Design Competitions from Communication Arts, Core77, Design Week and Fast Company

Roger Darnell
2 min readMar 15, 2022
Images for Fast Company’s Innovation By Design Awards, the Communication Arts Award of Excellence, the Core77 Design Award, and the Design Week Award.

Several very prestigious design awards programs are currently open for entries — I thought you would appreciate the heads-up and some brief details… which I am presenting in order of the currently published submission deadlines. Best of luck, friends!

Fast Company’s 2022 Innovation by Design Awards honor the designers and businesses solving the problems of today and tomorrow. The competition, now in its 11th year, has featured a cross section of blue-chip companies, scruffy startups, and hungry young talents. It is one of the most sought-after design awards in the industry.

Last year’s winners: https://www.fastcompany.com/innovation-by-design/2021
The early deadline for entries is 18 March, 2022: https://www.fastcompany.com/apply/innovation-by-design

Now in its 32nd year, the Design Week Awards are the leading accolade in the design industry, honoring every area of commercial design.

Last year’s winners: https://www.designweek.co.uk/awards-2021-results
Entry deadline is 22 March, 2022: https://awards.designweek.co.uk

Recognizing excellence in all areas of design enterprise, the Core77 Design Awards celebrate the richness of the design profession and the brilliance of its practitioners.

Last year’s winners: https://designawards.core77.com/2021/winners
Final entry deadline is 1 April, 2022: http://designawards.core77.com

Since 1959, Communication Arts has published the best in visual communications from around the world, and the publication’s venerable Award of Excellence is one of the most coveted awards in the industry. Curated by a jury of leading design professionals, creators of works featured in the Communication Arts Design and Advertising Annuals are considered among the highest ranks of their professions worldwide.

Last year’s winners:
https://www.commarts.com/magazine/2021-design
https://www.commarts.com/magazine/2021-advertising
Design entries are currently due by 6 May, 2022: https://www.commarts.com/competitions

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Roger Darnell

Author, communications consultant, publisher, and career guide Roger Darnell is principal of creative-industry PR firm, The Darnell Works Agency.