Thinking Outside the Border: The HOW International Design Awards

Reading the news these days is a pretty disheartening business. War, disease, conflict… With all of this bad news, I find that returning to the beauty of international design is a welcome relief.

Here at HOW, we aim to promote peace through the ubiquitous beauty of design.

After all, design needs no translation. Great creativity reaches beyond all boundaries. Designers eternally seek to create, not to destroy. Just take a look at the artwork we’ve seen on from Israeliand Palestinian designers—creatives on both sides value art over conflict.

If you’re keen to spread more beauty in this weary world, we ask you to enter the HOW International Design Awards by the deadline on September 30.


The HOW International Design Awards recognizes excellence on a global scale. HOW’s 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—plus 300+ other winners—will be celebrated in HOW magazine’s biggest, most anticipated issue: The International Design Annual. If yours is among them, it will be seen by tens of thousands of your peers, as well as potential clients and employers, around the world. Winners span the globe and give readers of HOW magazine a taste of design innovation on an international design scale.

All Outstanding Achievement winners and the Best of Show winner will be featured in the 2015 HOW Design Annual issue and will be showcased in HOW’s online design competition gallery.

Plus, the Best of Show winner will win free airfare, hotel and registration to HOW Design Live 2015. All Outstanding Achievement winners will receive $100 off the registration fee for HOW Design Live 2015.

Intrigued? Check out a few of the winning design from last year’s International Design Awards:

HOW International Design Awards

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Enter now.