Categories & Judging
There are 21 categories in the International Visual Identity Awards design competition. When entering, please choose the most appropriate category for your design work. We reserve the right to re-categorize your work should we feel it to be necessary. You will be judged against design work submitted into the same category.
One winner and a second and third place runner-up will be announced in each category. One overall winner receives the title of 'Visual Identity of the Year'.
Winners are announced on the IVIA website and by e-mail and receive a badge to display on their website and marketing collateral. Printed certificates are available upon request.
Media and publishing
Transport and automotive
Food and drink
Restaurants, hospitality, travel and leisure
Charity and non-profit
United Kingdom: Ian Paget
Designer and successful blogger at Logogeek
Australia: Jacob Cass
Founder of design studio and blog Just Creative
Germany: Emily Smith
Professor of Communication Design at BTK University of Art and Design
Mexico: Marco Vinicio Garrido-Felix
Professor of Graphic Design at Universidad de Monterrey
Hong Kong: Samantha Chow
Teaching Fellow at THEi Hong Kong, China
Canada: Marco Chan
Founder and Creative Director of his eponymous agency
Czech Republic: David Hanousek
Founder and Creative Director at Frank Prague
Australia: John Cinquina
Founder of branding agency Red Meets Blue
United States: Sean Fermoyle
Creative Director and Founder of Simpletype Studio
Call for judges
Take a look at many design competitions and one common thread emerges. Many of the judges are drawn from the city where the competition has its main office. Now, whilst that's convenient, it doesn't bode well for those competitions that lay claim to be international in their focus.
Although we are based in one of the world's leading cities for design, our mission has always been for a judging panel to be drawn from all four corners of the globe. And you could be one of them.
If you would rather judge entries rather than submit them, please enter your details in the form below and we may well be in touch. Help us make the IVIAs the most internationally diverse competition out there!