Communication Arts 2017 Design Competition

There are lots of design competitions out there, but Communication Arts can lay claim to one of the oldest, with 1959 marking its start in the publication of collections of top global work in visual communications. It currently runs six competitions: Interactive, Typography, Advertising, Design, Photography and Illustration. It's no cakewalk getting into the printed annuals but that very selectivity is what makes getting included so desirable, especially since the contact information for the winners is included in the Communication Arts Design Annual, in print and on the iPad, and on the commarts.com site. Winning entrants will also receive a personalized Award of Excellence milled from solid aluminum, as well as award certificates issued for firms, individuals and clients.

Any design project printed, published or aired for the first time from May 2016 through May 2017 is eligible, with the available categories including Packaging, Identity, Integrated Branding Program, Business Papers, Company Literature, Poster/Design, Editorial, Books, Self-Promotion, Motion Graphics, Public Service, Environmental Graphics, Miscellaneous/Design and Student Work. The deadline for entry is May 5, 2017. More information is provided on the Communication Arts site, as well as galleries of past winners.

art directors: Simon Laliberté/Alexandra Whitter | writers: Pierre Babineau/Patrick Thibeault | photographer: Simon Duhamel | design firm: Atelier BangBang | client: Bouffe Média

creative director: Dusty Summers | designers: Michael Houtz/Dusty Summers | design firm: The Heads of State | client: Anthym

designers/illustrators: Matt Brinker/Connor Hill | design firm: Magnificent Beard | client: Noble Rey Brewing Company

designers: Mark Fox/Angie Wang | illustrator: Mark Fox | design firm: Design is Play | client: Farmhouse Modern

designer/illustrator/design firm: Joseph Veazey | Adult Swim, art directors: Jacob Escobedo/Brandon Lively | client: Adult Swim

designers: Steve Hahn/Gabe Usadel | writer: Kara Coyle | creative directors: Joe Sciarrotta/Gabe Usadel | illustrator: Michael Zhang | agency: Ogilvy & Mather Chicago | client: Steppenwolf Theatre Company

designer: Buck Smith | executive creative director: Tom Hudder | design firm: Fleishman Hillard Creative | client: Great Lakes Water Authority

creative director: Peter Bacallao | design firm: Whiskey and Branding | client: The Raw Juice Company

designer/art director: Mariela Hsu | creative directors: Jake Lefebure/Pum Lefebure | design firm: Design Army | client: Harper Macaw

designer: Fred Pirlot | creative director: C. J. Yeh | art director: Christie Shin | design firm: Cynda Media Lab | client: GUND

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