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The Applied Arts Awards competition is an international recognition of creative excellence for professional, personal/unpublished and student work.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

New work from Colagene's own

New work from Colagene's own

November 29, 2022

                  by Jenue represented by @colagene.clinique.creative Colagene, a representation agency with offices in Montreal and Paris, shared work from their artist Jenue, work commissioned by DI ...

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Spotlight on student awards winner

Spotlight on student awards winner

November 25, 2022

At Applied Arts our mission is to showcase award winning talent, while doing some research on our past awards winners we came across 2021 Applied Arts Student Awards winner, Florence Babin-Beaudry, for her work Unexpected Parentheses.  We were c ...

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Design on Fire

Design on Fire

November 24, 2022

Left: David King’s Poster for a 1980 theatre production of the play A Short Sharp Shock. Right: cover of Rick Poynor’s comprehensive biography of the designer David King, published 40 years later. Talk about a short, sharp shock. The s ...

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Edmonton laneway park gets a colourful makeover

Edmonton laneway park gets a colourful makeover

November 24, 2022

Edmonton park gets technicolour makeover in honour of local LGBTQ+ pioneer.  hcma, an interdisciplinary design firm located in western Canada, was commissioned by the Downtown Edmonton Community League to reinvigorate Michael Phair Park with the ...

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Current Issue

Thirty years of celebrating creative excellence, the summer issue is a double-Awards Annual showcasing the incredible talent from the 2022 Photography, Illustration and Design Awards winners.

Click here to read more about the issue or where you can pick up the creative industries lookbook.

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