Communication Arts Design Competition 2021 is now open for entries!
CALL FOR ENTRIES: Communication Arts Design Competition 2021, the most prestigious competition for creativity in graphic design, organized by CA Communication Arts magazine has been recently opened for entries, inviting designers all around the world to participate.
Communication Arts magazine has started accepting entries for its annual graphic design competition, Communication Arts Design Competition 2021.
Communication Arts is the most prestigious competition for creativity in graphic design.
CA’s Award of Excellence is one of the most-coveted awards in the industry. If chosen, winning places you in the highest ranks of your profession.
Any design project printed, published or aired for the first time from May 2020 through May 2021 is eligible.
➜ Packaging: labels, shopping bags, audio/video/software packaging, etc.
➜ Trademarks: single trademark or logo
➜ Identity Guides: corporate identity manuals/style guides, brand strategy guides, etc.
➜ Integrated Branding Programs: comprehensive identity programs. May include trademarks, business papers, websites, etc.
➜ Business Papers: business papers for a single company
➜ For Profit Annual Reports: annual report for publicly-traded companies
➜ Non-Profit Annual Reports: annual report for nonprofit organizations
➜ Institutional Brochures: institutional/corporate/social responsibility/booklet or brochure
➜ Product/Service Brochures: product or service booklet or brochure
➜ Product Catalogs: includes product images, descriptions, specifications, price etc.
➜ School Catalogs: course catalog for colleges, universities or other educational outlets. Catalogs for art schools offering courses in visual communications belong in Self-Promotion
➜ Exhibition Catalogs: brochure listing works at an art exhibition or book published to accompany an exhibit.
➜ Miscellaneous Company Literature: conference literature, announcements, company invitation/greeting card, etc.
➜ Posters: posters for exhibitions, institutional, theaters, movies, etc.
➜ Editorial: consumer and trade magazines, newspapers, house organs/newsletters/association publications, etc.
➜ Books: covers and complete books
➜ Self-Promotion: promotion for design firms, printers, paper companies, art schools, illustrators and photographers
➜ Self-Promotion for Design Clubs: promotion/communication for art/design clubs
➜ Motion Graphics: program titles, event videos, animation, music videos, etc.
➜ Public Service: work produced for nonprofits, including zoos, museums, orchestras, ballet companies, etc.
➜ Environmental Graphics: signage, interiors, architectural graphics, exhibits, tradeshow booths, point-of-purchase displays, etc.
➜ Personal Announcements: personal invitations/greeting cards/birth announcements, etc.
➜ Calendars: calendars for sale or created for clients. Calendars created for self-promotion belong in Self-Promotion
➜ Menus: single and series of menus created for establishments serving food
➜ Miscellaneous: work not covered in previous categories
➜ Student Work: work created for school assignments
Entry fees start at $45 per entry and vary depending on the competition category and the type of work. Entries submitted after 7 May 2021 require a late fee of $10 per entry. Entry fees for students is lower.
Who can participate? ⇣
The Communication Arts Design Competition 2021 is open to designers all around the world.
Selected by a jury of leading design professionals, the winning entries will be distributed worldwide in the Communication Arts Design Annual, in print and digital editions, and on commarts.com, assuring important exposure to the creators of this outstanding work.
Each winning entrant will receive a personalized Award of Excellence, milled from solid aluminum, and award certificates issued for firms, individuals and clients.
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