SPD Announces an Online Student Editorial Design Show “Show and Tell 2011” (Deadline is June 1)

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Magazine design aficionados– the Society of Publication Designers just announced an opportunity to have your worked judged by industry professionals in the Show and Tell 2011 online editorial design show, specifically geared at editorial design students! It’s time to show the industry what you’ve got. It is FREE to submit your best editorial design work. The student outreach committee includes magazine pros from publications like GQ, The New York Times, Teen Vogue, Food Network Magazine, Details, and Sports Illustrated. You must be a current design student to qualify submit your work, and all work must be approved by an instructor prior to submission. (Check out examples of magazines designed by Graphic Design Students at FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising in our previous post Get Inspired by Magazines Designed by FIDM’s Publication Design Students here).

Check out the detail from SPD regarding the Show and Tell 2011 call for entries below… and take the time to enter this unique showcase.

“Now that the school year is winding down and you’ve just finished a bunch of big projects, we want to see what you’ve been up to! So without further ado… We want to see what great editorial design you’ve been working on. Forget rules, forget formulas and just show us the best stuff you have going. If you are chosen, we will showcase your work in an exclusive online gallery on the SPD website. It’s a great way to get your work in front of magazine art directors with the power to hire fresh, young talent.”

Send SPD up to 3 pieces of your finest editorial design work from the 2010-2011 academic year. A piece can be either a single page or a double-page spread. We will display selected work in a special online gallery at spd.org.

1. Download the Official Entry Form here, fill it out and have your instructor sign it.

2. Scan the signed form from your accredited school and attach it along with either low res pdfs or 72 dpi RGB jpeg files (no larger than 5M) and send to studentjury@spd.org. SPD is accepting digital entries only.

3. Check the SPD website from time to time for updates; we’ll let you know what schools are sending entries, so the heat will be on.

4. Deadline: June 1, 2011

5. Questions? Ask us at studentjury@spd.org.

THE FINE PRINT: Submissions must be approved by a professor or teacher. All entries with completed forms must be received via email to studentjury@spd.org by 5pm EST, June 1, 2011. Late entries will not be accepted. If you have any questions, email us at studentjury@spd.org, the earlier the better. The winners will be notified by email between June 16-25, 2011.

More about SPD: For more than 40 years, the Society of Publication Designers has been educating and advocating for quality and innovation in publication design. SPD provides educational programs and events which explain the collaborative work of the best in the field. Not only art directors, photo editors, and designers, but practitioners in other allied fields: editors, illustrators, photographers,typographers, and more. SPD encourages artistic excellence by judging annually the work of thousands of professional and student designers in the United States and abroad. Overseen by a board of directors composed of top editorial art directors, design educators, picture editors, and allied professionals. Visit the SPD website here for more details.

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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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