Congratulations to our 2017 student competition winners!

1st-PLACE WINNER CHRISTIAN DEBUQUE

We’re excited to wrap up our announcement of our 2017 Student Design Competition winners today with our 1st-place winner Christian Debuque!

The winners were invited and announced at the 52nd Annual SPD Awards Gala earlier in May. Along with an invitation to the Gala, as our top winner, Christian's prizes include $2,500, an internship at an NYC magazine, and inclusion in our Pub 52 SPD Annual. 

Congrats to Christian 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*: Christian Debuque
School: Kutztown University
Level: Junior
Instuctor: Vicki Meloney
Category: How-To Magazine

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*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.  

 

 

2nd-PLACE WINNER RUOXUE WANG

We’re sharing our 2017 Student Design Competition winners this week and we’re happy to share our 2nd-place winner Ruoxue Wang. The winners were invited and announced at the 52nd Annual SPD Awards Gala earlier in May. Along with an invitation to the Gala, Ruoxue’s prizes also included $1000, inclusion in our Pub 52 SPD Annual and an opportunity to receive a magazine internship in NYC this summer. Congrats to Ruoxue!

Second Place and Recipient of the B.W. Honeycutt Award*: Ruoxue Wang
School: Temple University
Level: Junior
Instructor: Melissa McFeeters
Category: How-To Magazine

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*Who's this 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.  

 

 

3rd-PLACE WINNER ELENI AGAPIS

We’re sharing our 2017 Student Design Competition winners this week and we’re happy to share our 3rd-place winner Eleni Agapis. The winners were invited and announced at the 52nd Annual SPD Awards Gala earlier in May. Along with an invitation to the Gala, Eleni’s prizes also included $500, inclusion in our forthcoming Pub 52 SPD Annual and an opportunity to receive a magazine internship in NYC this summer. Congrats to Eleni!

Third Place: Eleni Agapis
School: Maryland Institute College of Art
Level: Junior
Instructor: Jeff Glendenning
Category: How-To Magazine

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Join SPD-U for Our 2017

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If you’re interested in working for magazines one day whether as a designer, photographer or illustrator, take a break from your class routine with our annual SPD-U PUB(lications) CRAWL! This is a day-long event where you'll get to tour the offices of two fantastic magazines and/or design firms for an in-depth look at the way things really work. 

Our gracious and distinctive tour hosts this year are: Code & Theory, Cosmopolitan, Essence, GQ, Pentagram, Vanity Fair, VICE, and WSJ. Magazine. They’re all getting ready to give you exclusive behind-the-scenes access, so come armed with your curiosity and questions, and prepare yourself for a very unique tour of great magazine-making. 

Wanna come? You just have to register by Monday, October 2nd. Read on to find out how...

 

WHEN

Friday, October 6th, 2017

9:15 am - 4:00 pm

Doors open at 9:15 and registration takes place until 9:30. Please be aware we leave for the various tours promptly at 9:45—if you're late, you’re going to be left behind and because of logistics, you cannot join us at a later time during the day. The day will end after the last tour, no later than 4:00pm. After that, you are free to leave

 

THE TOURS*

TOUR A: VICE and Essence

TOUR B: Code & Theory and Vanity Fair

TOUR C: Cosmopolitan and Pentagram

TOUR D: WSJ. Magazine and GQ

 

HOW MUCH

FREE for all SPD Student Members! But you must reserve your spot and give us your tour choices.

$15 for everyone else. (This event is for students of any level as well as recent graduates who are within a year of their graduation date. Teachers and faculty members are also welcome when accompanying their students, but you do need to register.)

OR join now as a Student Member for $50 ($40 if you’re out of the NYC area) ... if you join now, your admission will be FREE to this and all our other SPD-U events this year. Plus you get lots of other awesome stuff, like a free SPD Annual (worth $65) and free competition entries.