Competitions

If your folio has cobwebs, your bank balance is a little low, or your CV is looking p-r-e-t-t-y empty, it’s time to enter some design competitions. Some have cash prizes, some have fame, all can go on your resume. We’ve collated the best from around the world for you to enter, enjoy!

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San Francisco Design Week Awards 2020

The San Francisco Design Week Awards is an international design competition seeking to encourage thought leadership by supporting designers whose works can contribute towards a positive future for society. For..

Apr 01, via sfdesignweek.org


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Posterheroes 2020: Humans at Work

PLUG association is hosting their ninth Posterheroes contest and invites submissions of poster designs on the subject: Humans at work. Posterheroes is an international contest about social design and social communication asking to the international creative community to express powerful messages through a poster 50×70 cm or 70×100 cm about social and environmental issues. Participants have the chance to win a cash prize, take part in many exhibitions and events and be featured in Posterheroes publications and editorial projects. The total cash prize fund for 2020 is 2,500 Euro.

Apr 10, via posterheroes.org


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Joseph Binder Award 2020

Joseph Binder Award 2020, the international graphic design and illustration competition has opened for entry to creatives from all over the world. Participation is open to all graphic designers, illustrators, advertising agencies and to design students, for projects in the fields of graphic design and illustration published or realized in 2018 and after. In each category, a Joseph Binder Award in gold, silver, and bronze will be awarded in the form of trophies. In addition, the jury may give away up to three merit awards in each of the graphic design and illustration categories.

Apr 17, via designaustria.at


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Re-Draw.02 – Guggenheim New York Experimental Architecture Representation

Non Architecture Competitions is accepting entries for their 11th international design competition — Re-Draw.02 – Guggenheim New York Experimental Architecture Representation. Participants are asked to draft one image, with absolute freedom of scale, technique and level of abstraction, to ‘represent’ an iconic architecture. The Guggenheim New York can be portrayed as a whole, a part, or a collage of disconnected moments. Creativity, criticality and innovation is encouraged. Non Architecture Competitions will select one winner, selected by the jury collectively, and 6 honourable mentions, selected by each juror individually.

Apr 26, via nonarchitecture.eu


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Ecuador Poster Bienal 2020 Competition

The Ecuador Poster Bienal (EPB) is calling for posters, for its 2020 competition and accepts designs from all parts of the world. Design students, graphic designers, architecture, artists, photographers and visual communicators in general can participate, regardless of age or nationality, with posters printed between January 2018 and June 2020. Gold, Silver, Bronze and commendations be awarded in each category.

May 01, via ecuadorposterbienal.com


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Biophilia Poster Competition

Biophilia celebrates the innate connection between humans and nature. The Biophilia Poster Competition welcomes all points of view on this relationship and the competition will conclude with a traveling..

May 01, via biophiliaposters.com


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Model Young Package 2020 – International Design Competition

The jubilee 25th year of The Model Young Package 2020 competition brings up a pressing issue – Personal Care in our globalised world. Designers from all around the world are invited to create a modern packaging that is sustainable and contributes to improving the quality of life at the same time. The world’s largest contest of its type is organized by Czechdesign for Model Group and is awarded 6,200 Euro prizes in total. Moreover, it allows participants to compare their designs in international competition and get an appraisal from distinguished industry experts.

May 11, via young-package.com


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Pro Carton Young Designers Award 2020

The Pro Carton Young Designers Award, one of Europe’s leading student competitions for packaging design, is open for entries for 2020. The Award plays a pioneering role in promoting sustainability, as it is the only design competition focusing exclusively on cartonboard design. All winners, finalists and each of their lecturers will be invited to the Gala Awards dinner at the European Carton Makers Association (ECMA) Congress in September 2020 in Krakow, Poland where the European folding carton industry will meet for the networking event of the year.

May 14, via procarton.com


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Communication Arts 2020 Design and Advertising Competitions

Communication Arts magazine is accepting entries for its Design & Advertising Competitions for 2020 by designers all around the world. These are one of the most prestigious competitions for creativity in graphic design and advertising worldwide. Selected by a jury of leading design professionals, the winning entries will be distributed worldwide in the Communication Arts Design / Advertising Annual, in print and digital editions, and on commarts.com, assuring important exposure to the creators.

May 15, via commarts.com


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Poster for Tomorrow 2020: Fake News – 2020 Vision

4Tomorrow is pleased to announce that poster for tomorrow’s 11th edition, “Fake News – 2020 Vision”, is now officially open for entries. The competition’s aim is to promote graphic design as a tool for social change. The best 100 designs (selected by the jury) will be rewarded by including them in the “Fake News” exhibition, as part of an event called “Paris Poster Biennale”, that will be held in a series of cities around the world.

May 20, via posterfortomorrow.org


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International Visual Identity Awards 2020

Now celebrating their 7th year, the International Visual Identity Awards is the first independent international design competition dedicated solely to visual identity. Their mission is to formally recognize..

Oct 31, via visualidentityawards.com


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International Visual Identity Awards 2020

Now in their 7th year, the International Visual Identity Awards (IVIA) are a global competition loved by independent agencies and designers. With 21 diverse categories, there’s plenty of opportunity to share your branding project with the world. The awards were founded with a clear vision to provide an equal opportunity for all types of entry, from the freelance designer, through to small design studios and larger branding agencies.

Oct 31, via visualidentityawards.com


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