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

No Fixed address behind the face of DOKI DOKI

No Fixed address behind the face of DOKI DOKI

April 12, 2024

No Fixed Address, a top 20 agency on Strategy's Creative Report Card,  is behind the naming and identity for a new audio studio DOKI DOKI. Located in Quebec City the audio studio specialized in the creation of original music and multi-platform s ...

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My Pen Is My Kalashnikov

My Pen Is My Kalashnikov

March 28, 2024

Ukrainian expat designer Mykola Kovalenko. Photo courtesy alex2foto.sk. By Aria Novosedlik   It's pretty easy as a graphic designer to feel like the work you do is frivolous. It's also easy to feel like all you are ever asked do is make stu ...

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New work from VML

New work from VML

March 27, 2024

VML's (Wunderman and TAXI) recent work for client, Stop the Party, showcases MissType, an email editor, which aims to redefine what "professionalism" means. AI generated, this digital tool's goal is to create more effective communication in the work ...

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Hot off the presses!

Hot off the presses!

March 20, 2024

Every year, Fast Company ranks the world’s most innovative companies across 54 industries and sectors. The editorial team seek out the most groundbreaking businesses across the globe and industries. After being recognized by Fast Company’ ...

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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.

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