Revealing the 2023 Photography & Illustration Winners

A stellar competition!

March 10, 2023

Revealing the 2023 Photography & Illustration Winners

Our 2023 Photography and Illustration Awards winners used unparalleled talents, be they with a lens or pens (or stylus, brush, collage...), mirroring the world around us and conveying the experiences within us with skill and craft befitting our awards. The Applied Arts Awards always been about celebrating the finest creatives working today.

I was blown away by how many talented artists are out there. Super impressed and honoured I was able to see such a wide variety of skills and ideas.

Vanessa Iddon, Senior Designer, Perfect Day,St. John's NL 

The quality of this year's entries made the task of judging no mean feat and we can’t thank our jury of industry professionals enough! They took the time out of their busy schedules to lend their insightful eyes to judging your artful visions. 

Finally, a big shout-out goes out to our award sponsors VISTEK; association partners CAPIC, Design Professionals of Canada (DesCan) and our print and paper partner Mi5 Print & Digital Communications for their support! 

The winning work will be presented in all its splendour in our Summer Annual and in our online winner’s gallery later this month. For non-subscribers, the annual will be available at select newsstands in July, or pre-order your copy here.

2023 Photography & Illustration Winners List (*Multiple Award-Winner)


Adam Coish
Air Canada enRoute
Alexi Hobbs
Ariane Labrèche
Ben Marra
Blaise Misiek
Braden Summers Image + Motion
Chris Amat*
Chris Gordaneer*
Cole Burston
Dana Dorobantu, CAPIC
Derek Shapton
Dot Dot Dash
Edward Ramirez
Felix Renaud Photographe Inc.*
Gabriel Masella
Hubert Kang
Kindred and Scout
James Tse
Jason van Bruggen
Jean-Francois Seguin*
Jeremy Dionn
Jocelyn Michel
Kate Ince
Krug Studios*
Laird Kay
Leah Hennel
Leda & St.Jacques*
Les Garçons*
Levon Biss
Lindsay Siu*
Luisa Gonzalez P, CAPIC
Marnie Jazwicki
Mathieu Lachapelle
Michael Kazimierczuk 
Michael Maes*
Nick Wong
Nikki Ross
Oumayma B. Tanfous
Paul Bolasco
Peter Holst*
Peter Olson
Raphael Ouellet*
Ryan Szulc*
Samantha Hull*
Simon Duhamel, CAPIC
Spafax Canada*
Steven Kim Photography
Studio Kay*
Sylvie Li
The Co-Lab
The NOW Group, Build Films
Tyler Gray*
Westside Studio*
Ulysse Lemerise 
Vicky Lam*
Victor Kurc
Marie-Pier Mercier
Pierre-Alexandre Noël
Wade Hudson*
Zachary Scott*

Young Blood
Tian Gan

The NOW Group*


Adrian Bauer
Alexander MacAskill
Allan Deas
Andrea Cheung
Brian Lutz
Broly Su
Carson Ting*
Cory Lansdell
Daren Lin*
DDB Canada
Delphine Meier*
Everyother Studio
Fangyu Ma
Gary Alphonso 
Handowin He
Irene Neyman
Jasmine Hortop
Jinke Wang
Johan Papin*
Les Évadés
Lucas León
Maki Yamaguchi
Michael-Vincent Laviolette
Mike Butler
Parthena Kyriakides
Pulp Studios Inc.*
Ray Agency
Ray Dak Lam*
Robert Carter
Sara Neuhart
Sophie Casson
Steven Tabbutt
Steven Van Hasten
Studio Nord Est
Tania Yakunova*
Tim Bouckley
Wenqing Gu
Yiran Jia
ZGM Modern Marketing Partners

Young Blood
Bingjie Cui
Dongyan Xu
Nicolas Poulin
Tiffany Chin
Yazhi Zheng*
Yilun Tang
Zicheng Zhang

Annick Poirier
Eva Dominelli 
Mustaali Raj
Ryan Quiring

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.