The Grand Prize Winner of the 2018 Print Regional Design Awards is:
Congrats to all involved on this incredible — and award-winning — project!
The judges have weighed in and now it is your turn to cast a ballot! Scroll down and see the six brilliant winners of the 2018 PRINT Regional Design Awards and vote for which Best of Region entry deserves to reign as our Grand Prize Winner.
The indisputably marvelous 2018 Regional Design Awards judges—Justin Peters, Rebeca Mendez, Nancy Skolos, Sagi Haviv and CC, Alexander Isley and Chad Michael—consented to live in a design-fueled fever dream as they took a deep dive into the thousands of Regional Design Awards entries (be sure to check out all the winning designs in the Regional Design Awards: 2018 Winner Galleries) to bring you their selections for the best American designs of the year, including the six Best of Region winners you will find here.
Now it is your turn at the wheel. Cast your vote for one of the six Best of Region winning projects. The winner with the most votes will become our Grand Prize Winner.
They will receive a Big Ticket to HOW Design Live (up to a $2,295 value), a main-stage trophy presentation celebrating their work, and other exclusive opportunities on-site, including a lunch date with a HOW Design Live speaker of their choice* (*pending speaker availability), and an invitation to the official Speaker Reception with industry movers and shakers at HOW Design Live (one individual from the winning team plus one guest will be permitted).
Voting open now until December 7, 2018 at 12 PM ET.
And be sure to check out the Regional Design Awards: 2018 Winner Galleries, available for viewing now. Congrats to all the winning designers!
Regional Design Awards Grand Prize Winner Contenders
Please remember to read the project descriptions and enlarge any thumbnails before casting your vote!
1. Classic Cocktails from Infantree
Details >>> Every modern gentleman can appreciate a well-made beverage. An ode to a seemingly lost era of craft cocktails and bartending artistry, these two introductory guides to historic and popular cocktails created for Ellicott & Co. feature a total of 30 recipe cards for whiskey, gin, and vodka. These simple “decks” are perfect for the home bartender looking for an easy alternative to the overwhelming amount of information in most bartending books.
2. LA Original by 72andSunny
Details >>> The creative culture of LA has been exploding for a number of years—one in six jobs are part of the creative economy. We partnered with Mayor Garcetti and The Mayor’s Fund for Los Angeles to stake LA’s claim as the world’s creative capital.
3. Places for People by Almanac
Details >>> The relationship between Places for People staff and those they serve is one of understanding and connection. We partnered with photographer Jay Fram to create a suite of images of staff and individuals served, communicating the reality of the people who are engaged in this work. Photos are used throughout print and digital communications materials and are paired with personal stories, triumphs, and expertise.
4. WEED WEEK Storefront from VICELAND
Details >>> It’s every marijuana fan’s dream—a store full of WEED. For one month leading up to VICELAND’s Weed Week (like Shark Week but with Weed), vacant storefronts in NYC and LA were completely filled with buds. Along with a customized ATM emitting a cannabis scent, consumers were immersed in the world of Weed Week, sparking conversation and photo ops.
5. Alabama Bicentennial PastPort from Tatum Design
Details >>> The Alabama Bicentennial is a once in a lifetime opportunity for Alabamians to experience the full, unbridled story of our state. We are the brand creators and sole designers for the monumental initiative that will set the tone for the entire statewide celebration – the PastPort book and app. Instead of simply creating a book or app, we have created an immersive brand that allows visitors to personally connect with Alabama history like never before.
6. Patsy by The Matchbox Studio
Details >>> Patsy is a promotional piece for Dallas photographer, Dick Patrick. It is an 80-page, case-bound photo journal recounting the life, food, and writings of his mother.
Voting open until December 7, 2018 at 12 PM ET.
And be sure to check out the Regional Design Awards 2018 Galleries where all the winners are showcased! Congrats to all involved!