Great graphic design packs a punch, makes a statement or simply helps create a distinctive identity.
At the IDA, we see graphic design as a work of art and want to hear from individuals and teams who strive for perfection and are not afraid to push boundaries and conquer new territory.
We love designs which manage to be both cutting edge and timeless with a clear identity. We are looking for entrants who have created projects that are bold, exciting and different. Whether it is a logo, a poster or a piece of animation, the winning project will be something, which once seen, is never forgotten.
If you have created a sensational graphic design project, this is your chance to show it off to the world. Each year our Graphic Design of the Year competition attracts spectacular entries from professionals at the top of their game. Become part of this elite group today by submitting your entry now.
We invite graphic designers, advertising agencies and studios to submit their projects of conceptual, in-progress or completed work:
There are no further fees for certificate, trophy, inclusion in publication and the winners' services.
* Multiple entries must be paid at the same time as your first entry in order to be counted as “additional entries”. An entry paid at a later time will be counted as a “first entry”.
** You may submit an entry into multiple categories at the same time but must be in the same disciplines. The first Category will be charged as per the original submission fee. Additional categories (2 or more) will be charged at 50% in the same discipline.
Work submitted must have been created within the last 5 years.
The graphic design of the year winner will receive publication of his/her work in the International Design Awards Book of Designs, to be distributed to museum bookstores internationally; promotion in a newsletter to 100,000 design professionals and potential clients worldwide; year-long coverage on the International Design Awards website; and critical acclaim by our distinguished panel of judges. He/she will also receive the IDA certificate of achievements and winners seal to use it online announcing his/her winning, along with a personalized press release and the IDA trophy.
This award will be awarded to a student who has demonstrated devotion to elevating the art of graphic design. He/she will receive publication of his/her work in the IDA Book of Designs, to be distributed to museum bookstores nationwide; promotion in a newsletter to 100,000 design professionals and potential clients worldwide; year-long covereage on the International Design Awards website; and critical acclaim by our distinguishes panel of judges.
The Winner of the Graphic Design of the Year Award will receive the coveted IDA trophy and be highlighted on the main page of the IDA website and published in all our social media platforms throughout the coming year.
Along with all the sub-category winners, they will also receive a Winner Certificate, Winner Seal, and a personalized press release to use for promotional purposes. All the winning designs will also be featured in the Annual IDA Book of Design.
Our winners will receive extensive publicity all throughout the following year, showcasing their designs to a worldwide audience. They will be promoted on the IDA website in the Winners Gallery and in IDA Newsletters sent out to 100,000 design industry professionals and potential clients.
Winners will also be listed in the IDA online Design Directory, making it easier for them to be reached by potential customers.
Celebrate your winning in Los Angeles or New York in the bi-annual IDA gala.
to over 100,000 design professionals, press and potential clients worldwide.
inclusion, with contact information of all IDA winners, and on the IDA website Gallery of Winning Work.
The IDA Book of Designs is distributed through Art Publishers and Dubb Publications around the world.
A handsome certificate to promote your winning.
Promote your winnings on the website and all your printed material.
1. Click “submit” to create a free membership and password. If you are already a member, log in.
2. Fill in the simple online submission form--remember you can select multiple categories for each entry.
3. Upload the images for your entry. (Repeat the first 3 steps if you have multiple entries.
4. The final step is to pay your submission fees.
Up to 10 images (JPG/PDF) and 1 PDF can be submitted per entry—For best results, make sure your images are a jpg/png file cropped to a 4:3 format, are at least 1000px wide, and no larger than 4mb. Size for PDF files: Please save as “screen view” and limit it to only 6 pages per file, Max 4 MB.
Entries can be submitted as completed, in-process, or conceptual works. Projects completed more than 5 years before the time of submission are not eligible.
Description of the project should be limited to 600 characters or less.