Will You Be In the SPD-U Spotlight? Enter Your Designs by June 3

Will You Be In the SPD-U Spotlight? Enter Your Designs by June 3
The competition is now closed. 

New Deadline: Wednesday, June 5th, at Noon (eastern standard time)

Now that the 2012-2013 academic year is winding down for most of you and you've just finished a bunch of big projects, we want to see what you've been up to! Enter your editorial design work from the past year in our 2013 SPD-U Spotlight Juried Online Gallery

Forget rules, forget formulas--just show us the best stuff you have. If your work is chosen by our jury of top-notch editorial design professionals, we will showcase it in an exclusive online gallery here on the SPD website. It's a great way to get your work in front of magazine art directors with the power to hire fresh, young talent like yourself. All the rules and details after the jump...


2013 SPD-U SPOTLIGHT: Juried Online Gallery for Students
Send us up to 3 pieces of your finest editorial design work by Monday, June 3 Wednesday, June 5th at noon. Anything created from January 2012 through May 2013 is eligible. A piece can be either a single page or a double-page spread. And best of all, entry is FREE! 

All entries will be seen by our amazing panel of judges. We will then display selected work in a special online gallery here on the SPD website and our SPD-U Facebook page.


1. Download the official Call for Entries here. Fill out the included entry form and have your instructor sign it.

2. Scan the signed form from your accredited school and attach it along with either low-res PDFs or 72 dpi RGB JPG files (no larger than 5MB) and email it to SPDUspotlight@gmail.com.

3. DEADLINE: Monday, June 3, 2013 by 5pm EST.  We've extended the deadline to Wednesday, June 5, 2013 by Noon EST. The competition is now closed.

4. Questions? Check out some frequently asked ones here and here ... otherwise, email us at SPDUspotlight@gmail.com

Please note: Entry is FREE, but submissions must be approved by a professor or teacher. We are accepting digital entries only, and all entries with completed forms must be received via email to SPDUspotlight@gmail.com by Monday, June 3, 2013 5PM EST Wednesday, June 5, 2013, 12PM NOON EST. Late entries after that extended deadline will not be accepted. Winners will be notified by email by July 1, 2013.

Good luck! 
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