Applied Arts 2023 Advertising Awards Winners Revealed

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October 5, 2023


Bensimon Byrne/Narrative /OneMethod, White Ribbon

2022 Applied Arts Advertising Awards winning entry "White Ribbon Uncomposed" by Bensimon Byrne/Narrative /OneMethod, Advertising–Craft Music category.

The 2023 Applied Arts Advertising Awards competition has come to a close and what a great competition it was! Like judge Marie-Ève Best, ECD LG2, commented: "I think that the highest compliment you can pay another creative is to say that you were jealous of their idea. I can confirm that I had that feeling several times while judging these entries (but I won’t say which ones)."

The overall impression from this year's submission is that our creative industry is pushing boundaries - reaching for new ways to convey the message, like judge Ari Elkouby, CCO Wunderman, notes: "The work that stood out to me showed up in an unexpected fashion. New strategies, solutions and technologies that punched through." 

The end result leaves us inspired, we believe the same will go for you, too. The 2023 Advertising Awards winners will be published in the Winter issue, which will be released in December. The issue will be choked full of inspiration with the 2023 Student Awards winners. For non-subscribers, the Annual will be available at select newsstands, pre-order your own copy of the Annual or subscribe for regular inspiration at your fingertips before October 31.

Thanks to our award sponsors, VISTEK; our association partners CAPICDesign Professionals of Canada (DesCan) and RGD; and our print and paper partner Mi5 Print & Digital Communications, for their continued support.

The Applied Arts 2023 Advertising Awards Winners:

Angry Butterfly*
BBDO NY and Critical Mass
Bensimon Byrne*
Citizen Relations*
Cossette Communication Inc.*
Cossette, Montreal*
Cossette, Quebec
Dentsu Creative Canada*
FCB Canada*
Grafika Designs
Grayson Music 
hufax arts
Leo Burnett Toronto*
LG2, Quebec/Montreal/Toronto*
McCann Canada*
No Fixed Address*
One Twenty Three West
Seanwords / Meadus
Sid Lee*
TAXI Canada*
The Kitchen North America*
Trampoline Branding
Wunderman Thompson Canada
Zulu Alpha Kilo*

* denotes multiple Award winner

NOTE: If you have received a winner’s notification email and your name is not on the list, please email, and we will edit the list to recognize the winning work. Moreover, if you are a winner interested in adding the coveted AACE, which will be engraved with your name, winning entry title and client (if applicable), to your collection, contact the above email.