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About Nippon Paint's Asia Young Designer Award

The Asia Young Designer Award is a premier design award that aims to nurture young design talents across Asia by setting a platform for talents to share their design ideas with professional designers such as architects and interior designers. This platform also provides design students with industry knowledge, personalized coaching, mentoring, and skill-building through XChange workshops across 15 countries.

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AYDA for me, abbreviates my experience that ~Aspire You to Do Awesome~ It is indeed an amazing platform that intrigues one to push oneself to bring out the best. I have definately etched an experience with AYDA and it has left me only with a lot of encouragement and inspiration. Thank you AYDA

- Kanchi Parmar


" AYDA 19 was an enriching experience and a portal to conversations and stories of unlocking even the remote ideas of design. The experience of meeting people from different facets of the design industry ended into a great learning." Had a great experience during AYDA 2019. Wishing you and Nippon all the very best for the upcoming AYDA!

- Rakesh Parmar


Being an AYDA finalist was truly overwhelming. It was a great platform to showcase our skills. Shout out to the great team and coordinators who made the journey more comfortable and memorable.

- Vidhi Gupta


AYDA is a wonderful journey bringing students and young professionals from across the nation to discuss their ideas on a common platform.

- Darshan Lineswala


It has been a great journey and a life changing experience, especially when you are looking for such a chance and platform to express yourself, and to get a boost when you are just into the architecture world. Hope this family keeps getting bigger and better. Looking for such an experiential journey again.

- Chirag Upadhyay


Architecture education is a deeply rewarding venture. AYDA adds to the richness of architectural culture through organizing yearly design competitions focused on students. Mentors guided students through informal and conversational discussions, the setting was ideal for a productive and groundbreaking exploration for this very pertinent theme.

- Shubham Soni


AYDA is a great platform for young , enthusiastic and passionate architects to showcase their designs in front of the eminent panel of jury. The entire team of organizers and facilitators were supportive round the clock and did an exceptional work for the smooth running of the event. Got an opportunity to interact with some of the great minds of the architecture fraternity. Made strong and everlasting bonds with my fellow contestants. It was truly an amazing experience, which will never fade out from my memories.

- Prateek Narang


Asia Young Design Awards has created a platform to encourage students with bold & relevant ideas and an opportunity to showcase it to the world. It was an eye opening experience to be a part of this larger audience of eminent architects and designers with a purpose to foresee a future of a better built environment. " I would like to once again thank the Nippon paint and Ethos team for giving us such a wonderful experience and providing this stage to showcase my work. It was an honour to be a part of AYDA 2019.

- Sachet Kiran


AYDA creates great platform for the students of Architecture who thinks beyond the existence in there architectural works.

- Aniket Satone


Participating in AYDA not only gave me an opportunity to showcase my skill at the National level but also gave me exposure and an opportunity to meet young talents from across the country. It was truly inspiring. The two days, workshop and event day are one of the most memorable days of my life. Thank you Ayda.

- Akshita VS


Participating in AYDA was more than an experience. AYDA was a journey where wonderful memories got etched. A great platform to share ideas and more than participating there’s a bag full of knowledge to carry back. It was a great journey and waiting for more of these competitions to participate in

- Ullas


AYDA is a powerful springboard for young minds in archictecture to expose,explore and educate.This platform opens up varied perspectives to different narratives from all over the continent.

- Muhammed Feroz


Ayda is a platform to explore one’s truest potential and a great journey towards giving our best.

- Snehal Chaudhari


My only regret is not discovering about AYDA earlier, I would've loved to have been a part of it during my college years itself as the exposure I got and the entire experience was beyond what I had expected. The team was very meticulous, from day one I had ample guidance with my presentation and the comfort of participants was especially prioritized. I'll always be grateful for AYDA for giving me such a massive platform to present my ideas.

- Nithin K


AYDA has provided a wonderful opportunity to bring my project into light; one that seeks to re-establish our roots to the environment, language and culture. I wish it encourages more such projects to make its way to the top. My experience participating in AYDA has been absolutely delightful.

- Kaushik Shrinivas K