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16 July 2004
American Design Awards – Call For Entries 2004

The American Design Awards (ADA) is hosting its 3rd Annual Design Contest, open to graphic and web designers of all skill levels from across the globe. The deadline for submitting entries was set for August 1st 2004, but with a sudden surge of late entries the deadline has been pushed back to August 15th.

This year the competition is sponsored by Corel™ and Iomega™ who have generously donated over $35,000 dollars worth of software and hardware packages destined for our top winners in each of the 14 design categories.

ADA was established in February of 2000 in San Diego, California, by a few design enthusiasts and professionals, who while running their own design firms, came across thousands of impressive portfolios from designers seeking employment.

Overwhelmed by the abundance of talent observed, they decided to find a way to help these designers obtain the much needed recognition that would perhaps help them in securing a career in the field of visual arts, by providing them an international medium to showcase their talents on.

As a result the ADA’s Monthly Design Contest was born so that graphic artists could submit their web-based design pieces into a fair and ethical design competition, ensuring that their designs are viewed, judged and graded by real-life design professionals, and ultimately winning web sites listed on the site for everyone to view. Since there has never been an entry fee associated with this contest, ADA has been overwhelmed with thousands of entries each month, which could explain why the results of this contest are usually delayed by a couple of months!

The Annual Design Contest was established shortly thereafter, growing in popularity year after year and welcomed by the domestic and international design community as being among the top ten design competitions around. Although there is a minimal entry fee associated with this event, top three winners in each of the 14 categories walks away with a personalized glass plaque or certificate, design books, design software, computer paraphernalia, and whatever else has been donated by our sponsors that year.

Today, the American Design Awards has over 20,000 active members who regularly take part in the Monthly and Annual Design Contests, and frequent the site for inspiration, design news and helpful tips.

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