Design Competitions

  1. American Architecture Awards 2021

    American Architecture Awards 2021

    The American Architecture Awards honor the best, new significant buildings and landscape and planning projects designed and/or built in the United States and abroad by the most important american architects and planners practicing nationally and internationally.


  2. The Create Fund

    The Create Fund

    Shutterstock has launched a $300,000 grant program that will provide financial and professional support for artists around the globe focusing on diversity, inclusion, social justice and environmental awareness through the content they create.


  3. Global Design Awards 2021

    Global Design Awards 2021

    The SEGD Global Design Awards honor design work that connects people to place by providing direction, storytelling, and compelling experiences in public spaces.


  4. RTF Awards 2021

    RTF Awards 2021

    The Rethinking The Future Awards celebrates the world's best architecture, spaces & products and is designed specifically to engage the public with architecture.


  5. World Illustration Awards 2021

    World Illustration Awards 2021

    The 2021 World Illustration Awards is now open for submissions. Organized by the Association of Illustrators (AOI), this competition aims to showcase the great work being made by illustrators all over the world.


  6. Red Dot Award - Product Design 2021

    Red Dot Award: Product Design 2021

    The Red Dot Award: Product Design, whose origins date back to 1955, appraises the best products created every year.


  7. Design Ventura

    Design Ventura

    Design Ventura is a design & enterprise challenge for secondary schools in the UK. The free competition invites schoolchildren aged 13-16 to design a product that improves everyday life by addressing social, educational or environmental issues.


  8. AZ Awards 2021

    AZ Awards 2021

    The 11th edition of AZURE Magazine's international architecture and design competition, the AZ Awards, is now open for submissions.


  9. Telly Awards 2021

    Telly Awards 2021

    The Telly Awards, the world's largest honor for video and television across all screens, has opened its 42nd annual call for entries with a host of new and expanded categories.


  10. Type Directors Club 2021 Scholarships

    Type Directors Club 2021 Scholarships

    The Type Directors Club is now calling for entries for its two annual scholarship programs that recognize excellence in female-identifying and BIPOC students.


  11. New York Festivals 2021 Advertising Awards

    New York Festivals 2021 Advertising Awards

    The New York Festivals Advertising Awards competition receives entries from over 60 countries and are judged by 400+ members of NYF's Executive Jury and Grand Jury who collectively cast their votes to select the World's Best Advertising.


  12. European Design Awards 2021

    European Design Awards 2021

    The 2021 European Design Awards is now open for entries. The annual award aims to bring together the best examples of communication design in Europe.


  13. C-IDEA Design Award 2020

    C-IDEA Design Award 2020

    The C-IDEA Design Award is an annual juried design competition that aims to recognize and promote visionary talents in a wide array of categories ranging from communication design, industrial design, architecture, interior design, fashion design and new media.


  14. A' Design Award 2021

    A' Design Award 2021

    The A' Design Award aims to create a global appreciation and awareness for good design by promoting the very best design work from all design disciplines and all countries.


  15. Ceramics of Italy Tile Competition 2021

    Ceramics of Italy Tile Competition 2021

    The 28th Ceramics of Italy Tile Competition is now open for submissions. This annual competition recognizes the exceptional work of North American architects and designers who feature Italian ceramic tiles in their institutional, residential or commercial spaces.


  16. Penguin Student Design Award 2021

    Penguin Student Design Award 2021

    The Penguin Student Design Award, now in its 15th year, aims to discover and nurture the next generation of design and illustration talent.


  17. KyronMAX Challenge

    KyronMAX Challenge

    The Mitsubishi Chemical Advanced Materials KyronMAX Challenge invites creatives to share designs that utilize KyronMAX's range of breakthrough, high strength carbon fiber-based composites to solve an engineering or manufacturing challenge.


  18. Design Impact Grants 2021

    Design Impact Grants 2021

    The purpose of the Design Impact grant is to provide annual, project-specific grants to individuals and organizations using design or design principles to directly address pressing issues in Chicago communities.


  19. Autodesk Flame Award 2021

    Autodesk Flame Award 2021

    Autodesk is calling for nominations for the 2021 Flame Award, which will recognize an inspirational Flame Artist who has produced out-of-this-world visual effects using Autodesk Flame.


  20. D&AD Awards 2021

    D&AD Awards 2021

    D&AD has opened entries for the 2021 Awards. Recognized globally as the ultimate creative accolade, the D&AD Awards have inspired the creative community since 1962 by celebrating and stimulating the finest in design and advertising.


  21. Students Reinventing Cities

    Students Reinventing Cities

    Students Reinventing Cities is a pioneering competition that will enable students and universities from across the globe to share their vision for green and thriving neighborhoods.


  22. One Show 2021

    One Show 2021

    The One Show is the world's most prestigious award show in advertising, design and digital marketing. For over 40 years, the Gold Pencil has been regarded as one of the top prizes in the creative industry. The One Show has had a rich legacy of honoring some of the most groundbreaking ideas, created by some of the most remarkable minds in creativity.


  23. ADC 100th Annual Awards

    ADC 100th Annual Awards

    The ADC Annual Awards is the world's longest continuously running awards program recognizing global excellence in craft and innovation in all forms of advertising and design. This year presents creatives from around the world with the once-a-century opportunity to be part of history by winning a coveted ADC Cube in the prestigious show's 100th awards season.


  24. Margolese National Design for Living Prize 2021

    Margolese National Design for Living Prize 2021

    The Margolese Prize celebrates an individual whose contributions to the built environment advance their practice while visibly improving the quality of life for others.


  25. Design Reset - New Dreams for a New World

    Design Reset: New Dreams for a New World

    On the occasion of its 90th anniversary, Pininfarina has launched an international design competition that challenges students from all around the world to create something that expresses their dreams for the future.


  26. Future Lions 2021

    Future Lions 2021

    Future Lions, AKQA's annual global competition to unearth the next generation of creative talent, is now open for entries.


  27. No Waste Challenge

    No Waste Challenge

    No Waste Challenge calls on all creatives and innovators to submit innovative solutions to reduce waste and re-design the way we extract, produce, and consume resources on the planet.


  28. Architizer A+Awards 2021

    Architizer A+Awards 2021

    The 9th Annual Architizer A+Awards is now open for submissions. The Awards program aims to honor the year's best buildings and spaces from around the globe.


  29. Restaurant and Bar Design Awards 2021

    Restaurant & Bar Design Awards 2021

    Entries are now open for the 2021 Restaurant & Bar Design Awards, an international competition dedicated to excellence in hospitality design.


  30. Biomimicry Global Design Challenge 2021

    Biomimicry Global Design Challenge 2021

    The 2021 Biomimicry Global Design Competition challenges participants to create a nature-inspired innovation (a product, service, or system) that aligns with one or more of the Sustainable Development Goals, while incorporating all three elements of biomimicry into their proposed solution.


  31. World Design Impact Prize 2021

    World Design Impact Prize 2021

    The World Design Impact Prize aims to recognize industrial design-driven projects that have a positive impact on our social, economic, cultural or environmental quality of life.


  32. Pro Carton Young Designers Award 2021

    Pro Carton Young Designers Award 2021

    The Pro Carton Young Designers Award is now open for submissions. The Award is free to enter and open to all students studying in Europe.