Announcing the 2024 Applied Arts Awards Call For Entry

It just may be your time in the sun!

November 22, 2023

Announcing the 2024 Applied Arts Awards Call For Entry

Detail of 2023 Applied Arts Photography Awards winner Félix-Renaud 's his piece Saturated, Conceptual Photography category.

The 2024 Awards season is here! Make 2024 your time to stand in the sun and celebrate the amazing work you created over the past year. So don’t keep the great stuff to yourself, be sure you don’t miss the deadlines:


Photography Awards - Now Open | Deadline: Feb. 2, 2024 
Illustration Awards - Now Open | Deadline: Feb. 2, 2024 
Design Awards - Now Open | Deadline: March 15, 2024 
Student Awards - Now Open | Deadline: May 6, 2024 
Advertising Awards - Opens: May 6, 2024 | Deadline: Aug. 30 2024 


All work — commercial, independent, personal/unpublished—submitted to one of our competitions will be evaluated by our independent juries—your peers—current working professionals working in the visual communications. All entries judged independently, and given one score based on three criteria:


  1. Creative merit
  2. Technical excellence
  3. End use in the category it was submitted to.


We have no pre-determined quota of winners, work can be submitted to as many categories and across all competitions as suitable, but not work submitted to the same competition as last year.


Winners are not ranked (i.e. no Gold, Silver, etc.). Every entry that meets the cut-off score is selected as a winner and featured in the corresponding Awards Annual, online in the Winners Gallery and promoted across our social media channels — Winners earn international exposure to a community of more than 178,500 professionals and enthusiasts.


Noteworthy changes for 2024 – As motion work becomes more prevalent with a rise in streaming services and social media, you will notice more diverse categories under the Motion sub-grouping of the Photography & Illustration Awards competition. We also added a category for the amazing cause-related campaigns you’ve created. And of course, no two-tier pricing. We know things happen from time to time and require a short extension to finalize your entries, and we don’t tack on those annoying late fees. {FYI – No early bird or late fees – rates remain the same throughout the CFE period)


Reminder: The use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) is not accepted in any of our competitions, except for in the Advertising Awards competition, where it is used to promote and engage with the brand/product. Applied Arts remains as committed to recognizing the talented artists who continue to pursue excellence within their creative projects. Our mandate is to  showcase the jewels of their labour resulting from years of hard work. We provide them with the opportunity to grow their community and business by getting the eyes of established industry creatives on their work.


Don't overthink it, just do it. Shed that spotlight on yourself by entering one or more of our Awards. 


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