quadaward is the first crowd-based International Design Award: independent and free of charge!

“We want to replace the flow of expensive design-competitions with an alternative, up-to-date model which will enable the designers and students to enter the international comparison free of charge and to present their best works.

Under the motto from Designers for Designers, we have developed this unique online/offline venture: the free publishing- and competition-platform quadaward. Until now, quadaward has more than 25 000 visitors from 120 countries and more than 200 000 page impressions. And now we would like to invite you to our new design-community.”

Anna Christowzik and Claudius Scheuch, Designers and founders of quadaward

How does it work?

Join. Submit. Win awards, gain attention and get published.

Designers can submit their best works in nine categories and face the decision of the design-community. Any user can view and rate the competition submissions. On a yearly basis the quadawards will be awarded in different categories – based on the ratings given by the community. 

quadaward BEST OF THE BEST for places 1 to 10
quadaward WINNER for places 11 to 50

All of the award-winning projects will be published in a book and presented in the online-design exhibition.

Join now: create your free account!

The community is growing ...

We are very pleased by more than 25 000 visitors from 120 countries, over 1100 submitted projects and more than 200 000 page impressions!

Why is another design award required?

The existing design competitions have two issues:

1. The high submission fees and costs in the award ceremony have led to the fact that many outstanding projects are not submitted in the well-known design competitions. Small offices, freelancer and students in particular, cannot bear these costs.

2. The assessment of the submitted works often takes place on the basis of personal taste or visual preference of the jurors.

quadaward wants to close this gap with an innovative competition model.

Will I have to pay for something?

Definitely not!

quadaward is an independent and free of charge Design-Community from designers for designers.

There are no entry fees, no hidden costs, no license fees or something like that!

The complete freedom from costs and independence of the quadaward project should be ensured through the profits gained from the book sales.

Benefits for award winners


quadaward logo

Use this seal of design quality to announce your success!

quadaward book

You will be featured in the yearly design book – distributed worldwide!

480 color pages, 240 x 16,2 cm, Hardcover, English

quadaward online exhibition

You will be featured in the comprehensive online design exhibition!

Join Now!

1. Join by creating your free account
2. Submit up to 8 projects for the current competition
3. Win awards, gain attention and get published! 

And be a judge and vote for your favorite projects.

No entry fees. No hidden costs.

Join now! The quadaward will end on 30 September 2017.

Who is the oganizer of quadaward?

quadaward is a unique online/offline venture, developed by German design agency

The organizer and operating company of quadaward is the quadaward UG (haftungsbeschränkt) i.L.
Pestalozzistr. 19, 34119 Kassel, Germany