The AK-IDWA is an awards event that aims to recognize individuals and teams of design background who have made a substantial contribution in the field of innovative designs. It serves as a platform that recognizes the excellence of the work in the field of design which have taken a step beyond the practical purpose of a building. The awards encompass the works of both professionals and design students, with categories ranging from PU students and design students to professionals in the field of residential and commercial design. This event also presents ‘Designer of the Year’ and ‘Lifetime Achievement’ award to the individuals who have made substantial contribution to the field of design. The event comprises of not just presenting awards to the winners of AK-IDWA competition but also sharing of knowledge through design talks, popularly known as ‘Design Celebration’ at IDS.

  AK-IDWA and IDS have collaborated to recognize young and aspiring talents in the design field, which will give the necessary boost to their careers. Students of IDS are exposed to unique opportunity through this platform which is seldomly found elsewhere.