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Ready at bat with Student Awards Judge Paulo Salomao

Ready at bat with Student Awards Judge Paulo Salomao

May 27, 2020

Paulo Salomao is an alumni of Toronto Film School, Humber College & OCADU, and currently Partner, Executive Creative Director at King Ursa in Toronto   And in just a few days Paulo will also be focussed on judging our Student Awards (deadline t ...

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IN HOUSE OR OUT HOUSE?

IN HOUSE OR OUT HOUSE?

May 21, 2020

I kicked a hornet’s nest. I blame it on P&G’s Global CMO Marc Pritchard. I’ve long been a fan, he’s a big thinker. Pritchard was one of the earliest marketers to embrace the power of purpose. In my books, marketing pearls typically drop f ...

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88 Cheers to Student Awards Judge Morgan Curley

88 Cheers to Student Awards Judge Morgan Curley

May 15, 2020

Alberta University of the Arts alumni Morgan Curley is Partner & Designer at BAMFF STUDIO, which she co-founded with Mark rimmer in Calgary, Alberta.  Possibly the most enthusiastic – and definitely one of the youngest, Student Awards (dea ...

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It Takes A Village

It Takes A Village

May 12, 2020

Applied Arts sent out a request for your "life during Covid-19" stories. Here is the first in our series.   Chairman Ting's Carson Ting has created a limited edition print that showcases the nightly 7 pm ovation for Vancouver's healthcare heroes. I ...

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Winners Gallery

Visual inspiration courtesy of Applied Arts Award winners.

You've got ideas.
Now get them noticed.

The Applied Arts Awards competition is an international recognition of creative excellence with a history of more than 25 years. 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.

The Applied Arts Awards are the only competition in Canada that not only recognizes the creative work of professionals across the visual communications sector, but also establishes the industry standard in the photography, illustration, design, advertising and interactive disciplines.

Current Issue

The first issue of 2020 draws its inspiration from photography and illustration. The editorial theme is one of partnership. Applied Arts columnists delve into the relationship between artists and creative directors. What qualities to look for in a potential partner. What red flags to be aware of. And ultimately, what steps to take if you are the artist looking to form a new partnership. Our cover story, Under Pressure, examines the changing dynamics of agencies since the extinction of the art buyer and the mounting pressures creative directors face while trying to find the ideal creative vendor.

For more information about the issue or to pick-up your copy of the Applied Arts Winter issue today at select retailers, click below.

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