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:

American Package Design Awards
(Graphic Design USA - USA)
Deadline Extended: 11 January 2013
Entry fees charged

2013 Photo & Illustration Awards
(Applied Arts -Canada)
Deadline: 11 January 2013
Entry fees charged

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

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

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

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

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

Design Week Awards
(DesignWeek - UK)
Earlybird Deadline: 18 January 2013
Deadline: 31 January 2013
Entry fees charged

Communication Arts Illustration Competition
(Communication Arts - USA)
Late Deadline: 18 January 2013 (late fees apply)
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

Best in Poster Annual 2014
(Graphis - USA)
Deadline: 14 January 2013
Entry fees charged

ADC Awards: Interactive
(Art Directors Club - USA)
Deadline: 18 January 2013
Entry fees charged

Communciator Awards
(IAVA - USA)
Final Deadline: 18 January 2013
Entry fees charged

Top New 100 Creatives #56
(CMYK Magazine - USA)
Deadline: 21 January 2013
Entry fees charged

ADC Awards: Advertising
(Art Directors Club - USA)
Deadline: 25 January 2013
Entry fees charged

D&AD Professional Awards
(D&AD - UK)
Deadline: 30 January 2013
Entry fees charged

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

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

Logo Nest 03 | The Special B&W Edition
(Logo Nest)
Deadline Extended: 30 January 2013
Membership flat fee charged

Core77 Design Awards
(Core77 - USA)
Early Bird Deadline: 31 January 2013 (Discounted entry fees)
Deadline: 15 March 2013
Entry fees charged

International Design Awards
(IDA - USA)
Extended Deadline: 31 January 2013
Entry fees charged

The Dieline Package Design Awards
(The Dieline - USA)
Early Bird Deadline: 31 January 2013
Final Deadline: 15 March 2013
Entry fees charged

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

Brand New Awards
(UnderConsideration | Brand New - USA)
Early Bird Deadline: 1 February 2013 (Discounted entry fees)
Deadline: 1 March 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
Final Deadline: 25 March 2013
Entry fees charged

SOTA Catalyst Award
(Society of Typographic Aficionados - USA)
Deadline: 1 March 2013
No entry fee charged

The Telly Awards
(The Telly Awards - USA)
Deadline: 1 March 2013
Entry fees charged

Neenah UnShow Competition
(Neenah Paper | HOW | Print - USA)
Deadline: 12 March 2013
No entry fees charged

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

D&AD Student Awards
(D&AD - UK)
Deadline: 30 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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