Every year that we cover the annual A Design Awards, we get to see how wide-ranging the contributions are to the competition in terms of where in the world designers are coming up with a good ideas. We say it every year, but its like taking a look at the Design Olympics in a way: what countries are excelling in creative ideas. And every year, the A' Design Awards come out with the World Design Rankings to rank and give an overview of just what country and where some of the best design ideas are coming from around the globe. 

As with last year, China and the USA are leading the way, with the mainstays of Japan, Italy, Great Britain and Hong Kong all rounding out the top of the list.  

Register your own designs for a competition here. There are so many ideas that can be shared, from architecture and packaging design, luggage to watch design! Take a look at the gallery above, and congrats to China, the USA and our friends in Japan on another stellar year of entries.