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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 jobs and experiences. Now's YOUR turn to get that same career jumpstart by entering our 2015 Student Design Competition! This annual competition is a special opportunity for you to win cash, exposure to a huge audience of amazing professional designers, and -- perhaps best of all -- a summer internship at a top magazine! 

We're sharing the categories and rules below to get you started and you can download the official Call for Entries PDF here, and we'll continue looking back at all of our past winners, answering frequently asked questions and sharing tips over the coming weeks, so stay tuned and read on...
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Congrats to Our 2014 Student Design Competition 6th-Place Winner!

Congrats to Our 2014 Student Design Competition 6th-Place Winner!

Now that we've announced our 1st-, 2nd- and 3rd-place winners from our 2014 Student Design Competition, we're happy to also start sharing our honorable mentions! Last week we shared our 4th-place winner and 5th-place winner, and today we're highlighting 6th-place winner Mary Durant ... click through to see her full entry and details. And keep checking back here on our blog for our runners-up to be announced soon!… MORE
Congrats to Our 2014 Student Design Competition 5th-Place Winner!

Congrats to Our 2014 Student Design Competition 5th-Place Winner!

Now that we've announced our 1st-, 2nd- and 3rd-place winners from our 2014 Student Design Competition, we're happy to also start sharing our honorable mentions! Monday we shared our 4th-place winner, and today we're highlighting 5th-place winner Drew Park ... click through to see his full entry and details. And keep checking back here on our blog for more winners to come. … MORE
Congrats to Our 2014 Student Design Competition 4th-Place Winner!

Congrats to Our 2014 Student Design Competition 4th-Place Winner!

Now that we've announced our 1st-, 2nd- and 3rd-place winners from our 2014 Student Design Competition, we're happy to also start sharing our honorable mentions! Today we're starting with 4th-place winner Allen Chiu... click through to see his full entry and details. And keep checking back here on our blog for more winners to come.… MORE
Congrats to Our 2014 Student Design Competition First-Place Winner!

Congrats to Our 2014 Student Design Competition First-Place Winner!

Our 2014 Student Design Competition 2nd- and 3rd-place winners have been announced, and today we're excited to share our first-place winner with you. Click through to check out Daniel Murphy's full entry and stay tuned for our Honorable Mentions and even more winners beyond that. Congrats to Daniel ...… MORE
Congrats to Our 2014 Student Design Competition Second-Place Winner!

Congrats to Our 2014 Student Design Competition Second-Place Winner!

After an intense day of judging (check out our live tweets from Friday, March 7 for behind-the-scenes photos), our top 2014 Student Design Competition entries were chosen and we're excited to share them with you! Earlier we shared our 3rd-place winner with you, and today we're celebrating Reilly Sauer for his 2nd-place win ... click through to see his full entry.MORE
Congrats to Our 2014 Student Design Competition Third-Place Winner!

Congrats to Our 2014 Student Design Competition Third-Place Winner!

After an intense day of judging (check out our live tweets from Friday, March 7 for behind-the-scenes photos), our top 2014 Student Design Competition entries were chosen and we're excited to share them with you! Today we're congratulating Regina Puno for her 3rd-place win ... click through to see her full entry.… MORE
The 2014 Student Design Competition Judging is Complete!

The 2014 Student Design Competition Judging is Complete!

SPDStuComp2014-Logo.jpgUPDATED as of 3/10 4pm EST:
Last Friday our esteemed panel of judges make their selections in our 2014 Student Design Competition, and we'll be announcing them here tomorrow!!! 

In the meantime, if you're interested in a peek at the actual judging, check out our Twitter feed @SPDstudents where we live-tweeted the judging last Friday. There's lots of great photos and commentary showing the judging process.

We'd also like to take this chance to say a humongous thanks to our awesome judges, shown above from left: Rob Hewitt of Conde Nast Traveler, Fred Woodward of GQ, Deanna Filippo of Allure, Kristin Fitzpatrick of Town & Country, Jeff Griffith of Men's Health and Todd Detwiler of Popular Science

We had super-fun day and we saw a ton of great work, making the final decisions difficult, but we're happy with our winners and can't wait to share them with you! Look for the announcement to come after the 21st.
Student Competition DEADLINE EXTENDED to Wed., 3/5! And Meet Our Judges!

Student Competition DEADLINE EXTENDED to Wed., 3/5! And Meet Our Judges!

Okay, so in our rules and details, it says "no extensions!" regarding our Student Design Competition deadline ... uh, yeah, well, it also didn't say we'd have this gross, crazy, snowy winter we've been having, keeping so many of you from your classes. So we're breaking our own rules and giving you 2 more days to get your entries in.

EXTENDED DEADLINE:
  
Wednesday, March 5, 2014, 5pm Eastern Standard Time.  
  
Like before, you still have to get your entries in to our office at 27 Union Square West, Suite 207, NYC 10003 by 5pm on that day. But now you've got a whole 48 hours more to do so!

Meanwhile, we'd like to introduce a most super-cool panel of judges ... just think, YOUR work is going to be in front of THESE eyes!!!! So take advantage of these 2 extra days and get those entries in ASAP!!!
  • Todd Detwiler // Design Director, Popular Science
  • Deanna Fillippo // Design Director, Allure
  • Kristin Fitzpatrick // Design Director, Town & Country
  • Jeff Griffith // Creative Director Marketing, Men's Health
  • Rob Hewitt // Design Director, Conde Nast Traveler
  • Fred Woodward // Design Director, GQ
Student Design Competition: ONLY 2 WEEKENDS LEFT!

Student Design Competition: ONLY 2 WEEKENDS LEFT!

Yeeepppp! That March 3rd deadline is fast approaching. And it's a Monday. Meaning you've only got 2 whole weekends left to work on your Student Design Competition entries! Of course all of next week too. But remember your entries have to be in our office in Union Square by 5pm Monday, March 3rd, no exceptions!

Don't forget to read through all the details on the main competition page here ... there's Frequently Asked Questions, there's lots of tips, there's links to past winners so you can get some ideas, and of course there's the official Rules and Entry Form PDF to download and fill out.

If you still have questions after that, email us at spdstudentoutreach@gmail.com and we'll do our best to answer you quickly.

Student Design Competition Tips

In case you haven't noticed, it's now February. Meaning our March 3rd Student Design Competition deadline is less than a month away! But never fear, it's definitely not too late to get started on your entries. Wanna make them winners? Then be sure to follow the guidelines in our downloadable Call for Entries PDF and check out additional tips below. Click on each tip to get more details and examples and find all the competition details here. We'll be posting even more in the coming weeks.… MORE
Congrats to Our 2013 Student Design Competition Runners-Up!

Congrats to Our 2013 Student Design Competition Runners-Up!

We're continuing our announcement of 2013 Student Design Competition with this year's Runners-Up. We had an awesome group of finalists, making those top placement positions an extra-hard decision. Congrats to these talented students for their great work ... check it out after the jump.

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Congrats to Our 2013 Student Design Competition 6th Place Winner!

Congrats to Our 2013 Student Design Competition 6th Place Winner!

We're continuing our announcement of our 2013 Student Design Competition winners today with our Third Honorable Mention, James E. Mocko. Read on to see the rest of his 6th-place winning entry and for links to our other winners...MORE
Congrats to Our 2013 Student Design Competition 5th Place Winner!

Congrats to Our 2013 Student Design Competition 5th Place Winner!

We're continuing our announcement of our 2013 Student Design Competition winners today with our Second Honorable Mention, Veronica Cordero. Read on to see the rest of her 5th-place winning entry and for links to our other winners...

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Congrats to Our 2013 Student Design Competition 4th Place Winner!

Congrats to Our 2013 Student Design Competition 4th Place Winner!

A few weeks back we announced the first-, second- and third-place winners in our 2013 Student Design Competition, and now we're excited to continue the showcase of great work with our First Honorable Mention courtesy of Zipeng Zhu. Read on to see the rest of his 4th-place winning entry...… MORE
Congrats to Our 2013 Student Design Competition First-Place Winner!

Congrats to Our 2013 Student Design Competition First-Place Winner!

We've announced the third-place and second-place winners in our 2013 Student Design Competition, and today are excited to present our first-place winning entry designed by Jenny Savage. Click through to see her full entry, and look for commentary from our judges and a Q&A with Jenny and all our winners to come in the next few weeks.  … MORE
Congrats to Our 2013 Student Design Competition Second-Place Winner!

Congrats to Our 2013 Student Design Competition Second-Place Winner!

Friday, we announced the third-place winner in our 2013 Student Design Competition. Today we continue with our second-place winner, Ben Grandgenett and his winning entry. Click through to see his full entry. Commentary from our judges and a Q&A with Ben will come in the next few weeks. … MORE
Congrats to Our 2013 Student Design Competition Third-Place Winner!

Congrats to Our 2013 Student Design Competition Third-Place Winner!

After a long day of intense deliberation, our amazingly-talented panel of judges selected the top winners in our 2013 Student Design Competition. We're starting the announcements of our top 3 winners today with our third-place winner, Darby Minter ... check out her complete winning entry after the jump...… MORE
Student Design Competition: Thanks to Our Judges!

Student Design Competition: Thanks to Our Judges!

Judging for our 2013 Student Design Competition took place Friday, March 8. Our awesome judges took their time looking over all your entries and finally managed to pick our winners. Thanks to all who entered for giving us such great work to choose from! We'll start announcing the winners here in the next few days, but for now, click thru for a sneak peek at judging day...



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Got Questions?

Got Questions?

Working on your Student Design Competition entry this weekend and have a last-minute question you need answered? Be sure to read thru the entire competition details on the main post here and check out our last-minute tips here

Still need an answer? Ask us over on our Facebook page ... we'll try to reply asap! (Though be aware that might mean in a few hours, not a few minutes.) 

Good luck! Can't wait to see your work!
Announcing the 2013 Student Design Competition Judges!

Announcing the 2013 Student Design Competition Judges!

As our Monday deadline fast approaches, here's a little news to help motivate you as you finish up your entries ... our 2013 Student Design Competition Judging Panel is official! Check out the incredible group of creatives who will be looking at every single entry ...

- MATTHEW AXE :: Creative Director, Martha Stewart Living
- ADAM BOOKBINDER :: Creative Director, Departures
- AREM DUPLESIS :: Design Director, New York Times Magazine
- LUKE HAYMAN :: Partner, Pentagram
- NATHALIE KIRSHEH :: Design Director, Details

A big thanks to these amazing art directors for sharing their time and talents with us. And just think, they're going to be looking at YOUR work! Even if you don't win, that's an opportunity not to be missed.

Don't forget, entries must be in our office by 5pm, Monday, March 4. All the details here.
Ask the Pros: What's the benefit in entering the SPD Student Design Competition

Ask the Pros: What's the benefit in entering the SPD Student Design Competition

Our Ask the Pros series is here to answer your most pressing questions about interviewing, job-hunting and working in the world of publication art and photo departments. Got a question you want answered? Email it to us at spdstudentoutreach@gmail.com and we'll put it to our experts. A varying panel of professionals will give you their take, and then it's up to you to put their advice to work. 

Today we're breaking from the pattern a little, to give you some insight into how entering our 2013 Student Design Competition can help you ...
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Student Design Competition Q&A: Can I Change the Headline?


Q.jpgAre we required to use the specific headlines you've provided in the Call for Entries? What if I wanted to change it a little? For example, in the City/Regional category, the headline mentions places to eat, but the places I'm featuring aren't restaurants. Can I take that out of the headline?

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Forget Black Friday ... Work on Our Student Design Competition Instead!

Forget Black Friday ... Work on Our Student Design Competition Instead!

Why get bumped and bruised fighting the crowds at the mall? Stay safe and sane by staying home and working on your entries for our Student Design Competition instead! The 2013 contest is officially open. Get all the nitty-gritty details and download the entry form here. 

Have questions? Send 'em to us at spdstudentoutreach@gmail.com and we'll answer them here on the blog. 
Get Those Ideas Flowing! Our Student Design Competition is Officially Open

Get Those Ideas Flowing! Our Student Design Competition is Officially Open

You know those SPD Annuals we're always talking about around here? The huge books with lushly printed pages full of awesome, award-winning magazine designs and photography? Well here's YOUR CHANCE to be a part of it!

Enter our 2013 Student Design Competition and if you're one of the top winners, your winning entry will be published alongside all the super-cool professionals. Not to mention, you could win an INTERNSHIP, ADOBE SOFTWARE and CASH!!!! And according to research, everyone likes more cash ... well, everybody but that baby. 

So click here to check out our official competition post chock-full of rules, info, FAQs, tips, past winning entries and more. And if you STILL have questions, email us at spdstudentoutreach@gmail.com.

The March 4 deadline may seem a long ways away, but it'll be here before you know it! Get started now!
Mark Your Calendars! 2013 Student Design Competition Entries Due March 4th

Mark Your Calendars! 2013 Student Design Competition Entries Due March 4th

Our annual Student Design Competition is an awesome opportunity for you to win internship, cash and prizes. We're sharing the categories and rules below to get those ideas flowing. 

Pick one of the following five topics and design a 2-spread story. We love original photography and illustration, so if you can incorporate that, even better (some categories even require it). And who says you only have to pick 1? Enter as many designs as you'd like.

Get all the rules and category details after the jump and look for the official rules and entry form PDF to be posted here in the coming weeks. And be sure to check our Facebook page for more updates.

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Our 2012 Student Design Competition Top Ten

Our 2012 Student Design Competition Top Ten

David Lettermen has his famous Top Ten. American Idol and all those other reality shows celebrate theirs as well. But nothing compares to our 2012 Student Design Competition top ten! It was a great bunch this year ... you've already seen our first, second and third place winners. Now you can take a look at the rest of the awesome work rounding out our top group. 

And don't forget to enter our co-sponsored Best of Collegiate Design competition now ... entries due May 15!

Congrats to all our 2012 winners...
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Our 2012 Student Design Competition Third-Place Winner

Our 2012 Student Design Competition Third-Place Winner

In case you've missed it, we've been announcing the winners in our 2012 Student Design Competition starting with first-place winner Chris Allen and second-place winner T. Leclaire. We'll be announcing more winners soon, but for now, click through to see our third-place winner's full entry, Q&A and to see who won the third-place $500 prize, Adobe Creative Suite software, and a summer internship ... … MORE
Our 2012 Student Design Competition Second-Place Winner

Our 2012 Student Design Competition Second-Place Winner

We saw Chris Allen's first-place winning entry already, but now check out the second-place winner in our 2012 Student Design Competition. Click through to find out who won a $1,000 prize, the Adobe Creative Suite and an internship opportunity as well as a great Q&A with the winner. And keep coming back as we announce the rest of our winners!… MORE
Our 2012 Student Design Competition First-Place Winner

Our 2012 Student Design Competition First-Place Winner

We had an awesome group of entries in our 2012 Student Design Competition and we've finally made the hard decisions as to who won. See our first-place winner's full entry after the jump and read our short interview with him to see how he came up with his winning entry.

Then come back over the next few days and weeks to see all the rest! Thanks to everyone who entered, you gave us a hugely-difficult task! But now without further delay, congratulations to...
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Will You Be Our Next Winner?

Will You Be Our Next Winner?

Who will join the ranks of our elite SPD Student Design Competition winners? It could be you! 

We've had winners from all over the country and even outside the U.S., from small private art schools to large public universities. And a lot of them have gone on to successful careers in the magazine world thanks in part to the exposure the competition has given them ... and many of those weren't even first-place winners. So in addition to all the awesome prizes you could win (money! an internship! Adobe Creative Suite!), simply getting your work in front of our awesome panel of judges is a prize you get just for entering!

So get those entries in by this Monday, the 12th. And you could see YOUR winning entry amongst the winners above!

P.S. Check out all our past winners on our Facebook photo gallery (with links to their winner Q&As where you may find some valuable tips!). 

Meet the Judges, Part Three: InStyle and ESPN

Only a few days left to get your entries in to our Student Design Competition! And to help you in those final moments, we'd like to introduce our final two judges (check out our other incredible judges here and here). Read on for what they're hoping to see in your entries, and don't forget the deadline is next Monday, March 12, by 5pm. … MORE
Meet the Judges, Part Two: Fortune and Men's Journal

Meet the Judges, Part Two: Fortune and Men's Journal

You now have a few extra days to perfect those entries for our Student Design Competition (deadline extended to March 12 at 5pm!), so take a minute to meet our judges and hear what they're looking for in your entries!

We met Stravinski Pierre of Esquire and Sean Johnston of Field & Stream earlier this week. Today we meet two more incredible talents ...
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Student Design Competition Update: DEADLINE EXTENDED TO 3/12

Student Design Competition Update: DEADLINE EXTENDED TO 3/12

Attention procrastinators: You've been given a reprieve!

We're extending the deadline for our 2012 Student Design Competition to Monday, March 12 at 5pm. So you now have a whole extra week to perfect your entries! Check out our main competition page for all the nitty-gritty details, some frequently asked questions and lots of tips. And keep coming back here as we announce the rest of our awesome panel of judges.
Meet the Judges, Part One: Esquire and Field & Stream

Meet the Judges, Part One: Esquire and Field & Stream

With the deadline for our 2012 Student Design Competition just a couple days away (reminder: all entries due Monday, March 12th by 5pm, download your entry forms here!), we wanted you to get to know our esteemed panel of judges a little bit better. 

This year the six magazine brands represented by our team include some of the heaviest hitters in our industry. All are regular medal winners in the annual SPD awards and run some of the most creative and ambitious art departments in the business...meet the creative leaders of Esquire, ESPN, InStyle, Fortune, Men's Journal and FIeld & Stream. Introducing your 2012 judges...
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Deadline Countdown: Student Design Competition Entries due Next Monday!

Deadline Countdown: Student Design Competition Entries due Next Monday!

Our Student Design Competition deadline is almost here ... your entries need to be in our office by 5pm next Monday! So for those of you outside the NYC area, that means you pretty much have till Saturday morning at the latest to finish and get your entry in the mail if you're willing to pay for overnight shipping. For those of you in or around New York City, you're welcome to hand deliver your entry directly to our office (we're located at 27 Union Square West in Suite 207). 

But you've already sent in your entries, right??? Well, for those of you procrastinators, be sure you check out our awesome series of Competition Tips...

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Student Design Competition Q&A: High School Kids? Grad Students?


Q.jpgI'm in high school, but I love magazines and design. Can I enter your Student Design Competition? What if I'm in grad school? Or I just graduated with my Bachelor's degree this past December?

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Student Design Competition Q&A: The Photos

Q.jpgOkay, so I saw the post on where to get the copy for my Student Design Competition entries. But what about the photos? Where do I get them?


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Student Design Competition Q&A: The Copy

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So, uh, for this Student Design Competition, where do I get the words to use in my layout? Do I have to write the story myself?


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Up Close with Our 2011 Student Competition Third-Place Winner

Up Close with Our 2011 Student Competition Third-Place Winner

Our 2012 Student Design Competition is officially open! To help get the creative juices flowing, we're taking a closer look at this past year's winners.

Claire Eckstrom, who recently graduated from Rochester Institute of Technology and now works at Fast Company magazine, was our thrid-place winner in the 2011 competition. She literally had us "hooked" with her creative subject matter and great sidebars and secondary coverage, earning herself a $500 prize, the Adobe Creative Suite and an internship at Inc. magazine. Click through for her second spread and for some insight into how she came up with her winning entry.  … MORE
Up Close with Our 2011 Student Competition Second-Place Winner

Up Close with Our 2011 Student Competition Second-Place Winner

Our 2012 Student Design Competition is officially open! To help get the creative juices flowing, we're going to take a closer look at this past year's winners.

Derek Eng
, who recently graduated from Ontario College of Art & Design, was our second-place winner in the 2011 competition. He also won third-place in last year's competition, and he again impressed us with his layered designs chock-full of information designed in a fun and approachable way. As the second-place winner, Derek won a $1,000 prize, the Adobe Creative Suite and an internship opportunity. Click through for the 2nd spread of his entry and for some insight into how he came up with his winning entry. We'll be posting the same for our other winners within the next few weeks, so keep coming back! … MORE
Up Close with Our 2011 Student Competition First-Place Winner

Up Close with Our 2011 Student Competition First-Place Winner

As you may have noticed on our homepage, our 2012 Student Design Competition is officially open! To help get the creative juices flowing, we're going to take a closer look at this past year's winners.

Luke Shuman, who recently graduated from Taylor University in Indiana, was our first-place winner in the 2011 competition. He had us hooked with his unique subject matter and cool illustrations and lettering, earning himself the $2,500 Adobe Scholarship in honor of B.W. Honeycutt, the Adobe Creative Suite and an internship at Sports Illustrated. Click through for the 2nd spread of his entry and for some insight into how he came up with his winning entry. We'll be posting the same for our other winners within the next few weeks, so keep coming back!


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Check Out Our Student Design Competition Honorable Mentions!

While you're selecting your best stuff for our Show & Tell Online Design Show (deadline is this Wednesday, June1!), check out the award-winning work of our 4th and 5th place winners in our 2011 Student Design Competition... … MORE
Announcing our 2011 Student Design Competition Winners!

Announcing our 2011 Student Design Competition Winners!

Wanna know who won our 2011 Student Design Competition? Well, click thru for our top 3 winners and then be sure to check back next week for the runners-up! We'll then post the full winning entries with Q&As from their designers in the weeks to follow, so keep coming back. And now without further ado, congratulations to...
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The Final Countdown

The Final Countdown

Okay, so you might have to ditch your friends, skip some parties, and order in all weekend, but there's still a whopping 2 days or so left to get your entries in by 5pm Monday for our Student Design Competition. (Yes, that's THIS Monday.) If you haven't already, check out our tips and advice, our answers to your frequently asked questions, and all the nitty-gritty details. Best of luck! We can't wait to see your brilliance!

Student Competition FAQ

Q.jpgI just found out about your Student Design Competition and I want to enter! Is the deadline really next Monday? That's just the first deadline, right? Where do I get the rules? Is there an entry form? What if I'm not in the U.S.? Assuming I win, what if I can't do the internship, should I still enter? And where do I get the story from ... do I have to write it myself?

A.jpgFor all you procrastinators and those who've just heard about our competition: never fear! You've still got a few more days to create an awesome entry and we've got all the answers to your questions here. Read on for all the gory details and then get to work!
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Student Competition Tips: Ignore at Your Own Risk!

Student Competition Tips:

Ignore at Your Own Risk!

Our Student Design Competition deadline is less than 2 weeks away now, so we sure hope you've got your entries started. We've got lots of last-minute tips after the jump, but also be sure to check out the last page in the official Competition PDF ... we show you all the elements that make up a great spread, from folios to sidebars, pull quotes to captions. These things aren't requirements, but you should definitely consider them. Read on for more tips and advice...
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Student Competition Judges Announced

That March 7 deadline for our Student Design Competition is now less than a month away, and we've got an awesome team of judges who can't wait to see what you have created! Those judges are just one of the many good reasons why you should enter ... when else will you have the chance to get your work in front of so many incredible art directors?

Our 2011 Student Competition Judges
 
- Evan Campisi :: ART DIRECTOR :: Nylon
- John Dixon :: ART DIRECTOR :: The Village Voice
- Robert Festino :: DESIGN DIRECTOR :: Men's Health
- Elizabeth Hummer :: DESIGN DIRECTOR :: Harper's Bazaar
- Kory Kennedy :: DESIGN DIRECTOR :: Runner's World
- Gloria Pantel :: DESIGN DIRECTOR :: TV Guide
- James Reyman :: PRINCIPAL :: Reyman Studio

Student Competition Q&A: Grad Students & December Grads

As our Student Competition deadline quickly approaches (March 4, 2013), we're answering your questions to help you figure out all the details, rules, and guidelines. If YOU have a question, email us at mail@spd.org, and we may answer it here.

Q.jpgI'm in grad school for design. Can I enter your Student Design Competition? What if I just graduated with my Bachelor's degree this past December?


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Student Design Competition: Entries Due March 7

Want a sure-fire way to start your editorial design career off on the fast track? Then enter our Student Design Competition and you could win an internship at a top magazine in NYC and more!
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The Ultimate How-To: Win a Summer Internship (and Work With the Pros) and More...

The time has come to put your hard work in class to use in landing yourself a killer resumé addition: a summer internship at a top NYC magazine, something that can change your career path forever. (Oh yeah, and the $2500 cash first prize, a copy of the Adobe Creative Suite, and your work published in the SPD Annual.) Entry forms for our 2011 Student Design Competition can be downloaded here (8.5 x 11 pdf here or 11 x 17 poster pdf here). The deadline is Monday, March 7th, so you have almost exactly 3 months to work up your most spectacular ideas, dazzle the judges, and land that internship!



See related stories:
Q&A with Elliot Stokes, 2010 Student Design Competition 1st Place Winner

Q&A with Kyle Lewis, 2010 Student Design Competition 2nd Place Winner

Q&A with Derek Eng, 2010 Student Competition 3rd Place (and HM!) Winner

Q&A with Nicole Zigmont, 2010 Student Design Competition Honorable Mention Winner

BONUS Q&A with Nicole about her Summer Internship at Complex

AND THE 2007 WINNERS ARE....

Established in 1995, the SPD Student Competition honors the life and work of Bruce W. Honeycutt, the former Art Director of Details and Spy magazines, who died January 12, 1994 at the age of 40. It recognizes exceptional design by students with awards and three cash prizes: the Adobe Scholarship in Honor of B.W. Honeycutt (the First Place prize of $2500), the Second Place prize of $1000, and the Third Place prize of $500. The First, Second and Third Place winners also receive copies of the Adobe Creative Suite software.

In addition to these prizes, the First, Second and Third Place and First Honorable Mention winners have received Summer internships at leading magazines: Departures at American Express Publishing, Fortune at Time Inc., Marie Claire at the Hearst Corporation, and Men's Health at Rodale, Inc. All of these internships come with FREE summer housing in NYC.

All of these winners, along with the Second Honorable Mention, Third Honorable Mention, and Fourth Honorable Mention winners, will have their work featured in our upcoming PUB 42 Annual.

Chaired by Francesca Messina, CD, Guideposts Publications and Linda Root, DD, Studio Incubate, this juried competition acknowledges the talents of the student designer and the teachers who develop their unique talents. Our enormous thanks to the jury for this year's competition: Susan Bogle, DD, Atlanta Home; Craig Gartner, AD, Sports Illustrated Presents; Gretchen Smelter, DD, Brides; Armin Vit, Senior Designer, Pentagram; and Fred Woodward, DD, GQ.

In recognizing the promise of each student, Adobe affirms the creative possibilities inherent in the individual. Throughout its partnership with SPD, Adobe is helping shape the next generation of creative professionals. Together we are building the foundation that will sustain and further artistic accomplishments within the editorial design community.

Want to enter THIS YEAR's competition? Get the rules and details here.