The European Design Awards is the comprehensive annual awards organization acknowledging the best of graphic design, illustration and digital design in Europe.
The ED-Awards boast the most qualified jury in Europe, composed of representatives from the leading European design magazines. They are design journalists and critics, whose job is to recognize and promote the best of communication design internationally.
The ED-Awards are truly a pan-European competition. Last year submissions came from 29 different European countries (with the top country submitting less than 20% of the total number) and winners came from 21 countries (with the top country achieving about 25% of total prizes). The jury members themselves come from 13 different countries.
The ED-Awards receive the widest publicity in the design awards field. Agencies and designers who excel here, get the best coverage available. The reason is simple: the ED-Awards are based on a network of design media.
Submit your designs in more than 30 available categories. Please take a look at the complete category list on the official website.
There are three levels of distinction: Gold, Silver and Bronze.
In each category, a Gold is only awarded if the jury believes that the specific work is of extremely high calibre. The Gold winners receive a trophy during the Award Ceremony. In rare cases, the maximum of two Gold awards may be given in one category.
Silver winners receive a diploma during the Award Ceremony. A maximum of five Silver awards are given per category.
Bronze winners receive a diploma by post or in the ED-Conference reception. A maximum of five Bronze awards are given per category.
All award winners (gold, silver and bronze) will be published in the ED-Awards catalogue and on the ED-Awards website. All companies published in the catalogue will receive one free sample, excluding shipping. Each winner will receive one free copy regardless of the number of submissions included in the catalogue.
- All designers living or working within Europe may participate. Designers in Europe may submit work done for clients outside Europe.
- Any material submitted becomes the property of the organizers and cannot be returned.
- Excluded from competition:
- Designers without a business or home address in Europe.
- Jury members and their family members.
- Employees of the magazines represented in the jury.
- Organisers and their family members.
- European Countries:
- Bosnia & Herzegovina
- Czech Republic
- San Marino
- United Kingdom
How to enter?
If you are already registered, login to your account. If not, create a user account and enter contact data for the person or company entering the submission.
The fee per submission is 120€ (142,80€ incl. 19% Greek VAT) or 96€ per submission for five or more submissions (20% volume discount on the total entry fee).
- 1 submission a 120 = 120€ (142,80 incl. VAT)
- 2 submissions a 120 = 240€ (285,60 incl. VAT)
- 3 submissions a 120 = 360€ (428,40 incl. VAT)
- 4 submissions a 120 = 480€ (571,20 incl. VAT)
- 5 submissions a 96 = 480€ (571,20 incl. VAT)
- 6 submissions a 96 = 576€ (685,44 incl. VAT)
- 7 submissions a 96 = 672€ (799,68 incl. VAT)
- 8 submissions a 96 = 768€ (913,92 incl. VAT)
- 9 submissions a 96 = 864€ (1028,16 incl. VAT)
- 10 submissions a 96 = 960€ (1142,40 incl. VAT)
- 11 submissions a 96 = 1056€ (1256,64 incl. VAT)
- 12 submissions a 96 = 1152€ (1370,88 incl. VAT)
- 13 submissions a 96 = 1248€ (1485,12 incl. VAT)
- 14 submissions a 96 = 1344€ (1599,36 incl. VAT)
- 15 submissions a 96 = 1440€ (1713,60 incl. VAT)
Student submission fees:
- For the category “School projects” the fee is 40€ + 19% VAT. No volume discount.
- For students entering other categories (published work) normal fees apply.