ELIGIBILITY AND CATEGORIES

Eligibility

The Second Cycle of ADAA 2020-21 eligibility criterion are:

• The ADA Award is open to all Pakistanis located geographically anywhere in the world
• Architects, interior designers, engineers, landscape architects and design studios/firm are eligible to submit
• Designers and design firms from all disciplines are eligible to apply
• Artists from all disciplines are eligible to submit their works
• NIC or NICOP of the individual submitting their work is required
• NTN of the firm submitting their works is required
• All Projects must have been completed by December 31, 2019
• Products must be prototyped or in production since the last five years
• Winning projects of the inaugural cycle are NOT ELIGIBLE for submission in ANY corresponding cycle
• Any query regarding categories, timeline of project(s); email chair.adaa@adapk.com
• Any queries regarding submission process and payment method; email  secretariat.adaa@adapk.com
• The submission format has to be followed, failing which the entry to any category will be discredited

Disclaimer

  • There will be a single winner (not including Honorary mentions) in each category of all disciplines, regardless of the sub-categories mentioned in the overarching category
  • The jury decision on the winners of each category in all disciplines is binding and final and is revealed in the ADA Awards night celebration.
  • It is for the ADA Awards jury to decide if any category of any discipline has no exemplary submissions worthy of the ADA Awards
  •  ADA Awards reserves the right of excluding any entry in moving forward to the final jury on the grounds of false information submitted and or any copyright discretion and in conflicting interests.
  • Every submission in each category in all disciplines should be marked as a separate submission

Architecture

ALL WORK COMPLETED BETWEEN JANUARY 1, 2000 – DECEMBER 31, 2019

Design

ALL WORK COMPLETED BETWEEN JANUARY 1,2015 –  DECEMBER 31, 2019

Art

ALL WORK COMPLETED BEFORE DECEMBER 31, 2019

View Architecture Categories

Residence

a. Under 300 sq yards plot size
b. Above 301 sq yards to 600 sq yards plot size
c. Above 601 sq yards plot size to 1000 sq yards
d. Above 1000 sq yards plot size
e. Rural/ vernacular residence low income settlements


Housing project

Any project consisting of multi-level development of two or more residences. Apartment buildings, row-houses, townhouses, gated communities


Civic building

Any public project that serves the community such as: Schools, Universities, Hospitals, Medical facilities, Clinics, Community Centers, Sports Center, City/Town Halls, Police stations/Academies, Court Houses, Embassies, Government Buildings


Cultural building

Any public project that enriches cultural dialogue in society; Museums, Art Galleries, Religious buildings, Libraries, Cultural Centers, Theatres, Concert Halls, Stadiums and all entertainment venues


Commercial building

Any private and or public-private commercial building serving as a workspace for a company’s head quarter, office workspace, Banks, Shopping centers, Gymnasiums, Factories and Industries


Hospitality building

Any project that is used primarily by the masses to eat, sleep and drink. Hotels, motels, restaurants, bakeries and café


Rebirth project/ renovation/ adaptive reuse

Any refurbishment, and or extension of a project of an existing building/structure (not applicable to residential refurbishment/extension)


Landscape project

Any landscape architecture project, public or private that involves the design of outdoor areas, parks, green spaces/belts/grounds of educational, hospitals or institutional buildings, public spaces and playgrounds


Infrastructure project

Any structure, facility or systems for public use pedestrian or vehicular, such as bridges, underpasses, kerbs/footpaths, cycle-paths, highways, bus stations, stations, airports, energy supply/grid stations


Heritage conservation/ adaptive reuse

Any heritage building conserved, preserved and or repurposed for sustainable measures


Competition projects

Any unbuilt works presented for architectural competitions locally or internationally


Interior projects

a. House interior
b. Apartment interior
c. Hospitality interior
d. Workspace interior
e. Wellness and leisure interior
f. Civic and cultural interior
g. Retail interiors

View Design Categories

Identity Design

Role of contestant in the creation to be declared with each entry. ONE award given to a complete body of work entry including:

a. Trademark and/or logo, Corporate identity manual and/or Corporate style guide and/or Brand strategy Guide including Point of Sales Design, Misc. Identity and Branding.

b. Collateral: Letterheads, envelope and business cards, Menu, price lists and similar works

c. Print Advertisements | Single or Campaign (demonstrating application of brand guidelines)

d. Social Media Graphics | Single or Campaign (demonstrating application of brand guidelines)

e. Promotional Materials: Calendar, Posters, Invitations etc. (demonstrating application of brand guidelines)


Advertising | Design for Commerce

Role of contestant in the creation to be declared with each entry. ONE award given to entries demonstrating innovation and excellence in:

Campaigns for conventional and unconventional media including indoors & outdoors advertising, digital (as part of campaign) and/or packaging.


Retail Design [Packaging]

Role of contestant in the creation to be declared with each entry. ONE award given to entries demonstrating innovation and excellence in:

 

a. Packaging Graphics/ Labels

b. Retail Bags & Accessories

c. Single or Campaigns/ packaging for events


Information Design

Role of contestant in the creation to be declared with each entry.ONE award given to entries demonstrating innovation and excellence in:

a. Infographics

b. Signage

c. Exhibition Design

d. Way-finding Systems, User Instructions

e. Data-Visualization


Editorial/Type Design

Role of contestant in the creation to be declared with each entry. ONE award given to entries demonstrating innovation and excellence in:

 

a. Books and/or covers

b. Magazines

c. Newspapers

d. Annual Reports

e. Art and Exhibition Catalogues


Digital/Interactive/UI/UX

Role of contestant in the creation to be declared with each entry. ONE award given to entries demonstrating innovation and excellence in:

 

a. Websites

b. Applications

c. Software/User-interface

d. Game Design


Photography

Role of contestant in the creation to be declared with each entry. ONE award given to entries demonstrating innovation and excellence in:

 

a. Photojournalism

b. Editorial

c. Advertisements–print and online

d. Retail/Product (Published either in print or online)

e. Self Expression/Photo Manipulation


Illustration

Role of contestant in the creation to be declared with each entry. ONE award given to entries demonstrating innovation and excellence in:

 

a. Editorial / Media Illustration– for periodicals, newspapers, books etc.

b. Commercial Illustration- for advertising & media, etc.

c. Illustration in miscellaneous applications including games etc.

e. Self-Expression


Moving Image

Role of contestant in the creation to be declared with each entry. ONE award given to entries demonstrating innovation and excellence in:

 

a. Animation shorts (3 minutes or less)

b. Animation for online usage, events, retail etc

c. Animation long (3-5 minutes)

d. Docufilms-online, events, retail etc

e. Music Video (Maximum 5 minutes)

f. Movie Trailers


Furniture/ Light Design

Role of contestant in the creation to be declared with each entry. ONE award given to entries demonstrating innovation and excellence in:

a. Storage and Display Furniture

b. Seating/ Comfort Furniture

c. Tables and Desks Furniture

d. Kids Furniture

e. Commercial Furniture

f. Public space furniture

g. Self expression/ conceptual

h. Various light design


Jewellery Design

Role of contestant in the creation to be declared with each entry. ONE award given to entries demonstrating innovation and excellence in:

 

a. Stand-alone/ conceptual

b. Collection


Fashion Design

Role of contestant in the creation to be declared with each entry. ONE award given to entries demonstrating innovation and excellence in:

a. Pret (Conceptual or practical as one or collection)

– Gender/ Age Specific:

– Boys’ Clothing

– Children’s Clothing

– Girls’ Clothing

– Infant Clothing

– Men’s Clothing

– Plus Size Clothing

– Women’s Clothing

– Sleepwear

 

b. Event Specific:

– Ethnic Clothing

– Wedding Apparel

– Sportswear

– Stage & Dance Wear

– Uniforms and Costumes

 

c. Couture:

– Runway Collections

 

d. Conceptual:

– Garment Concepts

– Stage wear

 

 


Leather/Footwear

Role of contestant in the creation to be declared with each entry. ONE award given to entries demonstrating innovation and excellence in:

a. Conceptual

b. Gender/ age specific

c. Event specific

d. Uniform

e. Sportswear

f. Formal

g. Casual

h. Bridal


Textile Design

Role of contestant in the creation to be declared with each entry. ONE award given to entries demonstrating innovation and excellence in:

a. Fabric

b. Textures

c. Patterns

d. Cloth Design

View Art Categories

Drawing


Painting


Printmaking


Sculpture


Ceramics


Performance Art


Installation Art


Public Art


Digital Arts


Photography (Art)


Video Art


Fibre Art


Jewellery


Socially Responsive Award & Environmental Leadership Award

All entrants may be considered for the Socially Responsive Award and/or the Environmental Leadership Award. A single winner in each of these categories will be selected from the disciplines of Architecture, Design and Art.

The Socially Responsive Award projects must display advance social equity and have a positive impact on the community and society.

The Environmental Leadership Award projects must show sensitivity and respect for the use and management of natural resources throughout their lifecycle, especially with respect to materials and energy use. Projects may be entered in one or both categories.

Guidelines

• Entries must be submitted and received via the online entry system by 11:59 PM PST on Thursday, August 20, 2020

• Full payment must be received by the submission deadline. Entries submitted without the appropriate submission fee will not be eligible for judging. Payments are only accepted online.

• All entries must be in the form of a SINGLE PDF document not exceeding 25MB. All images must be jpg format, at least 300 dpi. Project descriptions and images must NOT contain the name or logo of the designer, architect, firm, company, artist, client or manufacturer.

Registration Fee

Individual | PKR 5,000 per submission

Firm | PKR 8,000 per submission

Applicable to any category in architecture, design, and art

(if paying from outside Pakistan, PKR will be converted to your local currency)

Submission Requirements

A single PDF document is the only submission that will be allowed. This project details (images) must NOT contain the name or logo of the designer, architect, artist, firm, company, client or manufacturer (except in the case the client name is part of the design, for example, logo design). The firm/individual name and details will appear ONLY at the END of the PDFdocument and NO WHERE ELSE.

The PDF document must not exceed 25 MB

Terms & Conditions

• All information and requested materials must be provided or the submission will be disqualified without notice or return of payment.

• Works are excluded from the competition if their presentation would infringe any right(s).

• The entrant authorizes ADA to publish the submission in the print edition of ADA Magazine, on adapk.com, and any websites affiliated with the ADA Awards competition. The submission may be reproduced, in whole or in part, for editorial and promotional purposes.

• No refunds will be issued under any circumstances. Submissions become the property of ADA.

Submission Specifications

*Marked categories are required

*Project Description: Write a narrative for the project (not exceeding 500 words) including objectives and how they were met, design challenges, technological and/or material innovations, social and environmental impact. Project descriptions must NOT contain the name or logo of the designer, architect, firm, company, client or manufacturer. Project description should be included at the END of the PDF document. The PDF document must not exceed 25 MB.

*Short resume/ bio/ introduction: Write a short description of the firm/ individual (max 300 words) at the END of the PDF document. This text should be included ONLY on the LAST PAGE of the PDF document.

Images: You may submit up to 20 images and/or drawings/renderings (at least 300 dpi) in the document. All images must be placed in a single PDF document not exceeding 25MB

Video: Entrants are encouraged to share videos of their work that help to communicate the project. Videos should be uploaded to Vimeo/YouTube and links to the videos should be mentioned in the PDF document.

One single category upload MUST NOT EXCEED 25 MB.