123 Designing Websites Excellence Award Mad Cool – Submit your website for either a Gold, silver, bronze or honorable award! You can also check out previous award winners.

3DLuVr Competition – Competition is open to everyone, worldwide. Submissions must be created by a single artist and only one entry per artist is allowed per contest. No team work submissions can be made. No multiple submissions are permitted either. This contest is open to all 3D applications. You may use any 3D application of your choice or combination of several, but no pre-made models allowed. Creating textures in 2D paint programs or using premade textures is permitted, limited Photoshop and alike activities are permitted (corrections to contrast, brightness, noise) but nothing fancy. The submitted image should be in JPG format with the maximum resolution of 800×600. Artists are required to supply their full name, valid email address, country of residence, and the name of the 3D application used to create the submission. Winners will be notified by email of their prize/win within 72 hours of publishing the results of the voting. The image will remain the property of the artist, but the artist cannot claim or demand any compensation for having his/her image displayed on 3DLuVr sites, or while the image is being used for sites promotional purposes.

42nd Street – Awards presented by 42nd Street are intended to recognize and encourage excellence in website design, and to help keep the world-wide-web itself a fun, pleasant, helpful and informative community.

Ades Web Design Award – AdesAward recognizes and presents to people the great work of highly creative individuals. This award differentiates the real professionals (web designers) from amateurs. Winning AdesAward is very difficult thus you need to have a very professional website to win this award. AdesAward stands for – quality, creativity and excellence.

AIGA Design Awards / Competitions – AIGA competitions celebrate excellence in contemporary design and seek to promote the value of design to a broader public. These are the most prestigious design competitions in the United States, extending a legacy that began 90 years ago.

AGDA National Awards – AGDA National Awards are world reknown.

American Design Awards – American Design Awards recognize that creativity is a gift, and those who can unleash it effectively are worthy of praise. The American Design Awards was established to recognize individual artists, graphic design firms and companies that value the art of visual communication on an ongoing basis, through fair judging criteria by real-life design professionals.

Anti-War Graphics – As creative individuals trained in methods of mass communication, we can make a real difference by providing clear anti-war messages. Use your talents for the anti-war effort and create anti-war graphics for free distribution to activists worldwide. You can submit your work as PDF, TIFF, GIF or JPEG. Resolution: 300 dots per inch (dpi) for print-based works, 72 dpi for online works. Size: 2.5 megabytes (MB) or less. For higher-quality scaling and smaller files, consider outline (vector-based) output.

Art Reality – As I search over the web to give me inspiration for my next web project, I find sites that are completely cool & original. You can submit your site and get a Cool Reality logo.

Beaujolais Nouveau Design Contest – A competition to choose the images that illustrate our famous “Le beaujolais nouveau est arrivé !” slogan.For the first time in the history of Beaujolais Nouveau, the producers of one of the most famous wines on the planet are calling on the imagination and talent of artists to illustrate the famous “le beaujolais nouveau est arrivé !” slogan.This competition is organised by the Beaujolais wine inter-professional organisation (UIVB), which covers all the vinegrowers, winemakers and brokers in the Beaujolais region.The competition is open to all, drawers, painters, graphic designers, designers, amateurs… from the whole world.

Bontane Awards Program – Bontane awards are very prestigous and are only won by sites with top notch design with clear navigation and good coding. Those that win the award should be proud that their site is one of the best sites available on internet.

Communications Arts Graphic Design Annual Competition – Juried by nine top design professionals and attracting entries from 20 countries, each year’s Design Annual features 250 pages of the best work in posters, brochures, packaging, trademarks, corporate identity, annual reports, catalogs, letterheads and signage, and is fully indexed for reference. Published each November, 76,000 copies of the Design Annual will be sold and distributed worldwide, assuring important exposure to the creators of this outstanding work. Deadline is June 03, 2005.

Cool Site of the Day – If selected, your site will be seen by thousands of visitors to Cool Site of the Day PLUS it will be announced to 200,000 readers of the Cool Site of the Day Newsletter and 13,000 readers of the Cool Site of the Day Daily Edition.

Communicator Awards – An International Competition Honoring Excellence In Communications … Advertising, Public Relations, Corporate Communications, Graphic Design, and Web Sites

Design Challenge Awards Program – allows visitors to vote on selected site links, and the one with the best ratings at the end of each year will be awarded the top prize.

Design Firms Awards Program – Design Firms offers a prestigious web design awards program…and a graphic design awards program. Webmasters can add value to their website and showcase their talent with the award everyone wants.

Dynamic Graphics Training – Dynamic Graphics Training offers a complete range of continuing education courses, seminars and conferences for graphic design professionals from beginner to highly-skilled. Courses offered range from Design Fundamentals for beginners to Typography and Design to Photoshop CS and OS X software courses.

Favourite Website Award – Best flash sites at Favourite website awards ! Web Awards recognising the very best in website design.

GDUSA Awards – The three decade-old competition is presented by Graphic Design USA and sponsored exclusively by Adobe Systems Incorporated.

Good Design Awards – An International Industrial and Graphic Design Competition.

Graphic Competitions – Graphic Competitions provides an annotated directory of international graphic design competitions, events and much more

HOW Perfect 10 Awards – HOW is currently accepting entries for the Perfect 10 Awards. This competition will recognize the perfect harmony of printing, paper and design—all in a single printed piece. Download rules and an entry form here.

HOW Self-Promotion Competition – If you’ve ever wished that your promotion designs worked a little harder, HOW might have the solution. Enter your best promotions—for you, your business or a client—in HOW’s 18th annual Self-Promotion Competition. The winners will be featured in the October 2005 issue of HOW, the Self-Promotion Annual, to be seen by thousands of potential clients or employers. It’s free promotion for your promotions. Download rules and an entry form here.

I.D. Annual Design Review – Since 1954, the Annual Design Review has recognized the best in product, furniture, graphic and environment design, from the iconic to the obscure.

In-House Design Group of the Year Award – Do you work in a corporate design department? If so, you qualify for a unique award from HOW magazine: the In-House Design Group of the Year Award.

Mad Cool – Submit your website for either a Gold, silver, bronze or honorable award! You can also check out previous award winners.

Magazine Design Awards – The Magazine Design Awards are now in their 7th year they are the industry’s only celebration of the very best in UK magazine design.

Market Me – The Webmaster Award is one the fastest and hottest website awards on the net. We believe the award has grown because of its excellence and outstanding standards for which it represents.

National Design Awards – The National Design Awards is one of the few programs of its kind structured to continue to benefit the nation long after the Awards ceremony and gala. A suite of educational programs will be announced this summer in conjunction with the Awards by Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum’s award-winning Education Department, including a series of public programs, lectures, roundtables, and workshops based on the vision and work of the National Design Award winners.

Nodus Logo Competition – Nodus Design are giving you the chance to win free, premium, high visibility advertising on their site until 2006. For the next 3 months they will be running a competition to design the logo for their new company brand. All entries must be original and must be not copied, wholly, substantially or partially from any other work. The competition will run in a single stage format and is open to everyone. You can submit your entry in the following file formats: jpg, gif, bmp, tif, png, psd, cdr, ai, pdf, eps and tga. There’s no entry fee. Deadline is March 31, 2005.

Nodus Award Program – The Nodus Award Program is the prestigious award for web design excellence. This is a graphic orientated program but all types of websites are welcome to apply. Awards Show – members can participate in this graphic design awards program / web design awards program. Gold winners will receive a very cool award package which includes the Cube. Silver, Bronze, and Merit Award winners will receive a certificate for their awards wall.

Print Regional Design Annual – The 2005 Print Regional Design Annual is currently accepting entries. Download rules and an entry form here.

PRINT Graphic Design Magazine – Award for General Excellence in Graphic Design.

The Student Web Awards Program – The only nationwide Web design contest just for high school students. Winners of the Awards earn recognition as the leading high school Web designers in the United States.

Third Peugeot Design Competition – The 3rd Peugeot Design Contest is an international competition that is open to anyone aged 14 years or over. Everyone is welcome: amateur designers, design schools students, professional designers apart from the automotive industry. This year’s theme is to design a personal ideal automobile. The projects will be judged on its consistency with the theme, how well it relates to the values of the Marque, its innovative and surprising character, its potential appeal and the quality of the final project. Any person who submits a design with the intention of entering this contest certifies and guarantees that they are the sole author of the work and that no third-party rights have been breached either directly or indirectly. At the end of the contest, Peugeot will build a full-scale model of the winning design, which will be unveiled at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September 2005. To the winner, in addition, a sum of 6,000 € inc. VAT. Web users will be able to submit their design by e-mail only between 15th October 2004 and 8th December 2004 at 12:00 am (midnight), French time. By taking part in the contest, entrants grant free and non-exclusive license on their design. Entry into the contest is free of charge. Deadline is December 8, 2005.

‘Smart’ Design Contest – “How about creating your original smart? Let’s paint our original smart!”. Anyone can take part in this contest. Currently there is no prize. There is no deadline.

Stiff Competition – A national, annual contest to design con – dom wrappers in the Hollywood theme.

The Graphx Guy Design Award Program – As professional web designers and graphic artists, we encourage other designers to strive for excellence by recogizing, awarding, and honoring the sites they have designed and created that contain unique and quality content, an enjoyable presentation and layout of the information, and functionality of design.

Way Cool Site Awards – JimWorld presents the winners of the award for Way Cool Hot Sites. Every site on this page is both Hot and Cool. They are all worth a visit.

Web Award Web Design Awards Program – The international WebAward Competition is the premier Web site award program available today.

WD Awards – WD Awards recognize great achievements in the field of web design by awarding sites that inspire and deserve to be set as examples in creativity, functionality and style.