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European Design Award

The European Design Awards, also known as the ED-Awards, are annual awards presented to European designers for outstanding work in the communication design field. The ED-Awards is a joint initiative of design magazines from across Europe and endorsed by[1] the International Council of Communication Design. The ED-Awards are judged by a panel of representatives (journalists and design critics) from fifteen European design magazines, while the winning submissions are featured in the ED-Awards Catalogue.

Contents

  • Model 1
  • Jury 2
  • Categories 3
  • European Design Agency of the year 4
  • Host cities 5
  • Related links 6
  • References 7
  • External links 8

Model

The ED-Awards is different than other design awards schemes in the way that the jury comprises not of peers (designers), but of design journalists and critics – people who see and judge work for a living.[2] Further more, since the ED-Awards organisation is made up of design magazines, it provides an opportunity for everyone submitting work, to have it featured in a number of these media. A lot of stories and articles are being created through the submitted work every year.[3]

Jury

The jury consists of fifteen representatives from high-profile European design magazines.[4]

  • designaustria, Austria
  • TYPO, Czech Republic
  • grafia, Finland
  • étapes:, France
  • novum, Germany
  • +design, Greece
  • Progetto Grafico, Italy
  • BNO Vormberichten, The Netherlands
  • 2+3D, Poland
  • [kAk) , Russia
  • Visual, Spain
  • CAP&Design, Sweden
  • IDPURE, Switzerland
  • Grafik Tasarim, Turkey
  • Eye, UK

Categories

There are 35 award categories, in seven groups,[5] covering branding, packaging, exhibition design, typography, digital design, illustration and self-promotion, among others. There are also three special distinctions: Agency of the year, Best of show and Jury prize.

European Design Agency of the year

The top accolade in the ED-Awards is every time, the distinction bestowed upon the most (creatively) successful studio of the continent. This title has so far been awarded to:[6]

Host cities

Each year's results are announced during a ceremony which is hosted in a different European city each time. So far, the European Design Awards ceremonies (and accompanying events) have been hosted by:

Related links

References

  1. ^ Icograda Events Calendar 2012
  2. ^ Eye Magazine
  3. ^ Pool, #21 March 2012, ISSN 0975-1659, p. 3
  4. ^ Jury
  5. ^ Categories
  6. ^ Agencies of the year

External links

  • Official European Design Awards site
  • 2013 Winners
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