annual design competitions

The ICDE Annual Design Competitions have many different categories, each with its own deadline date. Each category will be juried separately by different jury committees. The jurors for each competition will be announced prior to the event. The competitions are listed below and demonstrate given specialties within the field of communication design.

Please pay close attention to the application process, and deadline for this competition. Late applications will not be accepted, and cannot roll over to the next cycle. Applicants that do not follow instructions will be automatically disqualified. Due to the amount of applications, only those students that have been selected will be notified. ICDE encourages any non-selected applicant to reapply at the appropriate dates.
All entries are submitted by URL address. If you have any questions please contact ICDE at
Behance is a recommended platform for creative to showcase work.

Please check the bottom of the homepage for current design competitions.

Instructions for all competitions are as follows:

You will need to fill out the form and send the doc from Adobe Acrobat and not any other program.

Option 1: Fill the form out and submit.
1- Save the form locally (on your computer) and add your name to the document name, for example “ICDE Competition Form-JonDrew.pdf
2- Complete the form you just saved with your information and save it again.
3- Scroll down until you see “Submit Form.” And click on it.
4- Choose the most appropriate option if you are asked how to email it
5- An email will get created with the form being attached and all you have to do is to click on send.
Option 2: Fill the form out and attach to email.
Complete steps 1 & 2 from option 1 above. Once done, place the form as an attachment and send an email to Put the competition name and the order number in the heading.

Categories for the Student Annual Design Competition

print-based graphic design
  • Collateral Design *(PDF)
  • Branding *(PDF)
  • Identity Systems *(PDF)
  • Annual Reports *(PDF)
  • Posters *(PDF)
  • Entertainment Arts *(PDF)
  • Logo Design *(PDF)
  • Infographics *(PDF)
  • Book and Magazine Design *(PDF)
  • Package Design *(PDF)
screen-based design5
• Websites *(PDF)
• Optimized Design Smart Devices *(PDF)
• Responsive Design *(PDF)
  • Wireframes Design and User Experience (UX) *(PDF)
  • Motion Graphics and/or Videos for The Explanation of Apps *(PDF)
  • Apps *(PDF)
apparel design
  • T-shirt Design and Graphics *(PDF)
  • Branding for Apparel *(PDF)
  • Packaging for Apparel *(PDF)
environmental graphic design
  • Branding and Corporate 3D Environments *(PDF)
  • Digital Signage Systems *(PDF)
  • Environmental Graphics *(PDF)
  • Exhibition Design *(PDF)
  • Interactive Environments *(PDF)
  • Interactive Infographic *(PDF)
motion graphics
Graphic Animation *(PDF)
Kinetic Typography *(PDF)
Motion Identity Systems *(PDF)
Motion Graphics for Smart Devices *(PDF)
Movie Titles. *(PDF)