Call for Entries: HOW Magazine In-House Design Awards

Designers working within an in-house environment face challenges similar to those of their agency brethren, but with a project-based focus on budgets and brands that also has to factor in the relationship between creativity and corporate culture.

In-house designers are encouraged to enter their work in categories that best describe their industry, such as Business-to-Business, Consumer, Education, Financial/Legal, Government, Health Care, Technology and Science, Nonprofit, Food and Beverage, Sports, Travel, Architecture/Interior Design and Entertainment. The Best of Show winner will receive a prize package that includes a two-page spread in HOW’s Winter 2016 issue, a press release to the design community celebrating the win, representation in the contest's online gallery and a trip to the 2017 HOW Design Live conference. Other winners will receive a variety of prizes, such as exposure in HOW magazine and gift certificates.

More information and registration is available on the HOWdesign.com site, with the deadline for entries being May 6, 2016. The image above depicts the Uber Brand Guidelines, the Best of Show winner, created by Strahan McMullen, Bryant Jow and Ana Heller of Uber. A selection of other winners is shown below, with more available on the contest site for browsing.

PLAY-AND-LEARN INFLIGHT CONNECTIVITY KIT | Category: Business-to-Business | Creative Team: Brian Doherty, Tim Casart, Jonathan Nielsen, Lindsey Zimmerman, Cinzia Mercuri, Alice Nita, Thomas Huls, Stephen Rollick, Dave Miazga, Rebecca Griftner, Twin Collective, and J.J. Jetel | Company: Gogo | Location: Chicago, Illinois

WOVEN FRENCH LINEN SHEET SET | Category: Consumer | Creative Team: Houston Trueblood and Emily Bunnell | Company: Malouf | Location: Logan, Utah

CALEB’S KOLA | Category: Food & Beverage | Creative Team: PepsiCo Design & Innovation | Company: PepsiCo Design & Innovation | Location: New York, New York

FEED YOUR BRAIN | Creative Team: India Howlett, Nate Rosales, and Tory Hoffman | Company: TCA Architects | Location: Los Angeles, California

PEPSI DRINKING GLASS | Creative Team: PepsiCo Design & Innovation | Company: PepsiCo Design & Innovation | Location: New York, New York

STARBUCKS 2014 HOLIDAY DOT COLLECTION | Creative Team: Jennifer Quotson, Alice Friedel, Marisa Crane, Trista Sydloski-Tesch, Nicole Harter, Rachel Spence, Esther Asuncion, Pamela Farrington, and Melody Grieves | Company: Starbucks Coffee Company | Location: Seattle, Washington

FLORIDA STATE PARKS’ JUNIOR RANGER PROGRAM | Category: Government | Creative Team: Juni Hylton, Heather Shuke-Nelson, Rob Barrett, and Ben S. Johnson | Company: Florida Department of Environmental Protection | Location: Jupiter, Florida