These are the times of changing art. The art forms have now taken up screens and click, the hand is the instrument of the brain directing designs on screen. This penetration of art in our everyday lives has changed the meaning of art as exquisite. There are various forms of design coming in from all around the world, there is no dearth of designers no more. This competitiveness in the design market leads to competitions and award ceremonies, check out the best some!



American Graphic Design Awards

The problem of categorizing your designs has been made easy by the American Graphic Design Awards Portal, there are more than 25 categories to choose from including the unconventional categories like “environmental designs”, “Creative Colour Use”. The entry fee for one design is 75$ and for two pieces in 120$.

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Adobe Design Achievement Awards

There are three grand prizes sponsored by one of the most reputed design awards, the Adobe Design Achievement Awards. There are 11 categories to choose from and the adobe design community encourages participation from intermediate students and freshers.

How to apply: Register yourself on

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A’Design Award and Competition

A’Design Award & Competition claims to be “the world’s largest design competition awarding best designs, design concepts, and products and services”, which I am very sure are totally probable! The entry is free in the competition, however, if your design is nominated for a further value you have to pay a nominal fee. There are many categories to choose from, show your creativity in cornering your specific category from the lot!

How to apply: You can register and submit via 

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The Red Dot

The Red Dot Design Awards is one of the prestigious design competitions out there. They claim to pick meritorious designs and not the source retraction. They also have varied categories and with 20,000 entries every year. The award ceremony and the database goes back to the 1950s, holding one of the most prestigious pedestals in the design industry.

How to apply: Check details via The Red Dot Design Portal

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India’s Best Design Studio Awards

This is perhaps one of a kind design studio awards in India. Initiated by POOL Magazine in 2015, India’s Best Design Studio Awards are the first to recognize Design Studios for their professional work, business practices and transparency.” They have a prolific traffic and much lesser threshold than the big showcase global awards. You can totally make this your first step before aspiring for the best!

How to apply: Keep a track of dates on their website 

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CII Awards


Striving for design excellence, CII is a “non-government, not-for-profit, industry-led and industry-managed organization, playing a proactive role in India’s development process“. They have 2 categories of award give-away, CII Design Excellence Awards, and Student Design Excellence Awards. For more detailed Information visit their website.

How to apply: Check their eligibility criteria check 

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Good DesignAwards

India DesignMark as they say is a symbol for design excellence. they have many initiatives addressed towards the propagation of design values. India Design Council introduced the India Design Mark in 2012 in collaboration with Japan Institute of Design Promotion (JDP). “The cooperation is in the form of learning from the well-established Good Design Award system in Japan functioning since 1957.” This award system was originally born in 1957. Approximately 37,000 Good DesignAwards have been given in continuing in the last 50 years.

How to apply: Keep checking their website

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