Asia Young Designer Award

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

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  • Who is eligible to participate in the Asia Young Designer Award?

    This contest is open to:

    • Second-year interior design students onwards. [Interior Design Category]
    • Third-year architectural students onwards. [Architecture Category]

    All participants must be enrolled in an educational institution majoring in interior design or architecture.

  • How many design projects can I submit for the Asia Young Designer Award?

    You may submit ONLY 1 (ONE) project each year per student.

  • How can I amend my submitted entry?

    Please contact the admin.

  • What will the grand prize winner of the Asia Young Designer Award receive?

    The grand prize winner will receive:

    • RM5,000 cash price
    • A 6-month paid internship with IJM Land Berhad
    • An all-expense-paid trip to the Malaysia Learning Programme & Trip

    (Compete against winners from 14 other countries to win the Platinum Award and USD $1,000 cash).

  • How do I find out more about the contest?
  • Who are the supporting organisations for Asia Young Designer Award?

    Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE), Ministry of Energy, Green Technology and Water (KETTHA), Pertubuhan Akitek Malaysia (PAM), Real Estate & Housing Developers Association Youth Malaysia, Pertubuhan Akitek Malaysia Green Building Confederation (MGBC), Construction Industry Development BOARD (CIBD) Malaysia.

  • Where can I get the contest Entry Form?

    You can download the contest Entry Form here

  • How long or short should my design statement be?

    Your design statement SHOULD NOT exceed 1,000 words and it must be saved under a Microsoft Word / PDF document (for offline submission).

  • How will my university stand a chance to win the best supporting university/college award?
    • Your university/college would need to get the supporting materials for the Asia Young Designer Award through event agency here
    • Incorporate these supporting materials onto your university/college websites.
    • Submission Entries: Total Submission / Total Number of Student X 100% (Highest % will get 2 points)
  • What colours can I use in my design project submission?
    • All colours used in your design project submission must be from Nippon Paint’s product range, clearly illustrated with accurate colour names, colour codes and product range.
    • Colour chips can be downloaded from here
  • Are there any specific locations for the design project location?

    No, there is no specific location for your design project location. It can either be an existing building or an empty lot of space/land.