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Student Competition 11.10.13
Every year, SPD holds a professional competition to find the best editorial design out there. Now students have the chance to be a part of this world-class event!
Student Competition 11.16.12
Enter as many entries as you like according to our categories and rules, and you could win cash prizes, the Adobe Creative Suite software and--perhaps best of all--an internship! Check out all the details after the jump...
Student Competition 04.25.12
If you worked on your school's newspaper, magazine, yearbook or online publication from May 15, 2011 thru May 14, 2012, enter your work to be considered by our expert panel of judges. Comprised of a variety of top-notch professionals from SPD and the CMA, your designs will be in front of an incredible group of talented eyes. Enter now for that opportunity!
Winning work will be published in a publication this fall, to be distributed and announced at the CMA's National College Media Convention this fall in Chicago, and featured on the SPD and CMA sites.
Deadline: May 15, 2012.
Official rules and entry instructions here.
Get updates on the competition Facebook page here and on their Twitter feed here.
Student Competition 10.19.11
Enter up to 5 entries according to our categories and rules, and you could win cash prizes, the Adobe Creative Suite software and--perhaps best of all--an internship! Check out all the details after the jump...
And they're doing it with SPOTS.
The static full-page illustration is no longer the standard of excellence. In both printed and digital publications, the most exciting illustration weaves its way into the fabric of the story, makes trends tangible, tells the deeper truth, communicates identities, and often wins the spotlight for itself.
SPOTS honors the illustrations that outshine all the others when the spotlight comes around.
SPD is the only organization to honor this exciting, evolving artform with its annual SPOTS competition, a part of our mission to promote the best in editorial design, today and every day. Commissioned work by publications of any kind (printed or digital, paper or screen) is awarded, along with UNcommissioned work, pieces published only by you, the illustrator.
Download the forms and Call for Entries after the jump...
Student Competition 10.14.10
Enter up to 5 entries according to our categories and rules, and you could win cash prizes, the Adobe Creative Suite software and--perhaps best of all--an internship! Check out all the details below:
Illustration is changing, showing up in unexpected ways, blurring borders, reinventing itself as a medium for bold expression in the digital age. Tightening budgets are breeding creative solutions. Online publishing initially brought a stifling proliferation of photographic syndication, stock imagery, sameness. Now illustrators are moving to the forefront, providing the character and dynamism needed to stand out in a crowd of predictability.
And they're doing it with SPOTS.
After the jump, a list of all the winning magazines part of SPD's PUB 45 Competition... … MORE
Digital Competition 03.10.10
The SPD Digital Competition is the first competition to exclusively embrace and celebrate great editorial design being executed across all digital platforms--great design is platform agnostic! Send in your best work and be celebrated with the best of the best at the SPD Awards Gala in May, in the SPD PUB 45 hardcover Annual, and be put on a pedestal in the SPD.org Galleries.
We are also announcing this year, for the first time ever, the Site of the Year Awards where we'll crown the year's best website. To level the playing field we will offer two Site of the Year Awards for sites both with and without a print component.
Who can enter you ask? Web sites and other digital publications containing dynamic or regularly updated editorial content including text, pictures, video, audio, animation or a combination of any of these.
Keep reading after the jump for the list of jurors, rules and forms for entry...
Student Competition 12.22.09
Every year, SPD holds a professional competition to find the best editorial design out there. Now all you students have the chance to be a part of this world-class event! Enter up to 5 entries according to our categories and rules, and you could win cash prizes, the Adobe Creative Suite software and--perhaps best of all--an internship! Check out all the details below:
Rare specimens are now requested from all corners of the world, from the glossiest of the glossies to the ground-breaking alt-weeklies, from online video and blog reporting to limited-run 'zines and local broadsheets, from corporate missives to specialty niche publications. Download entry forms & rules here.
Entries due by FRIDAY, JANUARY 8, 2010 without a late penalty.
2009 has been a challenging, tumultuous year in our industry, but one that has proven the rule: from great challenges can come some of the best solutions. Inspire your colleagues!
Debra Bishop, CD, More
Casey Tierney, DP, Real Simple
Captains and the jury, as well as some special notes about the judging, after the jump...
As we work to finish adding the almost 700 winners of PUB 44 to the Galleries (check back here by the end of the week!) we're happy to post a full list of the Gold & Silver winners after the jump, or you can download a pdf of the press release here, and check back for party pictures as we get them (and if you've got them, send them in!). Thanks to everyone who came out to celebrate the work, and more importantly, the fabulous people who DO the work: you're the reason we can do this! And now, we're off to soak our feet a bit more; you, check out these winners...
The Society of Publication Designers is the only organization to honor these hard-working little gems with its annual SPOTS Competition. Chaired this year by Matthew Lenning, Design Director at Bon AppÃ©tit, and Don Morris, Principal at Don Morris Design, SPOTS will be judged by a panel of leading publication art directors and commercial illustrators, with the winning entries will be featured in a special, self-contained book and sent to SPD members and winning illustrators for FREE, as well as featured in the PUB 44 Design Annual, and archived in a special gallery on this very site, linking to the winning illustrator's websites.
Read on for all the details, the call for entries, and links to past winners...
*Big thanks to Yuko Shimizu for the illustration on the Call for Entries, above!
The Big Picture // Category: Online Photography
CHOW: The Ten // Category: Series or Column
The Daily Beast // Category: Online Site Independent of a Print Publication
The NY Times: 2008 Presidential Election Results // Category: Online Information Graphics
The NY Times: A Map of Olympic Medals // Category: Online Information Graphics
The Gold and Silver Medals are awarded from across all of the Online Categories based on highest overall scores. One of these sites will be winning a Gold Medal, and one a Silver Medal, at the SPD Gala on Friday, May 8th. Keep reading after the jump for the full list of Online Merit Winners, ready for you to browse as well...
EXTRA TIME. Our very favorite.
Our Online Chair, Jeremy LaCroix, and his team of judges have studied the categories for the Online Competition and improved on what we had, adding categories for online features like photo slideshows, online columns, editorial blogs, mobile apps, and more. Online editorial work is changing daily, and as SPD members work and innovate more and more both in print and online, it's our goal to keep up with the new work, and continue to recognize the best of the best.
Download the newly updated ONLINE Call for Entries, and send in your editorial online work with NO LATE FEES by Wednesday, March 4th!
Oh yeah, one more thing: Help us spread the word to your online peers who may not be aware of SPD and PUB 44! Let's get them involved!
Creative Director / New York Magazine online
Graphic Designer, Design Critic and Educator
Pentagram / Yale School of Art
Jason Santa Maria
Graphic Designer, Consultant, Creative Director / A List Apart
Creative Director / Rodale online / Men's Health / Runner's World / Prevention
More info about these judges who'll be selecting the Online Gold, and a copy of the Online Call for Entries, after the jump...