International Design Awards & Competition

Entries are currently being sought for the HOW International Design Awards.

According to the organisers HOW is the only award that “recognizes winners in its award-winning magazine, telling deep stories of award winning designs for the Outstanding Achievement winners and the one Best of Show Winner.”

Winning entries will be featured in the 2013 HOW Design Annual, showcased in their online competition gallery and displayed at HOW Design Live.

Organisers also boast that One Best of Show winner will win free registration, airfare and hotel accommodations for the 2013 HOW Design Live conference, described as “the biggest design event ever”.

All other winners will get a $100 discount to the 2013 HOW Design Conference.

The entries will be judged by an international jury comprising some top names in design.

Mikey Burton;

Noreen Morioka, AdamsMorioka

Fred Richards, Interbrand

The Categories
Designs may be entered in more than one category. Submit a separate entry and payment for each category.

  1. Posters
  2. Packaging (consumer goods)
  3. Gifts (t-shirts, tote bags, calendars, 3D promos, etc.)
  4. Invitations/announcements/greeting cards
  5. Identity (logos/ letterhead/business cards)
  6. Editorial-(cover, single article or entire piece)
  7. Illustration
  8. Photography
  9. Annual reports/brochures/catalogs/direct mail
  10. Infographics
  11. Advertising
  12. Signage/wayfinding
  13. Miscellaneous (style guides, complex promos, etc.)

The deadline for entry is September 24, 2012.  For more details click here.


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