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Pinnacle of Achievement in Architecture, Interior Design and Product Design

APDC*IDA is dedicated to bringing together the very best of award-winning Architecture, Interior Design and Product Design from around the world.

It is the pinnacle of achievement for architects and designers who have already been recognized in national, regional or international design awards; a chance to be seen alongside the other greats in their field and earn the respect of the architecture and design industries on a global level.

Why Should You Register?

APDC*IDA unites the leading design award from Asia-Pacific, the Asia Pacific Design Center (APDC) with internationally renowned Los Angeles-based International Design Awards (IDA). This award is a powerful cross-cultural platform from which to promote your designs to a truly international market.

Brand Differentiation

Becoming an APDC*IDA Award winner will set you apart from the competition. Whether it’s your architecture design credential or a sustainable concept, by carefully selecting the category you can create a niche to make you stand out from your competitors.

Only previously awarded projects and works are eligible to enter APDC*IDA Design Excellence Awards. It is an independent endorsement and an outstanding indicator of success.

Marketing Opportunities

Being associated with a business awards event provides excellent PR opportunities before, during and after the event. APDC*IDA Winners will improve brand awareness and support the promotion of your business to new design professionals and potential clients worldwide.  APDC and IDA teams have strong relationships with all major design-related media which will maximize your company’s PR exposure.

After winning, make sure to update your marketing materials with the APDC*IDA Design Excellence Awards logo, including your business cards, website, literature, email and sales material. It’s important to make sure that people know what your business has achieved.

Increased Credibility

The APDC*IDA prize or Honourable Mention acts as a 3rd-party endorsement for your business. Our winning badge is a sign of quality for potential customers and can be a part of your sales strategy. It’s a great way of differentiating your company from competitors.

Boosting Morale

Winning a prize or receiving APDC*IDA Honourable Mention is a very public way of recognizing the hard work and achievements of your staff. Awards should be celebrated as a team to boost morale.

Attracting Talent and Investment

Being recognized as an APDC*IDA Winner is building your brand to attract new talent and engage with potential investors.

Winners Benefits

APDC *IDA winners receive significant international publicity and extensive media exposure to an International and Chinese audience.

In contrast to many other design awards, there are no hidden or additional costs for winners. All the associated perks of winning aanAPDC*IDA prize are included in the entry fee, with the exception of travel and accommodation costs when attending the Winner’s Cocktail Event.



“Design of the Year” Professional
“Emerging Design of the Year” Student
Category Winners Professional
Category Winners Student
Honorable Mention Professional and Student
APDC*IDA Winner Trophy
APDC*IDA Winner Certificate (online)
APDC*IDA Winner e-Badge
APDC*IDA Honorable mention Certificate (online)
APDC*IDA Honorable mention e-Badge (online)
Two entry tickets to join the APDC*IDA Annual Winners Cocktail Event
Featured in Winners E-Book
Winner Interview - pictures and quotes to be extensively communicated
Mentioned in winners press release distributed to magazines, blogs and partners
E-newsletter announcement to over 120,000 subscribers
Dedicated Social Media posts ( english & chinese)
Exposure at online winners' Gallery