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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Gabrovo – City of Crafts and Folk Art – Logo Contest

Gabrovo Municipality organizes a public contest for Logo of Gabrovo – as Creative City of Crafts and Folk Art, addressing artists and graphic designers from all over the country and abroad. The Logo should represent Gabrovo as a favorable place for creativity, entrepreneurship and innovation. The creator of the winning logo will be awarded with 1,250 Euro. In addition, two incentive awards of 250 Euro each, will also be announced. The new Logo will be used in future communication campaigns and presentations, as part of the regulated rules of UNESCO or as a separate Logo to identify Gabrovo as Creative City, part of UNESCO Creative Cities Network.

Jan 21, via creativecity.gabrovo.bg


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Creative Quarterly (CQ) 55th International Juried Competition

Creative Quarterly (CQ) magazine opens its 55th international juried competition and both professionals and students are invited to participate. CQ seeks for the best art, advertising, design, illustration and photography done in the past six months. Winners will be featured in print and CQ’s online gallery and also have a choice to receive a printed certificate. Honorable Mentions will be displayed online.

Jan 25, via cqjournal.com


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Indigo Design Award 2019

Following a very successful 1st year – the 2nd Indigo Award is now open for submissions and seeks to discover the best digital and graphic design work worldwide. The competition is open to individual designers, small and large design teams, studios, and students from around the world. Submissions are open for both conceptual and already implemented designs. Young designers who graduated within the last five years are particularly encouraged to apply. Graphic Designer, Digital Designer – UX and UI, Mobile Designer and Games Designer of the Year will be officially announced and awarded during Indigo Award Ceremony. Winners will receive trophies, publication in a book, extensive media promotion and more.

Jan 31, via indigoaward.com


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Puchi Award 2019 – Book Project Competition

La Casa Encendida and Fulgencio Pimentel are pleased to present the third Puchi award and the international book project competition for 2019. The organizers are looking for one-of-a-kind book, or even a whole new kind of book – literary and graphic projects of any kind that stand out by virtue of their premise, literary and graphic quality, originality, unconventionality or mould-shattering conception. The aim of this award is to shine a spotlight on works of the highest quality and originality. The winner will receive a cash prize of 8,000 Euro and have his/her work published and distributed by Fulgencio Pimentel. A Special Jury Award, for the publication of an exceptional project, may be awarded as well.

Jan 31, via puchiaward.com


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Morisawa Type Design Competition 2019

The call for entries for the Morisawa Type Design Competition 2019 (#MOTC19) has been announced. Submission period starts 1 November 2018. The competition is open to any individual, group or nationality. Almost $50,000 will be awarded in sub-prize money in 2019. The Gold Prize (Morisawa Award) for 2019 is 1,000,000 Japanese Yen (almost $9,000) and it will be awarded for both competition categories.

Jan 31, via competition.morisawa.co.jp


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Morisawa Type Design Competition 2019

Now in its 32nd anniversary, Morisawa Type Design Competition has been giving birth to a new typeface design for decades since 1984. Through entries with bold ideas and new attempts in anticipation..

Jan 31, via competition.morisawa.co.jp


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2019 AZ Awards for Design Excellence

AZURE Magazine announces the 9th edition of its AZ Awards, striving to once again recognize the most innovative, inspiring and exceptional work in the design and architecture community. Architects, landscape architects, product designers, interior designers, students and manufacturers from around the world are invited to register and prepare their submissions for 2019. The winners will be revealed at the AZ Awards Gala in June, in Toronto and published in the June 2019 issue of Azure magazine.

Feb 19, via awards.azuremagazine.com


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Young Balkan Designers 2019: Circular Design

The Young Balkan Designers talent platform is hosting its design competition for 2019 on the theme: Circular Design, and invites young designers on the Balkans to participate. The call is open for design projects − products, concepts, services and scenarios that can bring the Balkans to the forefront of a much needed paradigm shift in design, production and consumption. Young designers are challenged to get familiar with the basics of circular economy and explore possibilities of innovative design approach enhancing circularity of product, materials, services and concepts. Between 30 and 40 selected projects will participate in the Talent Exhibition at Mikser Festival 2019 festival, scheduled for 24th–26th May 2019 in Lower Dorćol, Belgrade, Serbia. There will also be a touring exhibition in the region and it will include 10 to 15 selected projects.

Feb 20, via mikser.rs


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Biennial of the Poster Bolivia BICeBé 2019 – Poster Call

Celebrating its 10th anniversary, the Biennial of the Poster Bolivia BICeBé is calling for submissions for its International Poster Call for 2019. Students, graphic designers, plastic artists, photographers and graphic producers in general, of any age and nationality, from all over the world are invited to participate by submitting posters printed between April 2017 and March 2019, or with entirely new and unpublished designs. BICeBé will provide a diploma and a catalogue to the first, second and third awarded positions in all categories. In addition, several special prizes of $15,000 in total, will be awarded.

Mar 08, via bicebebolivia.com


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Typomania 2019 Typographic Video Contest

Typomania International Festival is a cultural and educational project dedicated to the type, typography, calligraphy, lettering, motion-design and interactive design. Held in Moscow since 2012, the festival..

May 01, via en.typomania.ru


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Typomania 2019 – Typographic Video Contest

Typomania, the International Typographic Festival has announced its Video Competition for 2019, which opens for entries in March. Videos containing type as the active component, created during 2016–2018, can participate in the contest. Selected videos will become part of the program of the Moscow International Typomania Festival 2019, scheduled for 25th May — 2nd June.

May 01, via en.typomania.ru


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Model Young Package 2019 – International Design Competition

Now in its 24rd year, Model Young Package is open for entries for the 2019 international design competition in packaging design, themed: Unboxing Experience. Its focus are packages made of paper. The theme of the competition is Unboxing Experience. Pack any of your favorite products in such a manner, that everyone will want to share it on Instagram! The winners will receive 6,200 Euro altogether and one of the winners will also be chosen for a three-week remunerated internship at the Model Obaly Innovation Centre.

May 20, via young-package.com


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