Best Awards 2021
Call for Entries

Gather the team, review your best work, it's time to get into it.

For the clients, the teams, the creatives, the craft and the endless hours spent over the last year, this international showcase for our community that acknowledges the outstanding work is ready for entries for 2021.

Titled by South: The Feels — for The 2021 Best Design Awards.

This year's campaign narrative by Studio South is a multi-layered, sensory experience – all about the ‘emotional feelings’ the design industry participants go through on their journey to Best.

Stylised visuals, sounds, touch receptors, scents and tastes will all come together to enhance the celebration and contribute to the experience of this year’s programme.

Campaign Design: Studio South @studiosouthnz
Illustration: Scott Bolton
Sound Design: Zoot Music @zoot_music


Email us [email protected] or call us on 027 473 2399 We’re also on Twitter if you need any questions answered @bestawards and @designersinst.

Key dates for 2021:

  • April 7 Entries Open 2021
  • July 2 Entry Deadline 2021
  • July 7 Late Entries 2021
  • July 9 Supporting Material Due
  • August 1 to 7 Judging Week 2021
  • August 10 Finalists Announced 2021
  • Friday 8 October Awards Night 2021