Call for Submissions for the 2014 International Urban Design Awards

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A’ International Urban Design Awards, the premier awards for excellence and innovation in urban design worldwide are now open for entries of urban design initiatives, projects and developments that deserve international recognition.

Urban Design Awards

Urban Design Awards

Best Urban Designs will be highlighted.

Today, A’ Design Award & Competition announced its call for nominations to the annual International Urban Design Awards which will showcase some of the best examples of urban design work produced worldwide. Every year, A’ Design Award & Competition organizes the Urban Design Awards to acknowledge outstanding urban design projects by leading architects, landscape architects, urban designers, artists, planners, and city builders from all countries. The Awards competition offers the opportunity to receive world-wide recognition from a jury of urban visionaries, design experts and press members.

Entries to the A' International Urban Design Awards will be peer reviewed and anonymously judged by a renowned group of urban designers, built environment practitioners, planners, architects, academics as well as press members. Entries are open for both private practice and public sector project as well as conceptual urban designs. Urban design projects will be evaluated on criteria such as comprehensiveness, energy efficiency, social and economic factors, improved support for pedestrian activity, safety, accessibility, design excellence, environmental factors, innovation, value creation, creativity and overall aesthetics. The decision of the jury shall be final. Entries of any urban design project such as master plans, city planning projects, regional plans, urban transformation or redevelopment strategies, community plans and conceptual development plans could be nominated.

While the A’ International Urban Design Awards focus on entries of urban design projects, there will also be distinct award categories for entries of civic design, architecture, landscape and community projects such as parks, public spaces, civil engineering designs, environmental infrastructures, street furniture, urban art, public art, commemorative or interpretive installations, memorials and lighting elements, and other spatial and environmental design entries.

Laureates of the A’ International Urban Design Awards are widely recognized in the media through editorial placements, coverage by design media partners, advertisement of awarded works and as a result of the PR and publicity services provided to winners. Award winning urban design projects are held in high esteem within the urban design industry. Awarded projects will have their descriptions translated to over twenty languages and communicated to thousands of editors worldwide for true international reach in addition to the complimentary press release preparation and distribution.

Winners of the A’ International Urban Design Awards will be invited to take part in the award ceremony and gala-night in Italy to receive their design excellence certificates, trophies and yearbooks of best projects. Awarded projects will also be exhibited in Italy and they will also be included in the online gallery of best designs. IDNN and DXGN design news networks will publish all winner projects. There will be five distinctions: Platinum, Gold, Silver, Bronze and Iron awards will be given. The number of awards will be based on the number of entries.

The urban design competition is open to architects, designers, planners, landscape architects, engineers, developers, contractors, consultants, municipalities and cities. Before participation, entrants are suggested to download and follow the detailed submission guidelines. Presentation texts, documentation, and visuals (images, photographs, drawings, graphics, diagrams, plans, as well as the optional video) shall be uploaded online at after registration. Award recipients will be notified immediately following adjudication on April 15, 2014. Deadline for entries is on March 30, 2014. The Award Ceremony and Gala-Night will be held on August 9, 2014 at Italy.

About A’ International Urban Design Awards
The A’ International Urban Design Awards were established to promote public and private awareness of the significant role of urban design, urban planning and architecture in maintaining and enhancing the quality of life in cities worldwide. Projects that contribute to society through beautification, sustainability, enjoyment, and appreciation of the urban environment will especially be highlighted. The A’ Urban Design Awards will emphasize the role of the good urban design for a better future.

About the A’ Design Award & Competition
A’ Awards are organized annually and worldwide in all design, engineering and architecture disciplines in order to recognize excellence in design and to demonstrate the importance of good design to general public in all countries. The ultimate aim of the A’ Design Award and Competition is to push forward designers, artists, architects and businesses to come up with better products, projects, services and solutions that benefit society. Learn more and discover A’ Design Award & Competition at

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