Graphic Design USA is accepting entries for the American Package Design Awards. These awards, sponsored by Neenah, recognize not only well-designed graphics, but also the power of design to advance the brand promise.
The entry deadline is December 13, 2013. For more information, please see this Graphic Design USA web page.
2014 D&AD Awards call for entries
D&AD, an educational charity representing the global creative, design and advertising communities, is accepting entries for the 2014 D&AD Awards in a wide variety of categories.
10% discount deadline: Friday, November 29, 2013
Entry deadline: Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Deadline for postal entries: Wednesday, February 5, 2014
For more, please see this page of the D&AD web site.
The Association of Professional Landscape Designers (APLD) is accepting entries from both professional and student landscape designers for the APLD International Landscape Design Awards Program.
The entry deadline is February 1, 2014. For more information, including relevant links, please see this Lawn and Landscape article.
FoodBev.com is accepting entries from around the world for the 2013 FoodBev.com Awards. In the words of the sponsors, these awards are “not about taste or functionality [but]… about design, marketing and communication.” The categories are: Best new food brand; Best new drinks brand; Best redesigned food brand; Best redesigned drinks brand; Best creative agency; and Best brand marketing campaign.
The entry deadline is November 22, 2013. For more information, please visit this page of the FoodBev Awards web site.
2013 Creativity Print and Packaging Awards winners announced
Creativity International Awards has announced the winners of the 43rd Annual Creativity Print and Packaging Awards. Best in Show Professional went to Dessein in Australia for their Black Swan Theater Company Posters, and Best in Show Student was awarded to the Auckland University of Technology for “Trophy Beer”. This Digital Journal article has more on these awards; please see this Creativity Awards web page for the complete list of winners.
The Design for All Foundation is accepting entries for the 5th edition of the International Design for All Foundation Awards. There are a variety of categories, united by the theme of design for all/universal design in any form contributing to improving the quality of life for everyone.
The entry deadline is January 2, 2014. For more information, please see this page of the Design for All web site.
EXHIBITOR Magazine is accepting entries for its Exhibit Design Awards, which honor the world’s best trade show exhibit designs.
There is an early bird deadline of November 15, 2013, and a final deadline of November 29, 2013. For more information, please visit this page at the Exhibitor Online web site.
FE&S 2014 Tabletop Excellence Awards call for entries
Foodservice Equipment and Supplies (FE&S) is accepting entries for the FE&S 2014 Tabletop Excellence Awards from food service operators, dealers, manufacturers and reps. These awards recognize excellence in the strategic and functional application of permanent tableware in the following five categories:
- Restaurant with Per Person Check Average More Than $30
- Restaurant with Per Person Check Average Less Than $30
- Catering/Banquet Facility
- On-Site Foodservice
The entry deadline is January 3, 2014. For more information, please see this FE&S Magazine article.
Finnish firm Stora Enso is sponsoring the Recreate Packaging 2014 design competition, open to designers worldwide. The challenge is to design a packaging solution for 3 beauty and/or healthcare products that meets or exceeds the performance and portability of present-day primary and secondary packaging.
The registration period ends December 6, 2013. Entries will be accepted between December 9, 2013, and January 31, 2014 at 15:00 CET. For more information, please see this Rolling Rains article, and the FAQs page of the competition web site.
10 Best Design has announced the winners of its Best SEO Web Design Firms, with Comrade Web Agency, of Chicago, Illinois, taking top honors in the number one position. This page of the 10 Best Design web site has more on all the winners.
Exhibitor Magazine is accepting entries of modular, system, and portable exhibits for its first annual Portable Modular Awards.
There is an early bird deadline of December 2, 2013, and a final deadline of December 9, 2013. For more information, please see this Exhibitor Online web page.
2103 A’ Design Awards winners announced
The winners of the 2013 A’ Design Awards have been announced, in a wide variety of categories, including furniture, agriculture, hospitality, air and land transportation, toys and games, recreation equipment, graphic and visual communication. This designboom article contains more information about these awards, including links and a selection of large, high-quality images of winners. The Awarded Designs web site lists and has images of all winners, including those from previous years.
The Lexus Eco Challenge is accepting entries from middle and high school teams, comprised of 5–10 students and a teacher advisor. These teams are to “…define an environmental issue that is important to them, develop an action plan to address the issue, implement the plan, and report the results.”
The two challenges have different deadlines: Challenge #1 (Land/Water) – Oct. 7, 2013 and Challenge #2 (Air/Climate) – Nov. 11, 2013. For more information, please visit the Lexus-Scholastic web site.
Spark is accepting entries for seven design competitions: App, Communication, Concept, Experience, Product, Spaces, and Transport. The final entry deadline for all competitions is October 10, 2013. For more information, including links to the individual competition pages, please visit this page of the Spark Awards web site.
Travel + Leisure is accepting entries for the tenth annual Travel + Leisure Design Awards, in a variety of categories that cover everything from fashion and luggage to hotel rooms and more.
The nomination deadline is Monday, October 1, 2013. This page of the Travel + Leisure web site has more information, including a link to the online application.
Canstruction of the Southern Tier call for entries
The Food Bank of the Southern Tier announces the 5th annual Canstruction of the Southern Tier, presented by Mengel Metzger Barr & Co. LLP. This event will take place at the Arnot Mall in Horseheads, NY (near Elmira) from October 20 – October 27, 2013. Groups of participants will compete to build unique structures made entirely of canned foods, which will subsequently be donated to the Food Bank to support local hunger-relief efforts. More information may be found at this page of the WETM-TV web site.
Lexus is accepting entries from designers in all fields (including, architecture, product design, fashion, and others) for the second LEXUS DESIGN AWARD. The theme of this year’s competition is “Curiosity.”
The entry deadline is October 15, 2013, 11:59:00 p.m. GMT. For more information, including relevant links, please see this Design Boom article.
The World Packaging Organisation (WPO) is accepting entries for its WorldStar Student Awards, an international packaging design competition for students from all countries to develop projects in the field of packaging design.
The entry deadline is September 30, 2013. For more information and relevant links, please see this Institute of Packaging Professionals web page.
The Tech Trailblazers awards program is accepting entries from technology startups from around the globe, in the categories of big data, cloud, infosecurity, mobile, networking, storage, sustainable IT, emerging markets, and virtualization.
There is an early-bird deadline of August 12, 2013, at 11:59pm PDT, and a final deadline of September 12, 2013 at 11:59pm PDT. For mere information, take a look at this MENA FN article, and the FAQ page of the Tech Trailblazers web site.
2013 Dieline Package Design Awards winners announced
The winners of the 2013 Dieline Package Design Awards have been announced, with Best of Show award going to BANDiful, by Vivi Feng & Yu-Ping Chuang, which permits the one-handed application of a bandage. This is the first time the Best of Show awards has gone to a student project.
This Dieline web page has a list of the winners, complete with images.
Azure Magazine has announced the winners of the third annual AZ Awards, honoring achievements in architecture and design. This Azure article contains the list of winners, and images thereof.
Fenn Designers are accepting entries from young designers (ages 18-33) from around the world for the 2013 Fenn Young Designers Award (FYDA). The five design categories are Building design; Space design; Furniture design; Lighting design; and Graphics design.
The registration deadline is July 20, 2013, and the submission deadline is September 7, 2013. For more information, please visit this page of the Fenn Designers web site.
2013 Apple Design Awards winners announced
Apple has announced 11 apps for iPhones, iPads, and Macs as winners of the 2013 Apple Design Awards. This Apple Insider article lists the winners and has relevant links.
2013 Be Inspired Awards call for submissions
Bentley Systems, Incorporated, a company providing software solutions for sustaining infrastructure, is accepting submissions for its 2013 Be Inspired Awards, which recognize the work of organizations that help sustain the world’s infrastructure by designing, engineering, constructing, delivering, and/or operating better-performing, safer, and more resilient roads, buildings, plants, utility networks, and more.
The entry deadline is July 19, 2013. This American Surveyor article has more on these awards, and the upcoming Year in Infrastructure 2013 Conference, including links to relevant pages on the Bentley web site.
DuPont silver anniversary winners of its global Packaging Innovation Awards announced
DuPont has announced the silver anniversary winners of its global Packaging Innovation Awards, with U.K.-based design firm pi global taking top honors for its AidPod, which delivers life-saving medicine to remote sub-Saharan villages. This Dupont web page has more on the winners, including images.
ASIS International, a leading organization for security professionals worldwide, seeks entries for the 2013 ASIS Accolades from ASIS 2013. These awards will honor the security industry’s most innovative new products, services, and solutions at the ASIS International 59th Annual Seminar and Exhibits (ASIS 2013).
The entry deadline is July 31, 2013. For more information on these awards and the event, including a link to online entry, please visit this ASIS International web page.
Cooper Lighting, a division of diversified power management company Eaton, seeks entries for its 37th Annual SOURCE Awards national lighting design competition from lighting designers, architects, engineers, professional designers, and consultants who use Cooper Lighting fixtures in interior or exterior design projects.
Loftwork Inc. and FabCafe Tokyo, along with sponsor Takeo Paper, are accepting entries from around the world for the You Fab 2013 Competition, for creating toys, greeting cards, and party wear/accessories using paper and a laser cutter.
The entry deadline is July 15th, 2013. For more information and entry instructions, please visit this page of the Loftwork web site.
10 Best Design has announced the winners of its inaugural Best eCommerce Web Design Firms Awards, with RazorIT of Syracuse, New York, holding down the number one spot. This PR Web article contains more on these awards, and a list of the ten winners.
Network Products Guide announced the winners of the 8th annual 2013 Hot Companies and Best Products Awards at a dinner event on May 7, 2013, in Las Vegas. This page of the Network Products Guide web site has the complete list of winners.
2013 Cooper-Hewitt Design Awards winners announced
The winners of 2013 Cooper-Hewitt Design Awards, covering everything from landscape architecture to fashion, have been announced. James Wines was honored with a Lifetime Achievement award. This page from the Smithsonian Magazine blog contains information on, and images of, the winners.
Sappi Fine Paper North America is accepting entries for the 2013 Ideas that Matter, described by Sappi as “…an annual, innovative grant program that supports and transforms the creative ideas of designers into a powerful force for social good.”
The winners of the A’ Design Awards 2012-2013 have been announced in 80 categories, including Furniture Design, Packaging Design, Interior Design, Industrial Design, Interaction Design, Graphics Design, Architecture, Arts and others. This page of the A’ Design Awards web site has a complete list of winners; more information on these awards may be found in this Digital Journal article.
The winners of the 2013 Edison Awards, for the best in innovation and excellence in the development of new products and services, have been announced. This page of the Edison Awards web site has a complete list of winners.
The Art Directors Guild has announced that its 18th Annual Art Directors Guild Excellence in Production Design Awards for achievements in production design in theatrical motion pictures, television, commercials and music videos will take place on Saturday, February. 8, 2014, at the International Ballroom of the Beverly Hilton Hotel.
For more on this event and these awards, please see this Shoot Online article.
The Dieline Package Design Conference will take place from June 23 through June 26, 2013, in San Francisco. More on this event, including online registration and information about The Dieline Package Design Awards, may be found at this page of the Dieline web site.
Pentawards is accepting entries from packaging designers worldwide for its seventh edition.
The regular entry deadline is May 17, 2013; there is a final deadline of May 24, 2012. For more information, please visit the Pentawards web site.
The James Dyson Foundation is accepting entries for the James Dyson Award 2013, an international design competition. The requirements are described with admirable brevity: “design something that solves a problem.”
The entry deadline is August 1, 2013. More information and a link for online entry may be found at the James Dyson Award web site.
The winners of the 2013Merritt Awards, honoring excellence in Design and Collaboration in the theatrical world, were announced at a ceremony on April 15, 2013 at the Chicago Shakespeare Theater.
2013 World Whiskies Design Awards winners announced
The winners of the 2013 World Whiskies Design Awards have been announced. The Glenrothes Single Cask 1970 #10573 took the Award for Best Design, with Stranger & Stranger named as the Best Design Agency. For images of the winners, please visit this page of the World Whiskies Design Awards web site.
The ECRI Institute is accepting entries for its Health Devices Achievement Awards, which recognize improving patient care and patient safety through technology management.
The submission deadline is June 3, 2013. More information and online entry may be found at this ECRI Institute web page.
Yupo Corporation’s Wally awards call for entries
Yupo Corporation is accepting entries for its Wally awards, honoring those who use its Synthetic Paper in creative ways. The three categories are Best Design; Best Package Design; and Best Artist.
The entry deadline is June 11, 2013. More information and online registration may be found at this Yupo USA web page.
The Beverage Testing Institute has announced the winners of the 2012 BTI Packaging competition. South Africa’s Indaba took the award for ‘Best Paper Label Design’. A complete list of winners may be found at this BTI News web page.
HBA Global Expo is now accepting nominations for its annual IPDA (International Package Design Awards), which honor innovative beauty packaging in several categories including cosmetics, fragrance, personal care, skin care, and innovations in sustainability.
The deadline for submissions deadline is March 22, 2013. More information and relevant links may be found in this Marketwatch article.
Fast Company is accepting entries for its Innovation By Design Awards, which honor innovative and disruptive design solutions to business problems.
The entry deadline is at the end of May 6, 2013. For more information and relevant links, please see this Sacramento Bee article.
Spark Awards are accepting entries for the Spark>Concept & Student competition, in a variety of categories such as communication design, product design, etc. The entry deadlines are as follows:
Earlybird Deadline, April 15, 11:59pm (23:59 hrs.), Pacific Daylight Time (California)
Standard Deadline, May 31, 11:59pm (23:59 hrs.), Pacific Daylight Time (California)
Late & Final Deadline, June 17, 11:59pm (23:59 hrs.), Pacific Daylight Time (California) .
For more information, please visit this page of the Spark Awards web site, and follow the appropriate links.
Over 160 winners from the Spark Design Award competitions were honored at the sixth annual Spark Celebration. Winners of the first “Best of the Best of the Best” AllSpark Awards were also announced; these winners included Yves Behar of fuseproject, Franz von Holzhausen of Tesla, and Sujin Hwang of Art Center College of Design.
For more information on this event and these awards, please see this SFGate article.
Applied Arts magazine is accepting entries for its 2013 Design Awards. Types of design under consideration include graphic, typography, promotional, editorial, packaging, broadcast graphics, and others.
The entry deadline is Friday, March 15, 2013. For more information, please visit this Applied Arts magazine web page.
A’ Design Award & Competition is accepting submissions for their packaging category. They describe this contest as “…a freestyle design competition open to both concept stage and realized works designed by professional and young designers, packaging design companies and other business in the package manufacturing industry worldwide.”
The entry deadline is February 28, 2013. More information and relevant links are located in this Lovely Package article.
Travel + Leisure Magazine2013 Design Awards winners announced
Travel + Leisure Magazine has announced the winners of its 2013 Design Awards winners, in categories ranging from clothes to accessories to resorts to museums, and others. Those looking for a list of winners should look at this MediaBistro article; those interested in a slide show should check out this page of the Travel + Leisure web site.
The Pentawards Concept competition is accepting entries of packaging design in the categories of Beverages, Food, Body, Other markets, Luxury, and Ecological concepts from designers from all over the world.
There is a hard entry deadline of midnight, GMT, on March 1, 2013. For more information, please visit this Dexigner web page.
Night Vision Awards call for entries
The Night Vision Awards selection committee is now taking final nominations for the 2013 Night Vision Awards Show, which will be held in Las Vegas at Helicopter Association International’s HELI-EXPO.
The entry deadline is February 15, 2013. For more information, please see this Aero News Network article.
Cooper-Hewitt Design Center Design Talks Series, Featuring National Design Award Winners
Design Talks, a conversation and presentation series sponsored by the Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, will run from March through May, 2013, at the Cooper-Hewitt Design Center in Harlem in New York City. The series will feature winners from the 2012 National Design Awards, and will focus on collaborative aspects of design.
This Smithsonian Newsdesk article has more information, including links for online ticket purchase.
The Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) seeks presentation abstracts for the Contemporary Art Gallery at the RAPID Conference and Exposition, which will be held at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, from June 10 through 13, 2013. The Gallery “…will recognize artists who use additive manufacturing, 3D printing or 3D imaging technologies to create works of art.”
Artists who have existing works that were created using additive technologies can submit a photo image of their art. Artists also have the option of submitting new designs in JPG file format for review and consideration to be printed.
The entry deadline is March 4, 2013. For more information, please visit this page of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers web site.
Live Design is accepting nominations for the sixth annual Excellence In Live Design awards, in seven categories—Architainment, Concerts, Corporate Events, Live For Broadcast, Theatre Production, Venues (Club or Lounge), and Venues (Theatre or Performance).
The entry deadline is March 5, 2013. This Live Design Online web page has more information, including a link to the downloadable entry form.
Winners of Spark Awards to be announced on February 15, 2013, in San Francisco
Winners of the Spark Awards will be announced at a Celebration on February 15, 2013, at the Autodesk Design Gallery, One Market Street, 2nd Floor, San Francisco, California. This Daily Markets article has more information and relevant links, including one to Eventbrite for online registration.
The Pittsburgh Technology Council is accepting entries for the 2013 Design, Art and Technology Awards from “…Companies, Students, Artists, Gamers, Makers, App and Software Developers, Roboticists, Musicians, Designers, Museums, Art + Tech Organizations, Advertising Agencies, Corporations working in Research & Creativity, New Media Educators, New Media Creators, and Creative Tech Event Managers and more.”
The entry deadline is February 15, 2013. This Techburgher web page has more information and relevant links.
The 2013 Core77 Design Awards are accepting entries in 17 categories.
There is an early bird deadline of January 31, 2013, and a regular deadline of March 15, 2013. For more information, please visit the Core77 Design Awards web site.
Citroen is accepting entries for the third edition of the Citroën Créative Awards. Entries should be innovative smartphone apps that make life easier for drivers and passengers.
The Global Social Venture Competition (GSVC) is accepting entries from teams with at least one graduate student (current or within two years of graduation as of December 31, 2012) from any masters-level or post-graduate higher education program. Proposed ventures must be financially sustainable or profitable; be scalable in the long term; and have a quantifiable social and/or environmental bottom line as part of their mission and practices. Winners will receive $50,000 in prizes to transform their ideas into businesses.
Entry deadlines vary by region; the USA-Americas Executive Summary Submission Deadline is January 30, 2013. For more information, please see this Campus Entrepreneurship article, and the Global Social Venture Competition web site.
Spark Design Awards has announced the launch of its 6th design award contest, the Spark>App Awards, recognizing superior design in apps for platforms such as smart phones and tablets.
The deadlines schedule is as follows: January, 31 2013, 11:59pm (23:59 hrs.), Pacific Daylight Time; Standard Deadline, April 15, 2013, 11:59pm (23:59 hrs.), Pacific Daylight Time; Late & Final Deadline, May 6, 11:59pm (23:59 hrs.), Pacific Daylight Time. For more information and relevant links, please see this Digital Journal article, or visit this page of the Spark Awards web site.
Mashable 2012 Innovation Index winners
Mashable has announced the winners of its Innovation Index competition for the best innovations of 2012, in 15 categories ranging from Food to Fashion to Travel to Productivity, among others. For a complete list of winners, please visit this Mashable web page.
2013 Dieline Package Design Awards call for entries
Inwork has announced that it will begin accepting entries for the 2013 Dieline Package Design Awards on January 1, 2013. These awards honor achievements in consumer package design.
The early bird deadline is January 31, 2013; the regular deadline is February 28, 2013; and the final deadline is March 15, 2013. For more information, please visit this page of the Package Design Awards web site.
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