Join SPD-U for YOUNG FIRE: A Show & Tell of Emerging Design Talent

 
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Join SPD and Go Studios for an inspiring showcase of work and lively conversation with three accomplished editorial designers, just a handful of years out of school.

Their stories, and paths to early successes, will likely inspire students and young design professionals of all kinds.

PANELISTS
Ben Grandgenett
Deputy Art Director, The New York Times Magazine
SVA ('13)

Aimee Sy
Digital Art Director, Glamour
Syracuse University ('17)

Simon Abranowicz
Deputy Art Director, GQ
Syracuse University ('16)

WHEN:
Thursday, October 11th
7:00PM - Reception with panelists
7:30PM - Presentation & Discussion (To end around 9:00PM)
Registration closes on Friday, October 5th at 5PM EST

WHERE:
Go Studios
245 West 29th Street, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10001

HOW MUCH:
SPD Members: 
FREE with RSVP before Friday, October 5th
General Admission: $15 
At The Door: $20
Not a member? Join now and attend this event for FREE!

RSVP / Buy Tickets Here!

Space is limited so RSVP today! No refunds.

A huge thanks to Go Studios for hosting us for this event! Go Studios is one of the premier rental studios in NYC. Whether you shoot fashion, celebrities, catalogs, still life, food or video, Go Studios will meet your needs.

Congrats to our 2018 Student Competition 1st-Place Winner!

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We're excited to wrap up our announcement of our 2018 Student Design Competition winners today with our 1st-place winner Kori Webb! (Check out 3rd place here, and 2nd place here).

The winners were announced at the 53rd Annual SPD Awards Gala earlier in May. Along with an invitation to the Gala, as our top winner, Kori's prizes include $2,500, an internship at an NYC magazine, and inclusion in our Pub 53 SPD Annual. 

Congrats to Kori and all our winners! 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.

First Place and Recipient of the Mitch Shostak Award*
Kori Webb

School: University of North Texas
Level: Junior
Instructor: Karen Dorff
Category: How-To Magazine

*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.
 

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Thanks so much to Porkbun.com for sponsoring the 2018 SPD-U Student Design Competition
and to SVA for offering housing to our top 3 winners in NYC this summer!

Congrats to our 2018 Student Competition 2nd-Place Winner!

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We're sharing our 2018 Student Design Competition winners this week and we're happy to share our 2nd-place winner Matt Adkin. The winners were announced at the 53rd Annual SPD Awards Gala earlier in May. Along with an invitation to the Gala, Matt's prizes also include $1,000, inclusion in our Pub 53 SPD Annual and an opportunity to receive a magazine internship this summer. Congrats Matt!

Second Place and Recipient of the B.W. Honeycutt Award*
Matt Adkin

School: Norwich University of the Arts
Level: Third Year (Senior)
Instructor: Glen Robinson
Category: News Magazine

*Who's 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 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.  

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Thanks so much to Porkbun.com for sponsoring the 2018 SPD-U Student Design Competition
and to SVA for offering housing to our top 3 winners in NYC this summer!

Congrats to our 2018 Student Competition 3rd-Place Winner!

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We're sharing our 2018 Student Design Competition winners this week and we're happy to share our 3rd-place winner Marissa Bronson. The winners were announced at the 53rd Annual SPD Awards Gala earlier in May. Along with an invitation to the Gala, Marissa's prizes also include $500, inclusion in our forthcoming Pub 53 SPD Annual and an opportunity to receive a magazine internship in NYC this summer. Congrats to Marissa!

Third Place
Marissa Bronson

School: California State University, Fullerton
Level: Senior
Instructor: Yoon Han
Category: How-To Magazine

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Thanks so much to Porkbun.com for sponsoring the 2018 SPD-U Student Design Competition
and to SVA for offering housing to our top 3 winners in NYC this summer!

Congrats to our 2018 Student Design Competition Runners-Up!

Today we're happy to share with you the runners-up in our 2018 Student Design Competition. Look for the rest of our winners later this week!

Congratulations to...


Fourth Place: Mackenzie Gaul

School: Temple University, Tyler School of Art
Level: Junior
Instructor: Melissa McFeeters
Category: How-To Magazine

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Fifth Place: Tong Li

School: University of Missouri, Columbia
Level: Senior
Instructor: Tom White
Category: How-To Magazine

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Sixth Place: Luke Cline

School: Kutztown University
Level: Junior
Instructor: Elaine Cunfer
Category: How-To Magazine

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Seventh Place: Sommer Montenegro

School: Kutztown University
Level: Junior
Instructor: Elaine Cunfer
Category: How-To Magazine

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Thanks so much to Porkbun.com for sponsoring the 2018 SPD-U Student Design Competition and to SVA for offering housing to our top 3 winners in NYC this summer!

Announcing our 2018 Student Competition Winners!

After a fun day of judging in March, we've got our top winners in our 2018 Student Design Competition! We'll be announcing them all week long and updating the list here each day.

This year's competition was our 20th annual student competition. Our wonderful 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 4 runner-ups. Click their names below to see their winning work.

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


First Place and Recipient of the Mitch Shostak Award*
Kori Webb

School: University of North Texas
Level: Junior
Instructor: Karen Dorff
Category: How-To Magazine

*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.
 


Second Place and Recipient of the B.W. Honeycutt Award*
Matt Adkin

School: Norwich University of the Arts
Level: Third Year (Senior)
Instructor: Glen Robinson
Category: News Magazine

*Who's 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 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.  


Third Place
Marissa Bronson

School: California State University, Fullerton
Level: Senior
Instructor: Yoon Han
Category: How-To Magazine


Fourth Place
Mackenzie Gaul

School: Temple University, Tyler School of Art
Level: Junior
Instructor: Melissa McFeeters
Category: How-To Magazine


Fifth Place
Tong Li

School: University of Missouri, Columbia
Level: Senior
Instructor: Tom White
Category: How-To Magazine


Sixth Place
Luke Cline

School: Kutztown University
Level: Junior
Instructor: Elaine Cunfer
Category: How-To Magazine


Seventh Place
Sommer Montenegro

School: Kutztown University
Level: Junior
Instructor: Elaine Cunfer
Category: How-To Magazine

Announcing the Judges for the 2018 SPD-U Student Design Competition

 
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The SPD-U Student Design Competition for 2018 is now closed. Our esteemed judges for this year's competition are:

 

Patty Alvarez

Creative Director, Patty Alvarez Design

 

Alice Alves

Art Director, Fast Company

 

Agnethe Glatved

Creative Director, Parents | Parents Latina | American Baby

 

Theresa Griggs

Creative Director, Cosmopolitan

 

Donald Partyka

Creative Director, Americas Quarterly

 

 

The 2018 SPD-U Student Design Competition is Now Open!

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The 2018 SPD-U Student Design Competition is now closed.


The SPD-U Student Design Competition is Now Open!

Enter by Monday, March 19, 2018!

All entrants receive a free .design domain name from Porkbun.com.

WANT TO ENTER? GET THE DETAILS BELOW!

OFFICIAL RULES & ENTRY FORM
Download the official CALL FOR ENTRIES with the complete rules and entry form HERE!

DEADLINE
Monday, March 19th at 5:00PM EST

SPD must receive all student entries, completed forms, and payment receipts by Monday, March 19th at 5:00PM EST. Please mail them to:

The Society of Publication Designers
27 Union Square West, Suite 207
New York, NY 10003

ENTRY FEES
SPD Student Members get their first 3 entries FREE! (Though student members can enter more than that...if you do, any additional entries will cost $10 each.) Please note: Even though they're free, you must register your 3 free member entries [HERE].

If you're not a member but would like to join, you can purchase your SPD Student Membership and register for your 3 free member entries at the same time [HERE].

Otherwise, each entry is $10.

You can pay your entry fees online [HERE]. If you're mailing in payment, please complete the payment form and send in cash or a check made payable to "The Society of Publication Designers".

YOU MUST INCLUDE THE RECEIPT WITH YOUR ENTRY. If we cannot find proof of payment or a valid SPD Student Membership, your entries may be disqualified.

The competition is now closed.

PRIZES
All entrants will receive a free .design domain name from Porkbun.com. The first, second, and third place winners will receive 10 years of free registration for their new .design domain.

The first, second, and third place winners will be honored with an Award of Excellence and an invitation to the Society of Publication Designers' Annual Awards Gala on Friday, May 4, 2018 in New York City. The top 3 will also be offered a summer internship at a major magazine in New York City, as well as a cash prize.

First Place and Recipient of the Mitch Shostak Award: $2,500
Second Place and Recipient of the B.W. Honeycutt Award: $1,000
Third Place: $500

Thanks so much to Porkbun.com for sponsoring the SPD-U Student Design Competition!