September 12, 2018

Sneak Peek of Our Student and Community Awards Winners Gallery






With our new issue dropping later this month, we wanted to share a sneak peek of our Winners Gallery. This online gallery is an ongoing archive of our Awards winners. Take a look at what judges had to say about some of the winning entries in our Student and Community Awards.


September 11, 2018

BBDO Toronto Tackles COPD



BBDO launches a new awareness campaign.


It’s estimated that 1.6 million of the 3.2 million Canadians living with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) don’t know they have it. To help combat this and bring awareness to COPD, BBDO Toronto has teamed up with The Lung Association-Ontario to create the Unfun Balloon initiative.


September 5, 2018

A Symphony of Sound From Target




Experience the musical landscape of Newfoundland and Labrador with Target Marketing.


In their new campaign for Newfoundland and Labrador Tourism, Target captures the unique sound of the province. Wind chimes, whales calls and tolling church bells are just a few of the sounds that can be heard. The campaign consists of a number of components including a creative soundtrack contest, 360° videos, and curated playlists.


September 5, 2018

Putting the Soul in Sol



Chicago-based brand agency Soulsight has partnered with MillerCoors to help relaunch Sol, a Mexican lager.


The competition is fierce when it comes to beer and so to give Sol an extra edge to attract new customers (while at the same time not ignore existing customers), the team at Soulsight designed a new brand look and identity.


August 29, 2018

Sneak Peek of our Fall 2018 Issue




Illustrations from Student Awards winner Caleb Boyles



Our Fall 2018 issue drops mid-September and this issue is packed with great content, not to mention both The Community and Student Awards winners.


August 28, 2018

48North and Blok Design



For their latest project, Blok Design has teamed up with 48North, a women-led cannabis company, to create a brand identity that would showcase the direction and philosophy of the company.


48North is reimagining the cannabis landscape for women, while at the same time challenging conceptions about the plant. According to their website, 48North is focused on building a portfolio of iconic, engaging cannabis brands, innovative products and educational experiences.


August 24, 2018

2018 Advertising Awards Extension



"The Keg Steakhouse & Bar: Nothing in Common," Palmer Jarvis DDB Vancouver. Consumer Magazine-Series, 2002.



We have a special announcement to make! The 2018 Advertising Awards deadline has been extended to August 31. That means you have an extra week to prep and submit your entries.


August 23, 2018

Insider Tips for Entering Our 2018 Advertising Awards



There are only four more days to submit your entries to our 2018 Advertising Awards! We wanted to share some tips to make entering your pieces easier. Read through our hints below and enter at the end of the page. Good luck!


August 22, 2018

Celebrate Take Your Cat to the Vet Day with BBDO Toronto



The makers of Whiskas cat food and BBDO Toronto have teamed up to create Cat Calm Radio, a radio station that plays calming music for your cat during car rides. The release of Cat Calm Radio coincides with National Take Your Cat to the Vet Day which is August 22.


August 21, 2018

Work From Our 2018 Student Awards Judges


 Eureka Catalogue created by Paprika 


The fall edition of Applied Arts is almost ready to be sent to the printers! This double annual will feature both the Student and Community Awards winners. The Student Awards are open to all post-secondary students, including international ones, in creative advertising, graphic design, interactive media, photography and illustration programs. The Student Awards also features a few high school categories. 


In anticipation of our new issue, we would like to thank our 2018 Student Awards judges, who took the time to view each submission. This year’s roster includes:



Are you a designer, ad exec, copywriter, illustrator, interactive designer, or photographer with a flair for the written word? We're always looking for guest columnists and contributors on the Applied Arts website! Email editorial[at] to introduce yourself.