Y DESIGN Awards

The Y Design Awards: Celebrating creativitY & originalitY through technologY
launched in 2006 to recognize and celebrate talents demonstrated through the use of digital technology

When They Win

You Win Too!

The Y Design Awards was launched in 2006 to recognize and celebrate leading creative talent demonstrated through the use of digital technology.

The YDA is different to other awards competitions in the digital design industry with most rewarding the senior management of the design agency, or the business itself. The YDA however goes straight to the very heart of winning project by recognizing the individual designers and technicians that bring the concept to life on the web. Without their key contribution, their agency campaigns would never exist, let alone win awards.

The Y Design Awards 2018 invites submissions in all categories up until December 15, 2018, after which time a panel of five expert judges will select the winner for each category. The winners of each category will then be revealed at an exclusive awards party February 2019.

There is a small administration entry fee of $250 per agency and you can enter as many different submissions in as many relevant categories as you see fit. See Entry Details' page for more specific information.

About

Established in 2006, The Y Design Awards is an annual event which celebrates and promotes creative diversity across all fields of web design.

Purpose

The purpose of the competition is to recognize, reward and celebrate the best examples of creativity & originality in design through the use of technology.

Background

Takes place over ten days and is attended by thousands of visitors. In 2017, 112 leading agencies entered over 500 submissions of work into the competition, with the 12 winners being announced at the Y Design Awards party in March.
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Categories for 2018

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Criteria

What We're Looking For

The Y Design Awards’ primary goal is to recognize and promote excellence in digital creativity & design. Online projects require
many skills to be applied for true excellence to emerge.

The judges will be awarding pieces that, by achieving a balance between these core skills, provide a truly excellent creative
experience for the user, regardless of subject matter or platform.

Judges will look at the following when considering submissions:
  • Level of user experience
  • The creative idea
  • Quality of production
  • Underlying strategy
  • Other criteria may be included
Let's Meet The Winning Designers

2017 Winners

A HTML5 game that is not only challenging and entertaining, but also uses HTML5 in innovative ways.

Robert Tsosie

BEST GAME DESIGN
A work for any purpose which delivers an overall extraordinary user experience through interactivity.

Leigh Flowers

BEST INTERACTIVE SITE
Most innovative online application built in HTML5. Judges will look for strong usability, originality, and technical complexity.

Mario Pennington

BEST APPLICATION
A campaign incorporating HTML5 design. For small agencies/designers only.

David Brown

BEST ONLINE CAMPAIGN BY AN AGENCY WITH LESS THAN 5 EMPLOYEES
A campaign incorporating HTML5 design. For medium to large agencies/designers only.

Karen Ramos

BEST ONLINE CAMPAIGN BY AN AGENCY WITH MORE THAN 5 EMPLOYEES
A campaign incorporating HTML5 design. Must be for a not-for-profit organization. Submissions can come from an agency/designer of any size.

Jasmin Beck

BEST NOT-FOR-PROFIT CAMPAIGN
Best campaign utilizing viral propagation. Judges will look for the design and creativity of the piece, not just how successful it was in terms of distribution.

Valerie Neer

BEST VIRAL CAMPAIGN
Most compelling incorporation of video using HTML5. Must be shot with a video camera, and then imported into HTML5. To be eligible, additional graphics or interactivity in HTML5 must be incorporated with the video content.

John Terry

BEST VIDEO
A work for any purpose which successfully delivers the most innovative and challenging use of technology in the delivery of a HTML5 based site.

Karri Bland

BEST TECHNICAL ACHIEVEMENT
The online community’s opportunity to select their favorite HTML5 based submission from the Awards' finalists.

Rachele Lee

1st PLACE, PEOPLE’S CHOICE FOR BEST OVERALL CAMPAIGN
The online community’s opportunity to select their favorite HTML5 based submission from the Awards' finalists.

Barbara Harder

2nd PLACE, PEOPLE’S CHOICE FOR BEST OVERALL CAMPAIGN
The online community’s opportunity to select their favorite HTML5 based submission from the Awards' finalists.

James Valentine

2nd PLACE, PEOPLE’S CHOICE FOR BEST OVERALL CAMPAIGN
The online community’s opportunity to select their favorite HTML5 based submission from the Awards' finalists.

D'Vaughn Bell

3rd PLACE, PEOPLE’S CHOICE FOR BEST OVERALL CAMPAIGN