The 2020 99awards are bigger and better than ever! From branding to book covers to beer bottles, we've never seen a stronger lineup of top-notch, trendy designs. Plus, this year we've assembled a panel of guest judges comprised of creative professionals from around the world. You won't want to miss any of 2020's stunning designs!

Explore the awards

Key dates

Entry deadline
Nominees announced
Jury panel announced
Winners announced
10 January 2020
18 February 2020
18 February 2020
4 March 2020

Designs created


Award entries





And the winners are...


Best Branding Design


Best Illustration Design

Pepper Pack Design

Best Packaging Design

Studio yknot

Best Print Design


Best use of Typography


Best Digital Design

Paula Ambrosio

Best New Designer

Eliza Osmo

Best New Top Level Designer


People's Choice Award

Meet the jury

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Andrea Pippins
Illustrator and author

Andrea Pippins creates images that celebrate different standards of beauty; explores ideas of empowerment for women and girls; and highlights visual stories that are often overlooked. Her work has been published in Communication Arts, The Huffington Post, and The O Magazine. With her celebratory and vibrant style, she hopes to inspire others to explore various forms of creative expression.

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Meet Andrea
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Allison Filice
Illustrator and designer

Allison Filice is a San Francisco-based creative whose 'friendly-psychedelic' illustrations colorfully explore her inner and outer worlds. She counts The New Yorker, WSJ, Refinery29 and The New York Times among her many clients.

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Charlie Smith
Founder and Creative Director, Charlie Smith Design

Former Pentagram designer Charlie Smith founded independent studio Charlie Smith Design in 2003. Based in London, the studio offers a wide range of services such as brand identity, packaging, signage and other promotional materials for clients including the British Royal Mail and Unicef.

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Meet Charlie
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Will Paterson
Letterer and content creator

Will Paterson is a UK-base logotype designer, YouTuber and author. He creates bespoke logos and brand identity systems for businesses across a variety of industries. Letters are his thing.

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Meet Will
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Satu Pelkonen
Senior Design Manager, Squarespace

Satu is a Sr. Design Manager for Squarespace whose primary role is leading the design efforts of the Brand Design team. Prior to joining Squarespace, Satu spent over four years at Stink Studios New York overseeing the creative efforts as a Design Director leading brand redesigns, web experiences and advertising projects with a range of clients such as Google, Spotify, Sony, Twitter, Facebook, COTY and Chevrolet. She has been honored with accolades from industry awards programs, including Cannes Lions, D&AD, One Show, and The Webbys.

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Miriam Brafman
Founder and CEO, Packlane

Miriam Brafman is the founder and CEO of Packlane, an online printing company that makes it simple for businesses to design custom packaging online. When she built the company in 2015, there were no opportunities for designers like herself to create beautiful custom packaging in small volumes. Seeing a need in the market and with ample design inspiration under her belt, Miriam launched Packlane. Since then, Packlane has provided packaging solutions for over 35,000 clients of all shapes and sizes.

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2020 awards


Best Branding Design

Creative logos and branding that break through the clutter.


Best Illustration Design

Drawings, paintings, and digital art from our best artists.


Best Packaging Design

Premium designs from premium designers.


Best Print Design

Designs on the page are all the rage.


Best use of Typography

Bold designs with a lot of character.


Best Digital Design

Websites, mobile apps, and more!


Best New Designer

Meet the most talented newbies of the year.


Best New Top Level Designer

The best-of-the-best of our newest top designers.


People's Choice Award

The only 99award chosen by you, the design fan.

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