HOW In-House Design Awards


Deadline: July 5, 2017


Already Entered? You can manage an existing entry HERE.

Calling all in-house heroes! You’re the driving force behind your company’s design, and it’s time to get your work off your desk and into the pages of HOW. Submissions are evaluated by business category to ensure that a broad range of design work is represented. If you want something to brag about at your next meeting, enter today!
How to Enter
Our easy-to-follow PDF is filled with all of the information, deadlines and tips you need to know about before you enter. Download our PDF, create your login and show us your best design!
What to Enter


  • Business-to-Business
  • Consumer
  • Education (schools, universities, daycare)
  • Entertainment (music, movies, media)
  • Financial/Legal (banks, mortgage companies, investment firms)
  • Government (local, state, federal)
  • Food & Beverage

  • Sports
  • Travel
  • Health Care (pharmaceuticals, doctors’ offices, hospitals, insurance providers)
  • Nonprofit Institutions, Organizations & Associations (museums, zoos, churches, charities)
  • Technology & Science
  • Architecture/Interior Design

Best of Show

  • scores a free Big Ticket registration to HOW DESIGN LIVE 2018 (up to a $2,295 value), plus a main-stage trophy presentation at the conference and other exclusive opportunities on-site.
  • enjoys in-depth coverage in the Winter issue of HOW.

All Winners Will

  • (Best of Show, Outstanding Achievement and Merit Winners) see their work in HOW’s Winter issue.
  • receive a $100 discount on any HOW Design Live 2018 registration.
  • be announced in a feature article on
  • receive a press release template, certificate template and winners badge for use in promoting your win.
  • enjoy a complimentary copy of the Winter 2018 issue of HOW.
  • receive a unique certificate template designed by, a press release template and a winners badge for use in promoting your win.


  • XIMENA O’REILLY, global head of visual identity and design at Nestlé and former director of brand design at Kraft Foods
  • NATHANIEL AXIOS, chief design strategist at IBM Public Service
  • DAVID LESUÉ, creative director at Workfront & former Adobe designer


Designers, this is the moment you stop wishing and start winning! Enter now, and keep up with our social media for the latest design inspiration.


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