In-House Design Awards & Competition

Get national exposure with the best competition in the industry for in-house designers.

HOW’s In-Hou2014_inhouse_logo_web_200x200se Design Awards recognize the best creative work produced by in-house designers doing in-house work for corporations, associations and organizations. From corporate identity, sales collateral, point-of-purchase displays, employee communication, membership materials and more, this premiere awards program shines a spotlight on an under-represented segment of the design industry, giving in-house designers the kudos they deserve. Submissions are evaluated by business category to ensure that a broad range of design work is represented.




Browse the 2013 In-HOWse Design Awards Issue- January 2013

  • National exposure of your name and corporate work
  • See how your work compares to the work of your peers
  • Clients like working with “award-winning” designers
  • A chance to have your work featured in HOW’s January 2015 issue
  • Great Prizes


  • All entries must be entered online.
  • You may submit up to 5 images per entry (5 MB per photo).File formats: *.gif;*.jpg;*.jpeg;*.png;*.pdf;*.mov;*.avi;*.mp4;*.wma. You may also submit physical samples and website links. If you are sending physical samples, we need 2 samples per entry. They must be unmounted. If digital images are provided on a CD, DVD or flash drive, you must also include printouts of the images.
  • Credit all persons involved in the creation of the piece. HOW isn’t responsible for incorrect, illegible or incomplete credit information.
  • Describe the objective and results of your entry in 100 words or less and include the description in the online Entry Form.


We accept all major credit cards or you may pay with a check or money order. Make checks payable (in U.S. funds) to F+W Media, Inc. Payment must accompany entries. Entries received without payment will be disqualified. Entry fees are nonrefundable.


  • Early-Bird: May 1, 2014
    • Single entry – $105 (stationery systems are counted as single entries)
    • Campaign/Series – $130 (three or more pieces that function as a system)

All early-bird entries must be submitted online no later than May 1, 2014 (11:59 pm EST). If you are sending physical samples, they must be postmarked by May 1.

By submitting work and entry fees, entrants acknowledge HOW’s right to reproduce images of their work and showcase the winners in HOW’s January 2015 issue, on HOW’s website, print materials, related digital products and display the projects at HOW events.

HOW assumes all entries are original and are the works and property of the entrant, with all rights granted therein.

HOW is not liable for any copyright infringement on the part of the entrant and will not become involved in copyright disputes.


Best of Show Winner Receives:

  • Two-page spread in HOW’s January 2015 issue
  • Representation in our online gallery and archive
  • Press release to the design community promoting your win
  • Trip to the 2015 HOW Design Live Conference

Merit Winners Receive:

  • Publication in HOW magazine
  • $100 gift certificate toward the 2015 HOW Design Live Conference

HOW will notify winners by January 2015, after judging is complete.

Designs may be entered in more than one category. Submit a separate entry and fee for each category. Work must have been created between May 1, 2013, and the final deadline.


Enter all print  and interactive work in the category that best describes your company’s industry.

  • Business-to-Business
  • Consumer
  • Education (schools, universities, daycare)
  • Entertainment (music, movies, media, sports)
  • Financial/Legal (banks, mortgage companies, investment firms)
  • Government (local, state, federal)
  • Food & Beverage
  • Fashion
  • Kids
  • Pets
  • Sports
  • Travel
  • Health Care (pharmaceuticals, doctors’ offices, hospitals, insurance providers)
  • Nonprofit Institutions, Organizations & Associations (museums, zoos, churches, charities)
  • Technology & Science
  • Architecture/Interior Design


If you have additional questions, e-mail us at or call (715) 445-4612 ext. 13430.




Browse previous winners InHOWse Competition Winners in our Design Awards Gallery.