The Applied Arts Awards
Recognizing outstanding creative excellence
The Awards were initiated in 1992 by Applied Arts magazine Canada's leading voice in the visual communications industry, we recognize creative excellence at the professional and student level in Canada and abroad. The winners can gain credibility and enhance their reputation to attract new clients, and to open-up new career opportunities, additionally, the competition helps foster a sense of community and collaboration within the applied arts industry in Canada and beyond. The Applied Arts Awards is your best opportunity to promote your work to influential creative professionals.
All work submitted to an Applied Arts Awards competition is evaluated by a panel of industry experts, including renowned designers, art directors, art buyers, and advertising creative professionals. The judging process involves a thorough assessment of the artistic and technical aspects of the work and is evaluated on the category it was submitted to.
The Applied Arts Awards competitions covers a wide range of categories, including these and many more: creative advertising, animation, design, editorial design, environmental design, illustration, interactive media, packaging, and photography. As motion is becoming more prevalent in all creative fields, both in commercial art and in visual arts, we have added more motion categories in each of our competitions. Be sure to check each of the competitions for details on the new categories.
For categories, eligibility or to submit your work, click on the competition of interest.
Entering work to an Applied Arts Awards competition is easy thanks to a streamlined awards management system.
Juries of senior-level creative professionals review the submissions and judge entries based on creative merit, technical excellence and suitability for end use. Those that meet a pre-determined cut-off score are published in their corresponding awards Annual and online within the interactive Winners Gallery, equally and without prejudice.
You've created the work. Now it's your turn to get recognized
Here are the many benefits winners receive in recognition of their outstanding work:
Enter your work for an opportunity to showcase your talent, gain recognition, and connect with the creative community. Enter today!