HOW Interactive Design Awards is the one-stop competition that brings together website, app, kiosk and interactive design awards. Designs will be judged in categories, such as best app designs and best website designs, and from those categories merit winners will emerge. If an entry receives a perfect score by the web and interactive design expert judges, than it’ll be an outstanding achievement winner and be prominently displayed in HOW magazine. From the outstanding achievement winners, one Best of Show design awards winner will be crowned.
HOW Magazine’s 14th Annual Interactive Design Awards
Voting for the Readers’ Choice Awards is now in progress. Click here to cast your vote. Voting ends on December 17th.
This competition is no longer accepting entries. Winners will be notified by December 31, 2012 and top winning entries will be featured in the July 2013 issue of HOW.
Final Deadline: November 14, 2012.
We’re made some exciting changes to the HOW Interactive Design Competition!
In this year’s HOW Interactive Design Competition, we’re adding a new twist! To give your competition entries even more visibility, we’re adding an interactive component we’re calling Designers’ Choice.
The Designer’s Choice will give HOW Interactive Design Conference attendees and the design community at large a chance to vote on the top 30 interactive competition entries after the competition deadline! So your web design work will not only be judged by the competition’s distinguished panel of judges, but by your peers as well, giving you some serious street cred.
Designer’s Choice winners will:
- be prominently featured online at HOWInteractiveDesign.com
- be displayed at our 2013 HOW Design Live event and at our 2013 HOW Interactive Design Conferences
- receive a $100 discount toward registration for the 2013 HOW Design Live event and our 2013 HOW Interactive Design Conferences.
All HOW Interactive Design Competition winners will be notified by 12/31/12.
One Best of Show winner will be prominently featured in the HOW July 2013 Issue. The Best of Show winner will also be our guest at their choice of one of our 2013 HOW Interactive Design Conferences or the 2013 HOW Design Live event (round-trip airfare, hotel and registration paid by HOW).
All winning entries will be prominently featured online at HOWInteractiveDesign.com, at our 2013 HOW Design Live event and at our 2013 HOW Interactive Design Conferences. Winners will also receive a $100 discount toward registration for the 2013 HOW Design Live event and our 2013 HOW Interactive Design Conferences.
Your entry will be judged using the following criteria:
- How well does the entry achieve its client’s mission?
- How well does the entry communicate?
- How easy is it to navigate the entry?
- How strong is the entry aesthetically?
- How strong is the entry technically?
Please include a description of the objectives of your entry with your entry form to help the judges fully evaluate your project.
Chair, School of Visual Arts Interaction Design MFA
Executive Creative Director, The Daily
Design Meltdown and HOW Interactive Design
- Business-to-business Websites
- E-mail Newsletters
- Online Promotions
- Motion Designs
- Consumer Web sites
- Self-Promotional Web sites
- Online Advertising
- Blog Design
- App Design
- Student Work
- In-House Work…anything created by a designer working for a corporation (not a design firm or agency)
Work must have been created between July 1, 2011, and November 14, 2012. Any interactive, interface or motion designs for the web, for kiosks, for broadcast or for use on Macintosh or Windows platforms, including CD-ROMs and DVDs, are eligible.
- Regular Entry – $125
- Multimedia Campaign – $200
- Student Entry – $55
- Student Multimedia Campaign – $100
A multimedia campaign is a group of related projects that work together. It could be a website with corresponding banner ads and identity (logo, etc.). It could be print and web working together.
All entries must be submitted online by 11:59 EST or postmarked no later than November 14, 2012.
Make checks payable (in U.S. funds, drawn on a U.S. bank) to F+W Media, Inc. Payment must accompany entries. Entries received without payment will be disqualified. Entry fees are nonrefundable. One check may be used to cover multiple entries if all entries are submitted in the same package. Credit card charges will appear on your statement as “F+W Contest” within 90 days of the contest deadline.
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- Entries may be submitted online. Simply provide the website URL or upload the files. All other entries may be registered online. You would then send in samples with a copy of your online entry form.
- For all entries submitted offline, send two well-protected disks or CD-ROMs for each entry. Submit your entry on DVD or CD-ROMs (Mac or Win). Include instructions for loading and running the entry. Web sites may be entered on one of these formats or by providing the URL for the site. Include password if entry is protected.
- Complete an entry form and make three clear photocopies of it. Firmly attach one form to each copy of your entry, and include the other two forms with your payment.
- Type or print your entry form. Entries accompanied by illegible forms will be disqualified.
- Mail entries to:
HOW INTERACTIVE DESIGN AWARDS
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Cincinnati, OH 45236
Winning entrants grant HOW the right to reproduce images of their work in HOW magazine and to display the projects at HOW events. Some winning entries may also appear on HOW’s website and in other digital and printed materials. 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. If you wish to be notified of the receipt of your entry, please enclose a self-addressed, stamped postcard. HOW will notify winners in December 2012, after judging is complete. No entries will be returned.
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Liz Danzico, Chair, School of Visual Arts Interaction Design MFA
Liz Danzico is an independent consultant, working with businesses to explore the relationship audiences have with their products and services through design research, information architecture, and design leadership. Recent projects have included Holton Media, MIT Technology Review, The TED Prize, and The Washington Post. She is the co-founder and chair of the MFA in Interaction Design Program at the School of Visual Arts. Danzico is a columnist for Interactions Magazine and Core77, the creator of the Dot Dot Dot Lecture series, lectures widely, and serves on the advisory boards for the AustinCenter for Design, CreativeMornings and desigNYC. http://www.bobulate.com
John Kilpatrick, Executive Creative Director, The Daily
John Kilpatrick is the senior vice president and executive creative director at The Daily, a first-of-its-kind daily national news publication built exclusively for the iPad and emerging digital platforms. Kilpatrick has spent his career spearheading projects on brand positioning, large-scale and large-audience digital content and interactive design, and is an expert on the emerging platform of tablet design. Kilpatrick was recently a featured panelist at the launch of Interbrand IQ’s Creative Issue at MoMA, and was featured in Communication Arts 2011 Interactive Annual. He helped start the AOL Artist series, a platform for collaboration for the creative community. http://www.doublekdesign.com
Patrick McNeil, Design Meltdown and HOW Interactive Design
Patrick McNeil is the creator of Design Meltdown and Monster Meltdown and the content director for HOW Interactive Design. He wrote the best-selling Web Designer’s Idea Book series—the latest installment, The Designer’s Web Handbook, comes out in April. He frequently speaks at web design and development conferences, including HOW Design Live, the HOW Interactive Design Conference, the Creative Freelancers Conference and the Future of Web Design Conference, and is an instructor at the University of Missouri St. Louis and HOW Design University. http://pmcneil.com/