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:

Top 100 New Creatives #53
(CMYK - USA)
Deadline Extended: 26 March 2012
Entry fees charged

Communicator Awards
(IAVA - USA)
Final Deadline: 30 March 2012
Entry fees charged

Communication Arts Photography Competition
(Communication Arts - USA)
Deadline Extended: 30 March 2012 (late fees apply)
Entry fees charged

Neenah UnShow Competition
(Neenah Paper, HOW and PRINT - USA)
Deadline Extended: 30 March 2012
No entry fees charged

Best of Brochure Design 12
(Rockport Publishers - USA)
Deadline: 1 April 2012
No entry fees charged

In-HOWse Design Awards
(HOW - USA)
Deadline: 2 April 2012
Entry fees charged

PRINT Regional Design Annual
(PRINT - USA)
Final Deadline: 2 April 2012
Entry fees charged

The Dieline Package Design Awards
(The Dieline - USA)
Final Deadline: 2 April 2012
Entry fees charged

2012 Media and Interactive Awards
(The Creativity Awards - USA)
Deadline: 6 April 2012
Entry fees charged

HOW Promotion Design Awards
(HOW - USA)
Final Deadline: 6 April 2012
Entry fees charged

Poster Annual 2013
(Graphis - USA)
Deadline Extended: 9 April 2012
Entry fees charged

Core77 Design Awards
(Core77 - USA)
Deadline: 10 April 2012
Entry fees charged

33rd Annual Telly Awards
(The Telly Awards - USA)
Deadline Extended: 22 April 2012
Entry fees charged

Social/Political Posters
(Graphis - USA)
Deadline: 23 April 2012
Entry fees charged

100 Best in Design
(Graphis - USA)
Deadline: 30 April 2012
Entry fees charged

Win A Classic
(Neenah CLASSIC® Papers - USA)
Deadline: 30 April 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

HOW Logo Design Awards
(HOW - USA)
Deadline: 1 June 2012
Entry fees charged

Summit Marketing Effectiveness Awards
(Summit International Awards - USA)
Deadline: 20 June 2012
Entry fees charged

HOW Interactive Design Awards
(HOW - USA)
Deadline: 2 July 2012
Entry fees charged

iheartlogos season three
(iheartlogos.com - USA)
Early Deadline: 31 August 2012
Late Deadline: 15 September 2012 (late fees apply)
Entry fees charged

Communication Arts Typography Competition
(Communication Arts - USA)
Deadline: 9 September 2012
Entry fees charged

Summit Emerging Media Awards
(Summit International Awards - USA)
Deadline: 19 September 2012
Entry fees charged

Communication Arts Interactive Competition
(Communication Arts - USA)
Deadline: 5 October 2012
Entry fees charged

LogoLounge
(LogoLounge - USA)
Deadline: Ongoing
Annual membership fee 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.

© 2012 Jeff Fisher LogoMotives

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