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

TAKING THE PULSE with Sandrine Some

TAKING THE PULSE with Sandrine Some

February 9, 2024

Meet Sandrine Some, the Creative Strategist behind the 2022 Advertising Award-winning campaign - the People’s Museum of North Korea - for HanVoice. It earned Sandrine her first Applied Arts Award – a  Young Blood Intergraded campai ...

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TAKING THE PULSE with Young Blood winner John Naboye

TAKING THE PULSE with Young Blood winner John Naboye

February 1, 2024

Imagine being a young designer and landing a place on the DDB design team, creating a mega design project aimed at, of all things, the Design Industry. This was where designer John Naboye, found himself in 2022. The project? Designing "Defy" the RGD& ...

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Taking the Pulse with a 2023 Ad Young Blood winner

Taking the Pulse with a 2023 Ad Young Blood winner

February 1, 2024

Chenice Piercy may be one of our Applied Arts Young Blood winners, but she is not new to the Awards circuit. Chenice has been winning Awards since she dreamed of making it big while learning her craft at Mohawk College in Hamilton, Ontario. SheR ...

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Dressed For Virtual Success

Dressed For Virtual Success

February 1, 2024

  Dressx customer @keiabeia wearing the digital drop by metaverse artist @awacazo by Aria Novosedlik   A year ago, a company called DressX crossed my radar after appearing in a video by one of YouTube’s bigger creators, Safiya ...

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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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