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The Applied Arts Awards competition is an international recognition of creative excellence for professional, personal/unpublished and student work. Applied Arts is Canada's leading voice for visual communicators, so being published as a winner is your best opportunity to promote your work across Canada and beyond.

For 30 years the Applied Arts Awards competition have recognized the creative work and set the bar for creative excellence in visual arts, including creative advertising, design photography, illustration, and interactive.

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News

Moving Moveable Type

Moving Moveable Type

September 27, 2021

On September 30, 2021 Canada will mark the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. The day honours the lost First Nations, Inuit and Métis children and Survivors of residential schools, their families and communities. In the lead up to th ...

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Way 2 Hungry

Way 2 Hungry

September 27, 2021

Champagne Papi recently sired his sixth studio album with a slightly stupefying cover featuring a Warholian-like grid of brightly coloured pregnant women emojis. It was met with a degree of befuddlement and pregnant pauses, but it definitely got pe ...

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Turning the Table: James Sadler

Turning the Table: James Sadler

September 24, 2021

James Sadler is an award-winning ECD that has worked for top-tier agencies on both sides of the Atlantic. He spent the last 15+ years helping to build local and global brands including SaskTel, Vancity, TELUS, BC Dairy, Vancouver Port Authority, Ad ...

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Good Mail Day

Good Mail Day

September 23, 2021

There is something particularly wonderful about physical mail. The ritual of going to the mailbox, seeing an envelope, maybe it even has a handwritten address, but it most certainly has a stamp. That most functional piece of art and design, and, in ...

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Current Issue

Applied Arts has been presenting the best creative work from Canada and abroad for the past 35 years. This new double Awards Annual continues that tradition with an amazing array of art and design from our 2021 Photography, Illustration and Design Awards winners.

For more information about the issue or for a list of our stockists, click below.

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