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GRAPHIC DESIGNER OF THE YEAR AWARD

Great graphic design packs a punch, makes a statement or simply helps create a distinctive identity.

At the IDA, we see graphic design as a work of art and want to hear from individuals and teams who strive for perfection and are not afraid to push boundaries and conquer new territory.

We love designs which manage to be both cutting edge and timeless with a clear identity. We are looking for entrants who have created projects that are bold, exciting and different. Whether it is a logo, a poster or a piece of animation, the winning project will be something, which once seen, is never forgotten.

If you have created a sensational graphic design project, this is your chance to show it off to the world. Each year our Graphic Designer of the Year competition attracts spectacular entries from professionals at the top of their game. Become part of this elite group today by submitting your entry now.

 

CATEGORIES

 

The IDA’s Graphic Design of the Year Award aims to reward talented graphic designers who live and breathe their craft and know exactly what it takes to create iconic designs.

 

 

PRINT

Annual Reports

Announcements

Books

Calendars

Catalogs

Collateral Material

Corporate Identity

Direct Mail

Illustration

Print Advertising

Logos, Trademarks

& Symbols

Newsletters

Packaging

Posters

Print Editorial

Self-Promotion

Signs, Exhibits

& POP displays
Stationery

 

MULTIMEDIA

Animation

Broadcast Design

Interactive Media

Computer-Generated Character

Online Advertising

Website Design

Interface Design

Key Art

 

OTHER GRAPHIC DESIGNS

Other graphic designs

 

 

DEADLINES & FEES

 

We invite graphic designers, advertising agencies and studios to submit their projects of conceptual, in-progress or completed work:

 

NOVEMBER

30

Early Bird
Deadline

-10% Discount

JANUARY

31

Extended Early
Bird Deadline

-5% Discount

FEBRUARY

28

Regular
Deadline

MARCH

31

Final
Deadline

Late fee

 

EXPERTISE
 

PROFESSIONAL

STUDENTS

1ST ENTRY
 

$50

$30

 
 

PROFESSIONAL

STUDENTS

ADDITIONAL ENTRY*

$40

$25

 
 

PROFESSIONAL

STUDENTS

ADDITIONAL CATEGORIES**

$30

$20

 

There are no further fees for certificate, trophy, inclusion in publication and the winners' services.

 

*All entries must be submitted at the same time.
**Additional fee for entering the same project in more than one category.

 

Project Date

Work submitted must have been created within the last 5 years.

AWARDS TITLES

 

GRAPHIC DESIGNER OF THE YEAR, PROFESSIONAL

The graphic designer of the year will receive publication of his/her work in the International Design Awards Book of Designs, to be distributed to museum bookstores internationally; promotion in a newsletter to 100,000 design professionals and potential clients worldwide; year-long coverage on the International Design Awards website; and critical acclaim by our distinguished panel of judges. He/she will also receive the IDA certificate of achievements and winners seal to use it online announcing his/her winning, along with a personalized press release and the IDA trophy.

EMERGING GRAPHIC DESIGNER OF THE YEAR, STUDENT

This award will be awarded to a student who has demonstrated devotion to elevating the art of graphic design. He/she will receive publication of his/her work in the IDA Book of Designs, to be distributed to museum bookstores nationwide; promotion in a newsletter to 100,000 design professionals and potential clients worldwide; year-long covereage on the International Design Awards website; and critical acclaim by our distinguishes panel of judges.

PRIZES AND PROMOTION

The Winner of the Graphic Designer of the Year Award will receive the coveted IDA trophy and be highlighted on the main page of the IDA website and published in all our social media platforms throughout the coming year.

Along with all the sub-category winners, they will also receive a Winner Certificate, Winner Seal, and a personalized press release to use for promotional purposes. All the winning designs will also be featured in the Annual IDA Book of Design.

Our winners will receive extensive publicity all throughout the following year, showcasing their designs to a worldwide audience. They will be promoted on the IDA website in the Winners Gallery and in IDA Newsletters sent out to 100,000 design industry professionals and potential clients.

Winners will also be listed in the IDA online Design Directory, making it easier for them to be reached by potential customers.

 

Attend The Winners Gala

Celebrate your winning in Los Angeles or New York in the bi-annual IDA gala.

Press campaign

to over 100,000 design professionals, press and potential clients worldwide.

ONLINE DESIGN DIRECTORY

inclusion, with contact information of all IDA winners, and on the IDA website Gallery of Winning Work.

 

PUBLISHED IN THE ANNUAL BOOK

The IDA Book of Designs is distributed through Art Publishers and Dubb Publications around the world.

CERTIFICATE OF ACHIEVEMENT

A handsome certificate to promote your winning.

IDA WINNERS SEAL
 

Promote your winnings on the website and all your printed material.

SUBMISSION DETAILS

 

Submission is online and is completed in 4 simple steps:

1. Click “submit” to create a free membership and password. If you are already a member, log in.

2. Fill in the simple online submission form--remember you can select multiple categories for each entry.

3. Upload the images for your entry. (Repeat the first 3 steps if you have multiple entries.

4. The final step is to pay your submission fees.



Up to 10 images (JPG/PDF) can be submitted per entry—The first 5 images should be JPG files. The remaining 5 images can be JPG or PDF. Size for JPG files: 1000 pixels on the longest side, maximum file size 2 MB. Size for PDF files: Please save as “screen view” and limit it to only 6 pages per file, Max 4 MB.

Entries can be submitted as completed, in-process, or conceptual works. Projects completed more than 5 years before the time of submission are not eligible.

Description of the project should be limited to 150 words or less.