Vancouver is home to talented startups, freelance practitioners, agencies, and user-centric enterprises that are creating some truly amazing experiences. The Awards are a great place to share the work that you and your team are most proud of from the past year. They’re also giving creators a space to get inspired and inspire others to contribute to this community, putting Vancouver on the map as a leading design and technology hub.
Whether you're looking to hire new talent, build your business, or expand your portfolio, entering (and winning!) will build your brand recognition as a leader in the user experience field.
Call for submissions opens Tuesday, August 7th and closes Friday, September 28th. Finalists will be announced on Friday, October 31st.
How to prepare
We've done our best to make the submission process as streamlined as possible, and expect that you can complete it in 30 to 60 minutes. Within that time frame, be ready to describe your project, the team that was involved, and any supporting materials to help the judges experience the solution (i.e. screenshots, prototypes, videos links, etc). Please note that in addition to providing access to high-resolution screenshots and videos, usernames and passwords for digital experiences that are secured (i.e. apps and/or products) will be required.
Your solution will be evaluated on how it satisfies each of the judging criteria: emotion, elegance, clarity, innovation, and impact. To give the judges a clear picture, be as specific and detailed in these descriptions as possible.
In the case of solutions involving physical hardware, wearable, or other immersive experiences, judges will need temporary access to everything required to experience the solution. Be prepared to deliver and provide access to your solution at a secure, designated location during the judging period.
Looking to prepare your responses before jumping in? You can download a PDF version of the submission form here.
There are a few details worth noting before you begin your submission:
- With the exception of the student category, your project must have gone live in the past 12 months to be considered. Prototypes will not be accepted.
- Project teams often collaborate on work from many locations. However, the majority of the design and development team and work must be done in the lower mainland to be considered eligible.
- Is your organization a sponsor or a judge? If so, you can still submit (with a few exceptions). If your company is a category sponsor, you are prevented from entering your solution only for the category that they sponsor. If your organization is on the judging panel, judges are required to recuse themselves where a conflict occurs.
Good luck and thank you for sharing your work!