American Design Awards has Just Released the List of its 2010 Winter Semi Annual Design Contest Winners

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The American Design Awards has just released the list of its 2010 Winter Semi Annual Design Contest winners. From among 1,888 participants 54 were awarded with the Award of Design Excellence for outstanding design achievements.

The most recognized and respected independent juried graphic and web design awards program worldwide!

Dating back to 2002, the American Design Awards' Semi Annual Design Contests have been the most recognized and respected independent juried graphic and web design awards program worldwide. The most recent contest which took place in early March of 2010 attracted designers from 31 different countries around the globe.

Among the top winners of the 2010 Winter Semi Annual Design Contest were veterans Object 9 with 5 awards and Texas State University with 3, as well as newcomer Tonic Blue Communication with 2; among the top international entries were Zync of Canada, as well as Francisco Martins of Portugal - each with two awards.

Awards are based on various criteria, including creativity, effectiveness, marketability, and ethics. "Of course Creativity is the most important criteria especially when you are dealing with the field of visual communications, but in our events Ethics has an equally important role in the overall scheme of things" says Kevin Javid, vice president of ADA. "In the recent years there has been an ugly trend in the industry by some 'designers' who try to earn a fast buck and use templates, steal other hard working designers' work, and submit them to our contests in hopes of winning an award - so that is why we take our time and do as much research as possible to weed out those people."

The American Design Awards holds two (2) Semi Annual Design Contests - one in August/September (Summer) and one in February/March (Winter), but is planning on expanding this competition to include a Fall and Spring contest as well. "There are so many talented designers out there and we feel that having a quarterly contest will give everyone a chance to participate and hopefully get recognized."

The contests have been growing at a great pace since 2002, and are expected to grow by 25-40% each year starting in August 2010 with a major overhaul of American Design Awards is in the works. "I can't really comment on the specifics at this time, but some big things are happening!" said Art Javid.

To view the complete list of winners, please visit the American Design Awards' website at


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