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:

Tempus Fugit - World's Best Calendar Design
(Index Book - Spain)
Deadline: No deadline published
No entry fees charged

2008 Design and Design Book of the Year
(DesignAndDesign.com - France)
Deadline: Ongoing at this point
No entry fees charged

Market Smart Design
(Crescent Hill Books - USA)
Deadline Extended: 9 May 2008
No entry fees charged

Annual Reports 2009
(Graphis - USA)
Deadline Extended: 19 May 2008
Entry fees charged

New Talent Annual 2009
(Graphis - USA)
Deadline: 26 May 2008
Entry fees charged

Worldwide Logo Design Annual 2008
(Wolda - Italy)
Final Deadline: 28 May 2008
Entry fees charged

International Wine Label Competition
(SF International Wine Competition - USA)
Deadline: 23 May 2008
Entry fees charged

Recharge Your Design Batteries
(RotoVision - UK)
Deadline extended: 30 May 2008
No entry fees charged

Sappi Ideas that Matter 2008
(Sappi Fine Paper North America - USA)
Deadline: 30 May 2008

Behind The Design
(Crescent Hill Books - USA)
Deadline Extended: 1 June 2008
No entry fees charged

Growing Graphics - Graphics for Kids
(Index Book - Spain)
Deadline: 2 June 2008
No entry fees charged

Corporate Identity 5
(Graphis - USA)
Deadline: 2 June 2008
Entry fees charged

Communication Arts Advertising Competition
(Communication Arts - USA)
Deadline: 2 June 2008
Entry fees charged

Communication Arts Design Competition
(Communication Arts - USA)
Deadline: 2 June 2008
Entry fees charged

American Graphic Design Awards
(Graphic Design USA - USA)
Deadline: 6 June 2008
Entry fees charged

HOW Interactive Design Awards 2008
(HOW Magazine - USA)
Deadline: 15 June 2008
Entry fees charged

LogoPond Awards
(LogoPond - USA)
Deadline: 15 June 2008
Entry fees charged

Really Good Packaging, Explained
(Crescent Hill Books - USA)
Deadline: 16 June 2008
No entry fees charged

The BEST Ads You've Never Seen
(Crescent Hill Books - USA)
Deadline: 30 June 2008
No entry fees charged

LogoLounge 5
(LogoLounge - USA)
Deadline: 30 June 2008
LogoLounge paid membership required

The Create Awards 2008
(Create Magazine - USA)
Extended Deadline (with late fees): 7 July 2008
Entry fees charged

No Rules! Logos
(RotoVision - UK)
Deadline: 7 July 2008
No entry fees charged

2008 UCDA Design Competition
(UCDA - USA)
Deadline: 11 July 2008
Entry fees charged

Creativity Annual Awards
(Creativity Annual Awards - USA)
Deadline: 15 July 2008
Entry fees charged

2008 Re:Design Competition
(Dynamic Graphics - USA)
Deadline: 15 August 2008
Entry fees charged

HOW International Design Awards 2008
(HOW Magazine - USA)
Deadline: 1 September 2008
Entry fees charged

For a Good Cause: Solidarity Design
(Index Book - Spain)
Deadline: 15 September 2008
No entry fees charged

A Homeage to Typography
(Index Book - Spain)
Deadline: 30 September 2008
No entry fees charged

Toilets - PictoSigns
(Index Book - Spain)
Deadline: 30 September 2008
No entry fees charged

(To make sure you are reading the latest bLog-oMotives design competition update click here.)

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.

Design competition calendars are also available at Icograda and Workbook. L├╝rzer's ARCHIVE also has an impressive online list of competitions sponsored by international magazines and organizations. 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.

My own work appears in nearly 100 graphic design books. Many of those inclusions are the result of design competitions, or requests for submissions, like those listed above.

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

Good luck!

© 2008 Jeff Fisher LogoMotives

1 comment:

kendra said...

Hi Jeff! Thanks for putting together this great list! I've entered one contest so far, keep your finger crossed for me. This self promotion is tougher than I thought it would be, selling myself is a hard thing to accept. But hopefully this will help!