A+D Museum
Design Awards 2021


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Steps for Submitting

  1. Go to awards.aplusd.org
  2. Read through all guidelines.
  3. Submit Fee (unless you are a student or have previously received a waiver)
  4. Fill out Google Form (open on Sept 7)
  5. A confirmation email will be sent and we will share a Google Drive for you to upload your content.
On The Wall

This category is open to any type of work that could be placed on a 2D surface. This ranges from drawings, paintings, graphics, photography, light fixtures, movies, videos, etc... The concept behind the category comes from the classic museum experience and how we might go beyond.

On The Body

This category is open to any type of work experienced on the body, this ranged from fashion, product design, wearables, etc. The concept behind the category comes out of a recognition for the individual nature of design.


On The Street

This category is open to any type of work experienced on the street, this ranged from fashion, skateboards, cars, vehicles, transportation, street art, etc. The concept behind the category comes from the museum’s connection to specifically urban art forms.


On The Floor or Ceiling

This category is open to all creations that live on the floor or ceiling. This includes but is not limited to sculptures, furniture, product designs, light fixtures, etc. This categories aims to explore the different vantage points from which we experience design.

On The Screen

This category isopen to any type of work experiences on a screen including the screen itself. Submissions ranged from videos, movies, design concepts, campaigns, etc. The concept behind the category comes from the museum’s appreciation of design in an ever digitized world.

On The Desk

This category is open to any type of work experienced on a flat surface, this ranged from (architectural) models, prototypes, books, magazines, etc. The concept behind the category comes from expanding classical presentation formats.


Still on Paper

This category is open to any type of project that is currently in the works. Submissions range from conceptual design through all disciplines and not yet built or fabricated. The concept behind the category comes from the museum’s appreciation of design as a process.


Bigger than Model, Smaller than a Street

This category is open to any type of work ranging from built architecture, theater/set design, interior design, industrial design, etc. The concept behind the category comes from the museum’s appreciation of urbanism and scale.

Bigger than Street, Smaller than a City

This category is open to any type of work ranging from urban design, built architecture, institutional concepts, sensorial projects, etc. .


In School

This category is open to student work. All submissions were designed by students. The concept behind the category comes from the museum’s mission to elevate students as the visionaries of tomorrow.