Designers, Artists and Architects are Called to Participate

Como, Italy (PRWEB) January 21, 2013

Today, A Design Awards in collaboration with has announced the release of the Bad Design Awards platform.

Bad Design Awards platform has especially been founded to collect observations, insights and ideas from participants who had sour experiences with various design awards, idea competitions and innovation contests.

Utilizing the Bad Design Awards platform, participants are able to report unethical competitions, misconducts in contests, issues in awards, cheating participants, competition organizers and sponsors. Participants and organizers are also able to provide their constructive suggestions and feedbacks regarding design competitions. Registered complaints will not be made visible to public; however competition organizers are given chance to log in and view all complaints made against them.

Bad Design Awards platform also publishes an annual white paper, presenting the most controversial issues regarding design contests without pin-pointing any of the competition organizers or participants. Within this white-paper, submitted complaints are de-identified and competition names are anonymized. The white paper includes four headings: 1. Policy suggestions for award organizers and competition hosts. 2. Guidelines for participants. 3. Latest trends in design competitions. 4. Statistics on most controversial issues regarding design competitions.

It is aimed that policy suggestions and guidelines included in the Bad Design Awards white paper could be used for organizing better design contests that not only respects designers rights, but provide more value to contestants.

Bad Design Awards platform does not provide or assign any ratings for the reported competitions in order not to encourage submission of false reports. Bad Design Awards platform does not publicly share any of the submitted comments. Comments are kept confidential to avoid bashing or incorrect submissions. However, competitions that have been reported multiple times are directly contacted and made aware of the submitted reports, so that solutions could be found or improvements could be made.

Designers and organizers could submit their insights on any of the design competitions by filling the “Report a Competition” form at

Bad Design Awards platform is supported by which provides a listing of all design competitions and contests organized around the globe.

About provides a listing of all the design competitions, contests and awards organized throughout the world. Designers, artists and architects are able to view in-depth details for the registered design competitions and their quality scores. Further information and latest competition news could be obtained from

About A’ Design Awards

A’ Design Awards is a premier annual juried design competition that honors the best designers, architects, engineers, design studios and design oriented companies worldwide to provide them publicity, fame and recognition. A’ Design Award and Competitions are organized and awarded annually and internationally in a wide range of categories. More information regarding the A’ Design Awards could be obtained from:

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