Greece was a pleasant surprise at the third place of the European Design Awards 2020, an annual awards program for outstanding work in the communication design field. It is worth noting that more than 1500 participants coming from 35 different European countries submitted their work this year, competing in 44 categories covering branding, packaging, exhibition design, typography, digital design, illustration, and self-promotion, among others. Greece received 15 awards in total (three gold, seven silver, and five bronze prizes); more specifically, the winners were as follows:

Gold 2020

  1. Digital, Promotional site: Antonis Kounellas by Kommigraphics Design Studio
  2. Miscellaneous, Printed miscellaneous:  Jam Pedals by Beetroot Design Group
  3. Digital, Motion graphics: Sky Premium Life by Beetroot Design Group

Silver 2020

  1. Publication, magazine: Archisearch, The Paper Edition by Post–Spectacular Office
  2. Illustration, corporate illustration: At Heroic Rhythms by G Design Studio
  3. Packaging, packaging miscellaneous: Brain On Fire Matchboxes by Sputnik Design Team – Linakis Digital
  4. Packaging, food & beverage packaging: Kudu Coffee by Bob Studio
  5. Internal production, self-initiated projects: Marlet AntiManifesto, a typographic XXL compendium by Parachute
  6. Packaging, alcoholic drink packaging: Warehouse Ten by G Design Studio
  7. Illustration, corporate illustration: Yiayia And Friends by Beetroot Design Group

Bronze 2020

  1. Packaging, health & beauty packaging: Aenaon by Bob Studio
  2. Promotion, brochure: Parachute® Type Elections 2019 by Chris Trivizas
  3. Miscellaneous, original typeface – display: PF Marlet by Parachute
  4. Miscellaneous, student project: Vlemmata (gazes) by Kimon Ladonikolas
  5. Packaging, food & beverage packaging: Yiayia And Friends by Beetroot Design Group

EDawards2 collageEndorsed by the International Council of Design, the European Design Awards (also known as ED-Awards) is a joint initiative of design magazines from across Europe; the jury consists of representatives from high-profile European design magazines (publishers, journalists, editors, and academics) that come together on a yearly basis, so as to gather, evaluate and acknowledge the best examples of communication design in Europe.

The European Design Awards wraps up with a festival in a different city every year, leading up to the Awards ceremony. This creates an ideal opportunity for the most creative people of this community to come together, benchmark, be inspired, celebrate, and make their work visible to a wider audience. The first festival took place in Athens, Greece in 2007, while the next one is scheduled to be hosted in Valencia, Spain in 2021. This year’s ceremony, which took place at the end of April 2020, was in full digital mode due to the lockdown that was imposed as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.

More info: visit the ED- Awards official website