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 realised in 2018 and after. The number of entries is not limited.


A    Graphic Design

01   Corporate Design
Corporate identity programmes, 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 catalogues, annual reports, magazines, newspapers, etc.

07   Packaging Design
Packaging graphics, labels, etc.

08   Screen Design
Websites, microsites, apps, interface design, newsletter, software design, etc.

B    Illustration

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.

C    Design Fiction (special category)

Unpublished works, independent/non-commercial projects, unrealised concepts, student projects, etc. in all disciplines


Works to be entered in several categories must be registered separately for each category.

This competition assesses exclusively works in the field of graphic design and illustration.

Selection Process: two-stage jury (1. online jury, 2. offline jury)

In a first round, the jury will rate all of the projects entered online. Those projects scoring highest will subsequently have to be sent in the form of printed examples (if available) and be assessed physically at designforum Wien in July 2020.


Online Registration

For taking part you are required to register online. For each entry, a separate registration form containing details on the project (short description with max. 1,000 characters // relevant, high resolution images (300 dpi, jpeg/tif) and/or videos (flv/mov/gif), altogether max. 15 files, no specification of size), information on the team and the client must be filled in online. This form will serve as an administrative aid and as the basis for a possible future publication of the project in the catalogue and exhibition. Students are asked to enclose a confirmation of studies.

For each entry successfully registered you will receive a confirmation via e-mail containing an individual entry number.

Participants whose submission(s) has/have been nominated by the jury for the second round will be notified in early June 2020 and will receive further information and formal leads on the physical entry(ies).

Entry Deadlines: 3 May 2020

Early Bird: Benefit from a 10% discount by entering by 29 February 2020!

Fees and Payment


  Regular Reduced for members* Students
First entry 115 euros 90 euros 55 euros
For each further entry 80 euros 65 euros 40 euros

Early Bird: 10% discount on entry fees

*Members of AGD, AIAP, ASIL, BDG, designaustria, Design Luxembourg, DOS, GMK, HDD, Kuvittajat, LGDA, SGD, STGU, tga, tgm, UGD and Russia Designers Association benefit from reduced entry fees.

All fees include 20% VAT.


After the deadlines for entries have expired (end of February or middle of April), entrants will receive an invoice according to the number of their entries by e-mail.

Production Fee (for catalogue and exhibition)

For entries selected by the international jury to be published in the bilingual catalogue (German/English) and presented in the exhibition, entrants will be charged a fee to cover parts of the production costs in the amount of 390 euros (incl. 20% VAT) per entry (for a double-page spread). Entrants whose projects have been selected will receive two free copies of the catalogue per published entry. They will receive a 50% discount when ordering further copies. No printing fees will be charged in the Design Fiction category.