For over 35 years, Applied Arts Media has been the go-to destination for creative advice, insight and inspiration. The Applied Arts Awards celebrate innovative creativity, and capture the current visual arts landscape in Canada and beyond.

It's time to be recognized for your hard work

The Applied Arts Awards offer creative individuals, emerging artists and creative firms a place to showcase their outstanding creative work in one of our five awards competitions. All work is judged by a panel of industry experts of renowned designers, art directors and creative professionals from across Canada and beyond.

Show us the exceptional work you have been working on over the past year. Winning an Applied Arts Awards can bolster your career, attract new clients or lead to new career opportunities. Whether you are an art director, designer, illustrator, photographer, emerging artist, or creative firm you can find a competition or category to help you stand-out.

Note: To current students completing their secondary, post-secondary or graduate level - you are ONLY ELIGIBLE to enter the Student Awards Competition where work is judged alongside your peers at a similar level of experience.

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News

New work by Design Army

New work by Design Army

June 24, 2024

Hong Kong Ballet's 45th Anniversary “TUTU ACADEMY” campaign by Design Army and directed by Dean Alexander oozes creative excellence - it inspires one to run to the ticket office for a seat at the next performance. See for yourself... ...

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Remembering Félix Renaud

Remembering Félix Renaud

June 20, 2024

Félix Renaud's, The Brooks, a 2024 Photography Winner. The creative world lost a shining star with the passing of Félix Renaud (1987-2024), a Montreal-based photographer and perennial winner at the Applied Arts Awards. Félix was bes ...

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Turning the table on Eliane Cadieux

Turning the table on Eliane Cadieux

June 17, 2024

2024 Applied Arts Design Awards juror Eliane Cadieux, Co-founder and Chief Creative Officer of BESIDE. She is the guardian of the brand's vision. With over a decade of experience in communication and design, she excels in all facets of creation.  ...

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AI Goes to School

AI Goes to School

May 30, 2024

By Aria Novosedlik   AI is everywhere these days. Annoyingly so. Like climate change, its ubiquity as a topic of conversation has become exhausting. Yet, like climate change, it must be discussed – thoroughly – by everyone, not jus ...

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Current Issue

Splashed on the pages of our Winter Issue are the nearly 400 awe-inspiring winners from the 2023 Advertising and Student Awards competitions.

Click here for more information about the issue or for a list of our stockists.

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