How to win a D&AD Award

If you're hoping to snag a prestigious D&AD Award this year, you'd better get your skates on. The deadline for entering this year's awards is 14 February, which gives you less than a month to register, prepare your entries and send them off to be judged by the best in the business.

Need a little inspiration? Last year we spoke to some of the D&AD judges at the Computer Arts-chaired Design panel, a couple of hours before the Awards ceremony, and discussed seven projects that would later go on to win Pencils. Here are some of our video and written interview highlights – there's a lot to be learned from these projects.

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Nick Carson

Nick is a content strategist and copywriter. He has worked with world-class agencies including Superunion, Wolff Olins and Vault49 on brand storytelling, tone of voice and verbal strategy for global brands such as Virgin, Pepsi and TikTok. Nick launched the Brand Impact Awards in 2013 while editor of Computer Arts, and remains chair of judges. He's written for Creative Bloq on design and branding matters since the site's launch.