Calls for entries:

Upcoming design competition deadlines

All of the following competitions deadlines present great opportunities to showcase your design efforts, market your work on an international scale through the published books, and "toot!" your own horn to clients, peers and the media:

Feedback: Direct and Interactive Marketing
(Index Book - Spain)
No specific deadline posted
No entry fees charged

Big Book of Design Ideas 3
(David E. Carter - USA)
Deadline Extended: May 18, 2007
Entry fees charged

European Logo Design Annual
(Eulda - Italy)
Deadline: May 18, 2007
Entry fees charged

American Graphic Design Awards
(Graphic Design: usa - USA)
Deadline Extended: June 8, 2007
Entry fees charged

Grids: 100 Creative Solutions for Designers
(Rotovision - UK)
Deadline: May 25, 2007
No entry fees charged

Hungry Design
(Index Book - Spain)
Deadline: May 30, 2007
No entry fees charged

Packaging Identity
(Index Book - Spain)
Deadline: May 30, 2007
No entry fees charged

Design for Special Events
(Rockport Publishers - USA)
Deadline Extended: June 15, 2007
No entry fees charged

The Create Awards
(Create Magazine - USA)
Deadline: June 1, 2007
Entry fees charged

Print & Production Finishes for Packaging
(Rotovision - UK)
Deadline: June 30, 2007
No entry fees charged

Print & Production Finishes for Sustainable Design
(Rotovision - UK)
Deadline: June 30, 2007
No entry fees charged

CA Advertising Annual
(Communications Arts - USA)
Deadline: July 1, 2007
Entry fees charged

Really Good Logos, Explained
(Rockport Publishers - USA)
Deadline: July 1, 2007
No entry fees charged

CA Design Annual
(Communications Arts - USA)
Deadline: July 1, 2007
Entry fees charged

HOW Interactive Design Awards
(HOW Magazine - USA)
Deadline: July 16, 2007
Entry fees charged

UCDA Design Competition
(University & College Designers Association - USA)
Deadline: July 6, 2007
Entry fees charged

Dynamic Graphics Re:Design Competition
(Dynamic Graphics - USA)
Deadline: August 6, 2007
Entry fees charged

Communicating with Pattern: Signs & Symbols
(Rotovision - UK)
Deadline: August 31, 2007
No entry fees charged

Squares, checks & grids
(Rotovision - UK)
Deadline: August 31, 2007
No entry fees charged

HOW International Design Awards
(HOW Magazine - USA)
Deadline: September 4, 2007
Entry fees charged

You may want to read my article about participating in design industry competitions: A Winning Strategy. It has appeared on the Creative Latitude and NO!SPEC web sites. A list of design competition links appears at the end of the article.

Design competition calendars are also available at Icograda and Workbook. DesignTaxi and Dexinger post competitions of great value to industry professionals - however designers need to be aware that some of the listings are for "spec" work as a requirement for submission. Requests for new, or speculative, work as a condition of entering a "contest" are much different than legitimate design competition "calls for entries," in which previously created works are judged for possible awards, exhibition, or publication in an annual or other book.

For the perspecctive from the other side of design competitions, I wrote a recent bLog-oMotives entry about judging the 2007 Summit Creative Awards.

Good luck!

© 2007 Jeff Fisher LogoMotives

2 comments:

Chris said...

Nice post Jeff. I will be sending of some of my print stuff to these competitions. I've recently finished your book and though it was spot on.

I've moved the focus of my studio from web&print to just web - have you come across many competions for web? Website design, e-Newletter design, Blog design, interactive?

Thanks.

Jeff Fisher LogoMotives said...

Chris - More and more design competitions are including Web/interactive categories - or creating specific competitions for such projects. You need to check out the various sections for competitions and keep an eye on the competition calendars. - J.