You dug through designs, looked through logos and picked through posters—all to nominate the greatest artwork from the past year. You chose your favorites. Now, we’ve got your finalists.
Be sure to click on the designers’ names to see their full design and then cast your vote for the best designs in 12 categories:
- Best 1-to-1 project
- Best supporting design
- Most surprising design
- Most out-there design
- Best use of color
- Most creative use of typography
- Best layout
- Best throwback design
- Best line art design
- Best incorporation of custom illustration
- Best design in a new industry
- Most epic design
And the 2017 99awards nominees are…
1. Best 1-to-1 project
99designs is more than just contests. Let’s celebrate the amazing work happening behind the scenes when designers and customers collaborate in 1-to-1 Projects.
2. Best supporting design
These nominees may not have won the contest, but they still win a prize in our hearts. Here are the designs we think deserve a second shot.
3. Most surprising design
Which designs pushed the limits of what our designer community can do and what our customers can dream up? The nominees below are pleasantly surprising.
4. Most out-there design
Design doesn’t always have to be so serious. Here are six nominees sure to put a smile on your face.
5. Best use of color
These designs pop with bold and beautiful colors. Which one caught your eye?
6. Most creative use of typography
There’s more than one way to get a message across. These designs used typography in an artful and innovative way.
7. Best layout
These designs went beyond the grid, showcasing a deep understanding of how to curate content in a beautiful and interesting way.
8. Best throwback design
These nostalgic nominees drew their inspiration from vintage and retro trends.
9. Best line art design
Everyone’s in love with the minimal line art trend. Here are six of our favorites.
10. Best incorporation of custom illustration
This award celebrates designers who craft their own custom illustrations in lieu of stock.
11. Best design in a new industry
We’ve seen a lot of new company trends and emerging industries this year. Here are six nominees we found especially exciting.
12. Most epic design
These nominees made our jaw drop due to their advanced techniques. Which one wows you the most?