UK, London, 1, April 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.
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 July 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.