Designers are requested to submit their designs to meet the criteria and specific guidelines set for each category/sub-category by the announced deadline. Incomplete entries or submissions beyond the due date will not be considered.
The applicant must choose to submit their design under the correct type and accordingly pay the corresponding submission fees as below:
All paid submission fees are non-refundable once submission is confirmed.
Under 30 Years old: (Individual or group)
Early Bird: 16th – 30th of September 2022: 1500 EGP
Regular: 1st – 14th of October 2022: 2500 EGP
Above 30 Years old: (Individual or group)
Early Bird: 16th – 30th of September 2022: 2000 EGP
Regular: 1st – 14th of October 2022: 3000 EGP
*Proof of age is requested: a scanned copy of the applicant’s national ID or passport with the date of birth indicated as well as the payment code provided upon submission must be sent by email email@example.com to qualify for Under 25 Years.
All paid submission fees are non-refundable once the submission is confirmed.
Cairo Design Award is honored to have a distinguished panel of jurors for all six design categories. Each jury member will head the panel in an elaborate deliberation process, in his/her own particular area of expertise, for all six primary design categories (and their corresponding subcategories).
Designers will submit their innovations and creative designs within the announced categories each year. The work and projects submitted will be assessed in accordance with each category’s published guidelines by a distinguished jury panel according to established evaluation and selection criteria.
Level 1: Evaluation of all qualified submissions and selection of twenty (20) entries per subcategory.
Level 2: Shortlist of five (5) finalists per subcategory.
Level 3: Final selection of three (3) CDA winners (gold, silver, and bronze) for each subcategory in all six awards categories to be announced during the CDA ceremony event.
The jury will only evaluate complete entries, which successfully meet the specified criteria and guidelines for each category/sub-category, as well as confirmed payment.
On occasion, some applicants may be contacted to submit further data for evaluation.
All submissions are reviewed by the jury and the top five submissions will be selected for shortlisting.
Shortlisted designers will be notified by email and significantly, invited to attend the special marketing, networking, and promotional opportunity that is the Cairo Design Award ceremony event.
Winners will be announced during the unique Cairo Design Award ceremony mega-event only. Winners will be also awarded the specially designed and prestigious CDA trophy in front of the invited guests and industry VIPs on the night.
Three winners (Gold, Silver, and Bronze) are awarded in each category/sub-category according to their final evaluation.