2021 Ocean Photography Awards Finalists

The nominees for 2021’s Ocean Photography Awards have been announced, and the selection highlights vibrant and extraordinary images that pay tribute to the vast beauty of the deep sea and its creatures. The categories of this year’s awards include Youth Photographer of the Year, Collective Portfolio, Community Choice and Conservation—with the last illustrating the environmental issues that plague the ocean today. View the water from …

Etsy’s Design Award Finalists

100 sellers were selected for Etsy’s annual Design Awards, an index of independent creativity with a $5,000 cash prize. Spanning jewelry, apparel, furniture, art, toys, wedding decorations, vintage items and beyond, it’s a comprehensive initiative meant not only to support these sellers (who are often small operations or solo efforts) but also to celebrate them. This year’s judges include Drew Barrymore and Dayna Isom Johnson, …

The 2020 Lexus Design Award’s Winner: Bell Tower’s “Open Source Communities”

The Kenya-based team's winning entry aims to empower communities

Launched in 2013, the Lexus Design Award celebrates innovations by emerging designers from all over the world. This year’s call to “Design for a Better Tomorrow” fielded responses from 79 countries. Finalists included proposals for a “breathing cloud,” a life jacket that can attach to others to form a raft, a sewing machine for the visually impaired, a portable body washer and more. The grand prix …