Feeling a little bit sluggish and struggling to get motivated? Here's a way to make 2023 the best year for your career ever!
The Indigo Design Award has been giving out accolades for outstanding graphic, digital, UX/UI, games, mobile design, branding and apps designs, concepts, and prototypes for five years running. Winning one could give your career the boost you need to earn more money and work on more exciting projects. So why not make 2023 the year you actually get off the sofa and enter your work?
There is a vast range of categories to choose from, including Branding, Website Design, Design for Social Change, Computer Animation, Book Design, Illustration, Logos, Packaging Design, and UX, Interface & Navigation. And that's just scratching the surface: the simple version is that whatever type of creative work you produce, there'll be a category for you to enter that fits perfectly.
The 2023 Indigo Design Award is open for submissions now, with a deadline of 31 January, and you can enter both conceptual and implemented designs. Young designers who have graduated within the last five years are particularly encouraged to apply. There are numerous benefits for winners, which are listed here.
You can find all the details about how to enter your work on the Indigo Design Award website. Still unsure? Then read on, and we'll give you four excellent reasons why entering the Indigo Design Award 2023 is a great way to advance your career.
1. Get recognition
Ever felt like your work isn't getting the recognition it deserves? Jealous of others who've received prizes when you don't even feel their work is remarkably better than yours? Then do something about it! Winning an Indigo Design Award can be a great psychological boost, truly validating you as a creative professional. And that, in turn, can boost your confidence and help sell your services to clients.
As an Indigo Design Award winner, you'll get complimentary admission to the Indigo Design Award Ceremony, including guests. It's a fantastic opportunity to network with other professionals and potential clients from all over the world. This, in turn, may lead to new collaborations, job opportunities, and valuable contacts for your future career. Better still, the event is held in different countries each year, so you'll also get to travel and visit new places. Previous ceremonies have been held in Malaga, Spain; Tokyo, Japan and Istanbul, Turkey.
3. Help with self-promotion
Want to get more attention and respect? It's not just about the quality of your work; it's also about making an effort to promote yourself and get that work out there in front of the right people. And being able to legitimately call yourself 'award-winning' can really help in that regard, as it gives editors and the like an easy shortcut to recognising your work as a cut above. With the Indigo Design Award, you'll also get a winner's seal and badge to make everything official on your social media bios.
When you put effort into creating great work, you want as many people as possible to see it. And winning an Indigo Design Award will really help in that regard. Your work will be published in the Indigo Interactive Digital Book Of Design and form part of a major PR campaign distributed to graphic design magazines (in print and online), blogs, and directories.
It will also be featured in a year-long showcase of winning work on the Indigo Design Award winners' Page and in a Winners Edition newsletter distributed to Indigo Design Award subscribers, partners, juries, sponsors and friends. Plus, there are featured interviews with the winners published on Indigo's website. In terms of exposure, then, you couldn't really do much better.
In summary, if you want to gain recognition, network with other professionals, increase your visibility, gain valuable feedback, validate your skills, and continue developing your talent, entering the Indigo Design Award 2023 is a great way to start the year. So don't delay. Enter your work today at www.indigoawards.com.