About the Creative Communication Award (C2A)

You use creative communication to share ideas and build communities, to educate, sell, or inform, and to always evoke an emotional response in your audience. Each time you create a project, a new story is told, and story is at the heart of what you do: it is the original call to action. Our goal at the C2A, where even our name represents a call to action, is simple: we want to promote your creativity and reward you for all the hard work and skill you put into your projects. Your stories — whether told through graphics or through words, whether still or moving, digital or analogue — matter, they are important, and they deserve to be honored, shared and celebrated.

The mission of the Creative Communication Award is to promote creativity, excellence and outstanding ideas in communication design, advertising and digital media.

The C2A is an international awards program, and promotional platform for communication designers, agencies, graphic designers, freelancers, digital media designers, and for the world-wide creative community. The most excellent campaigns, creative solutions and ideas are selected and awarded by the renowned international C2A jury.

The C2A is created by the Farmani Group as the sister-initiative of the IDA International Design Awards.

Awards and Promotion

C2A winners will enjoy extensive global publicity throughout the following year in addition to the following benefits:

  • Work showcased on the main page of the website, and in the online gallery exhibition,
  • Press release and newsletter announcements reaching hundred thousands of creative thought leaders, potential clients,
  • Online Certificate of achievement,
  • C2A Winner’s logo to be used online and on printed materials.

Winners Benefits

C2A winners receive significant, international publicity and exposure. In contrast to many other design awards, all the associated perks of winning C2A are included in your entry fee. We provide extensive media exposure throughout our media partners.

Eligibility

The C2A competition is open to anyone aged 18+ residing anywhere in the world.

Entry Fees

Professional:
$300* per entry,
$200 per additional category, if same entry is submitted to multiple categories.

If you are a creative working for a nonprofit organization, please contact [email protected] in order to receive reduced fees.

Emerging & Students: 
$80* per entry,
$50 per additional category, if same entry is submitted to multiple categories.

*Fees for the Photography category are $50 for Professionals and $20 for Students.

Please note that there are no further fees for winners services. The award, winners packages and publications are all free of charge.

2021 Deadlines & Key Dates

Early Bird deadline – 20% off: April 15, 2021
Extended Early Bird deadline – 10% off: May 31, 2021
Regular deadline: August 15, 2021

Winners will be announced 4 to 6 weeks after submissions close.

Submission Guidelines

Only digital submissions are permitted and image files must be minimum 1000 pixels on the longest side, 72 pixel/inch and saved as .jpg, in RGB format and not exceed 4MB per file.

You may enter the same entry into as many categories as you see fit. You can also submit as many entries, in as many categories, as you like. All work should be no older than 5 years.

 

Judging Criteria

Depending on the category the juries are looking for excellence and outstanding achievement in one or more of the following areas:

* Design Excellence: The aesthetic, artistic and visual value of the overall design.
* Creativity & Originality: does the design stand out, provide something new to the market or supplement/improve an existing product or service? Is the idea original?
* Impact & Emotional Significance: the benefit delivered to the user and/or society by the design.
* Content: Is the writing, script, narrative high quality?
* Technological Innovation: Is the design incorporating suitable and innovative technologies?
* Utility: Does the design meet the intended purpose and needs of the user?
* Emotional quotient: In addition to fulfilling its practical purpose, will the design create a sense of enjoyment, satisfaction?

WHO IS ELIGIBLE?

Professionals – those who earn the majority of their income from design.
Students are also invited to submit their work.

USE AND OWNERSHIP OF IMAGES

Copyright and all other rights remain with the entrant.