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:

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

Great Logo Designs
(Ampixx Books - USA)
Deadline Extended: 31 December 2010
No entry fees charged

American Package Design Awards
(Graphic Design USA - USA)
Extended Deadline: 12 January 2011
Entry fees charged

TDC57 - Communication Design
(Type Directors Club - USA)
Extended Deadline: 13 January 2011
Entry fees charged

TDC2 - Typeface Design
(Type Directors Club - USA)
Extended Deadline: 13 January 2011
Entry fees charged

TDC INTRO - Movie Title Design
(Type Directors Club - USA)
Extended Deadline: 13 January 2011
Entry fees charged

Go, Stop, Slow, Eat: How Typography Influences Behavior
(Rockport Publishers - USA)
Deadline: 21 January 2011
No entry fees charged

Communication Arts Illustration Competition
(Communication Arts - USA)
Late Deadline: 21 January 2011 (with late fees)
Entry fees charged

Creative Quarterly 23
(Creative Quarterly - USA)
Deadline: 28 January 2011
Entry fees charged

ADC Design Awards
(ADC - USA)
Deadline: 28 January 2011
Entry fees charged

ADC Photography Awards
(ADC - USA)
Deadline: 28 January 2011
Entry fees charged

ADC Illustration Awards
(ADC - USA)
Deadline: 28 January 2011
Entry fees charged

ADC Design Sphere Awards
(ADC - USA)
Deadline: 28 January 2011
Entry fees charged

ADC Student Awards
(ADC - USA)
Deadline: 28 January 2011
Entry fees charged

D&AD Awards 2011
(D&AD - UK)
Deadline: 31 January 2011
Entry fees charged

Wolda Logo Annual
(Eulda Books - Italy)
Deadline: 31 January 2011
Entry fees charged

Print Regional Design Annual
(Print - USA)
Deadline: 1 February 2011
Late Deadline: 1 March 2011 (with late fees)
Entry fees charged

Design Journal Europe & Africa 002
(Graphis - USA)
Deadline: 3 February 2011
Entry fees charged

ADC Interactive Awards
(ADC - USA)
Deadline Extended: 4 February 2011
Entry fees charged

ADC Advertising Awards
(ADC - USA)
Deadline: 6 February 2011
Entry fees charged

ADC Hybrid Awards
(ADC - USA)
Deadline: 6 February 2011
Entry fees charged

Graphis Logo Design 8
(Graphis - USA)
Deadline Extended: 7 February 2011 (Late fees apply)
Entry fees charged

Graphis Poster Annual 2012
(Graphis - USA)
Deadline Extended: 7 February 2011 (Late fees apply)
Entry fees charged

Top 100 New Creatives 50
(CMYK Magazine - USA)
Deadline: 7 February 2011
Entry fees charged

Summit Creative Awards
(Summit International Awards - USA)
Deadline: 7 February 2011
Entry fees charged

Damn, I'm Good: Top Designers Discuss Their All-Time Favorite Projects
(Crescent Hill Books - USA)
Deadline: 14 February 2011
No entry fees charged • Publication fee if accepted for book

Basic Sign
(Index Book - Spain)
Deadline: 15 February 2011
No entry fees charged

Design Elements: Choosing and Using Type
(Rockport Publishers - USA)
Deadline: 25 February 2011
No entry fees charged

One Show Interactive Awards
(The One Club - USA)
Deadline: 28 February 2011
Entry fees charged

Humor Sells: 300 Examples of Truly Witty Designs
(Crescent Hill Books - USA)
Deadline: 28 February 2011
No entry fees charged • Publication fee if accepted for book

International Design Awards
(IDA - USA)
Deadline: 28 February 2011
Entry fees charged

Great Graphic Design Ideas
(Ampixx Books - USA)
Deadline: 28 February 2011
No entry fees charged

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

The Best of Business Card Design 10
(Rockport Publishers - USA)
Deadline: 1 March 2011
No entry fees charged

Advertising Journal Americas 001
(Graphis - USA)
Extended Deadline: 7 March 2011
Entry fees charged

Photography Journal Americas 001
(Graphis - USA)
Extended Deadline: 7 March 2011
Entry fees charged

Communication Arts Photography Competition
(Communication Arts - USA)
Deadline: 25 March 2011
Late Deadline: 8 April 2011 (with late fees)
Entry fees charged

Creativity 41 Media & Interactive Competition
(Creativity International - USA)
Deadline: 18 March 2011
Late Deadline: 1 April 2011 (with late fees)
Entry fees charged

Letter, Word, Sentence, Paragraph
(HOW Books - USA)
Deadline: 30 March 2011
No entry fees charged

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

Great Healthcare Advertising
(Ampixx Books - USA)
Deadline: 29 April 2011
No entry fees charged

American Web Design Awards
(Graphic Design USA - USA)
Deadline: 30 April 2011
Entry fees charged

Communication Arts Design Competition
(Communication Arts - USA)
Deadline: 13 May 2011
Entry fees charged

Communication Arts Advertising Competition
(Communication Arts - USA)
Deadline: 13 May 2011
Entry fees charged

UCDA Design Competition
(University & College Designer Association - USA)
Early Deadline: 17 June 2011
Final Deadline: 8 July 2011
Entry fees charged

Great Layout Ideas
(Ampixx Books - USA)
Deadline: 30 June 2011
No 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

Creativity 41 Print & Packaging Competition
(Creativity International - USA)
Deadline: 26 August 2011
Entry fees charged

Great Brochure Ideas
(Ampixx Books - USA)
Deadline: 31 August 2011
No entry fees charged

Book of the Year, Volume 4
(Design & Design - France)
Deadline: 30 September 2011
No entry fees charged

Great Use of Color in Graphic Design
(Ampixx Books - USA)
Deadline: 31 October 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 140 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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