By Laman Ismayilova
Baku Congress Center hosted the Azerbaijan Design Award 2022, reports Azernews citing Trend Life.
Since 2018, the project competition brings together the best designers of the country in order to develop the design industry in Azerbaijan.
The project competition is co-organized by the Ministry of Culture and the Association of Designers of Azerbaijan.
Design projects submitted by local and foreign designers on various competition topics were evaluated by an international jury, including experts from Azerbaijan, Turkey, the United States, Italy, China, etc.
Before the event, the guests got acquainted with the projects that reached the final of the competition.
In his speech at the ceremony, Ramin Nasirov spoke about the idea of the design award project in Azerbaijan and the development of the design industry in the country.
First Deputy Minister of Culture Elnur Aliyev, co-founder of Azerbaijan Design Award Ramin Nasirov, President of Azerbaijan Federation of Creative Industries Vasif Eyvazzade, contemporary artist Faig Ahmad and many others attended the award ceremony.
In his speech, Elnur Aliyev noted that the Ministry of Culture pays great attention to creative industries, including design.
The Deputy Minister of Culture specified that the competition took place in ten nominations. At the same time, the Ministry of Culture proposed to add a nomination on the theme devoted to the Year of Shusha in Azerbaijan.
Chairman of the Azerbaijani Federation of Creative Industries Vasif Eyvazzade highlighted the activities of the federation, established in 2021, also recalling that in 2019 the city of Baku was included in the UNESCO Creative Cities Network in the Design category.
Vasif Eyvazzade also spoke about the influence of designers on the country’s economy.
During the event, a video was shown, which included shots reflecting the beauty of Shusha City’s unique nature, history and culture.
The guests of the evening watched a video presenting the projects of all the finalists.
At the end of the evening, the winners were determined in the following categories – advertising design, branding, packaging design, illustration, web design, interior design, exterior design, print design, etc.
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