Annual Design Awards, Open for 2011 Entries

UK, London, 13, January 2011: The Annual Design Awards have assembled some of the most prominent figures in the design industry for their prestigious judging panel. Now open for 2011 entries, these awards celebrate the best in design and offer up to $20,000 worth of prizes.

2011 Logo

Following the outstanding success of their debut in 2010, the Annual Design Awards are gearing up to a
second year and are now open for 2011 entries. Also known as the ANNDAS, the awards are quickly making
their mark in the industry, something their chairman, David Laird, attributes to their focus on discovering and
celebrating talent:

“We don’t have hundreds of pointless categories or high entry fees; instead we honour creativity at its best.
This has not only made the ANNDAS accessible to a much wider group, but it has also meant that winning
really represents an achievement in the business.”

One aspect which Laird cites as being vital to the integrity of the awards has been the quality of its jury. This
year, the panel is made up of some of the biggest names in the design world, including Larissa Meek, Jacob
Cass, Lindon Leader of FEDEX design fame and Brian Cannon, who has designed album covers for
superstars such as Oasis and The Verve.

In addition to the prestige of being selected by these prominent judges, there are up to $20,000 worth of
prizes on offer such as design software, subscriptions to PhotoXpress, a Gomedias Vector bundle and a
trophy designed by the team behind those of The Golden Globes. Laird also points out that participating in
the ANNDAS can open many doors:

“We’re here to promote fantastic designers and that’s what we work to do for our winners. For example, both
winners and nominees are featured in the Designers Directory, in our hardback book and in our
e-publications, which reach over a million industry professionals.”

Entries for the ANNDAS Awards have now started pouring in, with the final deadline on 22nd June 2011.
Categories include Best Digital Art, Best Product Packaging Design and the brand new People’s Choice
Award, which is voted for by the public.

About the Annual Design Awards:
The Annual Design Awards (ANNDAS) were founded in 2009 and are sponsored by several
companies including Quantum Print, Envato and Digital Art. Entry is open to everyone worldwide. To find out
more or to enter, visit

An Egalitarian Design Award Opens Doors For The Global Design Community

Winners of the first Annual Design Awards announced


From 100s of entries, the winners of the first AnnualDesignAwards (ANNDAS) have been selected by a leading panel of designers and will be announced at 8pm on 22nd June 2010 on

The motivation to set up the awards was to create a design award that was open to everyone with design passion and creativity. The entry fee for the competition is set very low to make it accessible for freelancers and corporate professionals alike.

ANNDAS comprises eleven categories and a special award for design innovation. Categories include Best Product Packaging, Best Poster, Best Book Cover, Best Website (Flash) and Best Website (Non-Flash).

Eleven highly respected designers from the international design community judged the awards. These include Chuck Anderson and Laura Smith, who have both created designs for software giant Microsoft as well as many other household name brands.

All entries were rated and the top 12 designs for each category qualified for the Finals. Designs were judged on the criteria of creativity and effective communication. Websites were additionally judged on usability.

Each winner will receive a handmade engraved trophy designed by Digital Dreams.

The Official Partner of the Annual Design Awards 2010 is web developer Active Webdezign, who designed the website Director Mike Yan says:

"Webdezign is very committed to ANNDAS. We are proud and excited to be involved from the beginning in a project that we are confident will develop into an important platform for the design community."

The brand new website is now live and the winners are on display for the admiring design world to see.  The entries have come in from all over the globe and the quality has been truly outstanding, giving the judges a very tough task in deciding a winner for each of the 13 categories.

The festival organizers added: we would like to thank the sponsors, media, supporters, judges and most of all the entrants for making this such a fantastic success and we hope to see you all in September for the launch of the 2011 Annual Design Awards.


Entry for the 2011 Annual Design Awards will open on 22nd October 2010.

Calling for Annual Design Awards 2010



Welcome to the launch of the Annual Design Awards – a global recognition of cutting edge visual communications, set up to reward outstanding contribution’s within the Design industry.

The organisers have brought together some of the most amazing talents and respected figures from around the world to judge this global event which aims to become the premier design awards and set international standards.

The Annual Design Awards are unlike other design awards as they don’t offer hundreds of categories to enter, nor do they set entry fees so high that only the large corporates can enter. These awards exist so that they can discover and celebrate outstanding talents in the design world and to reward creativity with a meaningful honour.

The Annual Design Awards (ANNDAS) is open to everyone around the world, from large corporate professionals to work-from-home freelancers, and the entry fee is kept very low so that creativity isn’t restricted.

Entrants to the awards will gain much more than just having their work rated by the best in the business! Every entrant will feature in the new Designers Directory, have the chance to feature in the yearly book that will be published to showcase the best designs, and have access to the website notice board where designers can promote their business, special offers, job vacancies and much more.

The Annual Design Awards will not just be celebrating the finalists and winners of each category but will also be dishing out awards to outstanding contributions. The judges will select entries that they feel are truly groundbreaking and those participants will be honoured with an ‘Excellence in Design Accolade’ amongst other ‘special’ awards.

All finalists will feature in numerous promotions and media coverage and will gain global respect within the industry as well as receiving promotional tools from the organisers, with all winners receiving the glamourous trophy and additional promotions around the world.

What’s more, the organisers are giving all Revolutions Art Readers a special discount to enter the awards. You lucky people will get a 30 per cent discount using this promotional code: 22REVOLART 

You can keep up with all the latest from the Annual Design Awards team on Twitter @ADAwards.