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The Applied Arts Awards competition is an international recognition of creative excellence for professional, personal/unpublished and student work.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

Caps Lock: Design After Capitalism

Caps Lock: Design After Capitalism

November 25, 2021

I entered the working world of graphic design in 1979, just as the dogma of modernism—as expressed by the hegemony of Helvetica and flush left/ragged right page layouts—was in decline. Postmodernism, which was well underway in architectu ...

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Festive Meal of the Century

Festive Meal of the Century

November 22, 2021

A few weeks back we featured Calgary-based agency Daughter’s campaign for Calgary Co-op that tapped UK sports commentator Nick Heath to call the action of everyday life. The mundane gained massive amounts of drama thanks to Heath’s perf ...

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Turning the Table: Marisa Biaggi

Turning the Table: Marisa Biaggi

November 19, 2021

Our 2021 Advertising Awards judge Marisa Biaggi, Ph.D., has to be one of the most diversely accomplished judges we’ve had. Marisa holds a Ph.D. in musicology from Princeton University and is the Group Creative Director for Connected Experiences ...

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Awards Gone Wild

Awards Gone Wild

November 17, 2021

We at Applied Arts have had the, um, distinct pleasure of being in the firing line of Zulu Alpha Kilo’s skewering. The shop that doesn’t shy away from iconoclasm had a real jury made up of consumers judging our awards post-professional ju ...

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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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