the world design rankings (WDR) unveils the latest design rankings of countries based on the number of participating creatives that have won the A’ design award and competition each year. the aim of the WDR is to highlight key data and insights to economists and journalists with regards to the design industry. this ultimately aims to contribute to the global design culture by supporting and showcasing good design. once again, the united states of america summits the table; second, and once more progressing higher up the list, was china; up five places was japan; italy leapfrogged hong kong to fourth; and the latter concludes the top five. the remaining countries in the top 10 for 2016 are: great britain in sixth; turkey in seventh, down four places from 2016; australia who jumped from 21st to eighth; portugal in ninth, up from 17th in 2016; and taiwan in tenth spot, down from sixth last year.
this year, changing the top 10 dramatically, the rankings list positions according to the medals won by countries from 2010 to 2017, with platinum regarded as the highest honor. the table has seen nine new countries joining the rankings: bosnia and herzegovina, kosovo, nicaragua, ecuador, luxembourg, kenya, tanzania, liechtenstein, armenia, cameroon and swaziland.
to be in with a chance of receiving international recognition, as well as national pride, register and submit your work to the 2018 A’ design award and competition.
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