2019 Student Awards are Now Open for Entry

January 22, 2019

2019 Student Awards are Now Open for Entry
Kathy Powell, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Ninth Letter 15.1 Spring/Summer 2018. Complete Book Design-Campaign, 2018.

Applied Arts values the work of all students and aims to help them get the recognition they deserve. Consequently, the Student Awards is one of our most anticipated Award programs of the year.

The Student Awards are open to Canadian and international high school and post-secondary students who are enrolled in creative advertising, graphic design, interactive media, photography or illustration programs.

Christy Lundy, Sheridan College. Kensington Market. Illustration-Series, 2015.


Each issue of Applied Arts is read by thousands of industry professionals, meaning that your work will be looked at by the very best in the creative industry. What a perfect way to get your talent recognized and set you up to land your dream job!

2018 Student Awards winner Marvin Veloso was invited to a number of interviews as a direct result of his work being featured in the Student Awards Annual.  His win took him from unemployed to Junior Art Director at The Hive within one week! If you haven’t read about his creative journey yet, make sure to do so.















Phil Gorbachev, SCAD. Jen Relaxes in Bed, Student Photography – Series, 2006.


Students who have entered previously will notice that we have launched a new, user-friendly website – same address, new look, new experience!  A new step-by-step system makes entering the awards easier and more time efficient, as well as increasing exposure for winners, both on- and offline.

The website features a new and improved interactive Winner’s Gallery, showcasing bigger, bolder winning images that are searchable by year, discipline, category and/or keyword(s) so you can see who won what in a specific year, or what awards a specific company or client has earned.

We know social media plays a big part of your daily activities so we are sure you will join in our excitement about the new click and share element we have added to the Winner’s Gallery. This new feature allows winners to instantly share their winning work across all their social media platforms and earn themselves some much-deserved bragging rights!



Early Bird deadlines have been added to all 2019 Awards. Early Bird pricing saves you $10 off each entry you submit. The Early Bird deadline for the Student Awards is June 7, 2019. Regular pricing comes into effect as of June 8th. The final closing date for Student Awards submissions is June 14, 2019. Enter early. Save your hard earned money or treat yourself to a fancy coffee with your savings.

2019 will be a year of growth and change at Applied Arts and we are excited to take you with us on this journey.  So, gather your best work from your studies and head over to the Applied Arts website to submit your Student entries. We look forward to viewing your exceptional work and showcasing your winning entries. Best of luck to all entrants!