Is yours the Visual Identity of the Year?
Ever wish you could get your work a little more noticed? Be rewarded for your efforts a little more? The International Visual Identity Awards have been created to offer you precisely that.
For too long, visual and brand identity awards have been handed out as part of larger creative competitions and we felt that it was time for a change.
We are the first independent international design competition dedicated to visual identity. Our mission is to give good visual identity design the exposure it deserves and formally recognise and celebrate the world’s most outstanding brand work.
Whether you are a large multinational corporation, a design agency, freelancer or student still at design school, the IVIAs provide a global forum for you to present your visual identity work.
We award a winner and two runners-up in 20 diverse categories, ranging from healthcare to fashion. In addition to category winners, one entry is chosen for its exceptional quality and garners the prestigious title of ‘International Visual Identity of the Year’.
Now that should open a few doors.
The International Visual Identity Awards design competition is open to agency teams, clients and individual designers as well as students in full-time education.
Early Bird Deadline: 15th May 2014
Final Deadline: 30th September 2014
For more information on the awards and how you can enter the competition, take a look at our Rules page.
We're a little different to other competitions in that we've got something we need to get off our chest. You see, we think it's time designers spoke about themselves in a different way and that it's important that understanding of the discipline of visual identity was more developed amongst both clients and consumers. Find out more about us and our mission and where you can join the debate too.
In this week's blog post, we look at the topic of city branding. With more and more cities understanding the importance of good city branding, how can design teams ensure that all stakeholders, including a city's inhabitants are happy with a new identity?
As Cape Town's citizens rise up against its new identity, we'd love your views on the best way to approach one of design's most sensitive challenges.