Applied Arts Student Awards Annual - Boost your portfolio!

Provided by Applied Arts Magazine
Deadline May 25, 2018
Renewable No
Type of Award Contest
Automatic Consideration No


Open worldwide to post-secondary and high school students in creative advertising, graphic design, interactive media, photography and illustration programs, the Applied Arts Student Awards is the largest and most respected contest of its kind in North America. Applied Arts is a highly-regarded visual communications magazine founded in 1986 in Canada.

Appearing in the Applied Arts Student Awards Annual is a great way to launch your career. Your submissions will be judged by of a jury of 12 award-winning senior communications professionals, so you'll know how your work stands up according to the highest standards in the industry. What makes Applied Arts Awards unique is that winners are not ranked against each other. Each entry is judged individually and independently by each jury member. Work is given a score of 1 to 10, and all pieces that are judged to be at or above the cut-off score will be published as winners in the Awards Annual.

All entries are submitted digitally. There are no hard copy submissions.

Entries can be submitted in five main categories:

  • Advertising
  • Design
  • Interactive/Gaming
  • Photography & Illustration
  • High School

Any work completed as a school requirement or work completed independently during the course of your studies is eligible for entry. And even if you graduated within the last year and the work that you are interested in submitting to the Student Awards 2018 was not submitted to last year's Student Awards, then you are still eligible to enter. Instructors can make group submission on behalf of their students.

You retain all rights of your images.

Entry fees start from $20 CAD.

Illustrations: The Beauty of Women of Colour - Esther Luntadila, Seneca College

Winners receive:

  • Their work published in print in the Fall 2018 Applied Arts Student Awards Annual
  • A complimentary copy of the Awards Annual
  • Their work archived on
  • Digital tear sheets of their work
  • Their work displayed at related Applied Arts events
  • A personalized, embossed awards certificate for every winning entry signed by noted designer Georges Haroutiun, the founder of Applied Arts

All entrants will be notified in July 2018 via email. At that time, those selected as winning entrants will be required to submit high-res digital files for reproduction in the Student Awards Annual. Winners’ certificates will be mailed separately after the Student annual is published.


Level of Study Certificate; Diploma; Post-diploma; Associate; Bachelor; Master; Doctorate;
Year of Study All Years
Citizenship Any
Schools Attended Any School
School of Study Any School
Field of Study Commercial and Advertising Art, Commercial Photography, Design and Visual Communications, General, Film/Video and Photographic Arts, Other, Game and Interactive Media Design, Graphic Design more, Illustration, Photography less
Region of Residence n/s
Course Load Full-time or Part-time
Region of Study n/s
Activities n/s
Financial Need Yes

Contact Information

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Last updated: Tuesday, April 10, 2018

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