Student Outreach

Congrats to our 2016 Student Competition 1st-Place Winner!

Congrats to our 2016 Student Competition 1st-Place Winner!

We're excited to wrap up our announcement of our 2016 Student Design Competition winners today with our 1st-place winner Angela Kilburg! (Check out the runners-up here, 3rd place here, and 2nd place here).

As our top winner, Angela's prizes include $2,500, an internship at an NYC magazine, inclusion in our Pub 51 SPD Annual and an invitation to our SPD Awards Gala.

Congrats to Angela and all our winners! And thanks to everyone who entered and made our judges' decision a tough one ... we loved looking at your work and commend you all on your great pieces. If you entered and didn't win, you are elgible to enter your designs in our SPD-U Spotlight later this month, so keep an eye out for that information soon.


FIRST PLACE and Recipient of the Mitch Shostak Award*
Angela Kilburg
SCHOOL: Moravian College
LEVEL: Sophomore
INSTRUCTOR: Camille Murphy
CATEGORY: How-To Magazine

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*Who's Mitch Shostak?

Our top prize is given to honor Mitch Shostak, a dear and dedicated friend of SPD who passed away on June 25, 2014. The former SPD board member had worked at numerous publications before opening Shostak Studios in 1993 where he continued to produce volumes of work for a number of clients. Mitch was widely respected as one of the country's leading publication designers. Committed and passionate in his teaching at the School of Visual Arts and mentoring in his own design studio, Mitch inspired his peers as well as many new generations of designers and art directors. We dedicate our top Student Design Competition prize to him in remembrance of his life and work.
 

Congrats to our 2016 Student Competition 2nd-Place Winner!

Congrats to our 2016 Student Competition 2nd-Place Winner!

We're sharing our 2016 Student Design Competition winners this week (check out the runners-up here and 3rd place here), and today we're happy to share our 2nd-place winner Tomas Almeida. As our #2 winner, Tomas' prizes include $1,000, inclusion in our Pub 51 SPD Annual and an invitation to our SPD Awards Gala. Congrats to Tomas!

Check back tomorrow for our top winner.


SECOND PLACE and Recipient of the B.W. Honeycutt Award*
Tomas Almeida
SCHOOL: Norwich University of the Arts
LEVEL: Senior
INSTRUCTOR: Glen Robinson
CATEGORY: News Magazine


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*Who's this B.W. Honeycutt?
The second-place prize is our B.W. Honeycutt Award, given to honor the life and work of Bruce W. Honeycutt
who died on January 12, 1994 at the age of 40. As the former Art Director of Details magazine, his redesign helped it earn accolades such as "Magazine of the Year" from Advertising Age and "Top Hottest ‚Ä®Magazine" from Adweek. Honeycutt's work has been recognized by SPD, AIGA, and the Art Directors Club of New York amongst others. He taught publication design at the School of Visual Arts in New York City, and attended North Carolina University at Chapel Hill. 


Congrats to our 2016 Student Competition 3rd-Place Winner!

Congrats to our 2016 Student Competition 3rd-Place Winner!

We're sharing our 2016 Student Design Competition winners this week (check out the runners-up here), and today we're happy to share our 3rd-place winner Philip Smith. As our #3 winner, Philip's prizes include $500, inclusion in our Pub 51 SPD Annual and an invitation to our SPD Awards Gala. Congrats to Philip!

Check back later this week to see more winners.


THIRD PLACE
Philip Smith
SCHOOL: Kutztown University
LEVEL: Junior
INSTRUCTOR: Denise Bosler
CATEGORY: How-To Magazine


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Congrats to our 2016 Student Design Competition Runners-Up!

Congrats to our 2016 Student Design Competition Runners-Up!

Today we're happy to share with you the runners-up in our 2016 Student Design Competition. Look for the rest of our winners later this week. And be sure to keep an eye out for our SPD-U Spotlight competition information later this month.

Congratulations to...
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FOURTH PLACE
Riza Cruz
SCHOOL: California State University, Fullerton
LEVEL: Junior
INSTRUCTOR: Yoon Han
CATEGORY: Adventure/Travel Magazine

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FIFTH PLACE
Amy Thompson
SCHOOL: Norwich University of the Arts
LEVEL: Junior
INSTRUCTOR: Glen Robinson
CATEGORY: Entertainment Magazine

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SIXTH PLACE
Bryan Vargas
SCHOOL: School of Visual Arts
LEVEL: Senior
INSTRUCTOR: Bryan Farevaag
CATEGORY: News Magazine

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Announcing our 2016 Student Design Competition Winners!

Announcing our 2016 Student Design Competition Winners!

After a fun day of judging this past Friday, we've got our top winners in our 2016 Student Design Competition! We'll be announcing them all week long and updating the list here each day.

This year's competition was our 18th annual student competition and in addition to being featured here, the winning work will be published in Pub 51 -- our next annual -- and the top 3 winners will be honored along with all our professional winners at our Awards Gala in early May.

Our awesome panel of judges had a hard decision making their picks from all the great work submitted, but after multiple rounds of judging, they selected first, second and third-place winners as well as 3 runners-up. Click their names below to see their winning work.

Congrats to all our winners and to all the wonderful entries we received! 

Click on the winner names to see their work.


FIRST PLACE and Recipient of the Mitch Shostak Award*
Angela Kilburg
SCHOOL: Moravian College
LEVEL: Sophomore
INSTRUCTOR: Camille Murphy
CATEGORY: How-To Magazine


SECOND PLACE and Recipient of the B.W. Honeycutt Award*
Tomas Almeida
SCHOOL: Norwich University of the Arts
LEVEL: Senior
INSTRUCTOR: Glen Robinson
CATEGORY: News Magazine

THIRD PLACE
Philip Smith
SCHOOL: Kutztown University
LEVEL: Junior
INSTRUCTOR: Denise Bosler
CATEGORY: How-To Magazine

FOURTH PLACE
Riza Cruz
SCHOOL: California State University, Fullerton
LEVEL: Junior
INSTRUCTOR: Yoon Han
CATEGORY: Adventure/Travel Magazine

FIFTH PLACE
Amy Thompson
SCHOOL: Norwich University of the Arts
LEVEL: Junior
INSTRUCTOR: Glen Robinson
CATEGORY: Entertainment Magazine

SIXTH PLACE
Bryan Vargas
SCHOOL: School of Visual Arts
LEVEL: Senior
INSTRUCTOR: Bryan Farevaag
CATEGORY: News Magazine

Did you enter the competition but weren't a winner? You can enter your work in our SPD-U Spotlight! Look for rules and entry guidelines on the blog in a few weeks!

Announcing our 2016 Student Design Competition Judges

The deadline for this year's Student Design Competition has now passed and our team is busy preparing all the entries for this Friday's judging. A big thanks to our awesome group of pros who will be making the hard decisions:

  • Marti Golon  Art Director, Reader's Digest
  • Cybele Grandjean  Partner, Area of Practice
  • Michael McCormick  Design Director, Martha Stewart Weddings
  • Byron Regej  Freelance Art Director
  • Michael Schnaidt  Senior Art Director, Men's Health


Whether you entered or not, be sure to watch out for our next Call for Entries for our SPD-U Spotlight Online Gallery Show ... we'll be announcing the details and opening for entries later this month.

Student Competition Q&A: Paying for Entries


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I'm about to enter your Student Design Competition and I see that there is an option for free entries for Student Members. I think I'm one, so should I choose that option? What happens if I'm not and I choose it anyway?




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