Don't Miss It: Asia Young Designers Awards

> AYDA (Asia Young Designers Awards), an educational outreach programme by Nippon Paint, is calling for participants.

> The theme for this year’s competition is “Converge: Pushing the Reset Button”, to reflect how the Covid-19 pandemic has led to the rejuvenation of personal spaces as we strive to adapt, survive and thrive in the “new normal”.

> AYDA is an initiative aimed at pushing the boundaries of innovation so that through the power of design, the next generation of budding architects and interior designers will have the opportunities to develop their skills, and elevate design standards and capabilities in changing the world for a better future.

> Through AYDA, students get to participate in roadshows, dialogue sessions, regional webinars, as well as attend personalised coaching and workshop sessions conducted by external consultants and professionals in the design industry.

> The two Gold Winners will receive an all-expenses-paid three-week placement at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design where they will attend the Design Discovery Programme worth up to USD$10,000 (RM44,560), and a RM5,000 cash prize.

> The Silver Award winners will take home RM3,000. Those with Honorary Mentions will receive RM1,500.

> The official partner for AYDA is IJM Land Berhad.

> AYDA is supported by the Higher Education Ministry, Pertubuhan Arkitek Malaysia, Malaysian Institute of Interior Designers, Malaysia Green Building Council, Construction Industry Development Board and Real Estate and Housing Developers’ Association Youth Malaysia.

Details: Visit or contact AYDA Malaysia at 011 540 88660 or email

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