A' Design Award & Competition is accepting entries to the annual International 3D Printing Design Awards (3DDA), which honors innovative 3D printing and rapid prototyping materials, tools, services, forms and products from all countries.

Entries can be made online by registering and uploading high-resolution images to the A' Design Award web site, where presentation guidelines, eligibility criteria, list of jury members and further information can also be found. Certain fees and costs are associated with submission.

Entries must be submitted before March 30, 2014 and results will be announced on April 15, 2014.

The 3DDA is open to all 3D printing products, projects and designs. Both realized and concept stage entries will be accepted. Entries can be presented by renderings as well as photographs, and will be judged by a grand jury panel of academics, design professionals, entrepreneurs and media members.

Entries will be evaluated on criteria such as creative excellence, innovation, use of technology, efficiency and optimal use of materials.

Winners will earn a special public relations campaign about their entry as well as a 3D printed metal design excellence trophy, a certificate for design excellence, a hardcover annual yearbook of the best entries, and an invitation to the award ceremony in Italy.

Winners will also be able to sell their designs and products at the Design Mega Store.

The public relations campaign includes, but is not limited to, the right to use the "award winning design" logo on marketing communications, a description of the winning entry written in 20 different languages, press release preparation and distribution to tens of thousands of editors around the world.