The 2018 Applied Arts Awards Call for Entry is Open!

September 25, 2017


Awards season is here—the 2018 Applied Arts Awards launch today, and it's earlier than ever! This will give you the maximum amount of time to enter.


The Applied Arts Awards are the only competition in Canada that recognizes the creative work of professionals across the visual communications sector, from image-makers to advertising executives to designers. These awards are your best opportunity to promote your work to an audience of the best and brightest of the industry as well as to potential clients. Over the past 25 years, the Applied Arts Awards have become an international recognition of creative excellence.




All Applied Arts Awards programs now accept only digital submissions. We no longer accept hard copies for Design and Advertising.


Also, we've altered our publishing schedule for 2018. We'll be published as a quarterly like we were back in 1986, and as a result, our awards deadlines have changed. Mark your calendars now!


Photography: January 5, 2018

Illustration: January 5, 2018

Community: March 2, 2018

Student: March 2, 2018

Design: May 25, 2018

Advertising: August 24, 2018


We've created a new entry kit that houses all of the important information, frequently asked questions, key deadlines and categories for all of our awards programs. Find it here!


And if you’re looking for the Interactive Awards, they’ve been hosted within the Design and Advertising programs since the 2017 awards season. You’ll find more interactive categories than ever!


Good luck!


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