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Gain worldwide recognition for your work by entering the most prestigious juried competitions in visual communications.
Since 1959, Communication Arts has published the best in visual communications from around the world. Ask any creative director which competitions rank as the most influential, and they'll place Communication Arts at the top of the list.

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Each winning entrant will receive a personalized Award of Excellence, milled from solid aluminum.

NEW: Video entries can now be uploaded on our new competition site!

Communication Arts has six juried competitions that cover the entire field of visual communications. With winning entries published both in print and online, art and creative directors, graphic designers, Web designers, copywriters, photographers and illustrators find these competitions a priority for worldwide promotion and a valuable resource for potential clients and colleagues. View Previous Winners

Deadline: January 8, 2016

Evocative illustration from editorial, advertising, institutional, for sale, unpublished and student categories makes its way into this influential illustration competition. Hundreds of award-winning images are selected for their creative excellence by an esteemed jury of designers and art directors.

Deadline: March 11, 2016

Over 200 photographs from both well-known photographers and rising stars emerge from this prestigious Photography Competition. Categories include advertising, editorial, for sale, motion and unpublished.

Deadline: May 6, 2016

For designers creating posters, brochures, packaging, trademarks, corporate identity, integrated branding, annual reports, catalogs, public service, self-promotion, letterheads and signage. Juried by top designers, the best design of the last year rises to the top.

Deadline: May 6, 2016

The Advertising Competition attracts consumer and institutional print ads along with posters, broadcast and new media, as well as the growing category—integrated media campaigns. Leading creative directors, art directors and writers judge the work for selection in this preeminent Advertising Annual.


A juried competition celebrating the best use of typography as the primary visual element in design and advertising, plus new typeface designs, calligraphy and hand lettering. Categories include collateral, packaging, media, motion, environmental and unpublished/experimental.


A juried competition of the best work being done for the Web, DVD, interactive kiosk and handheld devices. Categories include websites/microsites, environmental, mobile, other interactive media, social, tablets/handheld devices and student work.

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The CA Annuals are must-have references for creative excellence in visual communications and have furthered numerous careers through the worldwide exposure they provide.

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CA's Award of Excellence is one of the most-coveted awards in the industry. If chosen, winning places you in the highest ranks of your profession.

Winners are selected by a nationally representative panel of distinguished visual communicators. Past judges have included such luminaries as Saul Bass, Michael Bierut, Lee Clow, Hillman Curtis, Louise Fili, Milton Glaser, Jeff Goodby, Hal Riney, Sam Scali, Paula Scher, Michael Vanderbyl, Lynda Weinman, Fred Woodward and Jeffrey Zeldman.

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