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We are always trying to identify and spotlight new areas of growth and opportunity for creative professionals, an especially vital endeavor in these pinched times. We believe we have fallen upon an absolute natural extension of our awards programs — a “no-brainer”  if you will — the American Health + Wellness Design Awards™.

The reason (almost) goes without saying:  health and wellness are the hottest topics in our society today, healthcare delivery is undergoing a revolution, and overall it is among the fastest-growing segments of the economy. This includes expected expansions in medical and drug spending, a boom in health related and senior care employment, and changing consumer behavior regarding wellness.

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A hunt for advertising, graphic design and marketing communications agencies to locate a state-of-the-art printer in the heart of New York City — why not? Game on with the #PhaserHunt, an interactive social contest sponsored by Xerox.

Hosted during NYCxDESIGN, which showcased and promoted design of all disciplines, the #PhaserHunt drew on social media to spur competition and excitement among the local design community.

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ONE and iStockphoto have launched a mulitmedia contest to fight global poverty.

Whether you’re liberal or conservative, a dog person or cat lover, a Yankees or Red Sox fan, you’re invited to take part in a unique contest that brings opposites together to change the world.

ONE, a 3 million-strong global advocacy organization that fights poverty and preventable disease, and iStockphoto , a major source for user-generated imagery and multimedia, are partnering with Zooppa to raise awareness of the plight of the world’s poorest citizens. The ONE Thing We Agree On contest runs through February 26.

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GDUSA’s 2012 American Graphic Design Awards showcase highlights some of this year’s best package design including these five outstanding examples created for the wine and spirits industries. You can see the full winner’s gallery here.



g saké | TricorBraun

There is ample competition in the saké market and saké bottle design is often avant-garde and cutting edge.  TricorBraun’s “g saké” bottle features elegant type and innovative bottle shape, texture and color.

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