The Joseph Binder Competition
The Joseph Binder Award is an international competition with a focus on graphic design and illustration and was first launched in 1996 by Designaustria. It is named after one of the most outstanding graphic designers and illustrators active in Austria between the two World Wars, who subsequently also revolutionized visual communication in the United States.
Top examples of graphic design e illustration
The prize sets out to recognize and indicate current points of reference in graphic design and illustration, based on social, cultural and economic indicators and fostering improvement in the respective standards as well as arousing general awareness of design quality.
Graphic designers, illustrators, and students (alone or as a group) are invited to enter works created after 2014. During the initial phase, the jury will carry out an online assessment of all the projects uploaded to the competition site. Projects that pass the first selection should then be sent in the form of prints to be assessed during the Vienna Design Forum, scheduled for July 2016.
Not just creative trophies
For each category the prize is a trophy – a ball of crumpled paper encased in glass as a symbol of the creative process, in gold, silver or bronze – plus a sum of money. The first prize is 2,500 Euro, the second 2,000 and the third 1,500. In addition, the jury can choose up to five special prizes for each category and all the works chosen will be published in a catalogue.