Celebrate Canadian creativity at Applied Arts 3rd Annual AACE Awards

Join creative professionals across graphic design, advertising and other commercial arts industries for a night of celebrating the past year’s best and brightest creative at the 3rd Annual Applied Arts Creative Excellence (AACE) Awards!


Tuesday, January 27

6 pm – 10 pm

The Hoxton

69 Bathurst St., Toronto


Presented by Applied Arts magazine, the AACE Awards coincide with FFWD: Advertising and Marketing Week, which is hosted by the Institute of Communication Agencies (ICA) from January 26-30 at various locations in Toronto.


“We’re delighted to hand out the AACE Awards during a time when creatives from across Canada will be in town already for FFWD and be able to attend,” says Rosetta Heckhausen, publisher of Applied Arts. “The night promises to be not only a fantastic networking opportunity, but also will provide increased exposure to all of our winners from our 2014 awards programs.”



Throughout the event, successful entries from the 2014 Applied Arts Photography, Illustration, Advertising, Interactive, Design and Student Awards will be on display. A presentation of the as-yet unannounced AACE and Young AACE Awards will cap the night. The highest score in each discipline determines the AACE winners, who are all profiled in the February/March 2015 issue of Applied Arts. Attendees will each receive an advance copy of the magazine.


As part of FFWD, Applied Arts will also host a panel discussion on long-standing client/agency relationships earlier in the day on January 27, from 11:30 am-12:30 pm in the TIFF Bell Lightbox. Confirmed speakers include Aaron Starkman of Rethink and client Molson-Canadian, as well as Nick Dean of kbs+ and client The Keg. Will Novosedlik, head of brand experience at Idea Couture, will moderate the session.


Admission to the panel discussion is included with a FFWD pass. Tickets for the AACE Awards are available separately for $50 each and are on sale now: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/aace-awards-party-tickets-9359668019


For more information on the AACE Awards, visit the Applied Arts website.


RGD Members also receive 10% off registration for FFWD. Click here for details.