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IDA International Design Awards for African Designers

Deadline: October 31st, 2021

IDA International Design Awards, one of the most respected design awards, now is calling for entries for its 2021 edition.

The International Design Awards (IDA) exists to recognise, celebrate and promote exceptional design visionaries and discover emerging talent in Architecture, Interior, Product, Graphic and Fashion Design worldwide.

After all submission has been finalised IDA staff jury and a member of IDA jury will start the process of the official selection. This process is to select the qualified entries and prepare them for the jury voting. The jury votes on realised or conceptual entries, based on its originality, function, innovation and statics. The participants can receive a Gold, Silver or Bronze certificate.


  • Architecture design
  • Fashion design
  • Interior design
  • Product design
  • Graphic design

Why You Should Apply

  • The Winner of the Architect Design of the Year Award will receive the coveted IDA trophy and be highlighted on the main page of the IDA website and published in all our social media platforms throughout the coming year.
  • Along with all the sub-category winners, they will also receive a Winner Certificate, Winner Seal, and a personalised press release to use for promotional purposes. All the winning designs will also be featured in the Annual IDA Book of Design.
  • Our winners will receive extensive publicity all throughout the following year, showcasing their designs to a worldwide audience. They will be promoted on the IDA website in the Winners Gallery and in IDA Newsletters sent out to 100,000 design industry professionals and potential clients.

Who Can Apply?

Architects and interior designers, product designers, graphic designers and fashion designers are invited to submit their work for the IDA design competition.

Submission Requirements

  • You are required to submit up to 10 images for each design and the brief description of the design, limited to 600 characters.
  • Entries can be submitted as completed, in-process, or conceptual works.
  • For best results, make sure your images are a JPG or PNG file cropped to a 4:3 format, are at least 1000px wide, and no larger than 4MB.
  • Projects or designs must have been completed no more than 5 years from the time of submission in order to be eligible.

Visit International Design Awards for more information.

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