IDA Introduces COVID-19 Design Innovation Grant

COVID 19 Design Innovation Grant

An Award of $14,000 Proclaimed to Navigate with the Coronavirus Pandemic

International Design Awards is introducing an exceptional event- ‘COVID-19 Design Innovation Grant’ along with its partner European Product Design Awards (ePDA). Professional designers and creative minds around the world are invited to showcase their talents with the best designs to make a positive impact on this Coronavirus pandemic. In a word, it’s undoubtedly a great opportunity for prolific people who want to explore and support the world in this critical and vulnerable situation.

An Overview of 14th Annual IDA Awards 2020

IDA Design Awards was established in 2007 by some of the excellent designers, thinkers, and entrepreneurs. It started with a vision of recognizing and promoting exceptional and unique designs from talented designers and artists around the world in multiple categories. This authority gives prestigious awards and worldwide recognition in five different design disciplines. Let’s introduce them in detail one after another.

  1. Architecture Design

This type of design refers to the art of design that expresses the architectural views of buildings. Well! It’s not mandatory to be an architect with a professional certification from a renowned institution. IDA expects extra-ordinary design with having the power of lasting for generations and inspiring people. It’s a great opportunity to be awarded the title- ‘Architect Design of the Year’, prestigious certifications, and many more. Also, it lets you have global recognition and career-making honor in the field.

Categories Inside Architecture Design

🔸 House & Renovation

🔸Bridge, Overpass, Span, Hall

🔸 Library, Vault, Dome, Museum

🔸 Monument, Park, Public Space, Plaza

🔸 Public Art Installation

🔸 Landscape

🔸 Commercial & Residential Building

🔸 Architecture Lighting

🔸 Institutional & Conceptual

🔸 Sustainable Living & Mobile Home

🔸 Department Store, Mall, Retail

🔸 Hotel, Resort, Restaurant, Bar

🔸 Low-Cost Housing

🔸 Emergency Shelters & Housing

🔸 Urban Architecture Design

🔸Swimming Pool & Porch

🔸 Other Architectural Designs

Awards Titles & Prizes Proclaimed for the Winners

IDA Design Awards announces two types of awards in the Architecture Design discipline.

ARCHITECT DESIGN OF THE YEAR

  1. Architect Design of the Year, Professional

The winner in this category will be awarded a prestigious certification and IDA trophy along with the opportunity of being recognized globally as an architectural designer. The winning project will be featured in the International Design Awards Book of Design. Besides this, it will be disseminated to museum bookstores universally. Also, it promotes the design to 100k professionals worldwide including clients through a newsletter. As a successful participant and winner, he/she will get the year-long coverage on IDA’s official website and personalized press release.

  1. Emerging Architect of the Year, Student

In this category, a talented student will receive an award who has a professional level dedication in the field of art and architecture. The winner will be featured on IDA’s official website, museum bookstores, and IDA book of designs. Like the previous category, he/she will be recognized as a young architecture designer and also be covered in a newsletter to thousands of design professionals. No doubt, the achievement acclaimed by the eminent judge panel will be a great thing for the future.

Entry Fees for Architecture Design Discipline

IDA Designs Award authority invites both architects, engineers, and students to submit their best projects in this category. The entry is divided into two phases. Here, we are letting you know the sections with their entry fees.

Expertise Categories Primary Entry Additional Entry Additional Categories
Professional $250 $200 50% Discount
Students $80 $60 50% Discount
  1. Interior Design

To enhance the living experience of human beings, interior design is truly a potential thing. This category comes with a view to finding ‘Interior Design of the Year’. The designers have to submit the best and stylish room designs that express fantastic interior design in smart ways. It needs passion and creativity to bring those potentials from professional designers by creating something truly exemplary. And, IDA expects that beyond all the barriers. Participants are offered to showcase their talents through innovative ideas and creations.

Categories Inside Interior Design

🔸 Conceptual & Commercial Design

🔸 Office & Service Center

🔸 Museum, Carnivals, & Pavilions

🔸 Residential & Institutional Building

🔸 Hotel & Resorts

🔸 Shops, Department Stores, & Mall

🔸 Interior Lighting

🔸 Renovation

🔸 Home Decoration

🔸 Exterior Lighting

🔸 Transactional & Informational Kiosks & Terminals

🔸 Sustainable Living

🔸 Symbolic & Religious Monuments or Buildings

🔸 Restaurant & Bars

🔸 Intelligent Homes

🔸 Other Interior Designs.

Awards Titles & Prizes Proclaimed for the Winners

IDA Design Awards announces two types of awards in the Interior Design discipline.

INTERIOR DESIGN OF THE YEAR AWARD

  1. Interior Design of the Year, Professional

Winner in the Interior Design category will receive global recognition and many more that will definitely help him/her to be established in this creative sector. Besides the trophy and certification, the winner will get the publication of the winning project in the IDA Books of Designs and a newsletter promotion to 100k industry professionals and potential clients. Also, he/she will be featured on the official website of IDA, press, and museum bookstores globally. Thus, it creates a new career opportunity for the winner as well.

  1. Emerging Interior Designer of the Year, Student

In this section, an exceptional designer who is still in a way of learning interior design. The winner in this category will be featured in the International Design Awards Books of Designs and in the newsletter to promote the work to 100k professional designers and clients internationally. The project will also get the coverage on the IDA official website and will be distributed to museum bookstores nationwide. Besides, he/she will be acclaimed globally by the experienced judge panel.

Entry Fees for Interior Design Discipline

IDA Designs Award authority invites both professional interior designers and students to submit their best projects in this category. The entry is also classified into two phases. Here, we are letting you know the sections with their entry fees.

Expertise Categories Primary Entry Additional Entry Additional Categories
Professional $250 $200 50% Discount
Students $80 $80 50% Discount
  1. Product Design

Whether you are planning to establish an online business, product design plays a crucial part. It has to be beautiful as well as attractive to the audience you are targeting. A great product can make a remarkable increase and improvement of a business. IDA calls for the best design in this category and declares awesome prizes and awards for the winner. The authority is eagerly waiting to announce The IDA’s Product Design of the Year’ for the current year. So, the participants are requested to prepare their great product designs to explore them globally. The expert board of the jury will announce the best one and help the winner to be recognized all over the globe.

Categories Inside Product Design

The categories are specified into several sub-categories to make the product design event more specific. Let’s have a look below!

Children Products

  • Nursery Products
  • Baby products
  • Skin Care & Bath Products
  • Toddler Products & Stuff
  • Baby Buggy & Safety Products
  • Pregnancy & Parenthood
  • Car Seats & Accessories

Design for Society

🔸 Design for Social Impact & Society

🔸 Design for Elders

🔸 Design for Sustainability & Eco-system

🔸 Design for Environment & Public Awareness

Education

🔸 School or Hall Room Design

🔸 Behavioral Modification Accessories

🔸 Self-learning Kits

🔸 Public Campaigns

🔸 Teaching Materials

Home Interior Products

🔸 Bathroom/ Washroom Appliances

🔸 Interior Furniture & Lighting

🔸 Kitchen Furniture & Appliances

🔸 Household Accessories

🔸 Doors, Windows, & Floor Coverings

🔸 Temperature Control Systems & Switches

🔸 Machinery & Surfaces

Illumination

🔸 Designer Lighting

🔸 Natural & Outdoor Lighting

🔸 Desk & Table Lamps

🔸 Candelabrum & Floor Lamps

🔸 Energy-saving & Eco Lighting

🔸 Illuminated Interior Design

🔸 Significant Purpose Lighting

Industrial & Life Science Design

🔸 Medical Furniture & Scientific Accessories

🔸 Safety Equipment

🔸 First Aid Products

🔸 Cosmetic Surgery Materials

Media & Home Electronics

🔸 Computers (Desktops & Laptops)

🔸 Phones, Cameras, & Communication Equipment

🔸 Consumer Electronics & IT Products

🔸 Audio & Video Materials

🔸 Robotics

🔸 Building

Office Equipment

🔸 Productivity Accessories & Stationery

🔸 Furnishings

🔸 Fax Machines, Document Scanners, Printers

🔸 Telecommunication Equipment

🔸 Drones, UAVs, and unnamed vehicles

Outdoor & Exercise Equipment

🔸 Exercise Machinery

🔸 Bicycle & Accessories

🔸 Games, & Leisure Tools

🔸 Outdoor Lighting & Equipment

🔸 Deck and Garden Furniture

🔸 Steamroom/ Swimming Pool

🔸 Hike & Camping

Sustainable Living

🔸 Sports Equipment

🔸 Energy Conservation & Alternative Energy Source Equipment

🔸 Residential Sustainable Design

🔸 Recycling Materials

🔸 Rural & Urban Sustainable Design

Transportation

🔸 Fuel Vehicles & Mass Transportation

🔸 Naval/ Ships/Boats

🔸 Aircraft/Chopper/Aerospace

🔸 Vehicle Accessories/ Materials

🔸 Auto/Truck Equipment 7 Interiors

Toy Design

🔸 Outdoor Toy Design

🔸 Children/Infant/Teens Toy

🔸 Educational & Musical Toy

🔸 Construction & Robotic/Wooden Toy

🔸 Modern & Hand-made Doll

🔸 Board & Card Game

& Other Product Designs

Awards Titles & Prizes Proclaimed for the Winners

IDA Design Awards authority announces two kinds of awards in the Product Design discipline.

PRODUCT DESIGN OF THE YEAR AWARD

  1. Product Design of the Year, Professional

This title will be awarded to the best design among thousands of participants. The product design winner will receive a prestigious certification along with a stainless steel trophy. Besides these, he/she will get the publication of the winning project in the IDA Book of Designs and it will be distributed to museum bookstores globally. In addition, it offers to be promoted to 100k professional designers and clients through a newsletter. The winner will also receive critical acclaim by the reputed judge panel and be featured on the IDA official website.

  1. Emerging Product Designer of the Year, Student

In this category, a capable student will be awarded who has devotion in the field of product design. Besides the global recognition, the winning project will be featured in the International Design Awards Book of Designs as well as in the IDA website gallery. Likewise the previous category, he/she will also be promoted to 100k industry professionals and potential clients globally through a newsletter. It also helps the winner to make a strong career in the eCommerce design industry.

Entry Fees for Product Design Discipline

IDA Designs Award authority invites professional product designers as well as students to submit their best projects in this category. The entry is also classified into two phases. Here, we are letting you know the sections with their entry fees.

Expertise Categories Primary Entry Additional Entry Additional Categories
Professional $250 $200 50% Discount
Students $80 $60 50% Discount
  1. Fashion Design

Fashion design is the art in the modern world to make a great impact on clothing and various accessories as well. It brings positive change to the style-conscious customers who are highly interested to be attached to the running trend. IDA authority creates this category to hunt the excellent and devoted designers in the fashion industry. They will help the industry by producing fashion concepts, developing patterns, analyzing trends in different colors & shapes, and more. So, all the fashion designers with innovative and stunning skills are invited to submit their amazing projects to be recognized internationally and a lot of things together.

Categories Inside Fashion Design

The categories are divided into several sub-categories to make it more specific. Let’s be introduced them below!

Accessory

🔸 Bags & Footwear

🔸 Regular Accessories (Watches, Belts, Gloves, etc.)

🔸 Driving/Travel/Excursion Products

🔸 Jewelry Items

Apparel

🔸Apparel Items

🔸 Garment Collections

🔸 Athletic/Casual Clothes

🔸 Runway Items

🔸 Shorts/Undergarments

Innovative/Avant-Garde

🔸 Men/Women/Teen

Ethnic Clothing

🔸 Ethnic Items for Men/Women/Kids

🔸 Apparel

🔸 Ethnic Products (Asia, Chinese, Africa, Religious, etc.)

Haute Couture

🔸 Men/ Women/ Kids

Footwear

🔸 Casual Shoes

🔸 Sport/Climbing Shoes

🔸 Boots & Leather Shoes

🔸 Safety Footwear

🔸 Sandals/ Slippers/ Heels

🔸 Boat/ Ballet Shoes

🔸 Occasional Shoes

Pret-A-Porter

🔸 Men/ Women/ Teen/ Kids

Swimwear & Beachwear

🔸 Men/ Women/ Teen/ Kids

Textile & Materials

🔸 Textile Design

🔸Handmade Items

🔸 Ne w Apparel/ Accessories

Other Fashion Designs

🔸 Sustainable Fashion

🔸 General Uniform

🔸 Casual Fashion

🔸 Sophisticated Fashion Design

🔸 Wedding Dresses

Awards Titles & Prizes Proclaimed for the Winners

IDA Design Awards authority announces two different awards in the Fashion Design discipline.

FASHION DESIGN OF THE YEAR AWARD

  1. Fashion Design of the Year, Professional

This award is created for the professional level designer who is capable of changing the fashion trend and make a wave by bringing something new and unique. The best project will be featured in the IDA Book of Designs, personalized press releases, and museum bookstores globally. He/she will be awarded a prestigious certification along with an amazing trophy. Also, the winner will receive the promotion in a newsletter to 100k industry professionals as well as potential clients. In addition, the winning project for fashion design will be seen in the IDA’s official website gallery for the whole year.

  1. Emerging Fashion Designer of the Year, Student

Likewise, the previous student categories, Emerging Fashion Designer of the Year will get the recognition internationally along with a distinguished certification. The top project will be featured in the International Design Awards Book of Design and in the official website gallery as well. Also, the winner will get the opportunity to reach 100k potential clients and professionals globally through a newsletter. Undoubtedly, it’s a great chance for those who want to build a strong career in the corresponding field.

Entry Fees for Fashion Design Discipline

IDA Designs Award authority invites professional fashion designers and students to submit their best projects in this category. The entry is also divided into two phases. Here, we are going to introduce the sections with their entry fees.

Expertise Categories Primary Entry Additional Entry Additional Categories
Professional $100   $80 50% Discount
Students $50 $40 50% Discount
  1. Graphic Design

Graphic design refers to the visual concept to make strong communication with ideas and human beings to maximize business efforts. It’s purely an art that works with the user interface, motion graphics, marketing & advertising, packaging, professional business logo, poster, and something more. The great designers with innovative and creative ideas are appreciated to submit their amazing projects to conquer new territory and create a unique identity internationally. To show off the talent with a sensational graphic design project, IDA authority offers some special things together for the winner along with certification and trophy.

Categories Inside Graphic Design

The categories are specified into more sub-categories to make it more specific. Let’s have a look below!

Print

🔸 Newsletters & Self-Promotion

🔸 Books & Calendars

🔸 Advertisements/Publications

🔸 Reports/Bulletin

🔸 Gazette/ Catalog

🔸 Flyers/ Posters

🔸 Key Art

🔸 CD/ DVD Cover Artwork

🔸 Bond/ Endorsement Material

🔸 Stationery

🔸 Corporate Branding/ Identity

🔸 Mail/ Print Editorial

🔸 Branding/ Logos/ Trademarks

🔸 Natural/ Substantial Graphics

🔸 Signs, Exhibits, & Symbols Design

Multimedia

🔸 Web design

🔸 User Interface Design

🔸 Interactive Media (Apps, Games, VR, etc.)

🔸 Animation & Brand Identity Design

🔸 Online Advertising & Social Media Campaign

& Other Graphic Designs

Awards Titles & Prizes Proclaimed for the Winners

IDA Design Awards authority announces two types of awards in the Graphic Design discipline.

GRAPHIC DESIGN OF THE YEAR AWARD

  1. Graphic Design of the Year, Professional

Winner in the graphic design category will receive worldwide recognition along with a prestigious trophy and certificate. He/she will get the opportunity to publish the project in the IDA Book of Designs and the official IDA website. It will also be distributed to museum bookstores globally. Besides these, the winner will reach 100k professional graphic designers and clients through a newsletter provided by IDA authority. It will definitely help him/her to be identified as a well-known graphic designer internationally.

  1. Emerging Graphic Designer of the Year, Student

This category is created to hunt the emerging graphic designer who is still learning from professionals or institutions and has the passion to be a great designer. The winning project will be featured in the International Design Awards Book of Design and the gallery of the IDA official site as well as will be distributed to museum bookstores nationwide. Also, he/she will be promoted to 100k industry professional designers and clients.

Entry Fees for Graphic Design Discipline

IDA Designs Award authority invites both professional graphic designers and students to submit their best projects in this category. The entry is also classified into two phases. Here, we are letting you know the sections with their entry fees.

Expertise Categories Primary Entry Additional Entry Additional Categories
Professional $70 $50 50% Discount
Students $40 $30 50% Discount

Necessary Rules & Regulations for IDA Design Awards

Participants can take entry into multiple categories in the same discipline at a time. The entry fee will be charged for the first entry and you will get 50% off for the additional categories.

🔸 Both the entries have to be paid at the same time including the additional categories.

🔸 You can submit up to 10 images per entry with the PDF. Keep it remember that the files re in 4:3 format having minimum 1000px in width. Also, it shouldn’t exceed the file size (4mb) and page limit (6 pages/file).

🔸 Don’t forget to include the detail of the architecture project you are submitting (building side views, environment, surroundings, small-scale site plans, etc.).

🔸 To submit a group of designs of a project, make sure to provide a rendering that showcases the entire project properly. You can use ‘before’ and ‘after’ in the presentation.

🔸 Participants are allowed to pay using PayPal or Credit Card. And, the submission fees are not repayable.

🔸 After completing the entry fees, your entry will be marked as completed. You don’t have to bear any hidden expenses further. Also, there are no additional fees for the award, certification, or publication.

🔸 The project must be produced within the last five years. Participants may be disqualified if they don’t follow the guideline.

🔸 Keep the project description within 600 characters. It won’t be accepted if any entrant crosses the limit.

[ebs_button style=”btn-default btn-lg” type=”link” target=”false” title=”Submit Your Project Here” link=”https://idesignawards.com/submit/login.php”]

Submission Deadline for Architecture Design

 

 

Deadlines Date Discount
Early Bird Deadline 30 May, 2020 10%
Extended Early Bird Deadline 27 June, 2020 5%
Regular Deadline 30 September, 2020 0%
Final Deadline 31 October, 2020 0%

How to Apply

A participant can apply to the event by following these simple steps below.

🔸 Create a free membership account and select your preferred categories.

🔸 Complete the online form with the necessary information it requires.

🔸 Submit your images/projects.

🔸 Finally, pay the entry fees and finish the procedure.

Rewards At A Glance

🔸 Opportunity to celebrate the winning moment in Los Angeles/ New York in the IDA Winners Gala.

🔸 The Winner will be included in the online design directory and the winning projects will be recorded in the IDA official website gallery.

🔸 A prestigious certificate and trophy will be provided to the winner.

🔸 IDA will promote the winners to 100k professional designers, potential clients, and media.

🔸 The winning project will be featured in the IDA Book of Designs.

Why Should the Designers Join The Program?

🔸 International Design Awards is a prestigious name in the creative industry to be recognized globally.

🔸 It gives an opportunity to explore internationally to an expanded designers market.

🔸 This is a platform where you get the motivation and recognition in the design world and it gives you a network to be connected with industry leaders.

Basic Guidelines to Take Entry in IDA Design Awards

Every competition program has its own criteria to be fulfilled to take part properly. IDA Design Awards also provides the basic guidelines of the project submission. Let’s see what it includes!

🔸 You must complete the company profile, including address, email, VAT number, etc. using IDA’s auto-generated invoice.

🔸 All the information along with description and credits should be written in English.

🔸 Another important thing to remember is to keep the entry description powerful and engaging. They should be properly described, including the project idea and vision.

🔸 As a participant, you can upload up to 10 images, including the overall view of the design. And, always remember to keep the first design exceptional. This is because it could display on the website in case it’s marked as a winning submission.

🔸 Don’t forget to provide credit appropriately to the designers, models, and photographers in your project.

🔸  Apart from the basic information, you must include the PDF file along with the project details, business plans, 3D model, and so on to represent it properly.

🔸 IDA Design Awards authority suggests you submit your projects for multiple sub-categories. It increases the chance to win the award.

Judging Criteria

The evaluation process is fair and unbiased enough in IDA Design Awards. The entire procedure is strictly maintained by an experienced jury board. They follow some essential criteria for choosing the best design so far.

🔸 IDA Design Awards expect creativity in the innovation of design. Try to submit something unique and new.

🔸 The functionality and durability of the design should maintain the quality standard.

🔸 All the sections in the design, including color, shape, texture, and material should be aesthetic.

🔸 The design must be ecological compatible and impactful for society.

🔸 The Jury tries to find out the emotional attachment with the design submitted by a participant.

Inside the COVID-19 Design Innovation Grant 

The COVID-19 Design Innovation Grant is categorized into four parts. Each of them has a different amount of prize values, unique submission guidelines, selection processes, and copyright issues. They are described below along with all the necessary data. Let’s have a look!

  1. $5000 Grant for Product Design

The IDA Design Awards recommends the design of life saving products likely ventilator, n95 mask, and any equipment that can be beneficial for the COVID-19 pandemic crisis. The designers must design them that can be produced at less than 1000 USD. No doubt, this will be something great in the era of the present disaster. The winner will be awarded a $5000 grant for the invention or to produce their prototype in this category.

  1. $5000 Grant for Architecture & Interior Design

In this COVID-19 pandemic crisis, isolating a person in a family without affecting other members is a big challenge. So, how to discover a safe way?

This Architecture & Interior Design category expect to invent a simple and practical solution for an in-home isolation pod or system to get rid of this problem. This will allow the people with Coronavirus symptoms along with the members to stay safe without transmitting the virus between them. To produce this prototype, the winners will be awarded a $5000 grant.

  1. $2000 Grant for Graphic Design

Since the beginning of this pandemic crisis, it has already spread to millions of people around the world. Billions of people have sent themselves into lockdown and life has been miserable for most of the human beings already. IDA Design Awards authority is expecting exceptional designs to bring attention and to deal with psychological effects on the isolation period. Thus, it can create a good impact on society by spreading awareness to the people. The winning design in this category will get a $2000 grant as a reward.

  1. $2000 Grant for Fashion Design

At this time, the authority of the ‘COVID-19 Design Innovation Grant’ is also offering an opportunity to showcase the talents of innovative fashion designers in helping the world. They are invited to design stylish and reclaimable masks along with various protective equipment. This is how the designers can be an important part of stopping the spread of the virus. Winner in this section will receive a grant of $2000 as a reward.

Essential Criteria with Technical Details

🔸 You are permitted to submit up to 5 images with the complete description. The design should be 100% original.

🔸 The technical standards have to be strictly maintained and approved by an expert in the medical profession.

🔸 Design cost has to be within $1000 and it shouldn’t exceed the amount.

🔸 Both professional and amateur designers can take part in this event.

🔸 The project has to be submitted with the PDF file with the design details and a link/URL to see the project online (optional).

🔸 As a participant, you must agree to concede the perpetual non-exclusive and royalty-free license.

Selection Procedure for COVID-19 Design Innovation Grant

🔸 The entire selection procedure is conducted by a jury of industry experts. They go through a fair and organized way to choose the best design from thousands of entries.

🔸 Authority of IDA Design Awards will notify the winner after the procedure finished.

🔸 The result will be announced on the perspective websites along with press releases and media. The prizing amount will be provided to the winner in time.

Project Submission Deadline: April 30, 2020

Wrapping Up

IDA Design Awards and ePDA launched this innovative program together intending to provide unique opportunities to make a positive impact on the world in this pandemic disaster. Hopefully, it will be a successful event with the help of creative minds who are trying for the betterment of the present situation. Besides these, it will also be a great thing for the designers to explore themselves to showcase their talents and skills.

first order free popup logo

"First Order Free" Campaign for eCommerce & Retail Product Photography Editing.