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Design Competitions from Design Week, Adweek, Communication Arts, Core77 and Fast Company


Several very prestigious design awards programs are currently open for entries – I thought you would appreciate the heads-up and some brief details… which I am presenting in order of the currently published submission deadlines. Best of luck friends!

Now in its 27th year, the Design Week Awards are the leading accolade in the design industry, honoring every area of commercial design.

Last year’s winners: http://awards.designweek.co.uk/previous-winners/2017-winners
Entries are currently due by 2 March, 2018: http://designawards.core77.com

Recognizing excellence in all areas of design enterprise, the Core77 Design Awards celebrates the richness of the design profession and the brilliance of its practitioners.

Last year’s winners: http://designawards.core77.com/2017
Entries are currently due by 29 March, 2018: http://designawards.core77.com

Adweek’s Project Isaac Awards celebrate invention in media, advertising, marketing and technology. As these sectors continue to transform at a rapid pace, genuine invention, rather than innovation, has become crucial to advancing brands and businesses past the inertia of traditional models and modes.

Last year’s winners: http://www.isaacawards.com/winners
Entries are currently due by 1 May, 2018: http://www.isaacawards.com

Fast Company’s Innovation By Design Awards honor the designers and businesses solving the problems of today and tomorrow. The competition, entering its seventh year in 2018, has featured a cross-section of blue-chip companies, scruffy startups, and hungry young talents. It is one of the most sought-after design awards in industry.

Last year’s winners: https://www.fastcodesign.com/innovation-by-design/2017
While I haven’t yet seen a call for entries, based on the program’s history, I expect submissions to fall due by 4 May, 2018: http://fastcodesign.com/ibd

Since 1959, Communication Arts has published the best in visual communications from around the world, and the publication’s venerable Award of Excellence is one of the most coveted awards in the industry. Curated by a jury of leading design professionals, creators of works featured in the Communication Arts Design and Advertising Annuals are considered among the highest ranks of their professions worldwide.

Last year’s winners:
http://www.commarts.com/magazine/2017-design
http://www.commarts.com/magazine/2017-advertising
Entries are currently due by 4 May, 2018:
https://www.commarts.com/competitions

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Featured Image: Images for Fast Company's Innovation By Design Awards, the Communication Arts Award of Excellence, the Core77 Design Award, and the Adweek Project Isaac Award.

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