APD NO. 16 Submission Guidance

As the most authoritative professional design yearbook in Asia-Pacific region, Asia-Pacific Design (APD in short) has been published 15 times by Sandu Publishing since 2005. APD aims at promoting design in Asia-Pacific Region and providing good opportunities for excellent designers to stand out.


The key to design is to get deep feelings and experiences by constantly observing life and participating in society, so as to find the best creative point. With the development of the times, more tools are used to transmit information. The technological innovation has also expanded the depth and breadth of design, and design has become more diverse. Designers not only develop the traditional techniques, but also know how to integrate many different elements, such as color matching, creative graphics, online experience, cool AI / AR / VR / MR, and etc. A multi-level design ecological language is formed with the diversity of design.


In 2020, under the subject of “Multivariate Integration of Design”, APD NO. 16 will explore how designers seek innovative solutions and possibilities for social, economic and technological issues, together with the efforts of famous designers all over the world. The most excellent designs will be awarded throughout Asia-pacific region. Asian countries or regions include Mainland China, Hong Kong, Macao, Taiwan, South Korea, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, Pakistan, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Russia, Iran, etc. Countries or regions along Pacific Ocean include Australia, New Zealand, Canada, the United States, Mexico, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Chile, etc. In order to make sure speciality and authority, all the contributed works will be carefully selected to represent the top level of Asia-Pacific design. 


Now, we invite the most creative designers once again throughout the Asia-Pacific region to contribute original works to APD NO.16. Thanks to your participation, it will be more remarkable. Let us witness the development of Asia-pacific design together


Book Size

248X290MM464 Pages

(a) Branding 

(b) Environmental Graphics: Orientation System and Visual Space Design

(c) Type Design

(d) Print: Publication, Magazine, Catalog, Annual Report, Calendar, and Concept Book

(e) Poster Design: Commercial Poster, Culture Poster, Experimental Poster 

(f) Package Design: Commercial Package and Concept Package

(g) Graphics Design: Illustration, Pattern, and Graphics Extended Products

(h) Newmedia: Website, Icon, Interface, Interactive Design (Game, Software, Digital Interactive Installation)

(i) Logo Design

(j) Miscellaneous


Contribution Fee




30th June, 2020


Eligibility & Guidelines

1 Contribution Rules:

1.1 Designers from Asia-Pacific region are welcome to contribute their works published after January 1st, 2018.

1.2 The entry must have actually been produced. Any Proposal works can’t be accepted. Student course assignments will not be accepted. All entries by students must be done individually. 

1.3 The entry can be submitted by company or individual designer who is involved in the creation.

1.4 Each contributor can submit at most 10 pieces of works. Each contributor only has one contribution name.

 2 The Submitted Materials:

2.1 Images requirements

* Except Type, Poster, Logo, Graphics, and Multimedia, each submitted work should have shooting photos.

* 300dpi or above with 150mm or above each side of the single image, within 20 MB per image.

* Images in CMYK TIF or JPG format.

2.2 File Naming

* All the submitted materials should be put in one file named by “contributor name + city, country”

* Each project should be named by “submission category+contributor name+project title + city, country”.

* all the images for one project must show the A-Z priority. It will be a reference for APD book designers who may choose the photos freely and trim or reprocess the data without permission from the contributors according to the layout.

2.3 Submission form

* An electronic form (words can be copied) filled by computer. All the projects should be completely filled in the submission form by electronic document including project description within 100 words, a short introduction of the designer or design team within 100 words, and the credit name according to Abbreviation List in order.  

* A scanned form. Print the electronic form, sign your name at the bottom of the form, and then scan or shoot it. It will be eligible with the signature.  


Email Submission:

Summit through your personal FTP or net link by www.sendspace.com, www.transferbigfiles.com, or www.wetransfer.com to apd@sandupublishing.com. Please notice we don't accept links by dropbox or google drive. Each link to be downloaded should be within 500 MB. Separate links can be accepted from one contributor if needed.


Important Declarations

* All the submission will be judged by Academic Consultants and Editorial Committee. APD NO.16 will finally award Best Designs, Nominations, and Shortlists.

* Contributors should fill in the submission form for each project with accurate information. The editorial department of APD will follow the forms for editing and proofreading. A preview for proofreading will be upon requested once you agree to submit.  

* Contributors should confirm the accuracy of the contributions and understand the legal obligations. The editorial department shall not be responsible for any dispute caused by the publication. 

* Located in Asia-Pacific Region, foreigners are accepted and their living city will appear in the index.

* Contribution Confirmation: Editorial Department will send you an email confirmation by apd@sandupublishing.com after the materials are successfully received. Due to large amount of contribution, we need time to sort out & check the received materials and please be patient to wait for our feedback. Please contact us directly by email in July 10-15 if you don’t receive any reply after the deadline, June 30.

* In-book Notice: The in-book announcement will be featured in October issue 2020, Design 360° Magazine and official website www.sandupublishing.com. We don’t accept any inquiry before the announcement. The names in the entry list are from the “Contributor’s Name” of “Submission Form”.  

* The editorial department of this yearbook only informs you by email. Please ensure that the email address in “Submission Form” is correct and under normal condition.

* The editorial department has the right to edit, publish, exhibit and promote the works selected in APD No. 16

* All the winners will be awarded electrical certificate of recognition by Editorial Committee of APD No. 16.  





Krystle Zhang

APD Editorial Department

Website: www.sandupublishing.com

Email: apd@sandupublishing.com