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:

100 Best in Photography 2013
(Graphis - USA)
Deadline: 22 August 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

Social/Political Posters
(Graphis - USA)
Deadline: 20 September 2012
Entry fees charged

2012 Social Good Design Awards
(RGD and Gladstone Hotel - Canada)
Deadline: 24 September 2012
Entry fees charged

HOW International Design Awards
(HOW - USA)
Deadline: 24 September 2012
Entry fees charged

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

Print's Portfolio Review
(Print Magazine - USA)
Deadline Extended: 1 November 2012
Entry fees charged

HOW Interactive Design Awards
(HOW - USA)
Deadline Extended: 14 November 2012
Entry fees charged

Your Best Work Design Awards
(HOW - USA)
Deadline: 15 November 2012
Entry fees charged

Hiiibrand Awards 2012
(Hiiibrand - China)
Deadline: 31 December 2012
Entry fees charged

Communication Arts Illustration Competition
(Communication Arts - USA)
Deadline: 4 January 2013
Entry fees charged

Communication Arts Photography Competition
(Communication Arts - USA)
Deadline: 15 March 2013
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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