Read Details about SPD’s 2013 Student Magazine Design Competition (Due 03/04/13)

It’s that time of year again! The Society of Publication Designers (SPD) has released details for its highly coveted student magazine design competition. Seeking the best editorial design, the SPD is offering cash prizes, the Adobe Creative Suite software and (best of all) a summer internship at one of the top magazines in New York. Read details below…


SPD's annual student magazine design competition

SPD’s annual student magazine design competition

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“The time has come to put your hard-earned skills and brilliant ideas to use in landing yourself a killer addition to your resume: a summer internship at a top NYC magazine, something that can change your career path forever. And oh yeah, you can also win cash prizesAdobe software, and have your work published in the SPD Annual along with all the professional winners!

Download the entry form and complete rules for our 2013 Student Design Competition here.  You can also find the rules and category info on SPD’s blog here.

DEADLINE: Monday, March 4, 2013, 5 p.m. EST

“That means your entries must be in our office by 5pm that day. You can mail it, express-mail it, hand deliver it or have it sent by carrier pigeons, we don’t care … it just must be in our hands by that time.”
ENTRY FEES: Current SPD Student Members get their first 3 entries free. If you’re not a current member, you can sign up now and enjoy this benefit.  Otherwise, each entry is $10.


  • First place: The Adobe Scholarship in Honor of B.W. Honeycutt–a $2,500 prize, Adobe software, and a summer internship at one of the top magazines in New York.
  • Second place: $1,000 prize, Adobe software, and a summer internship at one of the top magazines in New York.
  • Third place: $500 prize, Adobe software, and a summer internship at one of the top magazines in New York.
  • Honorable Mention: We may choose one or more entries to receive Honorable Mention status which often includes the opportunity to accept a summer internship (last year our top 10 finalists all got internships!)
  • All winners will also be honored with an Award of Excellence and an invitation to SPD’s Annual Awards Gala in May 2013 in New York City. Award-winning work (including several honorable mentions) will be showcased on our student blog AND printed in our PUB 48 Design Annual along with all the professional competition winners.

Read more details about the SPD 2013 Student Competition here.

Questions/comments? Email the editor, Mani O’Brien at mo’

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Author: Mani O'Brien

Mani O’Brien is the Online Editor for the FIDMDigitalArts Blog and the Social Media Marketing Manager for FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising. She earned her bachelor of arts degree in print journalism from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism & Mass Communications at Arizona State University in 2006, and Associate of Arts degree in Graphic Design (Professional Designation) at FIDM in 2010. When she’s not brainstorming social media marketing ideas or writing about the graphic design and digital media, she enjoys practicing yoga, reading magazines, and hanging out with friends and family in Los Angeles.

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