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Applied Arts Community Awards

    Applied Arts Community Awards | Graphic Competitions
     Category:  Multiple Disciplines
     Deadline:  June 1, 2018 - expired! March 20, 2018
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    UPDATE: deadline extended to June 1, 2018.

    Open only to companies, studios and freelancers operating in Canada, the Applied Arts Community Awards recognizes work in advertising, design, photography, illustration and interactive. Applied Arts is a highly-regarded visual communications magazine founded in 1986 in Canada.

    It is open to all forms of commissioned, published, unpublished and personal work from professionals and enthusiasts created between January 2017 and May 2018, as long as the work was not entered in last year’s Community Awards.

    All entries are submitted digitally. There are no hard copy submissions.

    Work must 1) be created by professionals occupied in one of the population brackets outlined below, and 2) be intended for a limited market local to the entrant's town or province. Work that was seen by a national audience is not eligible to enter and should be entered into the Photography, Illustration, Design or Advertising programs instead.

    • Population Less than 100,000
    • Population Between 100,001 and 500,000
    • Population Above 500,000*

    * The work must be intended for regional markets only; i.e. a Toronto firm creating something for the Toronto market, or a Vancouver firm creating work not seen outside BC.

    Your work will be judged within the context of your population grouping. You may not enter work into more than one population bracket. Note that when you fill out the entry form, you will be asked to select your population size once you have selected a category.

    Entries can be submitted in five main categories:

    • Photography
    • Illustration
    • Design
    • Advertising
    • Interactive

    Applied Arts contests are judged by panels of highly regarded industry professionals and experts in a rigorous process. Every entry is scored independently on creative merit, technical excellence and suitability for end use.

    Entry fees start from $50 CAD.


    Open only to companies, studios and freelancers operating in Canada.


    Winners receive:
    • Their work published in print in the Fall 2018 Awards Annual
    • A complimentary copy of the Fall 2018 Awards Annual
    • Their work published on in the Winners’ Gallery and Awards Archive
    • Digital tear sheets of their work
    • Their work displayed at related Applied Arts events attended by Applied Arts’ network of creative professionals
    • A personalized, embossed awards certificate for every winning entry signed by noted designer Georges Haroutiun, the founder of Applied Arts

    All entrants will be notified in July 2018 via email. At that time, those selected as winning entrants will be required to submit high-res digital files for reproduction in the Community annual. Winners’ certificates will be mailed separately after the Community annual is published.

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