Joseph Binder Award

Joseph Binder Award

Submit Your Work!

Author: Vicky Blake

It’s JBA Time! For the 16th time, the Joseph Binder Award will be held by designaustria—and you can still submit your work until Mai 15th! (DEADLINE EXTENDED!)

The Joseph Binder Award is a platform for a community, passionate on illustration and graphic design. This years edition goes in search of the secrets of the creative process. Unusual perspectives, compositions, shapes, forms and compelling colour gradients arouse our curiosity: What creative solutions can we expect?

The award is an international competition and showroom with a focus on graphic design and illustration and was first launched in 1996 by designaustria, the interest organization and knowledge center for design in Austria. It is named after Joseph Binder (1898–1972), who revolutionized graphic design in his home country and later also in the United States with his impressive formal language. His principle was: “In design, everything has a function. Design has the function of representation. Design has the function of communication. Design has the function of motivation.”

Participation is open to graphic designers, illustrators, advertising agencies, and to design students from all over the world. They may enter projects in the fields of graphic design and illustration published or realized in 2020 and after. The number of entries is not limited. You can still submit your work until May 15th (DEADLINE EXTENDED!) in the following categories:

01 Corporate Design: Corporate identity programs, logotypes, office stationary, etc.
02 Communication Design: Ads, mailings, leaflets, brochures, annual reports, small-sized printed matter, etc.
03 Information Design: User instructions, signage systems, forms, diagrams, etc.
04 Type Design: Fonts, lettering, etc.
05 Poster Design: Indoor and outdoor posters of all formats and genres
06 Editorial Design: Books (fiction and non-fiction), art and exhibition catalogs, annual reports, magazines, newspapers, etc.
07 Packaging Design: Packaging graphics, labels, etc.
08 Screen Design: Websites, microsites, apps, interface design, newsletter, software design, etc.

01 Book Illustration: Illustrations for children’s books, fiction, poetry, non-fiction, graphic novels, etc.
02 Media Illustration: Illustrations for periodicals, newspapers, etc.
03 Commercial Illustration: Illustrations for advertising media, etc.
04 Illustration in Miscellaneous Applications: Illustrations for diverse communication media, animations, game design, storyboards, etc.

Design Fiction (Special category)
Unpublished works, independent/non-commercial projects, unrealized concepts, student projects, etc. in all disciplines

Joseph Binder Award

Entry Deadline: May 15th (DEADLINE EXTENDED!)
Online Jury: May
Announcement of selected projects in round one: June
Offline Jury Meeting: July
Announcement of Nominees: July
Ceremony and catalog: November 10th
Exhibition: November 14th

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Joseph Binder Award