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

All of the following competition or book submission 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:

ADC Interactive
(Art Directors Club - USA)
Deadline Extended: 5 February 2010
Entry fees charged

ADC Student Awards
(Art Directors Club - USA)
Deadline Extended: 5 Februry 2010
Entry fees charged

D&AD Awards 2010
(D&AD - UK)
Deadline Extended: 5 February 2010 (with late fee)
Entry fees charged

Top 100 New Creatives 47
(CMYK Magazine - USA)
Deadline Extended: 8 February 2010
Entry fees charged

Wolda '09
(Eulda Books - Italy)
Deadline Extended: 10 February 2010 (logos designed in 2009)
Entry fees charged

ADC Advertising
(Art Directors Club - USA)
Deadline Extended: 12 February 2010
Entry fees charged

LogoLounge 6
(LogoLounge - USA)
Deadline: 15 February 2010
LogoLounge membership required

Common Interest
(Index Book - Spain)
Deadline: 15 February 2010
No entry fees charged

European Design Awards
(ED Awards - Europe)
Deadline: 15 February 2010
Entry fees charged

Summit Creative Award
(Summit International Awards - USA)
Deadline Extended: 22 February 2010
Entry fees charged

ADC Hybrid
(Art Directors Club - USA)
Deadline: 26 February 2010
Entry fees charged

ADC Design Sphere
(Art Directors Club - USA)
Deadline: 26 February 2010
Entry fees charged

Identity: Best of the Best 2010
(Identity - Russia)
Deadline Extended: 28 February 2010
No entry fees charged

FAB (Food and Beverage) Awards
(FAB Awards - UK)
Deadline: 28 February 2010
Entry fees charged

Signs, Symbols & Pictograms
(zeixs - Germany)
Deadline Extended: 28 February 2010
No entry fees charged

New Textile Design
(zeixs - Germany)
Deadline Extended: 28 February 2010
No entry fees charged

Tattoo Design
(zeixs - Germany)
Deadline Extended: 28 February 2010
No entry fees charged

PRINT Regional Design Annual
(PRINT Magazine - USA)
Deadline: 1 March 2010
Late Deadline: 1 April 2010 (with late fees)
Entry fees charged

American Illustration 29
(American Illustration - USA)
Deadline Extended: 2 March 2010
Entry fees charged

AIGA 365 Annual Competition
(AIGA - USA)
Deadline: 5 March 2010
Entry fees charged

Green Graphics
(Index Book - Spain)
Deadline Extended: 5 March 2010
No entry fees charged

The Fexy Awards
(American Pixel Academy - USA)
Deadline: 5 March 2010
Entry fees charged

AIGA 50 Books/50 Covers
(AIGA - USA)
Deadline: 5 March 2010
Entry fees charged

HOW Promotion Design Awards
(HOW Magazine - USA)
Deadline: 5 March 2010
Late Deadline: 22 March 2010 (with late fees)
Entry fees charged

Project Never
(Project Never - US)
Deadline: 8 March 2010
No entry fees charged

SPD Student Design Competition
(Society of Publication Designers - USA)
Deadline: 8 March 2010
Entry fees charged (3 free entries for SPD Student members)

Creativity 40 Media Competition
(Creativity International Awards - USA)
Deadline: 12 March 2010
Entry fees charged

Basic Identity
(Index Book - Spain)
Deadline: 15 March 2010
No entry fees charged

Graphis Advertising Annual 2011
(Graphis - USA)
Deadline Extended: 15 March 2010 (with late fees)
Entry fees charged

Typoshirt One
(Index Book - Spain)
Deadline: 19 March 2010
No entry fees charged

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

Mail Me Art 2
(Mail Me Art - UK)
Deadline: 31 March 2010
No entry fees charged

Mediabistro Logo Awards
(Mediabistro - USA)
Deadline: 31 March 2010
Entry fees charged

HOW In-HOWse Design Awards
(HOW Magazine - USA)
Deadline: 15 April 2010
Late Deadline: 10 May 2010 (with late fees)
Entry fees charged

Golden Bee 9: Moscow International Biennale of Graphic Design
(Golden Bee - Russia)
Deadline: 15 April 2010
No entry fees charged

My Own Business Card, Volume Two
(Design and Design - France)
Deadline Extended: 31 April 2010
No entry fees charged

Just Sit! Chairs and Stools Design
(Design and Design - France)
Deadline Extended: 31 April 2010
No entry fees charged

Best Organic Packaging, Volume One
(Design and Design - France)
Deadline Extended: 31 April 2010
No entry fees charged

Graphis Annual Reports 2011
(Graphis - USA)
Deadline: 10 May 2010
Entry fees charged

Graphis New Talent Annual 2011
(Graphis - USA)
Deadline: 10 May 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

iheartlogos
(iheartlogos.com - USA)
Season One Deadline: 31 August 2010
Entry fees charged

Book of the Year, Volume 3
(Design & Design - France)
Deadline: 30 September 2010
No entry fees charged

Communication Arts Interactive Competition
(Communication Arts - USA)
Deadline: 8 October 2010
Entry fees charged

Logo Nest
(Logo Nest - International)
Deadline: 31 December 2010
No entry fees charged

PAPERWORKS Letterhead Contest
(Neenah Paper - USA)
Deadline: Ongoing - judged quarterly
No entry fees charged

PAPERWORKS Text And Cover Contest
(Neenah Paper - USA)
Deadline: Ongoing - judged quarterly
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.

A design competition calendar is also available at Icograda. 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 over 130 graphic design books. Many of those inclusions are the result of design competitions, or requests for submissions, like those listed above.

© 2010 Jeff Fisher LogoMotives

1 comment:

Betty said...

Nice list(s) Thanks and keep up the good work. I will defenately enter some competitions you mentioned! Regards, Betty