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The Applied Arts Awards competition is an international recognition of creative excellence for professional, personal/unpublished and student work.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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Spread Some Holiday Queer

Spread Some Holiday Queer

December 8, 2021

The holidays with their glittering ornaments, rainbow coloured twinkle lights, a dinosaur menorah, and more, are pretty high camp. Kitschmas aptly describes a Yuletide that has always been one of the queerest times of the year. But, as a new campai ...

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Thus Spoke Bespoke Concrete

Thus Spoke Bespoke Concrete

December 7, 2021

In an age when space travel is replacing golf as the pastime of the uber-rich and the mysteries of the universe are being unravelled one hi-res photo at a time, it is nice when some of the allure and intrigue are returned to the final frontier. Such ...

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TURNING THE TABLE: GAVIN BARRETT

TURNING THE TABLE: GAVIN BARRETT

December 3, 2021

Gavin Barrett is the founder and Chief Creative Officer of Barrett and Welsh in Toronto. Before advertising, Gavin worked as a door-to-door market researcher and pharmaceutical sales manager (not a euphemism). In pursuit of big ideas he nibbled on ...

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Pick a Fight, Any Fight

Pick a Fight, Any Fight

December 3, 2021

Few holiday songs have truly captured the spirit of the season as well as Kathleen Edwards’ “It’s Christmastime (Let’s Just Survive).” Festive family dinners often devolve into the Thunderdome; two aunts enter, one aunt ...

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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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