Its time to break the frontier of creativity. Think ahead of design today and stand a chance to win RS5000,
as well as the opportunity to compete for the Asia Young Designer of the Year against 12 other countries!


Tips & Requirements

  • Presentation Board (A2 Sized)

    • A minimum of 3 boards or a maximum of 4 boards are to be submitted, based on the soft copies.
    • Board 1 must show: existing site photos (if applicable), property/site developer (if applicable), floor plan, elevation, furniture layout plan and site analysis.
    • Boards 2, 3, and 4 must show: 3D perspectives with Nippon Paint colour chips and codes.
    • Presentation boards must be designed in a vertical layout format.
    • In the digital copy of the project on CD/DVD, the design of the A2 board must be saved in a folder named “Presentation Board”, with the file name set as “Board 1”. The design statement needs to be included.
  • Photographs

    • Provide recent personal photo in JPEG format
    • All required image files: 300dpi & JPEG format ONLY
    • The individual perspectives in JPEG format, high resolution (300dpi) and A4-sized (minimum) must be saved in a folder entitled “Perspective”. The file name of the JPEG shall be saved in a naming format based on “areas”. For example: Living room / Lobby.
    • The optimum size for your JPEG is 5 MB. Find out how to optimise your file size here.
  • Labelling

    • Label all areas of floor plan
    • Perspectives in A2 Boards 2, 3, and 4 must be in A3, A4 or A5 sizes and pasted on the boards.
      *For manual submission
    • The Entry Form must be attached or affixed as a cover page when submitting the entry in a CD/DVD.
      *For manual submission
    • Submissions should not have the participant’s profile and education institution details on top of the presentation board to ensure anonymous judging of the competition.
  • Colours Used

    • All colours used in the project must be from Nippon Paint’s product range.
    • All colours used in the design must be clearly illustrated with Nippon Paint’s colour names, colour codes, and product ranges.
    • You can download Nippon Paint’s colour chips here.
  • Design Statement

    • The design statement should not be more than 1,000 words and must be saved in a PDF file format.

Design Concept & Statement



  • Participants must be enrolled in an educational institution of interior design or architecture.
  • This contest is open to all second years and onwards of interior design students, as well as Fourth and onwards Architect students.
  • Max 2 member as a Team can participate in AYDA 2018.
  • Entries must conform strictly to the submission guidelines and must be submitted to
  • Last date of registration is 5th Oct 2018 & last date of Submission is 15th Oct 2018.
  • Judges decisions are final.
  • Shortlisted candidates will be notified to make an oral presentation as a final judging procurement.
  • Winners will be notified to attend a ceremony. Winning entries may be featured in marketing and promotional materials as deemed appropriate by the organiser and sponsor.
  • Prizes are non-transferable and non-exchangeable for cash or credit.
  • The organiser reserves the right to substitute the top prizes with another product of similar retail value without prior notice.
  • Participating students must have international passports.
  • All Completed Entries Must be Submitted by 15th Oct 18 Monday.

Which Category Are You Interested In?


1.Open your image in Adobe Photoshop

*If your file was prepared on Adobe Illustrator, save to high-resolution image before Step 1

2.Select File > Export > Save for Web (Legacy)

3.Adjust ‘Quality’ dialog box to control file size
*Indicated as 'A'

4.Ensure that file is 5mb (or less)
*Indicated as 'B'

5.Name your file and select 'Save…'