69169 Exxeo Luxury Hybrid Piano — 36 #107048 AGV Construction Heavy-Duty Chassis — 37 #111696 The Fifth-Generation Waymo Driver Powering Safe and Easy Transport — 38 #54039 Effingut Brewerkz Restaurant and Bar — 39 #93904 World Cyber Games 2019 Xi'an Global eSports Festival — 40 #54260 Hubertus Hotel — 41 #66852 Pallet restaurant Restaurant and Micro Brewery — 42 #93456 HSR048 / HSR050 / HSR060 Industrial Robot — 43 #28582 Urban Contemporary Hotel — 44 #66112 130YO Gran Cruz Luxury Packaging — 45 #100909 Niro Max Service Robot — 46 #102660 Comic-Con: Nickelodeon SpongeBob Fan Activation/trade Show Experience — 47 #46054 bioLogic self-transforming biological skin — 48 #51432 LELO HEX Reengineered Latex Condoms — 49 #56672 Rangla Punjab Restaurant And Bar — 50 #57770 Devoted Breast pump — 51 #76153 F1 Trophy Design Race Winners Award — 52 #90965 Huafa Hills Residential Development — 53 #118889 Lays Signature Food — 54 #120393 Visions Of Future Digital Installation.