Since 2007 a group of people, made out of publishers, journalists, editors and academics, come together on a yearly basis, to gather, evaluate and acknowledge the best examples of communication design in our continent.

It is a very special and unique set up, in the sense that it involves the people who curate similar content on an every day basis. As such it also provides participants with an opportunity to make their work visible to a wider audience through the media that the jury members represent.

In 2018 the European Design Awards and the Festival is travelling to Oslo. The event is hosted by Grafill, The Norwegian Organisation for Visual Communication.