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:

Print Hand Drawn Competition
(Print Magazine - USA)
Deadline Extended: 15 October 2010
Entry fees charged

Summit Emerging Media Awards
(Summit International Awards - USA)
Deadline Extended: 15 October 2010
Entry fees charged

TDC Annual Awards 2011
(Tokyo Type Directors Club - Japan)
Deadline: 16 October 2010
No entry fees charged for overseas submittors

Communication Arts Interactive Competition
(Communication Arts - USA)
Late Deadline: 22 October 2010 (with late fees)
Entry fees charged

Creative Quarterly 22
(Creative Quarterly - USA)
Deadline: 29 October 2010
Entry fees charged

Basic Promo
(Index Book - Spain)
Deadline: 30 October 2010
No entry fees charged

Hiiiband International Logo Award 2010
(New Graphic - China)
Deadline: 31 October 2010
No entry fees charged

HOW Poster Design Awards
(HOW Magazine - USA)
Late Deadline: 1 November 2010 (with late fees)
Entry fees charged

HOW Logo Design Awards
(HOW Magazine - USA)
Late Deadline: 1 November 2010 (with late fees)
Entry fees charged

Print Creativity + Commerce Competition
(Print Magazine - USA)
Extended Deadline: 1 November 2010
Entry fees charged

Web Font Awards
(Web Font Awards - USA)
Deadline: 7 November 2010
No entry fees charged

Great Logo Designs
(Ampixx Books - USA)
Deadline: 15 November 2010
Entry fees charged

Great Healthcare Advertising
(Ampixx Books - USA)
Deadline: 15 November 2010
Entry fees charged

Great Graphic Design Ideas
(Ampixx Books - USA)
Deadline: 15 November 2010
Entry fees charged

Inside the World of Board Graphics: Skate, Surf, Snow
(Rockport Publishers - USA)
Deadline Extended: 15 November 2010
No entry fees charged

Color in Design Competition
(Print Magazine and HOW Print - USA)
Deadline: 16 November 2010
Entry fees charged

Look What Good Design Can Do: The Best Before-and-After Redesigns From Around the World
(Crescent Hill Books - USA)
Deadline: 6 December 2010
No entry fees charged

American Package Design Awards
(Graphic Design USA - USA)
Deadline: 10 December 2010
Entry fees charged

Selected B: Graphic Design From Europe
(Index Book - Spain)
Deadline: 10 December 2010
Entry fees charged

TDC57
(Type Directors Club - USA)
Deadline: 17 December 2010
Entry fees charged

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

Advertising Journal Americas 001
(Graphis - USA)
Deadline: 6 January 2011
Entry fees charged

Photography Journal Americas 001
(Graphis - USA)
Deadline: 6 January 2011
Entry fees charged

Summit Creative Awards
(Summit International Awards - USA)
Deadline: 24 January 2011
Entry fees charged

Great Layout Ideas
(Ampixx Books - USA)
Deadline: 15 February 2011
Entry fees charged

Great Brochure Ideas
(Ampixx Books - USA)
Deadline: 15 February 2011
Entry fees charged

Great Use of Color in Graphic Design
(Ampixx Books - USA)
Deadline: 15 February 2011
Entry fees charged

HOW Promotion Design Awards
(HOW Magazine - USA)
Deadline: 1 March 2011
Entry fees charged

HOW In-HOWse Design Awards
(HOW Magazine - USA)
Deadline: 1 April 2011
Entry fees charged

HOW Interactive Design Awards
(HOW Magazine - USA)
Deadline: 1 July 2011
Entry fees charged

iheartlogos
(iheartlogos.com - USA)
Season Two Deadline: 11 August 2011
Entry fees charged

HOW International Design Awards
(HOW Magazine - USA)
Deadline: 15 August 2011
Entry fees charged

Book of the Year, Volume 4
(Design & Design - France)
Deadline: 30 September 2011
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 and calls for book submissions: A collection of design competition - and book submission request - tips, tricks and observations.

A design competition calendar is also available at Icograda. L├╝rzer's ARCHIVE 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

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