Calls for entries: Upcoming graphic design competition and book submission 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:

Made in Spain: Poster
(Index Book - Spain)
Deadline: 15 June 2009
No entry fees

Graphic Recycling: Logos
(Rockport Publishers - USA)
Deadline Extended: 15 June 2009
No entry fees charged

Cause/Effect
(AIGA San Francisco - USA)
Deadline: 19 June 2009
Entry fees charged

American Graphic Design Awards
(GDUSA - USA)
Deadline Extended: 30 June 2009
Entry fees charged

London International Creative Competition
(LICC - UK/USA)
Deadline Extended: 30 June 2009
Entry fees charged

Summit Marketing Effectiveness Award
(Summit Awards - USA)
Deadline Extended: 8 July 2009
Entry fees charged

UCDA Design Competition
(UCDA - USA)
Deadline Extended: 15 July 2009
Entry fees charged

HOW Interactive Design Awards
(HOW Magazine - USA)
Deadline: 15 July 2009
Entry fees charged

Wolda '09
(Eulda Books - Italy)
Deadline Extended: 15 July 2009 (logos designed in 2008)
Deadline: 31 January 2010 (logos designed in 2009)
Entry fees charged

PRINT's Student Cover Competition
(PRINT Magazine - USA)
Deadline Extended: 17 July 2009
Entry fees charged

Ideas That Matter
(Sappi Fine Papers - USA)
Deadline: 17 July 2009
No entry fees charged

Where We Work: Inspirational Work Environments and Interior Design from the World’s Leading Creative Agencies
(This Ain't No Disco - USA)
Deadline: 24 July 2009
No entry fees charged

The Good Design Book
(HOW Design Books - USA)
Deadline: 1 August 2009
No entry fees charged

The New Big Book of Layouts
(Crescent Hill Books - USA)
Deadline: 8 August 2009
No entry fees charged

The Vector Brush Sourcebook
(Rotovision - UK)
Deadline: 14 August 2009
No entry fees charged

Creativity 39
(Creativity Annual Awards - USA)
Deadline: 15 August 2009
Entry fees charged

Book of the Year, Volume 2
(Design & Design - France)
Deadline: September 2009
No entry fees charged

Best of Brochure Design 11
(Rockport Publishers - USA)
Deadline: 1 September 2009
No entry fees charged

HOW International Design Awards
(HOW Magazine - USA)
Deadline: 1 September 2009
Entry fees charged

The Best of Sports Marketing & Design
(Crescent Hill Books - USA)
Deadline: 1 October 2009
No entry fees charged

Communication Arts Interactive Competition
(Communication Arts - USA)
Deadline: 5 October 2009
Entry fees charged

The Best of Sin Design (Naughty Products. Great Advertising.)
(Crescent Hill Books - USA)
Deadline: 1 November 2009
No entry fees charged

Communication Arts Illustration Competition
(Communication Arts - USA)
Deadline: 11 January 2010
Entry fees charged

Communication Arts Photography Competition
(Communication Arts - USA)
Deadline: 29 March 2010
Entry fees charged

Communication Arts Design Competition
(Communication Arts - USA)
Deadline: 14 May 2010
Entry fees charged

Communication Arts Advertising Competition
(Communication Arts - USA)
Deadline: 14 May 2010
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. Dexinger posts 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!

© 2009 Jeff Fisher LogoMotives

No comments: