Entries for the fourth annual International Building Materials and Architectural Products Design Awards run by A’ Design Award & Competitions are about to close.

The awards are one of the most prestigious design prizes in the international building design and development sector.

Companies from all product categories of the construction sector are invited to enter the competition by submitting their best architectural product.

The design awards feature products from some of the most innovative architectural product manufactures around the world.

The awards recognise product ingenuity in the built environment. Incorporating all products throughout the building and construction sectors, the APDA accolades determine and honour the most innovative architectural products on the market.

Entries will be judged by an expert jury panel composed of prominent scholars, international media members, and professionals from fields of architecture and design.

Any building product, construction material, architectural component, architectural system, surface, and decorative material are eligible for entry in the awards.

Additionally, there is a special category for architectural and interior projects open for designers, architects and real estate developers.

Electra Faucets by Valfsel Design Team won a Platinum A' Design Award in the Building Materials, Construction Components, Structures & Systems Design Category, 2012 - 2013. Image: adesignaward.com

Winners will receive the yearbook publication, the design excellence certificate, invitation to gala-night and exhibition in Italy, press release preparation and distribution, and a special 3D printed metal trophy in recognition of the accolade.

The A’ International Building Materials and Architectural Products Design Awards were established as an incentive for manufacturers of building materials and architectural products to come up with better products that demonstrate increased energy efficiency, eco-sustainability and social responsibility.

APDA accolades aim to create better buildings of the future where they will be safer, more durable, intelligent and eco-friendly thanks to better construction materials and architectural products.

Entries for the competition close 28 February, with winners announced 15 April. For more information and to enter the awards, head to the A’ Design Award & Competition website.