The 2019 SPD-U Student Design Competition is Now Open!


The 2019 SPD-U Student Design Competition is now closed.

EXTENDED: The SPD-U Student Design Competition Deadline has been extended to Wednesday, March 20th at 5PM EST!

The SPD-U Student Design Competition is Now Open!

Enter by Monday, March 18, 2019!


Download the official CALL FOR ENTRIES with the complete rules and entry form HERE!

Monday, March 18, 2019 at 5:00PM EST

SPD must receive all student entries, completed entry forms, and payment receipts by Monday, March 18th at 5:00PM EST.

If printing your entry, please mail them to:
The Society of Publication Designers
27 Union Square West, Suite 207
New York, NY 10003

If sending your entry digitally, please upload them here:

Make sure to include your entry form and payment receipt with your submission.

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 first, second, and third place winners will be honored with an Award of Excellence, an invitation to the Society of Publication Designers' Annual Awards Gala in May 2019 in New York City, and a cash prize. The top 3 winners will also be offered a summer internship at a major magazine or design studio in New York City and free summer housing provided by the School of Visual Arts. (Note: although non-US citizens will be eligible to win, due to visa restrictions only US citizens will be eligible for the internship part of the 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