The AGDA Awards

33rd Annual Competition

“Showcasing the best graphic design & advertising in the USA.”

01. About the Competition

Welcome! You’ve landed on The American Graphic Design & Advertising Awards website.

We are an annual competition that showcases some of the best advertising and design in the USA. 

We’d love to see your work! Why not join us?

The American Graphic Design & Advertising Awards (AGDA) began as American Corporate Identity and was created by logo expert David E. Carter. We are a competition that’s run by people in “the biz” who have a heart (and eye) for great design. AGDA will open its 32nd annual competition in January 2019 and we’d love to see your best!


02. How To Enter

Professional Entries 

Entries may be submitted by any individual or company involved in the creation or production of the work. Submitting firms/creatives are not required to be located in the United States to enter, but submitted work must be in use by an organization or individual doing business in the USA.

Student Entries

Student Work is open to undergraduates only. Student must have been attending an American college or university at the time of the submitted work's creation. Instructors may submit work on behalf of a student.


03. The Award

Every Best of Category winner will be presented an impressive, personalized, sapphire and crystal award. Its large beveled edges and sleek design make it a piece you'll be proud to display. Each is individually crafted, stands ten inches tall and is nearly six inches wide. Trophies are customized with the AGDA logo and etched with three lines of the winner's choice of information.

In addition, an alternative ruby and crystal Award of Distinction is available for purchase by all AGDA winners. The same height and weight of its counterpart, it beautifully represents your prestigious winning work.


04. The Annual Book

All winning work from the American Graphic Design & Advertising Awards competition is displayed in a full color, hardcover edition.


American Graphic Design & Advertising is a beautiful, 8-1/2" x 11" hardback that showcases some of the best design in America today as well as our Best of Category designers who are highlighted in a chapter all their own.

AGDA winners have the opportunity to purchase the annual at a discounted price of $55.00--over 20% off the retail cost of $69.95.
All books are shipped free of charge!

It's a great gift for your hardworking staff and doesn't look bad on the office coffee table, either.

Books to ship early November.

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American Graphic Design & Advertising 31

American Graphic Design & Advertising 30

American Graphic Design & Advertising 30


Click the center image below to view the full book.

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05. Contact

Phone: 606-393-5002

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06. Documents

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