We want to make paradigms a thing of the past. We want to see tomorrow’s designs today.

3andwich Design / He Wei Studio, Finalists in Architecture, LICC 2019

LONDON INTERNATIONAL CREATIVE COMPETITION

Since starting out in 2006, the London International Creative Competition has been recognising and rewarding the world’s most fresh and progressive creative talents. Our artists and designers are connected not by conventions, but by qualities. They work across a diverse range of formats, genres and industries, creating stunning and essential works of art in their respective fields. We’re not looking for anything done by-the-book. We’re looking for work that is as visual as it is vital.

About Us

LICC is the brainchild of two artists, Launa Bacon and Hossein Farmani, for Farmani Group.

Farmani Group is a leading organization curating and promoting photography, design and architecture across the globe since 1985. Hossein Farmani is the founder of two non-profit organizations “The Lucie Awards” and “Focus on AIDS” as well as the award-winning VUE magazine, International Photography Awards, Px3 (Prix de la Photographie de Paris), Art For New York, aNet Communications and more.

Winning LICC is an exciting opportunity, and an incredible building block for a career in design and the arts. Every year our panel of established creative luminaries evaluate thousands of exceptional entries across multiple design disciplines. Never has there been such a seamless Segway into the forefront of the global art and design community. LICC brings together the most cutting-edge and innovative artists and designers from around the world onto a single international platform.

The Annual London International Creative Competition winners will receive a cash prizes of $1,000 in the Professional Categories, and $500 in the Amateur/Student Categories, along with the Category Title and Trophy in their respective Discipline. 

Why Enter LICC?

Cash Prizes

By entering LICC you have the chance to win a total $9,000 in cash prizes, along with the “Best Of” Category Title, for either the Professional or Amateur/Student division. Finalists and Shortlist Winners will also be awarded.

Career Growth

The unparalleled media exposure worldwide, and a wealth of priceless opportunities can help strengthen your profile and take your professional career to the next level

Renowned Jury

Our jury is made up of internationally esteemed design luminaries, creatives, curators, editors, and other artistic arbiters

Enter your projects into 6 main categories and 70+ sub-categories

Categories

  • BUILD (Architecture)
  • CREATE (Art)
  • ILLUSTRATE (Graphic)
  • DECORATE (Interior)
  • SHOOT (Photo/Video)
  • USE (Product)

Tree Houses by Peter Pichler Architecture, Artist of The Year in Architecture, LICC 2018

The standard of submission is exceptionally high! Each year we welcome thousands of entries from creatives from over 80 countries around the world. 

In the first round, the “Official Selection” is made and put through for a second and final round of Jury voting. Votes are tallied with top-scoring entries in each sub-category making the “Shortlist”. From there, up to 20 Finalists are selected in each Category, with a Final Winner chosen to win the Category Title and a total of $9,000 in cash prizes, in the Professional and the Amateur/Student categories. 

All voting is done online and anonymously, to ensure total impartiality and utmost integrity in the jury and winner selection process.

Selection of Previous Winners

Submission Guidelines

We welcome submissions from every corner of the globe, with previous finalists hailing from from Iran to India, from Ecuador to Ireland, and from Italy to the U.S. We don’t care where you’re from; we just care about where you’re going. We want to make this THE year the World learns your name!

We want to hear from both experienced designers and new, exciting artists. We want to be the platform that honours great creativity in all its forms, introducing unique, extraordinary, talents to an international audience.

The submission process is quick and easy. Please take a few seconds to read through our requirements and some submission tips below. You can also find more information and answers to commonly asked questions on our FAQ page.

You can include up to 8 images with each project/entry.

For best results, make sure your images are a jpg/png at least 1000px wide on longest side, and no larger than 4MB.

The first image you upload will the the “display” image for your project, so make sure it’s your strongest image.

If your work is online (video, web, etc), you can include the URL link to your work. Please ensure that only the submitted entry is on that link.

Video files should be on Youtube or Vimeo.

Please make sure that video or other linked files are not password protected.

Some designs (ie: Architecture, Interior, Product) may have more detailed design plans. You can upload one PDF document containing further details and plans if you wish, in addition to the 10 images. 

Since we have an international jury panel, the project description, credits and other information should be written in English.

The entry description is one of the most essential parts of your submission, so make it engaging and interesting; keep it succinct, but still give as much information as possible; share the original project idea, the design trigger, how it contributes to society or local communities, etc.

Make sure to credit all of the designers that took part in the project. You can also add photographer and model credits as appropriate.

Careful selection of submission category is important. Many entries would fit in multiple sub-categories, and entering in more than one increases the chances of winning significantly.

Deadlines and discounts

July
31
Early Bird Deadline
-10% Discount
August
31
Extended Early Bird
-5% Discount
November
15
Regular Deadline
December
21
Final Deadline

Entry Fees

In order to cover the administration costs of LICC, and to help fund the promotion and publicity of the winners, we do ask for a small entry fee. This is the only fee you will pay. Unlike other Awards, there are no extra or hidden costs if your project wins. Winners’ benefits and assets are included in the entry fee. We do not charge for the use of winners’ seal, certificates or trophies.

Professional: $60 per entry
Amateur / Student: $30 per entry
*15% off per additional category, if same entry is submitted to multiple categories

Professional: $60 per entry
Amateur / Student: $30 per entry
*15% off per additional category, if same entry is submitted to multiple categories

Professional: $40 per entry
Amateur / Student: $20 per entry
*15% off per additional category, if same entry is submitted to multiple categories

Professional: $40 per entry
Amateur / Student: $20 per entry
*15% off per additional category, if same entry is submitted to multiple categories

Professional: $40 per entry
Amateur / Student: $20 per entry
*15% off per additional category, if same entry is submitted to multiple categories

Professional: $40 per entry
Amateur / Student: $20 per entry
*15% off per additional category, if same entry is submitted to multiple categories

Make it happen

For us, art is oxygen. Without it, our planet simply wouldn’t be the same incredible place it is. Imagine a city without architecture. What would it look like?

Without creativity, the world would just be an empty frame.
Without creatives, the world would be monochrome.

Being a creative is about defining your own set of rules, then breaking them.

It’s about recognizing the most difficult path, then taking it.
It’s about walking right off the edge of the map.