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Joseph Binder Award 2022

The Joseph Binder Award is a platform for a community, passionate on illustration and graphic design. It is a stage for designers works and celebrating creativity.

This year’s edition goes in search of the secrets of the creative process. Unusual perspectives, compositions, shapes, forms and compelling colour gradients arouse our curiosity.

It is an international competition and showroom with a focus on graphic design and illustration and was first launched in 1996 by designaustria, the interest organisation and knowledge centre for design in Austria.

Participation is open to all graphic designers, illustrators, advertising agencies and to design students, for projects in the fields of graphic design and illustration published or realized in 2020 and after.

Entries for 2022 are accepted in 3 main categories:

  • Graphic Design
  • Illustration
  • Design Fiction (special category)

All entries will be displayed in an online gallery.

In each category gold, silver and bronze trophies will be awarded. In addition, the jury may give away up to three merit awards in each of the graphic design and illustration categories.

In order to support independent, conceptual, scientific, and non-commercial activities in the fields of graphic design and illustration, cash prizes worth a total of 10,000 Euro will be awarded to five outstanding projects in the Design Fiction category.

The Henry Steiner Prize will be awarded to honour a particularly deserving project linking east and west.

“In design, everything has a function.
Design has a representational function.
Design has a communicational function.
Design has a motivational function.”
— Joseph Binder’s motto

Joseph Binder was one of the most outstanding graphic designers and illustrators active in Austria, who subsequently also revolutionised visual communication in the United States.

Joseph Binder Award 2022 – Entry Fees

Entry fee starts at 55 Euro for students and varies for other participants.

First entry:

  • Regular: 115 Euro
  • Members: 90 Euro
  • Students: 55 Euro

Each further entry:

  • Regular: 80 Euro
  • Members: 65 Euro
  • Students: 40 Euro