HOW International Design Awards

Early-Bird Deadline: August 12, 2016

HOW International Design Awards recognizes excellence on a global scale. Our international design competition is the only competition that prominently recognizes winners in its award-winning magazine – HOW Magazine. The Best of Show Winner and Outstanding Achievement winners are featured in an issue that showcases the award-winning designs and designers alike. Winners span the globe and give readers of HOW magazine a taste of design innovation on an international design scale.

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Prizes
BEST OF SHOW

  • 2-page spread in HOW magazine’s Spring 2017 issue
  • Free trip to HOW DESIGN LIVE 2017, including round-trip airfare, hotel and conference registration
  • Award to be presented at HOW DESIGN LIVE

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AND MERIT WINNERS

  • Work featured in HOW magazine’s Spring 2017 issue
  • $100 discount on any HOW Design Live 2017 registration

ALL WINNERS

  • Announced in an article on HOWDesign.com, in HOW’s eNewsletter, and on social media
  • Work featured in online gallery on HOWDesign.com
  • Exclusive Digital Seal and press release template to promote your win)
  • Complimentary copy of HOW magazine’s Spring 2017 issue
Best of Show: Women's Gold Medalists, as selected in 2016 by Marina Willer, Sebastian Padilla and Dana Arnett

The judges of the 2016 International Design Awards + Best of Show: Women’s Gold Medalists, as selected in 2016 by Marina Willer, Sebastian Padilla and Dana Arnett

Best of Show: Women's Gold Medalists + Outstanding Achievement Adventures of Poco Eco: Losts Sounds, as selected in 2016 by Marina Willer, Sebastian Padilla and Dana Arnett

Best of Show: Women’s Gold Medalists + Outstanding Achievement Adventures of Poco Eco: Losts Sounds, as selected in 2016 by Marina Willer, Sebastian Padilla and Dana Arnett

Merit winners in the International Design Awards, as selected in 2016 by Marina Willer, Sebastian Padilla and Dana Arnett

Merit winners in the International Design Awards, as selected in 2016 by Marina Willer, Sebastian Padilla and Dana Arnett

HOW will notify the winners by December, 31 2016, after judging is complete.

Categories

  • Posters
  • Packaging (consumer goods)
  • 3D Objects (t-shirts, tote bags, calendars, etc.)
  • Invitations/announcements/greeting cards
  • Identity (logos/ letterhead/business cards)
  • Editorial (single article or entire publication/book)
  • Covers & Jackets
  • Illustration
  • Photography
  • 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)
  • Web & Blog Design
  • Miscellaneous (style guides, complex promos, etc.)
  • Student Work

Judges

To come

How to Enter

  • Entries must be entered online.
  • You may submit up to 5 files per entry (10 MB per file). File formats for digital images include: .jpg and .jpeg only (do not submit .png, .pdf, .tif or .gif files) in RGB color mode no smaller than 3 inches for the shortest dimension at 300 dpi. Larger dimensions are preferred for detail and cropping. If the entry is a website, please include screen captures or still images based on the size and file format specifications above for production in the magazine.If the entry is a video, file formats include: .mov; .avi; .mp4; .wma. Please include screen captures or still images based on the size and file format specifications above for production in the magazine.
  • Credit all persons involved in the creation of the piece. HOW isn’t responsible for incorrect, illegible or incomplete credit information.
  • Release date of submission must fall between September 1, 2015 and this competition’s final deadline.
  • Describe the objective and results of your entry in 100 words or less and include the description on the entry form.
  • For more information including project delivery methods see Preparing You Entry.

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. and send to the address below. Entries received without payment will be disqualified. Entry fees are nonrefundable. One check may be used to cover multiple entries. -See Pricing and Deadlines

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Blue Ash, OH 45242 USA

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