endorsed | Joseph Binder Award 2016 | call for entries
The Joseph Binder Award is an international competition with a focus on graphic design and illustration and was first launched by designaustria in 1996. It is named after one of the major graphic designers and illustrators active in Austria between the two World Wars, who subsequently also revolutionized visual communication in the United States.
The Joseph Binder Award aims at recognising and defining current bench marks, highlighting leading social, cultural, and economic markers, encouraging the improvement of standards in graphic design, and raising the general awareness of superior design quality. It is meant to honour the merit of existing work that exhibits design excellence.
CALL FOR ENTRIES
Graphic designers, illustrators, and students enrolled in relevant courses from all over the world are invited to enter their works realized in 2014 and after.
Early bird phase: online submission by 29 February 2016 (postmark date).
Regular participation: online submission by 30 April 2016 (postmark date).
Participation is open to graphic designers and illustrators and to design students from all over the world (as individuals or teams). They may enter projects in the fields of graphic design and illustration published or realised in 2014 and after. The number of entries is not limited.
A Graphic Design
1. Corporate Design
Corporate identity programmes, logotypes, office stationary, etc.
2. Communication Design
Advertisements, leaflets, brochures, annual reports, small-sized printed matter, etc.
3. Information Design
User instructions, signage systems, forms, diagrams, etc.
4. Type Design
Fonts, typefaces, lettering, etc.
5. Poster Design
Indoor and outdoor posters of all formats and genres
6. Editiorial Design Books
Books (fiction and non-fiction), art and exhibition catalogues, etc.
7. Editiorial Design Magazines
Magazines, newspapers, etc.
8. Packaging Design
Packaging graphics, labels, CD covers, etc.
9. Digital Media
Websites, social media, apps, etc.
1. Book Illustration
Illustrations for children’s books, fiction, poetry, non-fiction, graphic novels, etc.
2. Media Illustration
Illustrations for magazines, newspapers, etc.
3. Commercial Illustration
Illustrations for advertising, displays, etc.
4. Digital Illustration
Animation, game design, etc.
5. Illustration in Miscellaneous Applications
Illustrations for diverse communication media
C Design Fiction (special category)
Unpublished works, independent projects, unrealized concepts, school projects, etc. in all graphic design and illustration disciplines.
Works to be entered in several categories must be registered separately for each category.
In a first round, the jury will rate all of the projects entered online. Those projects scoring highest will subsequently have to be sent in the form of printed examples (if available) and be assessed physically at designforum Wien in July 2016.
The entrants have to register online at www.designaustria.at/jba16.
See official Joseph Binder Award webpage.
See designaustria Member's page.
For offical guidelines, see Joseph Binder Award 2016 Call for Entries Press Release (in German and English).
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