Steps for Submitting

  1. Go to
  2. Read through all restriction, information, and guidelines.
  3. Submit Fee (unless you are a student or have previously received a waiver)
  4. Fill out Google Form
  5. A confirmation email will be sent and we will share a Google Drive for you to upload your content.

The A+D Design Awards are now open to submissions. The last day to send all material in will be on November 28 2020 at midnight PST.

Submissions are open to all disciplines and levels. There is a submission fee of $80 per project entered except for in the student category. This fee is considered a donation and goes directly to supporting the museum’s mission. For anyone to whom this fee presents to be an obstacle we ask that you contact the A+D Museum at so we can work with you.

Submission Restrictions

All submissions must be sent in electronic format following submission fee disbursement. No hard copy submissions are accepted. There is no limit to the number of eligible projects an individual or firm may submit. Each project may be submitted to two categories. A submission fee is required for each entry. 

For all submissions (images, PDFs, Movie Files, etc), please do not upload more than a total of 500MB of content.

Submitter claims to have provided no false information or made untrue statements of a fact or failed to state a material fact in their submission. The submitter has no other known agreements, commitments, agency relationships with other parties that would conflict with any interests of any confidentiality agreement executed between them.  Submitted Material shall not infringe, misappropriate, or otherwise violate any copyright and any other intellectual property rights of any third party. Submitter has not received regarding submitted material, any written charge, complaint, claim, demand, or notice alleging any such intellectual property infringement, misappropriation, or other violation (including any claim that Submitter must refrain from using any intellectual property of any third party). Any submitted material is the original work of the submitter and that publicization of submitted material does not contain any libelous or unlawful matter. Submitters must make reasonable best efforts to protect and maintain their intellectual property.    


On the Wall
drawings, paintings, graphics, photography, light fixtures, movies, videos, etc...

On the Floor or Ceiling
sculptures, furniture, product designs, light fixtures, etc...

On the Desk
(architectural) models, prototypes, books, magazines, etc...

On the Body
fashion, product design, wearables, etc...

On the Street
fashion, skateboards, cars, vehicles, transportation, street art, etc...

Bigger than Model, Smaller than a Street
Built architecture, theater/set design, interior design, industrial design, etc...

Bigger than Street, Smaller than a City
Urban design, built architecture, institutional concepts, sensorial projects, etc...

Still on Paper
Conceptual design through all disciplines and not yet built or fabricated. Proto - Ideas.

On the Screen
Videos, movies, design concepts, campaigns, etc...

In School
Designs by students

The A+D Design Awards are made possible thanks to the support of our generous sponsors.

Category Sponsors

Submission Sponsors

Community Sponsors

Lorcan O'Herlihy Architects: LOHA

A+D Museum is a 501(c)3 Non-Profit Organization