In-House Design Awards

This biannual Awards Program acknowledges the work done by ever-growing creative teams that work as internal agencies in Canada and around the world.

 

The In-House Design Awards returns in 2021 with a final deadline for entries in June 11, 2021 (save on entry fees if you enter by May 7).

 

Competition will begin accepting entries in January 2021.

 

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    Download the 2019 In-House Awards Annual

     

    Awards of Distinction:

    • Ryerson University - ‘Ryerson at a Glance’
    • Corus Entertainment Inc. - Corus Upfront Visual Identity 
    • Herschel Supply Company - 2018 Season Two Classics Catalogues  
    • District School Board of Niagara - ‘ Pride & Joy: Supporting LGBTQ+ Student Success 2019’
    • The Regional Municipality of York - ‘ I Count’ Homeless Enumeration Campaign
    • Cactus Club Cafe - ‘Summer Haze’ Campaign
    • Drake Hotel Properties - Drake Motor Inn Visual Identity
    • Saskatchewan Polytechnic - miyo wahkohtowin: Indigenous Student Success Strategy
    • PwC Canada - Camp PwC: Salesforce World Tour Afterparty Experience
    • Capital One Canada - ‘ Gift the Code’ Hackathon Branding
    • Conestoga Students Inc. - ‘Don’t Assume Yes’ Consent Awareness Poster Series
    • National Concrete Accessories - On-Site Delivery Van Branding
    • Bell Media Agency - Crave Branding
    • Herschel Supply Company - ‘The Journal’ Issue 10
    • Halifax Public Libraries - African Heritage Month Timeline 
    • University of Calgary - ‘We Are UCalgary’ Video
    • Mountain Equipment Co-op - ‘See Yourself Outside’ Video

     

    Awards of Merit:

    • Ryerson University - Reputation Campaign
    • Canadian Museum of History - Neanderthal Exhibition
    • PwC Canada - 2019 Vision to Reality Awards
    • Mindbridge Analytics Inc. - IMPACT AI Conference 2019 Cross-Media Campaign
    • Beau’s Brewing Co. - Core Lineup Packaging for Summer 2019
    • Pilot Coffee Roasters - Branding and Packaging
    • Deloitte Canada - 175 Campaign — “The infinite organization: Realizing lasting success”
    • Ferris Wheel Press - Original Fountain Pen Ink Collection Packaging
    • Halifax Public Libraries - Engagement Materials 2019
    • Quadrangle - ‘Human Space’ Branding
    • Capital One Canada - Capital One Digital for Good™ Summit Branding
    • CBC - CBC Docs Brand Takeover
    • Bruce Power - Nuclear Innovation Institute Identity
    • Canadian Museum of History - ‘Death in the Ice: The Mystery of the Franklin Expedition’
    • Ecobee - SmartThermostat Packaging
    • Art Gallery of Ontario - ‘Impressionism in the Age of Industry’ Exhibition
    • Ryerson University - 2019 Undergraduate Admissions Handbook
    • Canadian Credit Union Association - ‘Different By Design’ Conference Branding
    • Government of the Northwest Territories - Visual Identity Program
    • Vidyard - ‘Focus 20/20’ Vidyard Company Kickoff Event 
    • Canopy Growth Corporation - ‘Inside Tweed’ Video Series
    • Cambrian Solutions - Personal Care Ingredients Catalogue
    • Art Gallery of Ontario - ‘Guillermo del Toro: At Home with Monsters’ Exhibition 
    • Canada Life Insurance - GroupNet Series Redesign
    • TRIUMF - Five-Year Plan
    • Legal Services Society - ‘How to Appeal Your Conviction’ & ‘How to Appeal Your Sentence’ Booklets
    • York University School of the Arts, Media, Design & Performance - Programs of Study Book
    • G Adventures - ‘National Geographic Family Journeys: Travel Style’ Launch Campaign
    • WE Charity - Mother’s Day Campaign
    • University of Toronto - Boundless Campaign Transition
    • Slice Labs Inc. - Corporate Brand Book

     

    Category 5 Award for Branding/Large Format Innovation:

    • IBI Group - ‘A Smarter Urban Future’ Campaign

     

    Domtar Award for Innovative Use of Paper:

    • UofTMed Magazine - ‘The Art of Dying’ & ‘The Sex Issue’

     

    Award for Creative Use of .Design Domain:

    • babyTEL Inc - Hivelighter App

     

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  • 2017 Info

     

     

     

    Download the 2017 In-House Awards Annual

     

    Awards of Distinction:

     

    Awards of Merit:

     

    Accessibil-IT Award for Accessible Design:

     

    Digital Manager, UX: Natalie Farand

    Digital Advisor II, UX: Matthew Ravlich

    Team Lead, Digital UI Design UX: David McArthur

    Digital UI Design UX: Mike Schuck, Dion Alexander, Kelsey Kimura, Gareth Burke

     

    ABOUT ACCESSIBIL-IT
    Accessibil-IT
     is proud to sponsor an award to recognize an in-house design team that has developed amazing accessible communications. We are the largest electronic document accessibility services provider in North America, with clients located across the globe. Our clients rely on our exceptional technical skills, knowledge of relevant legislation and attention to client service. We partner with many design firms and in-house design teams to assist them with achieving their accessibility goals.

     

    Domtar Award:

     

    Graphic Designer: Kira Campbell

    Art Directors: Kira Campbell, Sung Lee

    Creative Director: Jamie Cormack

    Photographer: Stephen Wilde

    Editor: Frank Daniello

     

    ABOUT DOMTAR

    Here’s to the risk takers, the trend-setters and the socially responsible. Here’s to creatives, designers and printers who put heart and soul into their work and then trust it to the Cougar®, Lynx®, Husky® and EarthChoice® brands. Domtar’s creation of quality products reflects a commitment to the graphic design industry. Check out Blueline by Domtar®, an industry-leading resource for fresh content, innovative ideas, perspectives and possibilities, at domtarblueline.com.

    For this project, uncoated paper was used to communicate the clean and tactile nature of the Studio products. This foundation offered a perfect baseline to further emphasize design contrasts applied through printing methods such as Spot UV, deboss, emboss and perforation.

     

    Mitchell Press Award:

     

    Graphic Designer & Art Director: Kira Campbell

    Creative Director: Jamie Cormack

    Photographer: Stephen Wilde

    Editor: Frank Daniello

     

    ABOUT MITCHELL PRESS
    Mitchell Press is proud to sponsor an award recognizing the finest BC/Alberta in-house design team. Our goal is to shine a light on in-house design teams and support creativity and inclusion. Mitchell unleashes the full potential of graphic design and brand messaging by blending eight decades of expertise, a vivid imagination and unmatched colour print technology. From the finest magazine publications to creative marketing initiatives, Mitchell’s modern, environmentally progressive facility is home to the ultimate designer toolkit. Bring us your design challenge.

     

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    Download the 2016 In-House Awards Annual

     

    Awards of Distinction:

     

    Awards of Merit:

     

    Accessibil-IT Award: 

     

    ABOUT ACCESSIBIL-IT

    Accessibil-IT is proud to sponsor an award to recognize an in-house design team that has developed amazing accessible communications. We are the largest electronic document accessibility services provider in North America, with clients located across the globe. Our clients rely on our exceptional technical skills, knowledge of relevant legislation and attention to client service. We partner with many design firms and in-house design teams to assist them with achieving their accessibility goals.

     

    Domtar Award:

     

    ABOUT DOMTAR

    Here’s to the risk takers, the trend-setters and the socially responsible. Here’s to creatives, designers and printers who put heart and soul into their work and then trust it to the Cougar®, Lynx®, Husky® and EarthChoice® brands. Domtar’s creation of quality products reflects a commitment to the graphic design industry. Check out Blueline by Domtar®, an industry-leading resource for fresh content, innovative ideas, perspectives and possibilities, at domtarblueline.com.

     

    “The paper we used was Domtar Lynx Opaque 80 lb cover and text. We chose Lynx for three reasons:

    1. Budget: It was about the same price as the generic “No. 3” coated paper that was used before the redesign
    2. Uncoated: It’s uncoated and fairly bright; which, combined with the UV and fluorescent ink, really makes the ink “pop”
    3. Environmental Concerns: It’s Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified and Rainforest Alliance Certified, which are important considerations for us”

     

    IIDEXCanada Award:

     

    ABOUT IIDEXCanada
    IIDEXCanada, Canada’s National Design and Architecture Exposition & Conference, brings together the design, architecture and real estate communities for two days of sourcing, networking and education, plus innovation and best practices. IIDEXCanada takes place in Toronto from Nov. 30 to Dec. 1, 2016. IIDEXCanada is proud to sponsor an award for in-house communication designers working in environ mental design, construction and/or real estate sectors. 
     
     
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