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:

1000 Food Styling Ideas
(Rockport Publishers - USA)
Extended Deadline
No entry fees charged

American Graphic Design & Advertising Awards
(AGDA - USA)
Deadline: 7 December 2012
Late Deadline: 17 December 2012 (late fees apply)
Entry fees charged

The Louie Awards
(Greeting Card Association - USA)
Deadline Extended: 12 December 2012
Entry fees charged

TDC Typeface Design Competition
(Type Directors Club - USA)
Deadline: 14 December 2012
Entry fees charged

TDC Communication Design Competition
(Type Directors Club - USA)
Deadline: 14 December 2012
Entry fees charged

The Telly Awards
(The Telly Awards - USA)
Early Deadline: 14 December 2012
Entry fees charged

Geo Graphic
(Index Book - Spain)
Deadline: 15 December 2012
No entry fees charged

Basic Cover
(Index Book - Spain)
Deadline: 15 December 2012
No entry fees charged

American Package Design Awards
(Graphic Design USA - USA)
Deadline Extended: 20 December 2012
Entry fees charged

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

ADC Awards: Design
(Art Directors Club - USA)
Early Bird Deadline: 31 December 2012
Deadline: 11 January 2013
Entry fees charged

ADC Awards: Motion
(Art Directors Club - USA)
Early Bird Deadline: 31 December 2012
Deadline: 11 January 2013
Entry fees charged

ADC Awards: Photography
(Art Directors Club - USA)
Early Bird Deadline: 31 December 2012
Deadline: 11 January 2013
Entry fees charged

ADC Awards: Illustration
(Art Directors Club - USA)
Early Bird Deadline: 31 December 2012
Deadline: 11 January 2013
Entry fees charged

ADC Awards: Interactive
(Art Directors Club - USA)
Early Bird Deadline: 31 December 2012
Deadline: 18 January 2013
Entry fees charged

ADC Awards: Advertising
(Art Directors Club - USA)
Early Bird Deadline: 31 December 2012
Deadline: 11 January 2013
Entry fees charged

Logo Nest 03 | The Special B&W Edition
(Logo Nest)
Deadline: 31 December 2012
Membership flat fee charged

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

ADC Awards: Student
(Art Directors Club - USA)
Deadline: 11 January 2013
Entry fees charged

The O'toole Awards for Creative Excellence
(American Association of Advertising Agencies - USA)
Early Bird Deadline: 11 January 2013
Deadline: 25 January 2013
Entry fees charged

Communciator Awards
(IAVA - USA)
Final Deadline: 18 January 2012
Entry fees charged

The O'toole Awards for Media Excellence
(American Association of Advertising Agencies - USA)
Deadline: 25 January 2013
Entry fees charged

Best in Typography Annual
(Graphis - USA)
Deadline: 30 January 2013
Entry fees charged

Social/Political Postersl
(Graphis - USA)
Deadline: 30 January 2013
Entry fees charged

Print's Regional Design Annual 2013
(Print Magazine - USA)
Early Bird Deadline: 1 February 2013
Entry fees charged

Summit Creative Awards
(Summit Awards - USA)
Deadline: 11 February 2013
Entry fees charged

HOW Promotion & Marketing Design Awards
(HOW - USA)
Early Deadline: 22 February 2013
Entry fees charged

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

In-HOWse Design Awards
(HOW - USA)
Deadline: 1 May 2013
Entry fees charged

Communication Arts Design Competition
(Communication Arts - USA)
Deadline: 10 May 2013
Entry fees charged

Communication Arts Advertising Competition
(Communication Arts - USA)
Deadline: 10 May 2013
Entry fees charged

Summit Marketing Effectiveness Awards
(Summit Awards - USA)
Deadline: 13 June 2013
Entry fees charged

I Heart Logos, Season 4
(iheartlogos.com - USA)
Deadline: 31 August 2013
Entry Fee Increase: 1 September 2013
Final Deadline: 15 September 2013
Entry fees charged

Summit Emerging Media Awards
(Summit Awards - USA)
Deadline: 20 September 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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