Welcome to The Annual 2021 Winners

The Creative Review Annual is one of the most respected and trusted awards for the commercial creative industries, where we celebrate the best work of the last year across design, advertising, digital, craft, music, creative effectiveness, and more. Each Annual is a time to honour great work but also a chance to reflect on the trends and ideas that have emerged over the past 12 months.

This year’s Annual features 11 Winners – work chosen by the judges to be of exceptional quality – and 59 Honourable Mentions. Over 35 judges helped us compile the list of winners this year via remote judging and video calls – we are extremely grateful for all the time and effort the judges put in.

It has of course been a deeply challenging and unusual year, though as this year’s Annual winners’ showcase proves, there was still plenty of outstanding creative work made. If you need proof that creativity keeps us going in difficult times, you can find it here.

Honourable Mentions

The judges for the Annual 2021 picked 59 pieces of work to be awarded Honourable Mentions. This work spans advertising, graphic design, digital design, and more. To view all the awarded projects this year, simply click the button below.



Trends and Observations

Last year was dominated by the Covid-19 pandemic, but we also saw a number of other trends and developments emerge in the commercial creative industries. Here, CR’s editor Eliza Williams examines what they might suggest for the future.

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