The 2022 Advertising Awards Online Gallery is now live!

Have a look at the groundbreaking work.

December 12, 2022

The 2022 Advertising Awards Online Gallery is now live!

LG2, More is More, Special Effects category

The 2022 Applied Arts Advertising Awards online gallery is now live! Explore the 188 winning entries from advertising, digital, audio & video categories.  You will find some new creatives who have recently launched their career – LG2’s Felix-Antoine Belleville, Target’s Justina Elias, ARENA Studio's Sandrine Some and Gut’s creative team Daniel Zhang and Christopher Vena. Congratulations also to our community category winners: Target, and Wunder have proven you don’t need big market resources, to create award-wining work. Judge Hugo Morin, CD Havas, Montreal, “Especially enjoyed the COMMUNITY categories. Campaigns like “Don’t get Diepped” were rejoicing because it shows something true and creative outside the big markets.”

Target, St John's Newfoundland, Don't Get Diepped campaign

This year’s winners illustrate how the Canadian creative industry is thriving - the result of forward-thinking clients and the ability to create ground-breaking work. As Juror Jenny Glover, CCD Juniper Park\TBWA Toronto, comments:  "The local industry can be proud. There was some excellent work." Juror, Andrew Lavery, ECD Critical Mass, Calgary Alberta, added "Our world is in no short supply of problems and challenges. It's so nice to see that brands and our industry are so aptly meeting some of them."

We want to thank all of you who entered our 2022 Advertising competition, you continue to inspire all of us and push us to reach for the stars! Thank you to the 2022 Advertising jury, we are grateful to you for sharing your expertise with us and for donating your time to this competition! Our gratitude also goes out to our award sponsors VISTEK; our association partners CAPIC, Design Professionals of Canada (DesCan) and RGD; and our print and paper partner Mi5 Print & Digital Communications for their continued support.

Performance Art, The Black Elevation Map, multiple awards winner.  

The Applied Arts Awards Judging Process

The judges were divided into groups, each viewing and scoring a different and random group of entries over one round of judging. Each judge poured through the entries via our secure online judging system without consulting each other. The judges assigned one score to each entry based on creative merit, technical excellence and suitability for end use in the category it was submitted to. Each entry was judged independently on its own merit and not by rank or comparison to other entries in the same category. As for Applied Arts magazine we have no predetermined quota of winners for instance, should a category have no winners it is then eliminated. In the instance where categories have multiple winners we declare all entries above the cut-off score winners and publish them. The winners are not tiered (i.e.: gold, silver, etc.), every entry above the cut-off score is given equal exposure as a winner.

Be sure to check out the Winter issue, available on select newsstands in January, or save the trip to the newsstand by ordering your copy here. The issue is choked full of the inspiration with the 2022 Student and Advertising Awards winners. Until your issue arrives, head on over to scroll through the 2022 Winners Gallery now.

For non-subscribers, the Annual will be available at select newsstands, or order your copy now. If you don’t want to wait, scroll through our 2022 Advertising Winners Gallery now.

Let’s keep showing the world Canada’s Creative community is thriving. The 2023 Advertising Awards Call for Entries open May 1, 2023. Sign up so you don’t miss the call for entry entry announcement.