No matter how subtle or groundbreaking, all creative design solutions have the power to inspire.
This is the purpose of DesignRush’s new program: Best Design Awards.
Here is your complete guide to the award program including its unique value, eligibility requirements, evaluation process and criteria, application guidelines and more.
Best Designs Awards are certificates of excellence for creative design solutions across categories:
The awards program issues monthly recognitions of the best designs across categories, providing expert analysis and commentary on the recognized designs to inspire further creation and innovation.
Best Design Awards’ purpose is to uncover the design gems of all shapes and sizes.
Whether you are a new local brand with a killer logo your nephew put together or a renowned agency with that has designed a next-generation website experience, we see you!
Our design experts’ mission is to recognize all contribution to creative thinking.
They look beyond the mainstream and advertising to find and recognize creative solutions no matter how big or small, and no matter where they come from.
With Best Design Awards, we also strive to increase the design owners’ visibility. Whether you are a freelance illustrator or an up-and-coming agency, we have “packaged” the award with a few marketing treats to grow your exposure within the industry. Read on for more information on this.
Finally, our vision is to create a library of best designs that will inspire as well as educate brands, agencies and designers worldwide.
As we mentioned earlier, the main values Best Design Awards bring to successful applicants are credibility-building recognition and industry exposure.
Each recognized design, i.e. applicant, will receive a set of badges for various design contexts:
The recipients will be able to display the badge across their channels, including:
“Why would I do this?” - you may ask.
Because awards are a powerful social proof. They increase your credibility and build your audience’s confidence in your capabilities.
In fact, one eCommerce site saw a 72.05% increase in conversions after adding an award badge to their navigation bar.
Q&A: What happens if a brand receives a badge, but their design agency goes unrecognized for their work?
Creative solutions rarely bloom in isolation.
At DesignRush we recognize that design is a collaborative process that combines strategic thinking, creative sensibility and expert guidance.
This is why Best Design Awards welcome applications not only from agencies and designers, but from brands as well. If a brand’s submission is awarded, we will gladly extend the award to their design partner if they prove their involvement in the project.
DesignRush alone is a powerful marketing platform that attracts hundreds of thousands of monthly views, mostly from agency and other industry professionals.
In addition to placing your name in front of this audience, as a winner of a Best Design Award, you may be featured in the variety of our channels, including:
DesignRush works with over 8,500 agencies worldwide, many of which specialize in creative design for various channels and formats.
We form select judging panels of these experts to deliver an impartial review of the applicants’ submissions.
Each category has its own dedicated panel, as well as evaluation forms and scoring systems.
Submissions for all categories are judged by five main criteria:
While our network of judges may occasionally highlight a design solution they discover independently, to be considered for a Best Design award, be sure to submit your application. Read on for instructions!
Anyone who owns a design they are proud of, as long as the design is unique and fits one of our six categories.
Unique design: DesignRush will disqualify any submission that shows signs of plagiarism.
So whether you are a brand, an agency or a freelance designer, we look forward to seeing your work!
To nominate your design for a Best Design Award:
Read through this article carefully to determine your eligibility
Submit your nomination via email in one of these formats:
Email applications to: [email protected]
Please insert the following in your subject line: Application for Best Design Award - [Category]