The European Design Awards is the comprehensive annual awards organization celebrating the best of graphic design, illustration and digital design in Europe. A joint effort by 15 communication design magazines from across the continent, the ED-Awards boast the most qualified jury around, composed of representatives from leading European design magazines.

The European Design Awards, now in their eighth year, are constantly evolving to embrace the changes in the world of printed and digital communication design. An ever-expanding digital jury composed of editors of online design magazines was introduced in 2013 and new categories are being added to better suit designers’ needs. Founded in 2006, the ED-Awards instantly became widely acknowledged as one of the leading competitions for communication design in Europe. Each year the awards ceremony takes place in a different city and, following Athens, Stockholm, Zurich, Rotterdam, Vilnius, Helsinki and Belgrade, the ED Awards 2014 ceremony will take place in Cologne, Germany.

The deadline for submissions is 21 February 2014.