The entry deadline for the Sprudge Design Awards has been extended until October 19th.
On September 19th we announced the First Annual Sprudge Design Awards, a new user submitted global platform honoring the best in coffee and tea design, with a focus on original packaging design, products, and art. Our goal is to put as large of a spotlight as possible on the field of consumable and packaging art as it relates to coffee and tea, and to spotlight the truly outstanding work being done by the designers, illustrators, and purveyors.
In the weeks since we’ve been blown away by support and interest in the program, and have fielded dozens of entries from leading coffee companies around the world. Along the way more than one inquiry has inquired about additional time, and so we’ve decided to open up an additional entry period by request. Entries will now close on Thursday, October 19th at midnight Pacific Standard Time.
You can order your entries above—submission details will be delivered to your inbox once purchase is complete. Full details are available at the Sprudge Design Awards official website, including entry information and what to expect as we move towards our first round of semi-finalists in the 2023 SDAs. Public voting will begin in October, and winners in each category will be announced in November.
|Outstanding Packaging — Whole Bean||This award honors outstanding design in the field of whole-bean coffee. Considerations include original label art, descriptive text, and physical presentation.|
|Outstanding Packaging — Ready To Drink||This award honors outstanding design in the field of ready-to-drink coffee products, including canned and bottled cold brew and coffee beer. Considerations include original label art, descriptive text, and physical presentation.|
|Outstanding Packaging — Food||This award honors outstanding design that fuses coffee and food. Any food product that includes coffee as a featured ingredient is eligible. Considerations include original branding, descriptive text, and physical presentation.|
|Outstanding Packaging — Seasonal or Limited Edition Design||This award honors outstanding design for any seasonal or limited edition coffee product, including holiday blends, limited edition seasonal offerings, or other featured small production designs.|
|Outstanding Design Achievement — Vessels||This award honors outstanding design of coffee mugs, travel tumblers, demitasse, or any form of vessel out of which coffee can be served. Vessels must be available for purchase, used in a cafe, or otherwise offered for public use.|
|Outstanding Design Achievement — Goods and Garments||This award honors outstanding design pertaining to promotional goods in the coffee industry. T-shirts, hats, pennants, coasters, aprons, socks, writing implements, spoons, charms, or any other form of merchandise designed to promote and support the enjoyment of coffee is eligible for consideration.|
|Outstanding Design Achievement — Print Materials||This award honors outstanding design pertaining to print materials. Printed menus, posters, one-sheets, handbooks, zines, magazines, flyers, and other forms of printed material are eligible for consideration.|
|Outstanding Design Achievement — Event Exhibition||This award honors outstanding design related to physical event exhibitions. This includes trade show booth design, pop-up cafe design, curated coffee service at special events, limited edition event appearances, live guerilla coffee theater and all other forms of coffee event exhibition.|
|Outstanding Design Achievement — Commercial Product||This award honors outstanding design related to commercial products. This includes packaging for alternative milks, traditional milks, sauces and syrups, water treatment and cleaning products, and other forms of commercial products that serve the field of coffee.|
|Outstanding Social Media||This award honors coffee companies exhibiting outstanding curation and attention to design detail in the field of social media. All major social media platforms are eligible. Coffee roasters, cafes, coffee product manufacturers, equipment manufacturers, and coffee industry purveyors are eligible for consideration.|
|Outstanding E-Commerce/Web Site||This award honors coffee companies exhibiting outstanding curation and attention to design detail on their websites or e-commerce platforms. Coffee roasters, cafes, coffee product manufacturers, equipment manufacturers, and coffee industry purveyors are eligible for consideration.|
|Outstanding Design Agency||This award honors outstanding design and artistic contributions of an independent design agency to the field of coffee design. Any genre of coffee product is eligible for consideration.|
|Outstanding In-House Design Team||This award honors an in-house design team’s outstanding design and artistic contributions. Any genre of coffee product is eligible for consideration.|
|Outstanding Design Collaboration||This award will be given to the best brand collaboration project involving at least two entities. Any genre of coffee product, artwork, or creative collaboration is eligible for consideration.|
|Outstanding Designer||This award honors an outstanding individual designer working in the field of coffee. Their work can include packaging design, original illustration, digital design, event design, or other stirring examples of design as it intersects with the coffee world.|
|Outstanding Design in Support of a Social Impact Campaign||This award honors outstanding original design in support of social impact. This includes design, social media campaigning, digital production, and any other facet of design that supports a charitable cause, fundraising initiative, crowdfunding campaign or awareness effort. Entry fees are waived for this category.|
For more information, visit the 2023 Sprudge Design Awards official website.