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 Inhouse Design Awards
(GDUSA - USA)
Deadline: 12 April 2013
Entry fees charged

American Web Design Awards
(GDUSA - USA)
Deadline: 12 April 2013
Entry fees charged

Design Annual 2014
(Graphis - USA)
Deadline Extended: 15 April, 2013
Entry fees charged

Creativity Awards | Media & Interactive
(Creativity International Awards - USA)
Deadline: 19 April 2013
Entry fees charged

One Show Entertainment
(One Club - USA)
Deadline Extended: 15 April 2013 (late fees apply)
Entry fees charged

1000 Dog Portraits
(Rockport Publishers - USA)
Deadline Extended: 15 April 2013
No entry fees charged

The Telly Awards
(The Telly Awards - USA)
Deadline Extended: 19 April 2013
Entry fees charged

CLASSIC® Folders Competition
(Neenah Paper - USA)
Deadline: 25 April 2013
No entry fees charged

Best in Typography Annual 2014
(Graphis - USA)
Deadline: 1 May 2013
Entry fees charged

Social/Political Posters
(Graphis - USA)
Deadline: 1 May 2013
Entry fees charged

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

FPO Awards
(UnderConsideration - USA)
Early-bird Deadline: 3 May 2013
Deadline: 31 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

The (Re)design Awards
(AIGA - USA)
Deadline: 31 May 2013
Entry fees charged

Top New 100 Creatives #57
(CMYK Magazine - USA)
Deadline: 10 June 2013
Entry fees charged

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

HOW Logo Design Awards
(HOW - USA)
Deadline: 1 July 2013
Entry fees charged

HOW International Design Awards
(HOW - USA)
Deadline: 15 August 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

(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.

© 2013 Jeff Fisher LogoMotives

No comments: