Below are some of the design competitions around the world open to Ashlar-Vellum CAD and 3D modeling users.

Good Design

For 60 years, the Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design and Metropolitan Arts Press Ltd. has sponsored their annual GOOD DESIGN® Awards Program for the most innovative and cutting-edge industrial, product, and graphic designs produced around the world. Designers and manufacturers from over 30 nations have been honored for their singular achievements in contemporary design. Click here for application information or to see current and previous award winners.

Michelin Challenge Design

The Michelin Challenge Design is open to designers worldwide to promote creative thinking and innovation in vehicle design. Michelin offers a unique opportunity to individual designers and companies of any size to showcase significant design work that would normally not have an opportunity to be shown at a major auto show. Click here for the exact dates and details and to see the winners.

red dot

red dot calls upon designers, companies, institutions and design studios to submit their latest and best ideas, as a product with good design. As the largest and most professional international design competition in the world, this is a great platform for new, upcoming designers to display their talent as well as for studios to showcase their creativity and innovativeness. Click here to learn more.

ID Magazines Annual Design Review

For over 50 years ID Magazine’s Annual Design Review has recognized the best in product, furniture, graphic and environment design. For students and professionals alike, this showcase produces an annual review featured in the July/August issue of ID Magazine. To view the winners and learn how to enter, click here.


Sometimes referred to as “the Oscars of Design,” the IDSA’s International Design Excellence Awards (IDEA) recognizes design excellence in products, sustainability, interaction design, packaging, strategy, research and concepts. The competition is open to designers, companies and students. For more information click here.

iF Product Design Award

Since 1953, the iF product design awards honor designs of excellence and innovation in 16 categories. Winners receive the iF label, a seal of approval used in advertising and communications. Visit the iF website for more information.