Branding

Definition

A company logo (or logotype) is an iconic symbol designed to represent a corporation.

Included

  • Logos of corporations, firms and organisations.

Excluded

  • Brand logos
  • Self-promotional logos

Comments

The logo must have been published during the previous calendar year (and up to the day of the current deadline), and can’t be self-promotional.
See previous winners in this category here.

Files to prepare

We will need your logo in three versions: 1. Colour, 2. Black and white, 3. Negative
If your logo is in pixel format, please save it as JPG (ideally 16:9 aspect ratio – minimum 1920×1080 pixels).
These images will appear in the winners’ gallery, if your design is awarded.
Upload the images via this site (no later than February 17th, 2023).

What to send

Printed samples are only optional for this category. If you need to send any kind of samples, address to our Greek office (to arrive no later than March 3rd, 2023).

Definition

A brand logo (or logotype) is an iconic symbol designed to represent a product or service.

Included
• Brand logos
• Logos of products, product lines
• Event logos

Excluded

  • Company logos
  • Self-promotional logos

Comments

The logo must have been published during the previous calendar year (and up to the day of the current deadline), and can’t be self-promotional.
See previous winners in this category here.

Files to prepare

We will need your logo in three versions: 1. Colour, 2. Black and white, 3. Negative
If your logo is in pixel format, please save it as JPG (ideally 16:9 aspect ratio – minimum 1920×1080 pixels).
These images will appear in the winners’ gallery if your design is awarded.
Upload the images via this site (no later than February 17th, 2023).

What to send

Printed samples are only optional for this category. If you need to send any kind of samples, address to our Greek office (to arrive no later than March 3rd, 2023).

Definition

A brand logo (or logotype) is an iconic symbol designed to represent a product or service.

Included

  • Brand and Company logos that include motion and animation
  • Logos that have been created primarily with the digital media in mind

Excluded

Self-promotional logos

Comments

The logo must have been published during the previous calendar year (and up to the day of the current deadline), and can’t be self-promotional.

Files to prepare

Gifs and videos (provide the relevant link)
These images will appear in the winners’ gallery if your design is awarded.
Upload the images via this site (no later than February 17th, 2023).

What to send

There is no need to send any physical samples for this category.

Definition

An identity implementation is the visual identity of a company, product or service.
It often includes an explicit logo, fonts, colour schemes, symbols etc.

Included

  • Printed material such as leaflets, brochures, business cards, annual reports, packaging, direct mail etc.
  • Vehicles & corporate clothing
  • Signs etc.

Excluded

Digital implementation

Comments

 

The implementation must have been published during the previous calendar year (and up to the day of the current deadline), and can’t be self-promotional. 
The most common mistake in this category is to forget to mark each item with its submission code.
See previous winners in this category here. 

Files to prepare

Save digital photos of the implementation (leaflets, brochures, business cards, packaging, vehicles, signs, stationary or corporate clothing etc.) in  JPG format (ideally 16:9 aspect ratio – minimum 1920×1080 pixels).
These images will appear in the winners’ gallery if your design is awarded.
Upload the images via this site (no later than February 17th, 2023).

What to send

Please include samples of the implementation such as business cards, leaflets, brochures, annual reports etc.

Mark them discreetly with your submission code.
For samples not suitable for posting (e.g. vehicles, signs, stationery and corporate clothing), print out photos and mount them on A4 hard boards. Mark them on the reverse side with your submission code.
Place the hard boards and the samples in an envelope and post it to European Design’s Greek office (to arrive no later than March 3rd, 2023).

Definition

An identity implementation is the visual identity of a company, product or service.
It often includes an explicit logo, fonts, colour schemes, symbols, websites, animations etc.

Included

  • Designs created for screen displays
  • Websites
  • Mobile applications
  • Designs projected on buildings, walls, surfaces
  • Animated logos
  • TV idents.

Excluded

Printed implementations.

Comments

The implementation must have been published during the previous calendar year (and up to the day of the current deadline), and can’t be self-promotional.
If the implementation involves a website, include the URL on the online submission form.
See previous years’ winners here.

Files to prepare

Save digital photos of the implementation in  JPG format (ideally 16:9 aspect ratio – minimum 1920×1080 pixels).
These images will appear in the winners’ gallery if your design is awarded.
Upload the images via this site (no later than February 17th, 2023).
It is allowed, but not compulsory, to send a short (<60 seconds) video where you showcase the digital identity to the jury. Please upload video on youtube or vimeo and enter the link on the relevant field. Do not forget to submit the video’s password in the case that it is set on private mode.

What to send

There is no need to send any physical samples for this category.

Definition

An integrated identity implementation is the visual identity of a company, product or service.
It presents the specific visual identity through a variety of media, e.g. TV, print, online, mobile, etc. 

Included

•Printed material such as leaflets, brochures, business cards, annual reports, packaging, direct mail etc.
•Vehicles & corporate clothing
•Signs etc. Designs created for screen displays
•Websites
•Mobile applications
•Designs projected on buildings, walls, surfaces
•Animated logos
•TV idents

Excluded

Implementation systems that do not include both digital and printed components.

Comments

The implementation must have been published during the previous calendar year (and up to the day of the current deadline), and can’t be self-promotional.
If the implementation involves a website, include the URL on the online submission form.
See previous years’ winners here.

Files to prepare

Save digital photos of the implementation in  JPG format (ideally 16:9 aspect ratio – minimum 1920×1080 pixels).
These images will appear in the winners’ gallery, if your design is awarded.
Upload the images via this site (no later than February 17th, 2023).
It is allowed, but not compulsory, to send a short (<60 seconds) video where you showcase the digital identity to the jury. Please upload video on youtube or vimeo and enter the link on the relevant field. Do not forget to submit the video’s password in the case that it is set on private mode.

What to send

Please include samples of the implementation such as business cards, leaflets, brochures, annual reports etc.
Mark them discreetly with your submission code.
For samples not suitable for posting (e.g. vehicles, signs, stationary and corporate clothing), print out photos and mount them on A4 hard boards. Mark them on the reverse side with your submission code (to arrive no later than March 3rd, 2023).

Publication

Included

  • Hardbacks
  • Paperbacks

Excluded

  • Artistic and exhibition catalogues
  • E-books (books in electronic format)
  • Serial productions (magazines, journals & newspapers)
  • Galleys (Pre-proof editions for promotional purposes)
  • Dust jacket

Comments

The book must have been published in the previous calendar year, and can’t be self-promotional.
The jury will judge the design based on the book’s interior layout.
The book cover falls under a separate category.
See previous winners in this category here.

Files to prepare

Save image files of the book as JPG (ideally 16:9 aspect ratio – minimum 1920×1080 pixels).
Include the cover and at least six spreads.
These images will appear in the winners’ gallery, if your design is awarded.

Upload the images via this site (no later than February 17th, 2023).

What to send

  • Please send one sample of the book. Mark it discreetly with your submission code.
  • Place the book in an envelope and post it to European Design’s Greek office (to arrive no later than March 3rd, 2023).

Included

  • Hardbacks
  • Paperbacks
  • Dust jackets etc.

Excluded

  • Series of book covers (there is a distinct category for them)
  • E-books (books in electronic format)
  • Serial productions (magazines, journals & newspapers)
  • Galleys (Pre-proof editions for promotional purposes)

Comments

The book must have been published during the previous calendar year (and up to the day of the current deadline), and can’t be self-promotional.
The jury will judge the design of the book’s front and back covers.
See previous winners in this category here.

 

Files to prepare

Save image files of the book as JPG (ideally 16:9 aspect ratio – minimum 1920×1080 pixels).
These images will appear in the winners’ gallery, if your design is awarded.
Upload the images via this site (no later than February 17th, 2023).

 

What to send

Please send one sample of the book. Mark it discreetly with your submission code.
Place the book in an envelope and post it to European Design’s Greek office (to arrive no later than March 3rd, 2023).

Included 

  • Hardbacks
  • Paperbacks
  • Dust jackets etc

Excluded

  • Single book covers (there is a distinct category for them)
  • E-books (books in electronic format)
  • Serial productions (magazines, journals & newspapers)
  • Galleys (Pre-proof editions for promotional purposes)

Comments

The books must have been published during the previous calendar year (and up to the day of the current deadline), and can’t be self-promotional.
In order to be considered as a “series”, the book covers must have a distinct common identity that makes it obvious that they are part of a larger collection.
The jury will judge the design of the books’ front and back covers.
See previous winners in this category here.

Files to prepare

Save an image file and a photo of the book cover as JPG (ideally 16:9 aspect ratio – minimum 1920×1080 pixels). 
These images will appear in the winners’ gallery, if your design is awarded.
Upload the images via this site 
Upload the images via this site (no later than February 17th, 2023).

What to send

Please send as many samples of the book series as possible. In the case of a very extended series, include printouts of the full project. Mark them discretely with your submission code.
Place the books in an envelope and post it to European Design’s Greek office (to arrive no later than March 3rd, 2023).

Included

  • Exhibition catalogues
  • Design portfolios
  • Artist portfolios
  • Architect portfolios
  • Photographer portfolios etc

Excluded

  • Brochures
  • Product catalogues
  • Self-promotional or self-published catalogues

Comments

The catalogue must have been published during the previous calendar year (and up to the day of the current deadline), and can’t be self-promotional.
See previous winners in this category here.

Files to prepare

Save image files and photos of the catalogue as JPG  (ideally 16:9 aspect ratio – minimum 1920×1080 pixels).
Include the cover and at least six spreads.
These images will appear in the winners’ gallery, if your design is awarded.
Upload the images via this site (no later than February 17th, 2023).

What to send

Please send one sample of the catalogue. Mark it discretely with your submission code.
Place the catalogue in an envelope and post it to European Design’s Greek office (to arrive no later than March 3rd, 2023).

Included

  • Consumer & business magazines
  • Scientific periodicals
  • Artistic periodicals
  • Academic periodicals
  • Newspaper supplements

Excluded

  • Newspapers
  • Newsletters

Comments

The magazine must have been published during the previous calendar year (and up to the day of the current deadline), and can’t be self-promotional.
See previous winners in this category here.

Files to prepare

Upload files and photos of different issues of the magazine as JPG (ideally 16:9 aspect ratio – minimum 1920×1080 pixels).
Include the covers and at up to six spreads. The photos are especially important if you have used extra colours and/or finishing (e.g. UV, cut-outs etc).
These images will appear in the winners’ gallery, if your design is awarded.
Upload the images via this site (no later than February 17th, 2023).

What to send

Please send three samples of the magazine (different issues). In case there are less than three issues per year, send all issues published in the previous calendar year. Mark them discretely with your submission code.
Place the magazines in an envelope and post it to European Design’s Greek office (to arrive no later than March 3rd, 2023).

Comments

The annual report must have been published during the previous calendar year (and up to the day of the current deadline), and can’t be self-promotional.
Normally this would mean the report pertains to the financial year before.
If not, please make a note of it on the application form.
See previous winners in this category here.

Files to prepare

Save image files and photos of the cover and at least six spreads of the annual
as JPG (3600 x 1536 pixels, RGB, 72 dpi).
These images will appear in the winners’ gallery, if your design is awarded.
Upload the images via this site (no later than February 17th, 2023).

What to send

Please send one sample of the annual report. Mark it discreetly with your submission code.
Place the annual report in an envelope and post it to European Design’s Greek office (to arrive no later than March 3rd, 2023).

Included

  • Wall calendars
  • Desktop calendars
  • Almanacs
  • Personal organiser (e.g. a Filofax)

Comments

The calendar must have been published during the previous calendar year (and up to the day of the current deadline), and can’t be self-promotional.
See previous winners in this category here.

Files to prepare

Save image files (and digital photos if applicable) of the calendar as JPG (3600 x 1536 pixels, RGB, 72 dpi). Include the cover and at least six different spreads or months, if applicable.
These images will appear in the winners’ gallery, if your design is awarded.
Upload the images via this site (no later than February 17th, 2023).

What to send

Please send one sample of the calendar. Mark it discretely with your submission code.
Place the calendar in an envelope and post it to European Design’s Greek office (to arrive no later than March 3rd, 2023).

Promotion

Included

  • Commercial poster (promotes a company, product or service)
  • Concert poster
  • Theatrical play poster
  • Film poster
  • Art exhibition poster
  • Festival poster
  • Poster for other cultural events

Excluded

A series of posters

Comments

The poster must have been published during the previous calendar year (and up to the day of the current deadline), and can’t be self-promotional.
See previous winners in this category here.

Files to prepare

Save image files of the poster as JPG (ideally 16:9 aspect ratio – minimum 1920×1080 pixels).
You may also include digital photos of the poster, placed in any given environment.
These images will appear in the winners’ gallery, if your design is awarded.
Upload the images via this site (no later than February 17th, 2023).

What to send

Please send one sample of the poster (actual size). Mark it on the reverse side
with your submission code.
If your poster is very large (>2 m) you also have the option of printing it in a smaller size
and send the print-out.
Place the poster in a tube or box and post it to European Design’s Greek office (to arrive no later than March 3rd, 2023).

Included

  • Commercial posters (promotes a company, product or service)
  • Concert posters
  • Theatrical play posters
  • Film posters
  • Art exhibition posters
  • Festival posters
  • Posters for other cultural events

Excluded

A single poster

Comments

The posters must have been published during the previous calendar year (and up to the day of the current deadline), and can’t be self-promotional.
The series of posters is considered as one submission subject to a single fee.
See previous winners in this category here.

Files to prepare

Save image files of the posters as JPG (ideally 16:9 aspect ratio – minimum 1920×1080 pixels).
You may also include digital photos of the posters, placed in any given environment.
These images will appear in the winners’ gallery, if your design is awarded.
Upload the images via this site (no later than February 17th, 2023).

What to send

Please send one sample each poster (actual size). Mark them on the reverse side
with your submission code.
If your posters are very large (>2 m) you also have the option of printing them
in a smaller size and send the print-outs.
Place the posters  in a tube or box and post it to European Design’s Greek office (to arrive no later than March 3rd, 2023).

Included

  • Brochures
  • Event programmes
  • Pamphlets
  • Leaflets
  • Prospectus etc.

Excluded

  • Product Catalogue
  • Cards
  • Flyers
  • Invitations
  • Self-promotional brochures & catalogues
  • Digital catalogues
  • Booklets
  • Menus
  • Mail-order catalogues (merchandise)
  • Course catalogues etc.

Comments

The brochure must have been published during the previous calendar year (and up to the day of the current deadline), and can’t be self-promotional.
See previous winners in this category here.

Files to prepare

Save image files of the brochure as JPG (ideally 16:9 aspect ratio – minimum 1920×1080 pixels). In case of a multi-page booklet, include the cover and at least six spreads.
These images will appear in the winners’ gallery, if your design is awarded.
Upload the images via this site (no later than February 17th, 2023).

What to send

Please send one sample of the brochure. Mark it discretely with your submission code.
Place the brochure in an envelope and post it to European Design’s Greek office (to arrive no later than March 3rd, 2023).

Included

  • Product catalogues
  • Booklets
  • Menus
  • Mail-order catalogues (merchandise)
  • Course catalogues etc

Excluded

  • Brochures
  • Cards
  • Flyers
  • Invitations
  • Self-promotional brochures & catalogues
  • Digital catalogues
  • Event programmes
  • Pamphlets
  • Leaflets
  • Prospectus etc

Comments

The catalogue must have been published during the previous calendar year (and up to the day of the current deadline), and can’t be self-promotional.
See previous winners in this category here.

 

Files to prepare

Save image files of the catalogue as JPG (ideally 16:9 aspect ratio – minimum 1920×1080 pixels). Include the cover and at least six spreads.
These images will appear in the winners’ gallery, if your design is awarded.
Upload the images via this site (no later than February 17th, 2023).

What to send

Please send one sample of the product catalogue. Mark it discretely with your submission code.
Place the catalogue in an envelope and post it to European Design’s Greek office (to arrive no later than March 3rd, 2023).

Included

  • Greeting cards
  • Wishing cards
  • Postcards
  • Invitations
  • Flyers (a single page leaflet advertising an activity)

Excluded

  • E-cards (an electronic version of a greeting card or postcard)
  • Business cards
  • Credit, debit, ID, smart and key cards
  • Playing cards (used for playing games)
  • Trading cards (used for trading or collecting)
  • Event programmes

Comments

The card or flyer must have been published during the previous calendar year (and up to the day of the current deadline), and can’t be self-promotional.
A series of cards or flyers is considered as one submission subject to a single fee.
See previous winners in this category here.

Files to prepare

Save image files (and digital photos if applicable) of the card/flyer as JPG (ideally 16:9 aspect ratio – minimum 1920×1080 pixels).
These images will appear in the winners’ gallery, if your design is awarded.
Upload the images via this site (no later than February 17th, 2023).

What to send

Please send one sample of the card/flyer. Mark it discreetly with your submission code.
Place the card/flyer in an envelope and post it to European Design’s Greek office (to arrive no later than March 3rd, 2023).

Packaging

Included

Bottles, labels, cans and other containers for alcoholic drinks

Excluded

  • CD/DVD packaging
  • Self-published packaging
  • Packaging for non-alcoholic drinks

Comments

The packaging must have been published during the previous calendar year (and up to the day of the current deadline), and can’t be self-promotional.
A range of product packages is considered as one submission subject to a single fee.
You may send the packages empty to simplify customs clearance and reduce shipping costs.
The judges will consider the package in its entirety (both the graphics on and the shape of the packaging).
See previous winners in this category here.

 

Files to prepare

Save up to ten photos of the packages as JPG (ideally 16:9 aspect ratio – minimum 1920×1080 pixels).
These images will appear in the winners’ gallery, if your design is awarded.
Upload the images via this site (no later than February 17th, 2023).

What to send

Please send one sample of the package (or maximum six samples of a range of packages).
Mark them discretely with your submission code on the designed item before wrapping, and again on the parcel.
Place the packages in a box and post it to European Design’s Greek office (to arrive no later than March 3rd, 2023).

Included

  • Bottles, labels, cans and other containers for non-alcoholic drinks.
  • Bags, boxes, cans, cartons and other containers for food.

Excluded

  • Self-published packaging
  • Packaging for alcoholic drinks

Comments

The packaging must have been published during the previous calendar year (and up to the day of the current deadline), and can’t be self-promotional.
A range of product packages is considered as one submission subject to a single fee.
You may send the packages emptied to reduce shipping costs and smell.
The judges will consider the package in its entirety (both the graphics on and the shape of the packaging).
See previous winners in this category here.

Files to prepare

Save up to ten photos of the packages as JPG (ideally 16:9 aspect ratio – minimum 1920×1080 pixels).
These images will appear in the winners’ gallery if your design is awarded.
Upload the images via this site (no later than February 17th, 2023).

What to send

Please send one sample of the package (or maximum six samples of a range of packages).
Mark them discretely with your submission code on the designed item before wrapping and again on the parcel.
Place the packages in a box and post it to European Design’s Greek office (to arrive no later than March 3rd 2023).

Included

  • Cosmetics
  • Perfumes
  • Body care (soaps, bath & shower products, deodorants, dental products, hair care, shaving, sun protection, hand and foot care etc.)
  • Make up
  • Beauty products

Excluded

  • CD/DVD packaging
  • Self-published packaging
  • Packaging for alcoholic drinks
  • Packaging for food & beverages

Comments

The packaging must have been published during the previous calendar year (and up to the day of the current deadline), and can’t be self-promotional.
A range of product packages is considered as one submission subject to a single fee.
You may send the packages empty to reduce shipping costs.
The judges will consider the package in its entirety (both the graphics on and the shape of the packaging).
See previous winners in this category here.

Files to prepare

Save up to ten photos of the packages as JPG (ideally 16:9 aspect ratio – minimum 1920×1080 pixels).
These images will appear in the winners’ gallery if your design is awarded.
Upload the images via this site (no later than February 17th, 2023).

What to send

Please send one sample of the package (or maximum six samples of a range of packages).
Mark them discretely with your submission code on the designed item before wrapping and again on the parcel.
Place the packages in a box and post it to European Design’s Greek office (to arrive no later than March 3rd, 2023).

Definition

This category includes all kinds of Vinyl, CD and DVD packaging.

Included

  • Single and double jewel cases
  • Slimcases
  • 12″, 10″ and 7″ and vinyl covers
  • Picture discs
  • Digipaks (a jewel-case-style plastic CD tray glued inside a folding cardboard case)
  • Paper envelopes & LP style cases
  • Keep cases and DVD box sets
  • Unique cases, not listed above
  • Music CDs, film DVDs, CD-ROMs, etc.

Excluded

Self-promotional and self-published CD/DVD covers

Comments

The vinyl/CD/DVD must have been released during the previous calendar year (and up to the day of the current deadline), and can’t be self-promotional.
A range of vinyl/CD/DVD covers is considered as one submission subject to a single fee.
The jury will judge the design of the vinyl/CD/DVD as a whole (front cover, liner notes, CD tray and back card etc.)
See previous winners in this category here.

Files to prepare

Save up to ten photos or images of the package/cover, the LP/vinyl/CD/DVD and, if applicable, at least six spreads from the booklet as JPG (ideally 16:9 aspect ratio – minimum 1920×1080 pixels).
These images will appear in the winners’ gallery if your design is awarded.
Upload the images via this site (no later than February 17th, 2023).

What to send

Please send one sample of the vinyl, CD or DVD. Mark it discretely with your submission code.
Place the sample vinyl, CD/DVD in an envelope or box, and post it to European Design’s Greek office (to arrive no later than March 3rd, 2023).

Included

  • Pharmaceutical products
  • Electronics
  • Clothes
  • Other product packaging

Excluded

  • CD/DVD packaging
  • Self-published packaging
  • Packaging for alcoholic drinks
  • Packaging for food & beverages
  • Cosmetics packaging

Comments

The packaging must have been published during the previous calendar year (and up to the day of the current deadline), and can’t be self-promotional.
A range of product packages is considered as one submission subject to a single fee.
You may send the packages empty to reduce shipping costs.
The judges will consider the package in its entirety (both the graphics on and the shape of the packaging).
See previous winners in this category here.

Files to prepare

Save up to ten photos of the packages as JPG (ideally 16:9 aspect ratio – minimum 1920×1080 pixels).
These images will appear in the winners’ gallery if your design is awarded.
Upload the images via this site (no later than February 17th, 2023).

What to send

Please send one sample of the package (or maximum six samples of a range of packages).
Mark them discretely with your submission code on the designed item before wrapping and again on the parcel.
Place the packages in a box and post it to European Design’s Greek office (to arrive no later than March 3rd, 2023).

Digital

Definition

This category includes websites promoting a company, product or service.
All styles and technologies are allowed.

Excluded

  • Information sites
  • Self-promotional sites

Comments

The website must have been released during the previous calendar year (and up to the day of the current deadline), and can’t be self-promotional.
Don’t forget to add the URL to the site on the online submission form.
If the site works best in a specific web browser or requires a specific password, please include all the necessary information on the submission form.
See previous winners in this category here.

Files to prepare

Save up to ten screen dumps of the site as JPG (ideally 16:9 aspect ratio – minimum 1920×1080 pixels).
These images will appear in the winners’ gallery if your design is awarded.
Upload the images via this site (no later than February 17th, 2023).

Video presenting your site

It is allowed, but not compulsory, to send a short (<60 seconds) video where you showcase the digital identity to the jury. Please upload a video on youtube or Vimeo and enter the link in the relevant field when submitting your project. Do not forget to submit the video’s password in the case that it is set on private mode.
If your site will not be online until June this year, please send a link to a complete offline version of it.

What to send

There is no need to send any physical samples for this category.

Definition

This category includes websites focusing on the communication of information.
All styles and technologies are allowed.

Included

  • Media sites (online magazines etc.)
  • Encyclopaedias
  • Portals
  • Search engines, forums, groups
  • Scientific sites

Excluded

  • Promotional sites (websites that promote a company, product or service).
  • Self-promotional sites

Comments

The website must have been released in the previous calendar year (and up to the day of the current deadline), and can’t be self-promotional.
Don’t forget to add the URL to the site on the online submission form.
If the site works best in a specific web browser or requires a specific password, please include all the necessary information on the submission form.
See previous winners in this category here.

Files to prepare

Save up to ten screen dumps of the site as JPG (ideally 16:9 aspect ratio – minimum 1920×1080 pixels).
These images will appear in the winners’ gallery, if your design is awarded.
Upload the images via this site (no later than February 17th, 2023).

Video presenting your site

It is allowed, but not compulsory, to send a short (<60 seconds) video where you showcase the digital identity to the jury. Please upload video on youtube or vimeo and enter the link in the relevant field when submitting your project. Do not forget to submit the video’s password in the case that it is set on private mode.
If your site will not be online until June this year, please send a link to a complete offline version of it.

What to send

There is no need to send any physical samples for this category.

Definition

This category includes websites that are used to sell products and services.
All styles and technologies are allowed.

Included

  • e-shops
  • e-bookstores
  • e-music shops
  • online ticket shops
  • online retail sites

Excluded

  • Promotional sites (websites that promote a company, product or service).
  • Self-promotional sites
  • Information sites

Comments

The website must have been released in the previous calendar year (and up to the day of the current deadline), and can’t be self-promotional.
Don’t forget to add the URL to the site on the online submission form.
If the site works best in a specific web browser or requires a specific password, please include all the necessary information on the submission form.
See previous winners in this category here.

Files to prepare

Save up to ten screen dumps of the site as JPG (ideally 16:9 aspect ratio – minimum 1920×1080 pixels).
These images will appear in the winners’ gallery, if your design is awarded.
Upload the images via this site (no later than February 17th, 2023).

Video presenting your site

It is allowed, but not compulsory, to send a short (<60 seconds) video where you showcase the digital identity to the jury. Please upload video on youtube or vimeo and enter the link in the relevant field when submitting your project. Do not forget to submit the video’s password in the case that it is set on private mode.
If your site will not be online until June this year, please send a link to a complete offline version of it.

What to send

There is no need to send any physical samples for this category.

Definition

This category includes apps and versions of websites created for touchscreen devices (smartphones, tablets, etc), regardless of their operating system.

Included

  • Apps designed for touchscreen devices (smartphones, tablets, etc).
  • Websites designed to be displayed and perform for touchscreen devices, either using responsive design or a special mobile or tablet version. 

Excluded 

Websites not adapted for touchscreen devices.

Comments 

The website or app must have been released in the previous calendar year (and up to the day of the current deadline).
In the case of a public website don’t forget to add the URL in the online submission form.
In case of paid apps, please include a promotional code in the online submission form in order for the jury to be able to download the application.
See previous winners in this category here.

Files to prepare

You can showcase your projects with up to 2 videos. Please upload videos on youtube or Vimeo and enter the link in the relevant field when submitting your project. Do not forget to submit the video’s password in the case that it is set on private mode.
Save up to ten screen dumps of the App interface as JPG (ideally 16:9 aspect ratio – minimum 1920×1080 pixels).
These images will appear in the winners’ gallery if your design is awarded.
Upload the images and include the video links via this site (no later than February 17th, 2023).

What to send

There is no need to send any physical samples for this category.

Included

  • Animations for websites
  • Animated banners
  • Animation for CDS and DVDs
  • Animations for TV & film (e.g. advertisements)

Excluded

Live-action films

Comments

The motion graphics must have been released in the previous calendar year (and up to the day of the current deadline).
See previous winners in this category here.

Files to prepare

You can showcase your projects with up to 2 videos. Please upload the video on youtube or Vimeo and enter the link in the relevant field when submitting your project. Do not forget to submit the video’s password in the case that it is set on private mode.
Save minimum six screen captions as JPG (ideally 16:9 aspect ratio – minimum 1920×1080 pixels).
These images will appear in the winners’ gallery if your design is awarded.
Upload the images via this site (no later than February 17th, 2023).

What to send

There is no need to send any physical samples for this category.

Definition

This category is for all digital media that do not fall under any another category but still fall under the term “communication design”. If similar submissions from more than 15 different participants are received a new category will automatically be created.

Included

  • Computer game graphics
  • Banners
  • E-cards
  • Screensavers

Excluded

 Digital media that fall under other categories

Comments

The design must have been published/released in the previous calendar year (and up to the day of the current deadline), and can’t be self-promotional.
See previous winners in this category here.

Files to prepare

Depending on the nature of the implementation, requirements may vary. It might be enough to provide us with a URL to your design. In case of doubt, please contact European Design for further instructions.
You can showcase your projects with up to 2 videos. Please upload the video on youtube or Vimeo and enter the link in the relevant field when submitting your project. Do not forget to submit the video’s password in the case that it is set on private mode.
Save minimum six screen captions as JPG (ideally 16:9 aspect ratio – minimum 1920×1080 pixels).
These images will appear in the winners’ gallery if your design is awarded.
Upload the images and video via this site (no later than February 17th, 2023).

What to send

In the case that physical samples are needed (depending on the nature of your project) and unless you uploaded your files via this site, place a flash drive in an envelope and post it to European Design’s Greek office (to arrive no later than March 3rd, 2023).

Illustration

Definition

Illustrations created for books or for the purpose of accompanying articles.

Included

The following list includes examples of illustrations. Other illustrations may also be eligible.

  • Children’s book illustrations
  • Comic book illustrations
  • Cookbook illustrations
  • Encyclopaedia illustrations
  • Novel illustrations
  • Illustrations in a magazine
  • Illustrations in a newspaper
  • Illustration in other periodicals
  • Illustrations for articles on websites

Excluded

  • Corporate illustrations
  • Self-promotional illustrations

Comments

The illustration must have been published in the previous calendar year (and up to the day of the current deadline), and can’t be self-promotional.
A range of illustrations is considered as one submission subject to a single fee.
See previous winners in this category here.

Files to prepare

Save image files (and if applicable also digital photos) of the illustration as JPG (ideally 16:9 aspect ratio – minimum 1920×1080 pixels).
These images will appear in the winners’ gallery if your design is awarded.
Upload the images via this site (no later than February 17th, 2023).

What to send

For a book illustration, please include a sample of the book. Mark it discreetly with your submission code.
For an editorial illustration, include a printout in A4. You may also include the page from the magazine/newspaper where it was used. Mount it on hard board and mark it on the reverse side with your submission code.
Place the copy/printout in an envelope and post it to European Design’s Greek office (to arrive no later than March 3rd, 2023).

Definition

Illustrations created for commercial use.

Included

  • Illustrations for company identities
  • Illustrations for print advertisements
  • Illustrations for packaging
  • Illustrations for corporate websites

Excluded

  • Book illustrations
  • Editorial illustrations

Comments

The illustration must have been published in the previous calendar year (and up to the day of the current deadline), and can’t be self-promotional.
A range of illustrations is considered as one submission, subject to a single fee.
See previous winners in this category here.

Files to prepare

Save image files (and if applicable also digital photos) of the illustration as JPG (ideally 16:9 aspect ratio – minimum 1920×1080 pixels).
These images will appear in the winners’ gallery if your design is awarded.
Upload the images via this site (no later than February 17th, 2023) or send physical samples if you deem useful to our Greek office (to arrive no later than March 3rd, 2023).

Definition

Printed graphic visual representations of information, data or knowledge, intended to present complex information quickly and clearly.

Included

  • Time-series data
  • Statistical distributions
  • Maps
  • Hierarchies
  • Network visualisations

Excluded

  • Corporate illustrations
  • Self-promotional illustrations
  • Illustrations in a magazine
  • Illustrations in a newspaper
  • Illustration in other periodicals
  • Illustrations for articles on websites
  • Digital infographics

Comments

The infographics must have been published in the previous calendar year (and up to the day of the current deadline), and can’t be self-promotional.
A range of infographics is considered as one submission, subject to a single fee.
See past years’ winners here

Files to prepare

Save image files (and if applicable also digital photos) of the illustration as JPG (ideally 16:9 aspect ratio – minimum 1920×1080 pixels).
These images will appear in the winners’ gallery, if your design is awarded.
Upload the images via this site  (no later than February 17th, 2023).

What to send

Printed samples are only optional for this category
If you need to send any kind of samples, address to our Greek office (to arrive no later than March 3rd, 2023).

Definition

Digital graphic visual representations of information, data or knowledge, intended to present complex information quickly and clearly.

Included

  • Infographics for websites
  • Multimedia infographics
  • Infographics for applications
  • Infographics for TV and projection

Excluded

  • Corporate illustrations
  • Self-promotional illustrations
  • Illustrations in magazines, newspapers or other periodicals
  • Illustrations for articles on websites
  • Printed infographics

Comments

The infographics must have been published in the previous calendar year (and up to the day of the current deadline), and can’t be self-promotional.
A range of infographics is considered as one submission, subject to a single fee.
See previous years’ winners here.

Files to prepare

You can showcase your projects with up to 2 videos. Please upload a video on youtube or Vimeo and enter the link in the relevant field when submitting your project. Do not forget to submit the video’s password in the case that it is set on private mode.
Save minimum six screen captions as JPG (ideally 16:9 aspect ratio – minimum 1920×1080 pixels).
These images will appear in the winners’ gallery if your design is awarded.
Upload the images via this site (no later than February 17th, 2023).

What to send

There is no need to send any physical samples for this category.

Internal Production

Definition

Self-promotion concerns material designed by a studio in order to promote its creative services.
In-house design departments of companies that do not practice design services as their primary function are allowed to compete in the other categories and are therefore excluded from the self-promotional categories.

Included

  • Brochures
  • Posters
  • Cards
  • Calendars
  • Annual reports
  • Catalogues
  • Labels & packaging
  • Illustrations
  • Identity implementations

Excluded

Digital self-promotion

Comments

The design must have been published in the previous calendar year (and up to the day of the current deadline).
See previous winners in this category here.

Files to prepare

 

Save up to ten image files (and if applicable also up to ten photos) as JPG (ideally 16:9 aspect ratio – minimum 1920×1080 pixels).
These images will appear in the winners’ gallery if your design is awarded.
Upload the images via this site (no later than February 17th, 2023).

What to send

Please send one physical sample of the design. Mark it discreetly with your submission code.
Place the sample in an envelope and post it to European Design’s Greek office (to arrive no later than March 3rd, 2023).

Definition

Self-promotion concerns material designed by a studio in order to promote its creative services.
In-house design departments of companies that do not practice design services as their primary function are allowed to compete in the other categories and are therefore excluded from the self-promotional categories.

Included

  • Websites
  • Motion graphics
  • Banners
  • Digital newsletters
  • Games

Comments

The design must have been published/released in the previous calendar year (and up to the day of the current deadline).
If the project includes a website, please don’t forget to add this on the submission form.
If the site works best in a specific web browser or requires a specific password, please include all the necessary information on the submission form.
See previous winners in this category here.

Files to prepare

 

You can showcase your projects with up to 2 videos. Please upload the video on youtube or Vimeo and enter the link in the relevant field when submitting your project. Do not forget to submit the video’s password in the case that it is set on private mode.
Save images or screen captions as JPG (ideally 16:9 aspect ratio – minimum 1920×1080 pixels).
For websites it is allowed, but not compulsory, to send a short (<60 seconds) video where you present your site to the jury. Again, please upload the video on youtube or Vimeo and enter the link in the relevant field.
Please provide the necessary material that you believe is adequate for the jury to review your design. Contact European Design if you have any questions.
These images will appear in the winners’ gallery if your design is awarded.
Upload the images via this site (no later than February 17th, 2023).
If your site will not be online until June this year, please send a link to a complete offline version of it.

 

What to send

There is no need to send any physical samples for this category.

Definition

Self-initiated projects concern a project that has been materialized by a studio on its own initiative (without a client setting a brief and/or guidelines) not for promotional but other commercial or non-commercial purposes.

Included

  • Brochures
  • Posters
  • Magazines
  • Books
  • Catalogues
  • Pro bono work
  • Work created for competitions/exhibitions

Excluded

  • Self-promotional projects
  • Projects commissioned by a client
  • The critical factor in this category is the lack of a client or someone outside the design studio acting as one

Comments

The project must have been published in the previous calendar year (and up to the day of the current deadline), and can’t be self-promotional.
If the project includes a website, please don’t forget to add this on the submission form.
See previous winners in this category here.

Files to prepare

Save up to ten image files and digital photos of the project as JPG (ideally 16:9 aspect ratio – minimum 1920×1080 pixels).
These images will appear in the winners’ gallery, if your design is awarded.
Upload the images via this site (no later than February 17th, 2023).

What to send

Please send one sample of the project, if applicable. Mark it discreetly with your submission code.
Place the sample in an envelope and post it to European Design’s Greek office (to arrive no later than March 3rd, 2023).

Miscellaneous

Definition

A typeface consists of a coordinated set οf glyphs designed with stylistic unity.
A typeface usually comprises an alphabet of letters, numerals and punctuation marks.
Text fonts are the typefaces used for body copy. Body copy requires legible, easy to read text fonts.

Included

  • Serif fonts
  • Sans serif fonts

Excluded

  • Script fonts
  • Conversions of already existing typefaces

Comments

The typeface must have been published in the previous calendar year (and up to the day of the current deadline).
See previous years’ winners here.

Things to prepare

Either make a sample using our template or include promotional material made for your font. If you choose to use our template, please note that you don’t have to follow it indiscriminately, as we do not wish to restrict your creativity.
Save it as JPG (RGB, 72 dpi).
If you choose to use your own promotional material, please save the files as JPG (ideally 16:9 aspect ratio – minimum 1920×1080 pixels).
These images will appear in the winners’ gallery, if your design is awarded.
Upload the images via this site (no later than February 17th, 2023).

Definition

A typeface consists of a coordinated set of glyphs designed with stylistic unity.
A typeface usually comprises an alphabet of letters, numerals and punctuation marks.
A display typeface is a typeface that is intended for use at large sizes for headings, rather than for extended passages of body text.

Included

  • Display fonts
  • Script fonts
  • Calligraphic fonts
  • Symbols
  • Mimicry or simulation typefaces
  • Mixed case typefaces
  • Reverse contrast fonts

Excluded

  • Conversions of already existing typefaces
  • Text fonts

Comments

The typeface must have been published in the previous calendar year (and up to the day of the current deadline).
See previous years’ winners here

Things to prepare

Either make a sample using our template or include promotional material made for your font. If you choose to use our template, please note that you don’t have to follow it indiscriminately, as we do not wish to restrict your creativity.
Save it as JPG (RGB, 72 dpi).
If you choose to use your own promotional material, please save the files as JPG (ideally 16:9 aspect ratio – minimum 1920×1080 pixels).
These images will appear in the winners’ gallery if your design is awarded.
Upload the images via this site (no later than February 17th, 2023).

Definition

Environmental design, including single, or a range of, signs and displays. Signs or signage are any kind of graphics created to display information for a particular audience, typically way-finding information on streets, outside and inside of buildings. A range of signs is a series of signs for a specific purpose. Displays are designs for non-permanent installations, point of sales information etc.

Included

  • Wayfinding systems (e.g. for a hospital or a museum)
  • Displays for museums and exhibitions
  • Displays for trade and science fairs
  • City and metro maps
  • Informational panels
  • Street signs (or range of street signs)
  • Neon signs
  • Commercial signs
  • Pictograms

Excluded

  • Logotypes
  • Self-promotional signs and displays

Comments

The sign or display must have been published in the previous calendar year (and up to the day of the current deadline), and can’t be self-promotional.
A series of signs is considered as one submission, subject to a single fee.
See previous winners in this category here.

Files to prepare

Save image files of the sign or display as JPG (ideally 16:9 aspect ratio – minimum 1920×1080 pixels).
You may also include digital photos of the signs or displays in the environment they were designed for.
These images will appear in the winners’ gallery if your design is awarded.
Upload the images via this site (no later than February 17th, 2023).

Definition 

Exhibition design, including fixtures and display stands for events such as large public exhibitions, conferences, trade shows and temporary displays for business, museums, libraries, and galleries. 

Included

  • Display stands
  • Displays for museums and exhibitions
  • Displays for trade and science fairs 
  • Informational panels

Excluded

  • Wayfinding systems
  • Designs made for self-promotional events/occasions

Comments

The designs must have been created in the previous calendar year (and up to the day of the current deadline), and can’t be self-promotional.
A series of fixtures and displays is considered as one submission, subject to a single fee.
See previous winners in this category here.

Files to prepare

Save image files of the sign or display as JPG (ideally 16:9 aspect ratio – minimum 1920×1080 pixels).
You may also include digital photos of the signs or displays in the environment they were designed for. 
These images will appear in the winners’ gallery if your design is awarded.
Upload the images via this site (no later than February 17th, 2023).

Definition 

Video installations or projections that create immersive environments.

Included

• Interactive digital installations

• Static digital installations

• Digital displays and projections 

• Digital informational panels

Excluded

  • Printed installations
  • Designs made for self-promotional events/occasions

Comments

The designs must have been created in the previous calendar year (and up to the day of the current deadline), and can’t be self-promotional.
See previous years’ winners here

Files to prepare

Save up to ten screen dumps of the site as JPG (3600 x 1536 pixels, RGB, 72 dpi).
These images will appear in the winners’ gallery if your design is awarded.
Upload the images via this site (no later than February 17th, 2023).

Video presenting your site

It is highly recommended to send a short (<60 seconds) video where you present your installations to the jury. Please upload the video on youtube or Vimeo and enter the link in the relevant field when submitting your project. Do not forget to submit the video’s password in the case that it is set on private mode.

What to send

There is no need to send any physical samples for this category.

Definition

The Student project category is special. It has no requirement of the work being published but it must still have been finalised in the previous calendar year (and up to the day of the current deadline). It must also be the result of a school assignment.
The fee in this category is 40 euros.
Students may enter any of the categories in the ED-Awards as long as they fulfil the requirement of the design being published for a customer. In this case they pay the standard fee. 

Included

  • Any design (printed or digital) that would have fallen under another category, had it been published.
  • Published school projects are also eligible in this category.

Excluded

Projects not initialised or assigned by the school.

 

Comments

The project must have been finalised in the previous calendar year (and up to the day of the current deadline).
See previous winners in this category here.

 

The Prize

The best entry in this category will be awarded with:

  • An ED-Awards trophy
  • 1.000 euros in cash
  • Entrance to the ED Awards Conference and Ceremony

Files to prepare

Save image files and/or digital photos of the project as JPG (ideally 16:9 aspect ratio – minimum 1920×1080 pixels).
These images will appear in the winners’ gallery, if your design is awarded.
Upload the images via this site (no later than February 17th, 2023).
Please upload any video (if applicable) on youtube or Vimeo and enter the link in the relevant field when submitting your project. Do not forget to submit the video’s password in the case that it is set on private mode.

 

What to send

Please send one sample of the project, if applicable. Mark it discreetly with your submission code.
A graduation certificate or a signed letter from a school professor, verifying that this is indeed a school initiated project, completed during the previous calendar year (and up to the day of the current deadline). The letter must include the professor’s contact details.
Place the letter, a sample (if applicable), and a usb stick (if applicable) in an envelope and post it to European Design’s Greek office (to arrive no later than March 3rd, 2023).

Definition

This category includes every kind of communication design output which was created but never actually reached the production/release stage. It can be an alternative proposal that was never chosen or a project that due to circumstances was not produced.

Files to prepare

Save image files and/or digital photos of the design as JPG (ideally 16:9 aspect ratio – minimum 1920×1080 pixels).
These images will appear in the winners’ gallery if your design is awarded.
Upload the images via this site (no later than February 17th, 2023).

Excluded

Work that has already been published/produced.

Comments

See previous years’ winners here

What to send

Printed samples are only optional for this category. If you need to send any kind of samples, address to our Greek office (to arrive no later than March 3rd, 2023).

Definition

Included here are all printed works that do not fall under any of the other print categories.
If similar submissions from more than 15 different participants are received, a new category will automatically be created.

Excluded

  • Miscellaneous digital
  • Design that fits under any other category

Comments

The design must have been published in the previous calendar year (and up to the day of the current deadline), and can’t be self-promotional.
See previous winners in this category here.

Files to prepare

Save image files and/or digital photos of the design as JPG (ideally 16:9 aspect ratio – minimum 1920×1080 pixels).
These images will appear in the winners’ gallery if your design is awarded.
Upload the images via this site (no later than February 17th, 2023).

What to send

Depending on the nature of the implementation, requirements might vary. In case of doubt, please contact European Design for further instructions.
Please send one physical sample of the design when possible. In case of large-sized applications, send printed photos mounted on A3 or A4 foam boards. Mark them on the reverse side with your submission code.
Place the sample/printouts (if applicable) and any other samples you might deem necessary in an envelope and post it to European Design’s Greek office (to arrive no later than March 3rd, 2023).

Special Prizes

Besides the main categories there are three special prizes:

Jury’s Prize

This is the piece of work that, according to the jury, promotes design best, within the wider public. All work submitted is automatically eligible for the Jury’s Prize, regardless of whether it is successful in any of the main categories.

Agency of the Year

Each agency collects points. A gold award is worth three times the number of submissions while a silver award is worth one times the number of submissions in that category. The agency with the most points is awarded Agency of the Year. Any participating person or studio is eligible for this prize.

Best of show

This award recognizes the most exceptional piece of design in Europe during the previous year (and up to the day of the current deadline). The selection is made among all the categories gold award winners. All gold winners are eligible, except the ones from self-initiated projects, school projects and self-promotional categories.