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

Turning the Table with Wunder’s Creative Director

Turning the Table with Wunder’s Creative Director

July 16, 2024

Mike Postma, Creative Director at the esteemed Halifax agency Wunder, Gold winner of Strategy Small Agency of the Year, takes us behind the scenes at creating the campaign Timestamps for client NSCDA. Be honest for a moment, what young person woul ...

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Reaching for Olympic Gold

Reaching for Olympic Gold

July 15, 2024

BBDO Canada, the #3 agency on the 2024 Strategy Report Card, and the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) announce their first-ever official partnership as Team Canada partners! This is a clever and heartwarming approach to building Canadian ...

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Turning the Table with Hayley Lim

Turning the Table with Hayley Lim

July 10, 2024

Hayley Lim, Art Director and Designer, and 2024 Design Awards juror, shared one of her latest and favourite projects, the Beterbiev vs. Smith - Boxing Shorts & Glove Design. Artur Beterbiev is the Unified Light Heavyweight World Champion of Bo ...

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Taking the pulse with Shannon Glassford

Taking the pulse with Shannon Glassford

July 4, 2024

Young Blood awards winner Shannon Glassford came to Berlin Communications after graduating from the University of Alberta with a Bachelor of Design in Visual Communications. Shannon’s been recognized as a two-time Young Blood winner and helped ...

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Current Issue

DEI Down But Not Out. Will Novosedlik returns as Editor of the summer issue to discuss the whereabouts of Diversity, Equality and Inclusion in the creative industry – was it just lip service, as in merely performative? Dive into the Summer 2024 issue for an assessment of where things stand.

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