HOW International Design Awards

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Deadline: September 28, 2018

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Design speaks to each of us in a universal language. No matter your native tongue, excellence in design can intrigue, inspire and stir one’s emotions—no words needed (but really, if you enter type-driven design, that’s cool, too). No matter where in the world you reside, entries are judged by project type rather than industry or region. That means posters are up against posters, packaging against packaging, identity design against—you get the point.If you think your work has the ability to ignite passion and imagination the world over, this competition is calling your name.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

CATEGORIES

  • Posters
  • Packaging (consumer goods)
  • T-shirts
  • Invitations/announcements/greeting cards
  • Identity (logos/ letterhead/business cards)
  • Editorial (single article or entire publication/book)
  • Covers & Jackets
  • Illustration
  • Photography
  • Typography

  • Annual reports/brochures/catalogs/direct mail
  • Infographics
  • Advertising (interactive or printed)
  • Signage/Environmental Graphics
  • Apps/Tablet Design
  • Kiosks/Interactive Exhibits
  • Video (commericals, short films, viral video, educational/instructional, motion graphics)
  • Websites
  • Miscellaneous (style guides, complex promos, etc.)
  • Student Work

Best of Show

  • wins a free Big Ticket registration to HOW Design Live 2019 (up to a $2,295 value)
  • is invited to take part in a main-stage trophy presentation at HOW Design Live
  • gets a lunch date with a HOW Design Live speaker of their choice*
    (*pending speaker availability)
  • is invited to attend the official Speaker Reception with industry movers and shakers at HOW Design Live (one individual from the winning team plus one guest will be permitted)
    • Past attendees of the exclusive Speaker Reception include Seymour Chwast, Debbie Millman, Chip Kidd, Brian Collins, Kelli Anderson, Jonathan Hoefler, Tosh Hall, Jeff Greenspan
  • scores attention as featured projects on HOWDesign.com
  • plus—the Best of Show and Outstanding Achievement winners get special on-site recognition at HOW Design Live before thousands of designers, art directors and decision-makers!

All winners

  • will see their work published in The Best of Design (formerly 365 Days of Design Inspiration), a hardcover book from HOW showcasing the best from today’s leading art directors, studios and creative professionals.
  • get a $500 discount on HOW Design Live 2019 Big Ticket registrations
  • enjoy a $200 discount on 2-Day passes at HOW Design Live 2019
  • receive $100 off the HOW Design Live 2019 student rate (must be enrolled in school at time of registration for this to apply)
  • are announced in a feature article on HOWDesign.com and featured in an online gallery
  • are formally announced in the HOW eNewsletter
  • are announced via social media
  • receive a unique certificate template, a press release template and a winners badge for use in promoting your win.

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!

Judges

  • To Be Announced

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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