Announcing our 2019 Photography and Illustration Awards

December 11, 2018

Announcing our 2019 Photography and Illustration Awards

Pinter Creative Studio, Lindsay Siu,1957: Public Transit as a Metaphor for Societal Norms. Photo Manipulation - Single, 2018. 


Our first Awards program of the new year is now open! We are very excited to announce the call for entries for our 2019 Photography and Illustration Awards.


The Applied Arts Awards are highly recognized across the creative industry, and are open to entrants from around the globe. Entering our awards gives you the chance to have your work seen by more than 45k readers and professionals. Each winning entry is accompanied by a personalized certificate and digital tear sheet and most importantly, garners you bragging rights! 

Our Photography Awards include a variety of categories such as: advertising, editorial, photojournalism, lifestyle, motion and more. All pieces are to be submitted digitally in high resolution.

Our Illustration Awards are open to all emerging or seasoned illustrators, with work in advertising, editorial, packaging categories and unpublished or personal projects. 


Romain Lasser, Old Fart Chess Club. Cinemagraph or GIF - Series, 2018. 




The Community Awards, launched in 2017, to help smaller Canadian studios and artists get the recognition they deserve without competing directly with big-budget projects and studios/agencies. To further this goal in 2019, Community categories have been rolled into each specific awards program. Now each category can showcase its own local talent. Remember, Community categories are only open to work done by and for Canadians.


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 Photography and Illustration Awards is January 25, 2019. Regular pricing comes into effect as of January 26. The final closing date for Photography and Illustration Awards submissions is February 1, 2019. Make sure to enter early to take advantage of these new savings. All winning pieces will be printed in our 2019 Spring Annual.


Now let’s get ready to kick off our 2019 awards season! Thank you and good luck to all who are entering!