Graphic by Brian Steely

Graphic by Brian Steely

SPD Annual Design Competition

With thousands of entries worldwide, our annual editorial design competition is the largest in the world. Judged by a jury of leading designers, the show produces a unique overview of the year’s best work across print, web, mobile and video mediums. 

Start gathering your tear sheets and preparing your entries because the BEST editorial design competition is here! 


The Final Deadline is Friday, January 26th!

We have a great team leading this year’s competition. 

Indies contact for a special discount

Enter SPD 53 here


Tim of the House Leong, first of his name.

Lord of Entertainment and Warden of the weekly. Defender of Design. The geek king.

Tim Leong, Creative Director, Entertainment Weekly


Toby of the House Kaufmann, first of her name.

Lady Regnant of the 29th Refinery. Queen of the cameras. Acolyte of the arts. Mixer of Margaritas.

Toby Kaufmann, Photography Director, Refinery29


Digital Co-Chairs

Kate of the House Elazegui, first of her name.

Warden of FiveThirtyEight and the Protector of the Grantlands. Defender of the data.

Kate Elazegui, Creative Director, FiveThirtyEight


Caroline of the House Smith, first of her name.

First Lady of First Look Media. Tastemaker of Topic and Victor of the visuals.

Caroline Smith, Photography & Visuals Editor, Topic and First Look Media


Brand of the Year Chair

Andrea of the House Dunham, first of her name. 

The People’s Queen. Voice of the masses.

Andrea Dunham, Executive Creative Director, People and Health


Magazine of the Year Chair

Robert of the House Newman, first of his name. 

Lord Commander of This Old House. Grand Maester of SPD. King of the wise.

Robert Newman, Creative Director, This Old House