With 2016 mercifully at a close, we turn our attention to the promise of the new year and the excellent design that awaits us. What better way to kickoff 2017 than by celebrating the positives that came out of the last year? It may not have been all good, but we'd like you to show us what was by submitting your best work from 2016.
Now in our seventh season, the Core77 Design Awards remains as inclusive as ever, offering 14 categories of entry across the admittedly broad design spectrum. Nearly all categories are open to both student and professional designers, and our entirely online submission process ensures that no one (provided they have internet access—which, if you're reading this, you do) will ever be hamstrung by their location.
That's not to say it will be easy. We, along with our internationally distributed panel of jurors, are looking for the most creative, innovative, and thought-provoking professional and student work of the last year. After an outstanding 2016 Core77 Design Awards season that saw a record number of entries submitted, the bar has been set higher than ever.
Whether you're a previously honored veteran looking to add to your accolades, or a new designer looking to bolster your resume, the Core77 Design Awards are a perfect opportunity to showcase your work, demonstrate your talent, and receive recognition for your design efforts.
To ensure you don't miss your chance to submit your work, please keep this year's deadlines in mind:
• Tuesday, January 31st, 9pm Eastern: Early Bird pricing ends. • Wednesday, March 8th, 9pm Eastern: Regular pricing ends. • Wednesday, March 29rd, 9pm Eastern: Final Deadline, submissions close.
Finally, an important note for this year's Awards program: The Speculative Concept category has been changed to Design Concept to allow for any conceptual work, regardless of whether or not it contains a critical element, to be eligible for submission. This category will be available for professionals only.