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:

TDC Type Communication
(Type Directors Club - USA)
Deadline: 16 December 2011
Entry fees charged

TDC Typeface Design
(Type Directors Club - USA)
Deadline: 16 December 2011
Entry fees charged

TDC Title Design
(Type Directors Club - USA)
Deadline: 16 December 2011
Entry fees charged

33rd Annual Telly Awards
(The Telly Awards - USA)
Early Deadline: 16 December 2011
Entry fees charged

Branding 6
(Graphis - USA)
Deadline Extended: 21 December 2011
Entry fees charged

Hiiibrand Logo Design Awards 2011
(Hiiibrand - China)
Deadline: 31 December 2011
Entry fees charged - payment though coins purchased on site

LogoNest 02
(LogoNest - Australia)
Deadline: 31 December 2011
Paid site membership required

Brands of the World Logo Awards
(Brands of the World - USA)
Deadline: 31 December 2011
Entry fees charged

Communication Arts Illustration Competition
(Communication Arts - USA)
Deadline: 6 January 2012
Entry fees charged

Bright Ideas in Use of Color
(Bright Books - USA)
Deadline: 6 January 2012
No entry fees charged

Bright Ideas in Business Cards
(Bright Books - USA)
Deadline: 6 January 2012
No entry fees charged

Bright Ideas in Brochures
(Bright Books - USA)
Deadline: 6 January 2012
No entry fees charged

Bright Ideas in Layouts
(Bright Books - USA)
Deadline: 6 January 2012
No entry fees charged

Top 100 New Creatives #53
(CMYK - USA)
Deadline: 9 January 2011
Entry fees charged

American Package Design Awards
(GDUSA - USA)
Deadline Extended: 10 January 2012
Entry fees charged

Communicator Awards
(IAVA - USA)
Final Deadline: 13 January 2012
Entry fees charged

Creative Review Annual 2012
(Creative Review - UK)
Deadline Extended: 13 January 2012
Entry fees charged

Summit Creative Awards
(Summit International Awards - USA)
Deadline: 13 February 2012
Entry fees charged

Social/Political Posters
(Graphis - USA)
Deadline: 31 January 2012
Entry fees charged

Bright Ideas in Logo Design 2
(Bright Books - USA)
Deadline: 2 March 2012
No entry fees charged

Communication Arts Photography Competition
(Communication Arts - USA)
Deadline: 16 March 2012
Entry fees charged

Communication Arts Design Competition
(Communication Arts - USA)
Deadline: 11 May 2012
Entry fees charged

Communication Arts Advertising Competition
(Communication Arts - USA)
Deadline: 11 May 2012
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 160 graphic design books. Many of those inclusions are the result of design competitions, or requests for submissions, like those listed above.

© 2011 Jeff Fisher LogoMotives

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