16.3 Self-Initiated Projects


  • Self-initiated projects concern a project that has been materialized by a studio
    on its own initiative (without a client setting a brief and/or guidelines) not for promotional
    but other commercial or non-commercial purposes.


  • Brochures
  • Posters
  • Magazines
  • Books
  • Catalogues
  • Pro bono work


  • Self-promotional projects
  • Projects commissioned by a client
  • The critical factor in this category is the lack of a client or someone outside the design studio
    acting as one.


  • The project must have been published in the previous calendar year, and can’t be self-promotional.
  • If the project includes a website, please don’t forget to add this on the submission form.
  • See previous winners in this category here.

Files to prepare

  • Save up to ten image files and digital photos of the project as JPG (1372px wide, RGB, 72 dpi).
  • These images will appear in the winners' gallery, if your design is awarded.
  • Upload the images via this site.

What to send

  • Please send one sample of the project, if applicable. Mark it discreetly
    with your submission code.
  • Place the sample, the CD/DVD and a business card in an envelope and post it
    to European Design's Greek office (to arrive no later than 28 February).