A' Pencil Award
A' Pencil Award is an international, juried design accolade established to recognize and promote good pencils.
A' Pencil Award
Good pencil deserves great recognition.
A' Pencil Award is your tool of choice to advertise, publicize and promote your good pencils, to make your great pencils publicly known, appreciated and loved in all major countries, in all major languages, so that you and your good pencil work gets the righteous attention you truly deserve and entitled to.
A' Pencil Award’s media exposure provides victorious designers with the chance to attain national and international fame, to honor them as well as to incentivize them, but most importantly, to help their work reach their true potential.
It is free to sign-up for A' Pencil Award, it is free to upload your pencil and it is free, anonymous, confidential and obligation-free to obtain a preliminary score, before you nominate your work for A' Pencil Award consideration.
FAME, PRESTIGE, PUBLICITY
Dominate Pencil Industry by winning a prestigious, respected and coveted award that gets you published and promoted worldwide.
TROPHY, CERTIFICATE, YEARBOOK
Claim your 3D Metal Printed Pencil Award Trophy, your Certificate of Pencil Excellence, Pencil Award-Winner Logo and Your Yearbook of Award-Winning Projects.
EXHIBITION, PR & GALA-NIGHT
Empower your pencils with a well-designed, world-class public relations programme. Get exhibited in Italy and internationally. Get invited to the Gala-Night and Award Ceremony.
SEE THE WINNERS
A' Pencil Award winner showcase is a source of amazing and unlimited inspiration and creativity for everyone interested in good pencil.
VEDI I VINCITORI
Affluent customers and design buyers regularly check A' Design Award winner showcase, featuring 16.577 winners in all categories, to find latest, trendsetting products, projects, arts and design.
JOIN PENCILS AWARD
Good pencil deserves great recognition, if you have a good pencil, nominate it for A' Pencil Award, and you too may become a winner and get your design recognized, respected, promoted and advertised worldwide.
The A' Design Award aims to highlight, advertise and promote good pencil for a better future. A' Pencil Award aims to channel the attention of press, interactive medias, design journalists, distributors and buyers to the award winners.
Provide a fair, ethical, apolitical and competitive platform for companies, designers and innovators from all fields with different experience levels, different disciplines and market focus to compete on. A' Pencil Award aims to provide a global audience for award winners to showcase their success and talents to.
The A' Pencil Award is an international indicator of quality and perfection in pencil, the A' Pencil Award is recognized worldwide and takes the attention of design-oriented companies, professionals and interest groups.
WHO IS AWARDED?
The A' Pencil Award is given to best pencils. Submission is open to all concept stage works, prototypes as well as finished works and realized projects.
UNIQUE AWARD TROPHY
The A' Pencil Award Trophy was designed to be realized by the newest production techniques in order to underline the innovation behind award-winning designs.
The A' Pencil Award Trophies are realized by 3D metal printing of stainless steel. Platinum and Gold Trophies and are electro plated in gold color.
WHAT IS AWARDED?
You can nominate original and innovative pencil work designed within the last 5 years; including but not limited to products, projects, services, experiences and designs..
WHO IS AWARDED?
The A' Pencil Award is open to all entities, especially accepting nominations from brands, manufacturers, creative agencies, architecture offices and design studios..
WHEN IS AWARDED?
There are six entry periods, First, Early, Standard, Late, Last, Omega. It is recomended to join before the end of Late Entry Deadline, that is on February 28th. Results are announced every year, starting from April 15th to winners and May 1st to Public.
The Museum of Outstanding Design, the moving design museum was founded by A' Design Award & Competition in order to exhibit the award-winning pencils in Italy and abroad, internationally.
ARE YOU IN THE MOOD?
Eligible A' Pencil Award winners are provided free of charge exhibition space in the MOOD. No matter how big or small your pencil, it will be exhibited.
WE DO IT FOR YOU
If you are unable to send a physical version of your award-winning pencil, A' Pencil Award will prepare a large poster presentation and exhibit your work on behalf of you.
A' Design Award works hard to exhibit all award-winning pencils in multiple countries each year to ensure your pencil is properly exhibited worldwide.
TRAVELING THE CONTINENTS
For each international design exhibition, as well as for exhibition of your pencils in Italy, you will be given a certificate of exhibition that may be relevant for your academic progression.
SHOWCASE YOUR PENCIL
We will also provide you with photos of your works from the international pencil exhibitions we organize, and you may find these photos useful in promoting your pencil to new audiences.
40×40 Exhibitions are international good design exhibitions featuring outstanding works of 40 Designers from 40 Countries.
GOOD DESIGN EXHIBITION
The A' Pencil Award Winners are invited to take part in 40×40 Exhibitions by sending their works. Acceptance to 40×40 Exhibition is subject to the exhibition curator.
POWER TO YOU
The A' Pencil Award laureates are also empowered to host and curate their own 40×40 Exhibitions, allowing them to take the center stage as the curators.
MUSEO DEL DESIGN
Museo del Design, the super contemporary design museum in Como, Italy will be accepting select A' Pencil Award winner pencils to its permanent collection.
AWARD WINNER'S EXHIBITION
All A' Pencil Award Winners are exhibited at Museo del Design at the annual A' Design Award Winner's Exhibition, free of charge.
The A' Pencil Award Exhibition at Museo del Design, located right behind Villa Olmo, allows the award-winning works to get exposed to affluent design-loving tourists visiting Como, Italy.
PENCIL AWARD CERTIFICATE
Eligible award-winning pencils are given a unique framed certificate, printed on heavy paper, featuring the name of the awarded work, achievement status and the designer.
CERTIFICATE OF EXCELLENCE
The A' Pencil Award Winners' Certificate is a great tool to communicate your outstanding achievement to your audiences. The A' Design Award Winners' Certificate is stamped, signed, framed and presented to you during gala-night.
FEATURES A QR CODE
The A' Pencil Award Certificate features a QR Code which could be scanned by QR Code Readers in order to check the validity of the certificate.
WINNER PENCILS YEARBOOK
The A' Pencil Award winners are published in the annual yearbook by DesignerPress in Italy. The yearbooks helps to disseminate the award-winning pencils.
SEND TO PRESS
The Hardcopy version of the A' Design Award Winner Designs Yearbook is distributed to key press members, universities and design associations.
GOOD DESIGNS ARE PUBLISHED
All A' Pencil Award Winner Designs are included in the winners' yearbook free of charge. Laureates of the A' Pencil Award are all listed as co-editors of the book.
HARDCOVER & DIGITAL
The A' Pencil Award Winners Annual Yearbook are available as hard-copy editions in addition to digital editions, designed, registered, printed and distributed in Italy, in English, registered with valid ISBN numbers.
The A' Pencil Award books are full color digital printed on acid-free paper to preserve the design for long periods of time, and are great additions to any design library.
GET & CHECK IT
The hardcover versions of the winner's yearbooks are gifted to laureates of the A' Pencil Award free of charge during gala-night and award ceremony. Yearbooks are available for sale at select retailers and museum shops.
THE GALA NIGHT
A' Pencil Award organizes a unique gala night and award ceremony near the beautiful Como Lake in Italy for winners to celebrate their success.
A' GRAND CELEBRATION
Press Members, Industry Leads, Prominent Designers and Companies are all invited in order to create networking opportunities for winners.
WINNERS ARE INVITED
Eligible A' Pencil Award winners are able to participate the Gala-Night and Award-Ceremony free of charge. Winners have also opportunity to order additional tickets for their guests.
RED CARPET PENCIL EVENT
A' Pencil Award gala night and award ceremony is super exclusive, black-tie, red-carpet event for pencil.
BLACK TIE PENCIL EVENT
Very Important People, Ambassadors, Influential Journalists and Industry Juggernauts are provided VIP invitations to attend the A' Pencil Award gala night and award ceremony.
FULL GLAMOUR PENCIL EVENT
Each and every eligible A' Pencil Award winners are called to stage to celebrate their success and to retrieve their pencil prize.
LA NOTTE PREMIO A'
Celebration occasion exclusively reserved for top A' Pencil Award winners. Hosted in addition to our gala night to celebrate the "Prime Designer of the Year" title.
ARS FUTURA CULTURA
Designers meet to discuss strategies and policies to advance the design discipline. A' Pencil Award winners may reserve their seat to join the meetings.
ARTS FOR FUTURE
Ars Futura Cultura means arts cultivate the future, that is why A' Design Award & Competition invest heavily in promoting good design, art and architecture every year.
WORLD DESIGN CONSORTIUM
World Design Consortium is a global design, architecture, innovation and engineering agency, winner of tens of thousands of awards.
GOOD IN ALL INDUSTRIES
World Design Consortium have uniquely specialized members in each and every industry, especially pencil, thanks to its world-class members representing the very brightest in all fields.
MEMBERS IN ALL COUNTRIES
Winners of the A' Pencil Award are invited to join the World Design Consortium. WDC Partners rely on each other to expand the range of services and capabilities they offer professionally.
PATRONS & SPONSORS
Over the years, A' Pencil Award have earned the patronage of many prestigious institutions. While the sponsors and patrons vary every year, the awards had been previously endorsed by institutions such as: BEDA, Bureau of European Design Associations, Politecnico di Milano University, Como Municipality Culture Department and Ragione Lombardia, among other respectable and reputable organizations.
Taking part in the A' Pencil Award is almost totally risk free through preliminary preliminary checking service that tells how good your work is prior to nomination. Preliminary score is provided completely free of charge to each entrant. The A' Pencil Award does not ask contractually obliged further fees from its winners. The A' Pencil Award spends most of its operating income for promoting its laureates, creating a significant advertisement value. Companies and designers use the A' Pencil Award Winner Logo to promote themselves and attract new customers.
AWARD IN NUMBERS
The A' Pencil Award is gaining significant popularity each year. Currently the A' Design Award has 234.509.915 page views, 187.242 members, 57.039 submissions, 1500 gala-night and exhibition participants, and winners from 122 countries. Updated numbers and statistics could be found at A' Design Award In-Numbers page. We believe numbers are important for designers to understand what it means to be a winner.
A' PENCIL AWARD JURY
A' Design Award Jury is truly great and powerful, composed of 227 established professionals, influential press members and academics, each design is given importance and equal consideration during voting.
EXPERIENCED & BALANCED JURY
A' Design Award Jury although changes every year features a balanced composition of pencil professionals, journalists, scholars and entrepreneurs to ensure each pencil is voted fairly.
RESEARCH THROUGH VOTING
During the voting processes, A' Pencil Award jury members fill a custom criteria survey, and indicate how the pencils should be voted better in the future.
THE A' METHODOLOGY
A' Pencil Award features a highly developed, ethical methodology for voting pencils which makes use of standardised scoring, pre-established criteria and bias removal.
A' Pencil Award Scores are standardised based on the a) The Weights of Criteria, b) Average Score of Jury Members, c) Average Scores of All Years.
A' Pencil Award Jury votes online, therefore no jury member effects another jury member's votes, the voting panel is easy to use yet requires a careful analysis of the works to be voted.
A' Design Award and Competition was developed as a part of a Ph.D. thesis at Politecnico di Milano, in Milan, Italy, after analysis of over 800 Design Competitions.
The A' Pencil Award platform is constantly in development, and is improved thanks to survey results and through ongoing research in order to provide the most value for the competition participants.
A' Pencil Award is not affiliated with any subculture, politic group, interest group or institution, and the jury is equally free during voting, your pencil will be judged fairly.
The A' Pencil Award Prize is composed of logo license, public relations, publicity and reputation services, as well as the winner's kit that contains physical items, such as trophy, yearbook and certificate.
PENCIL AWARD PRIZE
Eligible A' Pencil Award Winners will receive their personalized Winners' Kit Package that include printed and framed award certificate, 3D printed metal award trophy, A' Design Award Winners Yearbook, Award-winner's Manual Booklet, A3 Posters and A3 Certificate, and more.
FREE AT GALA NIGHT
The A' Pencil Award Winners' Kit is free and given to all pro-edition winners at the Gala-Night & Exhibition. If you are unable to join the gala-night and award celebration events, you can order your kit to be shipped to your address.
PENCIL AWARD WINNER LOGO
Winners of the A' Pencil Award are provided a special license to use the pencil award-winner logo. The A' Pencil Award winner logo can be freely implemented to product packages, marketing materials, communications and public relation campaigns to help differentiate award-winning pencils.
AVAILABLE IN MANY FORMATS
The A' Pencil Award Winners' Logo is available in many formats and can be incorporated into all sorts of advertisements free of charge, and can be used freely by your agents and dealers with regards to your award-winning pencils.
The Pencil Award Winners' Logo is provided free of charge to all A' Pencil Award winners, and A' Design Award and Competitions grants unlimited usage to winners, without yearly fees, without recurrent costs.
A' Pencil Award Winner Logo helps you communicate the excellent design values embedded in your pencil to your customers, consumers and clients.
To leverage their award-winner status and get further benefits, A' Pencil Award Winners use the logos in their communications prominently and visibly.
MAKES THE DIFFERENCE
The A' Design Award Winner Logo's is expected to create a positive impact during a client's decision towards you and your work, and is designed to orient consumers and customers towards purchase of your pencil.
SYMBOL OF EXCELLENCE
The A' Pencil Award Winner Logo is an excellent symbol to communicate your design excellence, quality and capabilities.
FOR ALL INDUSTRIES
There is a distinct award-winner logo for each and every industry. The pencil award winner logo was designed following industry best practices, and taking into consideration historical use and heritage.
EXCLUSIVE FOR WINNERS
Many awards require annual payments for unlimited logo use license. A' Pencil Award winners are able to use their award-winner logos unlimitedly and free of charge without annual licensing fees.
Being an A' Pencil Award winner is just the beginning, eligible laureates are provided with complimentary mediation and brokerage services for selling their conceptual designs.
Designers are kind, polite individuals who might have difficulty in making contracts with businesses, but we will be there to help.
HELP WITH CONTRACTS
A' Design Award, together with Design Mediators, provides support to eligible designers to help form legal contracts with companies who are interested in buying design concepts.
SALONE DEL DESIGNER
A' Design Award has founded the Salone del Designer, with the sole purpose to provide a platform for award winners to sell their designs.
SELL PENCIL CONCEPTS
A' Pencil Award Winner Designers can set a sales price and also customize their contracts for selling their award-winning designs through the Salone del Designer platform.
LIST YOUR DESIGNS FOR SALE
The Salone del Designer platform access and sales listing service is provided free of charge to all winners, however only award-winning designs can be listed for sale.
At DesignMegaStore winner designers and companies can sell any of their designs or products, not only winning entries.
SELL GOOD PENCIL
DesignerMegaStore normally requires a registration fee and annual listing fees to sell your pencil. Registration and listing is provided free of charge to all winners without annual fees.
%0 SALES COMMISSION
The DesignMegaStore is not just free for winners, but also does not take any commissions from the sales of designs, products or projects. You keep all the revenues.
JOIN DESIGN TENDERS
Not just sell designs; but join design tenders to give a price quote for design and production of custom pencil products, services and more for international buyers.
SELL HIGH-LEVEL SERVICES
Are you a manufacturer? Give price quotes to big buyers for turnkey design and manufacturing solutions. Are you a designer? Find high-profile requests.
The BuySellDesign network is exclusive to A' Design Award Winners, who wish to provide pencil services to worldwide clients.
Benefits for Award Winners
A unique public relations campaign will be made for the Pencil Design Award winners. Your work and your details will be communicated to thousands of press contacts, and also we will prepare a media kit for you. You can use this professionally prepared media kit to contact local press contacts. The winning design and the designer or the design studio will also be featured in the design annual and yearbook which is distributed by Design PR Wire to key figures in the design industry such as high-profile editors, press members and multi-national companies.
PROOF OF DESIGN CREATION
Can you prove that you are indeed the original creator of your work? The Proof of Creation certificate given by A' Design Award can be useful.
DULY SIGNED AND TIMESTAMPED
The Proof of Creation document is a signed and timestamped paper to help you prove that at a given time, you had the design concept in your hands.
FREE & EASY TO OBTAIN
A' Design Award provides an easy way to obtain the Proof of Design Creation document, free for all participants. Please note that this is not a patent or registration.
GOOD PR SERVICES
A' Pencil Award winners are provided with numerous public relations and promotion services through DesignPRWire to celebrate their success.
BEHIND THE CURTAINS
The scope of PR Services is not just digital, throughout the year, DesignPRWire visits tradefairs and introduces winner pencils to design-oriented companies.
CONNECT WITH PRESS
With services such as press release preparation and distribution, all free of charge, A' Pencil Award increases your connectivity with the media and provides you with exposure throughout the year.
PRESS RELEASE PREPARATION
A' Pencil Award prepares a press release for all winner pencils, in addition to allowing winners to upload their own releases to our platform for international press release distribution.
PRESS RELEASE DISTRIBUTION
Pencil Award Winner press releases are distributed by DesignPRWire to a wide range of press members including both the traditional and online digital media.
IT IS FREE & HIGH RES.
Electronic multi-media press release preparation and distribution services are provided to all A' Pencil Award winners automatically and without any payments.
A' Pencil Award publishes interviews with the award winning designers at designerinterviews.com and all pencil award winners are eligible for complimentary interviews.
PICKED BY THE PRESS
Designer Interviews are also available at A' Design Award Website and are part of the Electronic Press Kit that are distributed to media members and journalists.
USED BY JOURNALISTS
Designer Interviews are provided in a way to encourage usage without attribution to A' Pencil Award, this helps the press members to write their articles faster.
A' Pencil Award publishes interviews regarding award winning pencils at design-interviews.com, and the interview service is provided free of charge for all pencil award winners.
DESIGNED FOR THE PRESS
Pencil Interviews, which are also available at A' Design Award Website, are part of the Electronic Press Kit that are distributed to journalists.
INTEGRATED BY THE PRESS
Design Interviews platform was designed in a way to incentivize coverage by the press without attribution to A' Pencil Award, to help journalists write feature stories faster.
A' Pencil Award publishes interviews with legendary designers at design-legends.com and as a laureate, we would be honor to feature you and your award winning pencil.
Design Legends interviews help award-winning designers express themselves and explain their pencils better to worldwide audiences in long text format.
Design Legends interviews are included in your Electronic Press Kits that are distributed to pencil media, and are also available to you for your own communication.
A' Pencil Award publishes interviews of Magnificent designers at magnificentdesigners.com, award-winners are all contacted to schedule for an interview and talk about their award-winning pencils.
Magnificent Designers platform allows laureates to communicate their perspectives on pencils with easy to follow questions and answers format.
LOVED BY PENCIL LOVERS
Magnificent Designers, along with other interview platforms provide design-oriented audiences rich and high quality knowledge and wisdom into philosophy of designers behind original and creative pencils.
Explore Intriguing Design Interviews
Explore intriguing design interviews published by The Pencil Design Award at these fine design interview blogs : — Magnificent Designers #1 Magnificent Designers — Design Interviews #2 Design Interviews — Design Legends #3 Design Legends — Designer Interviews #4 Designer Interviews
International Design News Network helps your pencils get international coverage through publications in all major languages.
REACH THE WORLD
IDNN publications reaches almost all of the world population in their native language, and helps you communicate your pencils to audiences far and beyond.
IN 108 LANGUAGES
IDNN Network publishes award-winning pencil news in 108 languages, in 108 publications, for true global outreach.
Best Design Creative Network is all about communicating your excellence in pencil to your locality. BDCN helps you get discovered when best pencil in your region is searched for.
There are 122 BDCN websites, each specialized in a distinct geographic area. Each BDCN Network website showcase the best of the best pencil from a specific region.
PROMOTE YOUR PENCIL
When you win the A' Pencil Award you will be listed in your local BDCN publication aimed to attract local clients, consumers, customers and buyers to your pencil.
BEST DESIGNERS NETWORK
Best Designers Platform is all about delivering due respects, recognition and good reputation rightfully deserved by A' Pencil Award laureates. Winners of the A' Pencil Award are listed in the Best Designers Network.
ACCLAIMED AND BRILLIANT
Get recognized, respected and published among other acclaimed and brilliant pencil masters, and get found when good pencil is searched for.
FAMOUS AND INFLUENTIAL
A' Pencil Award winners, with their outstanding and excellent designs deserve all the fame and influence. Getting listed at Best Designers Platform, is only one of the many perks of winning the A' Pencil Award.
Design News Exchange Network spotlights, publishes and features good pencils worldwide. DXGN features and publishes articles on award-winning good pencil.
PROMOTE YOUR GOOD DESIGN
DXGN is composed of 127 amazing magazines that feature award-winning designers and their work. A' Pencil Award winners are published.
REACH GREAT AUDIENCES
A' Pencil Award winners are provided free editorial coverage and free news articles featuring their pencils at the DXGN Design News Network.
Good Design News Network is composed of 50 publications that feature good design in different industries. GOOD Network is composed of many publications, each specialized in a given industry.
For each and every industry, there is a distinct GOOD Network publication that will feature, spotlight and highlight your award-winning works. Get your pencil published in the GOOD Network.
GOOD DESIGN SHOWCASE
Good design deserves great recognition. Winners of A' Pencil Award will be prominently featured and published in the GOOD Design News Network.
A' Pencil Award provides many tools for press members to reach good pencil content. Accredited journalists are given access to exclusive interviews, pencil images and press releases.
REACH PENCIL JOURNALISTS
A' Pencil Award Newsroom empowers journalists to interview award winners. Journalists can download press releases and high-resolution images of awarded pencils.
DESIGNED FOR MEDIA COVERAGE
A' Pencil Award Newsroom provides pencil journalists with ready to use images, interviews and content. A' Pencil Award Newsroom allows journalists to easily feature your award-winning pencil and provide you with fast media coverage.
Designers.org premium portfolio service is provided to all A' Pencil Award winners, free of charge. Award winners use their Designers.org premium portfolio to showcase their award-winning pencils to design-oriented audiences worldwide.
Designers.org is highly selective for the quality of pencils that are accepted, showcased and exhibited in their platform; only award-winning pencils are accepted for showcase promotion.
SHOWCASE AND EXHIBIT
Get your work exhibited and showcased beautifully. By winning the A' Pencil Award you will get a premium portfolio created for you, without you doing anything, we will list all your award-winning pencils on your behalf at designers.org platform.
SECURITY COMES FIRST
The Security of your submissions, your personal data and pencils is of uttermost importance to A' Pencil Award. Your password is secured with the SHA algorithm and even we do not know your password. Furthermore, your connections are secured and encrypted with SSL.
Normally all A' Pencil Award results are public and heavily promoted, however A' Pencil Award allows you to make a concealed nomination. If you make a concealed nomination, your work is not published if it is awarded but you can still use the winner logo. The concealed nomination method is relevant for patent-pending designs and trade-secrets.
A' Pencil Award is continuously improved to provide your award-winning pencils with new and exciting promotion and publicity opportunities. Every year, we do our best to refine and improve the A' Pencil Award Prize to serve you better.
How to Participate in Pencil Award 2023 - 2024
Joining the Pencil Design Award is easy; first create an account at the A' Design Award and Competition, login to your account and submit your project. When you enter your work, your project will be checked by the preliminary jury for its presentation. Afterwards, your design will be assigned a preliminary score from 10 (best) to 0 (worst), your work may also be marked approved or rejected to take part in the competition. If your entry is approved you can continue nominating your design for Pencil Awards consideration. If your entry is rejected, you are suggested to update your presentation before nominating your design to Pencil Award.
A' Design Award and Competition publishes Designer Rankings that is easily accessible by public and media. The Rankings feature the number of awards won by each designer and total rankings. Top 10, Top 100 and Top 1000 Designers can be accessed.
Designer Rankings allow potential customers to find high-ranking designers. High-ranking design teams allow their designer ranking status to impress clients and customers. Journalists check Designer Rankings and discover good designers.
RISE IN RANKINGS
A' Pencil Award Winners are included in the Designer Rankings, each award-winning pencil contributes a point towards better and higher ranking. Designer Rankings help award-winning designers and their awarded designs gain exposure.
WORLD DESIGN RANKINGS
A' Design Award and Competition publishes the World Design Rankings that ranks countries and regions based on the number of award-winning designers from each territory. Journalists use World Design Rankings to find best pencil talent from your region.
PRESTIGE AND HONOUR
Each country and region further lists the best brands, designers, artists and architects within the territory. For each A' Pencil Award you win, you will be increasing your regional score in the global World Design Rankings, bringing honor and prestige to your region.
THE FIRST AND ONLY
World Design Rankings is a very inclusive ranking system for design, with representation from all major industries and territories. Obtaining a high rank in the World Design Rankings will help you communicate your pencil excellence to journalists and buyers from a unique perspective.
Alliance of International Business Associations. Free membership for award winning associations, organizations, institutions and clubs.
International Society of Product Manufacturers. Free membership for award winning product manufacturers and companies.
International Bureau of Service Providers. Free membership for award winning businesses and institutions in tertiary sector of the economy.
International Association of Designers. Free membership opportunity for A' Pencil Award laureates.
International Council of Creative Industries. Free membership for award winning businesses and institutions related to creativity.
International Design Club. Free membership for award winning creative agencies, architecture offices, artists workshops and designer studios.
FREE PRELIMINARY SCORE
A' Pencil Award will review your submission and inform you how good your pencil is prior to nomination. You will get a score from zero (0) to ten (10). Ten (10) is the highest preliminary score. Preliminary score service is provided completely free of charge to you and is confidential.
FREE PRELIMINARY REVIEW
Preliminary score service is provided to you free of charge. Preliminary score is confidential. When you submit your work to A' Pencil Award, your submission will be reviewed, and you will be provided a numerical preliminary score together with suggestions on how to improve your design presentation.
FREE PENCIL REVIEW
You will get your pencil reviewed for free and you will learn how good your pencil actually is. If you get a high preliminary score for your pencil you may want to nominate your pencil for A' Pencil Award consideration.
SOCIAL MEDIA PROMOTION
A' Pencil Award winners are featured in social media platforms. A' Pencil Award have created many tools to help you advertise and promote your pencil in social media.
Reach out to your prospective customers and connect with your existing clients in social media. A' Pencil Award winners benefit from exclusive social media promotions created to promote award-winning pencils.
PR AGENCY FOR PENCIL
If you need a public relations agency for pencil, you will be happy to learn that A' Pencil Award Prize includes many public relations and promotions services. Public relations services are provided free of charge to all A' Pencil Award winners.
DESIGN OF THE DAY
Design of the Day initiative aims to create social awareness for a distinct award-winning pencil each day. Design of the Day is promoted in hundreds of publications as well as social media.
DESIGNER OF THE DAY
Designer of the Day initiative aims to create social awareness for a distinct pencil award winner each day. Designer of the Day is promoted in hundreds of publications as well as social media.
INTERVIEW OF THE DAY
Design Interview of the Day initiative aims to create social awareness for a distinct award-winning pencil interview each day. Design Interview of the Day is promoted in hundreds of publications as well as social media.
DESIGN LEGEND OF THE DAY
Legend of the Day initiative aims to boost and promote a distinct pencil award-winner in social media as well as at hundreds of magazines and publications.
DESIGN TEAM OF THE DAY
Design Team of the Day initiative aims to boost and promote an award-winning pencil team in new media as well as at hundreds of magazines and publications.
HIGHLIGHT OF THE DAY
Highlight of the Day initiative helps us promote your pencil and your image as an award-winner in social media, as well as hundreds of magazines and publications.
As a business, you might already be spending tons of money on the advertisements, you already know the costs & prize for publications, advertorial and editorial placements but most importantly you know it is best when customers find you, when you are the spotlight.
Winning the A' Pencil Award could help you secure some editorial space at both the traditional, new and social media and could create free publicity that your pencils very much deserves. Winning the A' Pencil Award could help you attract prospective clients and customers to your business.
A' Pencil Award provide its winners with really good PR services, electronic and traditional press release preparation and distribution, mass media syndication and access to an exclusive advertisement network. Winning the A' Pencil Award will help you advertise your pencils easily.
The A' Pencil Award offers many scholarship programs to provide opportunity for start-ups and young designers to take part in the competition free of charge with their designs. The purpose of these sponsorship programs is to make the pencil competition more fair, ethical and accessible.
By taking part in our award sponsorship programs, you can earn free entry tickets to nominate your pencils for A' Pencil Award consideration. There are many sponsorship programs available, some of them are very simple to take part.
DESIGN AMBASSADOR PROGRAM
Design Ambassador program is one of the many pencil award scholarship programs we offer. If you perform a few simple tasks to help us create an awareness for good design, you may be granted free entry tickets to nominate your pencils for awards consideration.
A' Pencil Award winner designs are translated to almost all major languages free of charge. A' Pencil Award award-winning pencils are published and promoted in all major languages.
In addition to the free of charge translation services provided by the A' Pencil Award, award winners could further provide translations of their work in their native languages.
Reach majority of the world population in their native language. Get your pencil promoted to buyers, journalists, businesses and design enthusiasts that speak foreign languages. Help the world discover your pencil.
A' Design Award & Competition features many competition categories in order to reach the widest audience possible. Large number of categories allow designers and brands from different industries to compete in a truly international multi-disciplinary competition.
Research indicates that the worth and value of an award increases proportionally to its reach. Having a large number of competition categories allows the A' Design Award to reach a large number of people from diverse backgrounds.
OPEN TO ALL PENCILS
A' Pencil Award is open to nomination of all types of pencils. You can nominate pencils already realized and released to the market. You can also nominate pencil concepts and prototypes that are not yet released to the market.
Organized by A' Design Awards.
A' Design Award has over 100+ competition categories. — Graphic #12 Communication Design Competition — Fine-Art #22 Ready-Made Awards — Hospitality #35 Hospitality Project Awards — Legwear #103 Legwear Design Award — Graphic #12 Certificate Design Awards — Architecture #3 Architecture Design Competition — Service #23 Strategic Design Awards — Furniture #1 Table Design Awards — Synthetic Biology #137 Artificial Organism Awards — Packaging #2 Luxury Packaging Awards — Audio Products #37 Audio Recording Devices Awards — Legwear #103 Hosiery Awards are some of the accolades organized by the A' Design Awards.
The A' Pencil Award respects designers and companies who take part in the accolades. The pencil awards logo and publicity services are provided free of charge to all eligible winners. Pencil award trophies, yearbooks and certificates are distributed free of charge during the gala night to eligible winners.
A' Pencil Award winners are eligible to obtain the A' Pencil Prize which includes public relations, advertising and promotion services. A' Pencil Award winners are given a broad logo license to promote their pencils worldwide as award-winning pencils.
WINNERS ARE WINNERS
If you win the the A' Pencil Award, you do not have to pay any contractually obliged further fees. A' Pencil Award does not force its laureates to pay so called winner fees.
The A' Pencil Award grants you access to its unique A' Prestige System that provides you with a special opportunity to benefit from very exclusive intangible and tangible benefits.
Winners of the A' Pencil Award are able to accumulate A' Prestige Tokens that could be exchanged for a plethora of privileged benefits and highly exclusive services.
Having your name written and showcased on the walls of a contemporary design museum in large gold letters, and to have your pencil accepted to a permanent collection of a design museum are only some of the perks that may be obtained by using your A' Prestige Tokens.
A' DESIGN STAR
The A' Design Star is a special design recognition programme that is aimed to recognize and reward time-proven pencil excellence.
A' STAR EMBLEM
A' Design Star Emblem is a very special symbol awarded to multiple award-winning designers, brands, innovators, companies and agencies that are able to repeatedly and consistently create good pencils.
A' STAR GUIDE
The A' Design Star guide lists the A' Design Star recognized 8-Star, 7-Star and 6-Star designers. A' Design Star is aimed to help large enterprises and brands to find reliable pencil providers.
WORLD DESIGN RATINGS
A' Pencil Award winners will be listed at World Design Ratings, together with their WDC-Rank, Designer Title and Designer Honorifics.
A' Pencil Award winners will be able to obtain respectable honorific titles based on their creative merits and tenets, including but not limited to Master and Grand-Master designations.
Your designer honorific title serves more than just to praise your excellent skills, they serve to signal your audiences to treat you with the uttermost respect you deserve as an outstanding designer.
Select A' Pencil Award winners will be eligible to have a video interview published about their profile and award-winning pencils.
Eligible laureates will have the opportunity to get their award-winning pencils professionally spotlighted and video-captured.
Your Video Interviews and Spotlight Videos, will be published and actively promoted at our online video channels to help you reach new audiences.
The motto of the A' Pencil Award is "Ars Futura Cultura" i.e. Arts Cultivate the Future, Arts for the Culture of Future. We believe that the future is shaped by arts, design and technology, thus there is need of good pencil for a better future.
DESIGNED FOR DESIGNERS
The A' Pencil Award is created to bring together designers, companies, audiences interested in pencil and pencil journalists. A' Pencil Award aims to highlight good pencil products and services to design-oriented audiences.
THE MYTH, THE LEGEND
Winning the A' Pencil Award is a certificate of excellence for designers, a proof of quality for companies. Having the A' Pencil Award attracts the eyes of design-oriented audiences worldwide.
In a world where there are countless projects released yearly, The Pencil Design Award aims to bring forward the prime qualifications of foremost Pencil designs and Pencil design concepts by presenting them with advertising and promotion. The A' Pencil Award is an international pencil competition with an aim to recognize, spotlight and promote good pencils worldwide. The A' Pencil Prize includes many items such as Pencil Award Winner Logo, Pencil Trophy, Pencil Excellence Certificate as well as public relations and marketing for promoting awarded pencils.
5 TIERS OF HEAVEN
A' Pencil Award is always awarded in five tiers: Platinum A' Pencil Award, Gold A' Pencil Award, Silver A' Pencil Award, Bronze A' Pencil Award and Iron A' Pencil Award. These award tiers are reserved for winner pencils.
5 LEVELS OF RECOGNITION
In addition to award levels, there is also honorable A' Pencil Award Runner-up and A' Pencil Award Participant status, the A' Pencil Award Nominee tag, together with A' Pencil Award Withdrawn and the A' Pencil Award Disqualified status.
FORESIGHT TO YOU
When you sign-up and upload your pencil to the A' Pencil Award you gain professional insight; preliminary jurors will score your work from zero (0) to ten (10), free of charge, and completely confidential, you will know well in advance what to expect if you nominate your work.
A' Pencil Award gives a lot of importance to promote and advertise award winning pencils adequately. We believe that a good pencil award should offer more than a logo, a good pencil competition should provide more than a certificate, a good pencil prize is more than a trophy.
Every single element that makes the A' Pencil Award for good pencil was synthetically designed and engineered to help your award-winning pencil reach its true potential, to help you find new markets and audiences.
Pencil award winner logo, pencil award trophy, pencil award winners book, pencil award winners certificate, pencil award gala-night, pencil award exhibition, and marketing services for good pencil. awaits eligible winners.
YOUNG DESIGN PIONEER
Young Design Pioneer is a special recognition granted by International Design Club to a young yet highly professional and creative designer under the age of 40.
Young A' Pencil Award laureates are eligible to be nominated for the Young Design Pioneer title and obtain their special certificate and trophy to celebrate the occasion.
Young Design Pioneer recipients are also given the All-Plus Trophy, featuring a plus sign in all six perspectives, highlighting the immense, multi-dimensional creative and professional growth capacity.
INNOVATOR OF THE YEAR
Innovator of the Year title is a special recognition granted by Alliance of International Business Associations to a select A' Pencil Award winner enterprise that implements good design as a core value in their business.
RECOGNIZING GOOD DESIGN
Innovator of the Year title recognizes the use of good design in business to create superior products and projects that benefit the society, customers, clients as well as employees.
Innovator of the Year recipients are given the Innovation Trophy, to highlight, recognize and celebrate their stellar innovation, creativity and expansional growth, as well as to thank them for making the world a better place with their good design.
DESIGNER OF THE YEAR
Designer of the Year is title the highest achievement granted by International Association of Designers, to award-winning designers to celebrate their success. Every year, only one Prime Designer of the Year title is granted.
SIGNED BY MASTERS
Designer of the Year Certificate is signed by 40 world-class master designers. Obtaining the Prime Designer of the Year title is a great honour.
SPECIAL METAL TROPHY
Prime Designer of the Year award recipients are also given a special metal trophy to celebrate their success. A' Pencil Award winners have a chance to get elected as the Prime Designer of the Year.
PENCIL AWARD TROPHY
Omega Particle is the name of the trophy given to A' Pencil Award winners. The A' Pencil Award Trophy represent infinite possibilities of a design process.
SOFT ORGANIC INTERIOR
The soft organic curves within the A' Pencil Award Trophy signify our emotions. the emotional content that is implemented in design process.
HARD GEOMETRIC EXTERIOR
The hard geometric edges of the A' Pencil Award Trophy signify logic, the scientific content that is embedded in design process.
A' Pencil Award has 34 media partners this year, when we talk about Media Partners, these are different from the list of publications we reach via pr campaigns or press releases; these are the list of publications that will definetely publish a selection of our winners.
By taking part and nominating your work, you gain direct exposure to our Media Partners, which combined, have more than hundred million page views annually, your pencil will have a chance to tap on their audiences, and get your work seen by the millions. We had already provided 32.939 media placements for our laureates.
In addition to getting your work seen by 34 Media Partners, your pencil will also get an opportunity to be discovered by 500.000+ journalists, editors and media members that receive our press releases.
In addition to the A' Design Award yearbooks, the A' Design Award winners get an exclusive opportunity to get their work published in the Prime Edition books. The Prime Editions are ultra-premium, extra-large, carefully curated, high-quality, outstanding photobooks that publish award-winning excellent designs, original art and innovative architecture worldwide.
YOUR OWN DESIGN BOOK
Prime Editions, anthology and monograph books, come in three types. The Designer Prime Editions are books that publish award-winning works of just one designer. Plus, The Category Prime Editions publish award-winning works from a given design award category. Finally, The Locality Prime Editions publish award-winning works from distinct territories.
Winners of the A' Design Award will have the exclusive opportunity to have their award-winning works published in the Prime Editions publications. Top award-winning designers will have a special opportunity to have a book dedicated to just their own works.
The A' Pencil Award is for everybody, but big brands know better how to use the pencil award efficiently for their benefits.
Enterprises especially use the pencil award logo, pencil award-winning status to promote sales, and further use the pencil award to celebrate success of their R&D teams.
MAKE USE OF A' AWARD.
Companies also benefit from the international publicity, advertising and marketing services provided to pencil award-winners. You too can enjoy all these advertising and promotion benefits if you win the A' Design Award.
To take part in A' Pencil Award you need one primary main image that represents your pencil. Your pencil image shall be placed in a canvas that is 3600 x 3600 pixels, and should be a 72 dpi resolution, jpeg file.
If you wish to represent your pencil better, we would further recommend that you upload up to 4 optional images, each placed on a 1800 x 1800 pixel canvas, your images should have 72 dpi resolution, and should be jpeg files.
OPTIONAL PDF, LINK OR VIDEO
Finally, you will have an opportunity to support your pencil presentation with an optional video presentation, a private access link or a PDF document up to 40 pages, accessible only to jurors.
TAKE PART STEP #1
Register to A' Design Award & Competition for taking part in A' Pencil Award. During pencil award registration, you will type in your name, surname and email. Confirm your e-mail address after registration to fully activate your profile. It is free to create an account.
TAKE PART STEP #2
Login to A' Design Award website. Upload your pencil. You can upload as many pencils as you like. It is free and very easy to upload your designs.
TAKE PART STEP #3
Select the award category that you wish to compete for and nominate your pencil for the A' Pencil Award before the competition deadline.
Join A' Pencil Award today for fame, prestige and publicity as well as to promote and advertise your name and your excellency in pencil. Position and market yourself as a leader in pencil industry.
References and Sources.
Lists of award-winning projects featured, from first row to last row, from left to right, in order of appearance: — 1 #49675 Memento Letter opener — 2 #53436 Sostanza Lead holder — 3 #54921 MiLLiSECOND measure — 4 #27394 Real Boy Push Pins / Thumb Tacks — 5 #35401 POOLEAF Plastic ball pen — 6 #58964 Bindship Binder clip — 7 #108835 Pineapple Pins Stationary Packaging — 8 #54814 Fume Marker Pen Stand and Package — 9 #25284 ACUTOR Pencil sharpener — 10 #79820 The Exquisite Touch Cutter Knife — 11 #63527 Stand By Calendar — 12 #65405 ROUNDED RULER A set of ruler designed for children — 13 #71295 SideKick Notebook Notebook — 14 #24518 Triangle Notebook Notebook — 15 #70762 Beautiful Pencil Sharpener — 16 #107936 Smart Letter Pen — 17 #110009 Qui Magnetic Pencil Holder — 18 #110160 Eternity Pen — 19 #97198 Memento Letter opener — 20 #100876 Sostanza Lead holder — 21 #91365 MiLLiSECOND measure — 22 #99264 Real Boy Push Pins / Thumb Tacks — 23 #107048 POOLEAF Plastic ball pen — 24 #46104 Bindship Binder clip — 25 #34680 Pineapple Pins Stationary Packaging — 26 #76944 Fume Marker Pen Stand and Package — 27 #63742 ACUTOR Pencil sharpener — 28 #122063 The Exquisite Touch Cutter Knife — 29 #55245 Stand By Calendar — 30 #76515 ROUNDED RULER A set of ruler designed for children — 31 #79284 SideKick Notebook Notebook — 32 #71721 Triangle Notebook Notebook — 33 #31852 Beautiful Pencil Sharpener — 34 #65254 Smart Letter Pen — 35 #28275 Qui Magnetic Pencil Holder — 36 #102975 Eternity Pen — 37 #65501 Nowa Staplers — 38 #80101 A Slice Of Tool Stationery and Tool Set — 39 #40082 Lollypop Pencil Sharpener — 40 #51619 ZrO2 Pencil Sharpener — 41 #72512 Sky Fountain Pen — 42 #73204 The Ink Of Life Fading Pencils — 43 #96834 Life Pencil Sharpener — 44 #120906 Serpentinata Pen — 45 #76218 Venvstas Carbon T Carbon Fiber Fountain Pen — 46 #57914 Top Scholar Pen Rollerball pens — 47 #129889 Renew Replaceable Refill Marker — 48 #32266 Roll it Sketch board — 49 #76226 Venvstas Designer 7 Mechanical Pencil — 50 #31216 Paper Clip - Locking Eco Friendly Stapless Stapler — 51 #39417 Wraparound Cord Wrap — 52 #99657 Table Dancers Stationery — 53 #107352 Full Ballpoint Pen — 54 #79982 Artemis Pencil.