Although we’ve gotten ear-fulls about the design of our site — what I would describe as “grace beyond compare” — our friends over at HOW have informed us they are getting ready to celebrate the next crop of fantastic interactive design outside of just us. The deadline for entries is July 15. I’m not entirely sure, based on the HOW website, if they’ve done this since 2006, since that’s the last gallery of winners they have available, and it’s kind of rough to flip through, honestly. So I think I’ll take a moment to point out a similar online gallery that really excels, and leave the comparison-drawing to whom it may concern.

Read on for the official word from HOW.

HOW, the leading creativity, business and technology magazine for graphic designers, issues a Call for Entries for its 10th annual Interactive Design Awards.

The competition is open to all designers from anywhere in the world. Any interactive, interface or motion designs for the web, for kiosks, for broadcast or for use on Macintosh or Windows platforms, including CD-ROMs and DVDs, are eligible. Projects created between January 1, 2007 and July 15, 2008 are eligible. Entries will be accepted in 12 categories including the new In-House category.

The competition’s Best of Show winner will be profiled in HOW’s 2009 International Design Annual and will win a trip to the 2009 HOW Design Conference. All winning entries will be featured in the International Design Annual, and some may be showcased on the HOW website.

Entry fees are as follows: $75 Regular Entry and $50 Student Entry. Entries must be postmarked by July 15, 2008. Late entries will be accepted until August 1, 2008.

For more information, rules and official entry form, visit