Design Competitions & Designer Contests

Your work is judged. Your creative ideas are put to the test every day. Sometimes, by people who don’t understand the nuances of design. Frustrating, yes, necessary, yes, but when your ideas are inline with your client’s goals, the result is magic. The team at HOW Magazine know the daily struggles designers face, and for the past 29 years, have been there to help with techniques, products, and networking opportunities. Isn’t time to have your work judged by professionals in the industry? By people who understand what you do for a living? The design competitions from HOW Magazine give you your shot at huge exposure to potential clients. We know you have a special piece that makes you say to yourself, “Wow, this is awesome”. That’s the piece we want to see in our distinguished competitions. That’s your work that we want to share with the industry. Give yourself that chance.

Whether you’re an in-house designer, go it alone as a freelancer, or just starting out as a student, competition is fierce in our industry. You are competing for work, clients, positions, and bragging rights. HOW Magazine has some of the best competitions in the industry to show off your work. Use the market reach of HOW Magazine to increase your exposure in print and online and get your work in front of potential clients and claim the bragging rights of an award winner. Tempus fugit, enter now.

HOW magazine sponsors several high-profile graphic design competitions annually, and is affiliated with competitions sponsored by sister publications Print and I.D. View past winners in the HOW Design Awards Galleries.


 HOW Promotion & Marketing Design Awards

2014_promo_logo_web_200x200The 2014 HOW Promotion & Marketing Design Awards is closed. Winners will be featured in the October 2014 issue of HOW magazine and one Best of Show winner will receive a trip to the 2015 HOW Design Live event.

Extended Deadline: April 15, 2014 CLOSED

2015 Open Date: November 14, 2014

View previous Promotion Design Competition winners in the Design Awards Gallery


HOW In-House Design Awards

2014_inhouse_logo_web_200x200The 2014 In-House Design Awards is closed. Winners will appear in the January 2015 issue of HOW.

Final Deadline: July 18, 2014 CLOSED

2015 Open Date: December, 2014

 

View previous In-HOWse Design Competition winners in the Design Awards Gallery


Print’s Regional Design Annual

PRINT’S REGIONAL DESIGN ANNUAL – America’s National Design CompetitionBrought to you by HOW’s sister publication, Print Magazine. The Regional Design Annual 2014 Competition (RDA) is now open. This competition has been running for 32 years and is the only design competition organized by geography. Enter your work in the industry’s most prestigious design competition today!

Deadline: March 3, 2014 CLOSED

 

 

View previous RDA Competition winners in the RDA Design Gallery


HOW Logo Design Awards

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HOW Logo Design Awards is a prestigious logo design contest that recognizes the most stunning logo designs for any venture, big or small. The Top 10 Logo Design Winners are recognized in a public gallery on HOWDesign.com. One Reader’s Choice Best of Show winner will receive additional attention as the featured project in Behind the Design, a column in HOW.

Deadline: August 15, 2014 CLOSED

2015 Open Date: April, 2015

View previous Logo Design Competition winners in the Design Awards Gallery


HOW International Design Awards

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HOW International Design Awards recognizes excellence on a global scale. All Outstanding Achievement winners and the Best of Show winner will be featured in the 2015 HOW Design Annual issue and will be showcased in our online design competition gallery.

Closed

Open date: Spring 2015

View previous International Design Competition Best of Show winners in the Design Awards Gallery


HOW Poster Design Awards

2014_poster_logo_web_200x200HOW Poster Design Awards is a prestigious poster design contest that recognizes jaw-dropping poster designs — from music, movie poster designs to letterpress, typographic posters. The Top 10 Poster Design Winners are recognized in a public gallery on HOWDesign.com. One Reader’s Choice Best of Show winner will receive additional attention as the featured project in Behind the Design, a column in HOW.

Click here for details and to enter

Deadline: November 3, 2014

View previous Poster Design Competition winners in the Design Awards Gallery


CLOSED COMPETITIONS

HOW Interactive Design Awards

The HOW Interactive Design Awards are now closed. Winners were notified by December 31, 2013 and the top winning work will appear in HOW’s July 2014 issue.

View previous Interactive Design Competition winners in the Design Awards Gallery