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HOW International Design Awards & Competition


Enter NowHOW 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 with an in-depth article that showcases the award-winning designs and designers alike.

Enter the HOW International Design Awards and you too could see your designs published in HOW magazine alongside the best in the world.

What’s In It For You!

  • All Outstanding Achievement winners and the Best of Show winner will be featured in the 2013 HOW Design Annual issue and will be showcased in our online design competition gallery.
  • The Best of Show winner will win free airfare, hotel and registration to HOW Design Live 2013 in San Francisco.
  • All Outstanding Achievement winners will receive $100 off the registration fee for HOW Design Live 2013.

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Designs may be entered in multiple categories. Submit a separate entry and payment for each category.

  • Posters
  • Packaging (consumer goods)
  • Gifts (t-shirts, tote bags, calendars, 3D promos, etc.)
  • Invitations/announcements/greeting cards
  • Identity (logos/ letterhead/business cards)
  • Editorial-(cover, single article or entire piece)
  • Illustration
  • Photography
  • Annual reports/brochures/catalogs/direct mail
  • Infographics
  • Advertising
  • Signage/wayfinding
  • Miscellaneous (style guides, complex promos, etc.)

The Judges

We’ve got three of the biggest, most widely-recognized names in design judging this year’s competition!

Mikey Burton,
An Ohio native, Mikey Burton proudly describes his design aesthetic as “Midwesterny” and draws much of his inspiration from artifacts found throughout the hardworking, blue collar Rust Belt: old type-specimen sheets, arcane equipment manuals and ancient textbooks. Burton has received awards from Communication Arts, Graphis, HOW, Print and, most recently, ADC Young Guns. He is now a freelancer in sunny Philadelphia where he designs and illustrates for such clients as The New York Times, The Atlantic, Newsweek, GOOD, Wired, Converse and Facebook.
Noreen Morioka, AdamsMorioka
Noreen Morioka is a co-founder of AdamsMorioka, leading the team in client interface and business development. Her creative input has led to the success of multiple communications programs. Noreen believes that personal involvement with a client helps her crack the brand’s spirit. This allows her to interpret her clients’ sometimes vaguely articulated goals into actionable plans. In 2006, Noreen was named as a Fellow of the American Institute of Graphic Arts. Noreen is a past president of the Los Angeles Chapter of AIGA, chair of the AIGA National President’s Council, Fellow of the International Design Conference at Aspen, and a board member of the James Beard Foundation.
Fred Richards, Interbrand
As Interbrand’s Global Executive Creative Director for Consumer Packaged Goods and Executive Creative Director for North America, Fred Richards leverages his design andbranding expertise to serve global CPG clients in pivotal regional and global markets. Fred joined Interbrand in 2004 and has worked in the internationaldesign industry for more than 20 years, specifically in the Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) category. He has led Interbrand’s creative work for Cascade, Duracell, Aspirin, Charmin, Aussie and Bounty, among others. Former clients include Unilever, Grants, Parker Pens, Lindt, Kellogg’s, Kraft, Bayer, Roche, Nestlé, Swarovski, Ind Coope, Miller, Guinness, Greene King, Safeway and Sainsbury’s.Fred believes in sharp pencils, sharp minds. He and his creative team use drawing instruments and sketchbooks to promote a focus on ideas and not the latest software, trick,technique or trend. This helps equip Fred for the most challenging aspect of his job—stepping into the consumer’s shoes to create successful packaging that consumers notice, purchase, use and recycle.Born in Wales, raised in Africa, and having worked for some of the world’s leading branding and design companies in Basel, London, Brussels and Chicago, Fred brings a multifaceted perspective and rich design philosophy to Interbrand’s design work.As a sought-after speaker at client and industry events, Richards has been profiled in local, national, and international press publications such as Hot Graphics International, Graphis, Design Week, Communication Arts, Brandweek and Shelf Impact. He is a member of the Design Management Institute and holds a degree in graphic design from Salisbury College in England.

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HOW International Design Awards & Competition