Asia Young Designer Award

Join to be a part of the AYDA Community

Asia Young Designer Award
Nippon Paint


The Asia Young Designer Award is a platform to nurture and inspire design. Discover and unleash your potential today!

It looks like you are in Malaysia. If we got it wrong, please select your country.

Or select a different location


Thank You for your interest!

Our online submissions will open on 26 July 2019. Stay tuned!

Contact Us
Nippon Paint Asia Young Designer Award



The Asia Young Designer Award (AYDA) was first launched in 2008 as part of Nippon Paint’s vision to nurture the next generation of design talents. The event serves as a platform to inspire architecture and interior design students to develop their skills through cross-learning opportunities and networking with key industry players as well as fellow architecture and interior design peers in the region.

AYDA has since grown in terms of reach and stature and has now established itself as one of Asia’s premier design award across 13 countries namely Bangladesh, China and region of China (Hong Kong & Taiwan), India, Indonesia, Iran, Japan, Malaysia, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Vietnam.

Over the years, AYDA has impacted thousands of young and talented student designers, presenting them with various opportunities to engage with renowned speakers and key figures in the design industry. Not only has the exposure enabled the participants to gain first hand industry knowledge, personalised coaching, mentoring and skill-building through various workshops by experienced lecturers, they also learn from their fellow peers from across borders.

With that, AYDA has established a close-knit design community comprising professional architects, interior designers, industry associations, partners, design schools, alumni and design students.

Award Mechanics

Participants are required to submit their architectural and interior design ideas based on a design theme, specially curated by design professionals and associations. The design themes are established to translate the essence of AYDA i.e. colour-focused direction, eco and sustainability-focused, pushing design boundaries, community and people centric design, design originality and future forward thinking which will help to create positive impacts in the world.

Highlights of AYDA :

  • 1. The Regional Learning Programme:
    • Sharing sessions by renowned architects and interior designers
    • Regional finals where all finalists from each country congregates for the Asia Young Designer of the Year Award
    • Cross-learning via mentoring session exclusively for regional Gold winners for enhancement on their works and presenting it effectively to judges which comprised of professional architects, designers and associations across Asia
    • Study tours to renowned architectural cultural attractions
  • 2. AYDA XChange
    • An exchange of design ideas platform for captains of the architecture and interior design industry to the AYDA community. The platform also features notable alumni of the Award who were past winners to promote the exchange of ideas whilst building their design career.

Supported By:

In Partnership With: