Entering design competitions is a great way to expose yourself to future employers and it is also a great opportunity to receive prestigious awards and recognition. Even if you do not win the competition, you can still use the project to add value to your design portfolio. It is a good thing to test yourself and participate in competitions that will place you outside your comfort zone. Design competitions are becoming increasingly popular and they give the chance to young architects to make their mark in the industry and make a positive contribution to the environment and the people that will benefit from these designs. Exploring your personal capacity and creative capability will build to your personal career and give you the competitive edge in the industry. Our team is always on the lookout for interesting opportunities that we can present to you and our readers. We also know that employers value the fact that that participating in such events it shows that you want to excel as a designer outside of the office.
In the case that you are not aware of current design competitions we wanted to present to you The Asia Design Prize. This competition is open to anyone in the world and will host designs from four different categories; Industrial, Space/Architecture, Communication, and Social Impact. Designers, design institutes, design studios, and students can all partake in this event. The competition will have 40 judges from 13 different countries around the world. All of them are renowned designers eager to see your creativity and ten percent of the entries will be selected by them as final winners. Projects will be valued using three different criteria; aesthetics, uniqueness, and practicality. So, if you feel like you are up for the task, make sure to go to their website and check-out the submission requirements. Early submission started September 2 and they will be open till December 30th. Don’t miss out on the chance to showcase your work and benefit from the different opportunities that such event will bring to your personal career.