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SPD-U Spotlight: Looking Back at Our 2013 Spotlight Winners

SPD-U Spotlight: Looking Back at Our 2013 Spotlight Winners

Our 2014 SPD-U Spotlight Call for Entries is out and to help you figure out which of your own design pieces you're going to enter, let's take a look at last year's winners and runners-up. Links and images to follow, after the jump...… MORE
Get in the SPD-U Spotlight! Enter Your Designs by June 2

Get in the SPD-U Spotlight! Enter Your Designs by June 2

The 2013-2014 academic year is coming to a close soon and you'll be finishing up a bunch of awesome projects ... don't let them just gather dust once the grades are in, share them with us!  We want to see what you've been up to! If you've created any type of editorial design work in the past year, enter it in our 2014 SPD-U Spotlight Juried Online Gallery

Whether it's a magazine project from your design class, a newsletter design you did for your fraternity, work you did on your school's newspaper, yearbook or literary mag, etc ... if it's any type of editorial design, we'd love to see it! 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'll showcase it in an exclusive online gallery here on the SPD website with links to your portfolio website. It's a great way to get your name and 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...

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The SPD-U Spotlight Shines on Our Runners-Up!

The SPD-U Spotlight Shines on Our Runners-Up!

Now that you've seen all 8 of the top winning pieces in our SPD-U Online Gallery Show, check out the 12 runners-up after the jump. And be sure to check back in with us next week when we showcase even more of the finalists. 

Thanks again to our terrific team of judges and to all of you who entered! Now, on to the good stuff... presenting our SPD-U Spotlight Runners-Up, in alphabetical order:
The SPD-U Spotlight Shines on Michele Snow

The SPD-U Spotlight Shines on Michele Snow

Today we're showcasing the last of our 8 top winners from our SPD-U Spotlight Online Gallery Show. But be sure to check back on Friday when we reveal the runners-up. And we'll have even more work to show after that, so keep coming back!

Today we're shining the SPD-U Spotlight on Michele Snow ... she her winning piece larger and get some details from Michele after the jump.
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The SPD-U Spotlight Shines on Sarah Peng

The SPD-U Spotlight Shines on Sarah Peng

This week we're continuing to showcase our 8 top winners from our SPD-U Spotlight Online Gallery Show. We'll be featuring a winner a day -- in alphabetical order, they are all equal winners -- until we show all 8, then we'll showcase some runners-up as well, so be sure to keep checking back in with us to see all the awesome work.

Today we're shining the SPD-U Spotlight on Sarah Peng ... see his winning piece larger and get some details from Sarah after the jump.
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The SPD-U Spotlight Shines on Adam Lowe

The SPD-U Spotlight Shines on Adam Lowe

This week we're continuing to showcase our 8 top winners from our SPD-U Spotlight Online Gallery Show. We'll be featuring a winner a day -- in alphabetical order, they are all equal winners -- until we show all 8, then we'll showcase some runners-up as well, so be sure to keep checking back in with us to see all the awesome work.

Today we're shining the SPD-U Spotlight on Adam Lowe ... see his winning piece larger and get some details from Adam after the jump.
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The SPD-U Spotlight Shines on Tonya Loewen

The SPD-U Spotlight Shines on Tonya Loewen

We're continuing to showcase our 8 top winners from our SPD-U Spotlight Online Gallery Show. We'll be featuring a winner a day -- in alphabetical order, they are all equal winners -- until we show all 8, then we'll showcase some runners-up as well, so be sure to keep checking back in with us to see all the awesome work.

Today we're shining the SPD-U Spotlight on Tonya Loewen ... see her winning piece larger and get some details from Tonya after the jump.
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The SPD-U Spotlight Shines on Jessica Gray

The SPD-U Spotlight Shines on Jessica Gray

spotlight-logo.jpgToday we're continuing to showcase our 8 top winners from our SPD-U Spotlight Online Gallery Show. Our team of judges had a super-tough job choosing the winning work, so thanks to all of you who entered and congrats on all the great work you're doing!

We'll be featuring a winner a day -- in alphabetical order, they are all equal winners -- until we show all 8, then we'll showcase some runners-up as well, so be sure to keep checking back in with us to see all the awesome work.

Today we're shining the SPD-U Spotlight on Jessica Gray ... see her winning piece larger and get some details from Jessica after the jump.
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The SPD-U Spotlight Shines on Kayla Bryer

The SPD-U Spotlight Shines on Kayla Bryer

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Today we're continuing to showcase our 8 top winners from our SPD-U Spotlight Online Gallery Show. Our team of judges had a super-tough job choosing the winning work, so thanks to all of you who entered and congrats on all the great work you're doing!

We'll be featuring a winner a day -- in alphabetical order, they are all equal winners -- until we show all 8, then we'll showcase some runners-up as well, so be sure to keep checking back in with us to see all the awesome work.

Today we're shining the SPD-U Spotlight on Kayla Bryer ... see her winning piece larger and get some details from Kayla after the jump.
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The SPD-U Spotlight Shines on Sarah Azpeitia

The SPD-U Spotlight Shines on Sarah Azpeitia

We're happy to showcase the second of the 8 top winners today from our SPD-U Spotlight Online Gallery ShowOur team of judges had a super-tough job choosing the winning work, so thanks to all of you who entered and congrats on all the great work you're doing!

We'll be featuring a winner a day -- in alphabetical order, they are all equal winners -- until we show all 8, then we'll showcase some runners-up as well, so be sure to keep checking back in with us to see all the awesome work.

Today we're shining the SPD-U Spotlight on Sarah Azpeitia ... see her winning piece larger and get some details from Sarah after the jump.
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The SPD-U Spotlight Shines on Lauren Ahn

The SPD-U Spotlight Shines on Lauren Ahn

Our team of judges had a super-tough job choosing the winning work in our SPD-U Spotlight Online Gallery Show ... thanks to all of you who entered and congrats on all the great work you're doing! 

We're happy to showcase the first of our 8 top winners today ... we'll be featuring a winner a day -- in alphabetical order, they are all equal winners -- until we show all 8, then we'll showcase some runners-up as well, so be sure to keep checking back in with us to see all the awesome work.

Today we're shining the SPD-U Spotlight on Lauren Ahn ... see her winning piece larger and get some details from Lauren after the jump.
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SPD-U Spotlight Update

SPD-U Spotlight Update

For those of you who entered our SPD-U Spotlight Online Juried Gallery Show, we're ALMOST done with judging. We'll be contacting the winners by next week and will post their work here on the blog soon after. Thanks for your patience!
SPD-U Spotlight: Deadline Extended till Wednesday!

SPD-U Spotlight: Deadline Extended till Wednesday!

As you know with our Student Design Competition, we NEVER extend our deadline. But between all the graduations and internship-finding and summer plans, it sure seems like summer's flying by without enough time to do anything! So we're giving you a bit MORE TIME to enter our SPD-U Spotlight ... 

The Extended Deadline is now WEDNESDAY, JUNE 5 AT NOON (EST).

So if you're having trouble tracking down your professor or getting your files together, you get a little more time. Download the Call for Entries here and see all the frequently-asked-questions here.

Questions? Email us at SPDUspotlight@gmail.com.
SPD-U Spotlight Q&A: What qualifies as

SPD-U Spotlight Q&A: What qualifies as "editorial design"?

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I want to enter an annual report I designed in your SPD-U Spotlight ... would that be considered "editorial design" or is it only for magazine design?



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Yes, annual reports are definitely editorial design and therefore are totally eligible for our Spotlight show. So are newspapers, newsletters, book projects, zines, catalogs, brochures, and of course magazines as well ... anything that has editorial content is totally eligible and we want to see it! 

Remember, the deadline is THIS MONDAY, by 5pm EST. You can enter up to 3 pieces that you created as a student anytime since January 2012, and it's totally FREE to enter. So send us your work now!!


Good luck!!

SPD-U Spotlight Q&A: What If I've Graduated?

SPD-U Spotlight Q&A: What If I've Graduated?

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I'd love to enter the SPD-U Spotlight gallery show, but I graduated in December ... can I still enter even if I'm no longer a student?



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YES!!! As long as you produced the work while you were a student at some point between June 1, 2013 and May 31, 2014, you can enter regardless of your current status. You DO still have to get an instructor or school official to sign off on your submissions though, so be sure to gather your stuff together and reach out to your instructor with enough time to get that approval. 

Can't wait to see your work! Get all the submission details here.
Announcing our SPD-U Spotlight Judges!

Announcing our SPD-U Spotlight Judges!

The June 3 deadline for our SPD-U Spotlight Online Gallery Show is coming fast, and our super-fabulous panel of judges are ready and waiting to see all your amazing work. 

Remember, there are NO RULES for this one ... no fees either, it's TOTALLY FREE to enter! All you do is send us 3 of your best pieces of editorial design (any type of editorial design: magazines, newspapers, newsletters, books, journals, zines, brochures, etc) ... you can enter anything you've designed since January 2012. Then our judges pick the best of the bunch and we showcase 'em here and everywhere we can, getting you and your work tons of exposure.

And now let's meet the amazing judges who will be looking at all your great work...


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SPD-U Spotlight Q&A: Is It Free?

SPD-U Spotlight Q&A: Is It Free?

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I am interested in entering the SPD-U Spotlight gallery show and am curious: is it really totally free? 
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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. 

THE DEADLINE HAS BEEN EXTENDED!!!
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...
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