Student Outreach

Upcoming Events & Opportunities

• Fill out our SPD-U Social Media/Correspondence Survey and you could win a SPD Annual Starter Library! That's 4 of our recent annuals. And we're giving away 5 sets, so fill out the survey now to tell us the best way to reach you.

• Our 2015 Student Design Competition is officially open! The deadline is March 9, 2015. Get all the details here.
From the Student Competition Archives: Competition #12 - 2010 Winners

From the Student Competition Archives: Competition #12 - 2010 Winners

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As we celebrate SPD's 50th Anniversary, we're going back in time to showcase all the past Student Competition winners. (And don't forget to enter THIS year's competition. Details here.)

Back in the beginning, the competition was more like the professional competition in that it honored the best work being done by students from the past year (as opposed to now where you create entries specifically for our competition). But with the 6th competition in 2000, we started giving an assignment. 

Last week we showcased the top winners from the 2009 competition. And today we're highlighting all the winners from 2010. This is the 12th Student Competition...

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"From  the Student Competition Archives" series produced by Stanley Collado.
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From the Student Competition Archives: Competition #11 - 2009 Winners

From the Student Competition Archives: Competition #11 - 2009 Winners

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As we celebrate SPD's 50th Anniversary, we're going back in time to showcase all the past Student Competition winners. (And don't forget to enter THIS year's competition. Details here.)

Back in the beginning, the competition was more like the professional competition in that it honored the best work being done by students from the past year (as opposed to now where you create entries specifically for our competition). But with the 6th competition in 2000, we started giving an assignment. 

Last week we showcased the top winners from that 2008 competition. And today we're highlighting all the winners from 2009. This 11th Student Competition was published in Pub 44...
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From the Student Competition Archives: Competition #10 - 2008 Winners

From the Student Competition Archives: Competition #10 - 2008 Winners

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As we celebrate SPD's 50th Anniversary, we're going back in time to showcase all the past Student Competition winners. (And don't forget to enter THIS year's competition. Details here.)

Back in the beginning, the competition was more like the professional competition in that it honored the best work being done by students from the past year (as opposed to now where you create entries specifically for our competition). But with the 6th competition in 2000, we started giving an assignment. 

Last week we showcased the top winners from that 2007 competition. And today we're highlighting all the winners from 2008. This 10th Student Competition was published in Pub 43...
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From the Student Competition Archives: Competition #9 - 2007 Winners

From the Student Competition Archives: Competition #9 - 2007 Winners

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As we celebrate SPD's 50th Anniversary, we're going back in time to showcase all the past Student Competition winners. (And don't forget to enter THIS year's competition. Details here.)

Back in the beginning, the competition was more like the professional competition in that it honored the best work being done by students from the past year (as opposed to now where you create entries specifically for our competition). But with the 6th competition in 2000, we started giving an assignment. After the 7th competition, it went on hiatus for a while and then was revived again for the 2006 competition year. 

Last week we showcased the top winners from that 2006 competition. And today we're highlighting all the winners from 2007. This 9th Student Competition was published in Pub 42...
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#TBT: SPD Throws It Back to 2012 Student Competition Winner Christopher Allen

#TBT: SPD Throws It Back to 2012 Student Competition Winner Christopher Allen

50th-Small.jpgAs part of SPD's 50th Anniversary celebration, we're looking back at our past Student Competition winners (see galleries of past winning work here on the blog each Wednesday). A few of them were kind enough to speak with us about what they've been up to since their wins and how the competition affected them. 

In 2012 as part of our 14th Student Competition, Christopher Allen won the 1st place B.W. Honeycutt Award and TWO Honorable Mentions (as well as another Honorable Mention in 2013) for his work as a student at the University of Maryland at College Park under instructor Damien Franze (see his award-winning work below as well as in the link here). 

We had the opportunity to catch up with Chris who's currently a Brand Strategist and Designer at Brave UX. Chris has combined his mix of print and digital skills to give personality to his work. Read on to see where life has already taken him since his recent SPD Student Competition wins...

Image above: Postcard design for D.C.'s Drink the District's Hoppy Holidays event.
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From the Student Competition Archives: Competition #8 - 2006 Winners

From the Student Competition Archives: Competition #8 - 2006 Winners

50th-Small.jpg
As we celebrate SPD's 50th Anniversary, we're going back in time to showcase all the past Student Competition winners. 

Back in the beginning, the competition was more like the professional competition in that it honored the best work being done by students from the past year (as opposed to now where you create entries specifically for our competition ... look for this year's rules to be announced soon!). But with the 6th competition in 2000, we started giving an assignment. After the 7th competition, it went on hiatus for a while and then was revived again for the 2006 competition year. 

Last week we showcased the top winners from the 2002 competition. And today we're highlighting all the winners from the revived competition of 2006. This 8th Student Competition was published in Pub 41...
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Five Questions for Heather Jones, Information Graphics Designer

Five Questions for Heather Jones, Information Graphics Designer



Ever looked at a magazine's masthead and wondered just what do all those job titles actually mean? What does a photo producer actually do? Does a deputy art director get a shiny badge? And why are some people creative directors and others design directors? 
  
Back after a brief hiatus, our blog series "Five Questions for..."  is here to help answer those questions and give you insight into working in the world of publication design. Is there a particular job that you want to know more about? Email  us at spdstudentoutreach@gmail.com and we'll find an expert who does it. They'll give you their take, and then it's up to you to put their advice to work. Read on to find out what being an Information Graphics Designer is like for Heather Jones.

Five Questions For... is edited by Joseph Caserto


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Our 2015 Student Design Competition Official Rules
Our 2015 Student Design Competition Official Rules
As you've seen here on the blog this fall, our past Student Competition winners have gone on to some awesome... ...More
Soooo...Do Any of You Use Facebook Anymore?
Soooo...Do Any of You Use Facebook Anymore?
Okay, so we'll admit it ... even though we have some wonderful, lively, fresh-out-of-college members here at official SPD-U Headquarters,... ...More
#TBT: SPD Throws It Back to 2010 & '11 Student Competition Winner Derek Eng
#TBT: SPD Throws It Back to 2010 & '11 Student Competition Winner Derek Eng
As part of SPD's 50th Anniversary celebration, we're looking back at our past Student Competition winners (see galleries of past winning work here on... ...More
Students: Get Your FREE Ticket to Next Wednesday's David Moretti Event!
Students: Get Your FREE Ticket to Next Wednesday's David Moretti Event!
As you may have noticed on our homepage, next week SPD is hosting "Game Changers: An Evening With David Moretti"... ...More