Awards Recap for 2021

2021 Award Review

Awards Recap for 2021

As years go, 2021 definitely gets mixed reviews. But over the past 12 months, one thing consistently earned the equivalent of a big “thumbs up”—our work. Though the where and how we collaborated went through changes, the quality and creativity of projects we produced remained high. Tangible proof is the top awards we received from several prestigious industry competitions. Here’s a look at the highlights.

2021 GDUSA’s American Graphic Design Awards

GDUSA’s 2021 American Graphic Design Awards—the industry’s original and flagship competition—shone the spotlight on the year’s best creative work, recognizing an integrated marketing campaign created by SLS from among more than 10,000 entries. Look for us in the upcoming issue of the 2021 GDUSA Design Annual at

Project: You Can Campaign
Category: Integrated Marketing Campaign
Client: Canon Solutions America

2021 Viddy Awards

The 2021 international Viddy Awards (formerly the Videographer Awards) honored our creative excellence in the rapidly evolving digital world of moving pictures with three Gold Awards.

Gold Award: “Beyond the Surface Mural at Lake Forest Showhouse” Video
Category: Short Form Web Video
Client: The ABL Group

Gold Award: The Smilelist New Office Video Tour
Category: Social Media Video
Client: Umbrella Dental Partners

Gold Award: “Rethink Commercial Print” Video
Category: Short Form Web Video
Client: Canon Solutions America

2021 w3 Awards

The w3 Awards—the first major web competition accessible to agencies of all sizes and judged by the Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts—selected SLS for two Silver Awards from a field of more than 3,000 global entries.

Silver Award: Meet Lake County Barnwood Video
Category: Online Video/Short Form
Client: Lake County Barnwood

Silver Award: You Can with Canon Video
Category: Branded Content
Client: Canon Solutions America

2021 MarCom Awards

For the 2021 MarCom competition—one of the world’s largest, oldest, and most prestigious for creative professionals—SLS competed against more than 6,000 international entries from 41 countries, walking away with highly coveted Platinum and Gold MarCom Awards.

Platinum Award: You Can Campaign
Category: Strategic Communications/Marketing Campaign
Client: Canon Solutions America

Gold Award: varioPRINT iX-Series Interactive Experience
Category: Digital Media/Website/Microsite
Client: Canon Solutions America

2021 dotCOMM Awards

An international competition receiving thousands of entries from around the globe, the 2021 dotCOMM Awards honored excellence in web creativity and digital communication by conferring a Platinum and a Gold Award on website projects created by Street Level Studio.

Platinum Award: Perlick Corporation Website
Category: Website/Manufacturing
Client: Perlick Corporation

Gold Award: VIEW Tool Interactive Guide
Category: Website Creativity
Client: Canon Solutions America

2021 ASID-IL Design Excellence Award

A prestigious 2021 American Society of Interior Designers–Illinois (ASID-IL) Design Excellence Award recognized Beyond the Surface™ custom wallcoverings by Street Level Studio for the biophilic wall mural we created for the 2020 Lake Forest Showhouse.

First Place: Beyond the Surface™ Chinoiserie Magpie Custom Wall Mural
Category: Custom Textile, Rugs/Fabrics/Wallcoverings/Bedding
Client: The ABL Group

As we continue to deliver high-caliber work on behalf of our clients, we would love the opportunity to create some winning work for you in 2022! Let’s talk.