SPD(Society of Publication Designers) Announces 2011 Student Competition Details

Every year, SPD (Society of Publication Designers) holds a professional competition to find the best editorial design out there and the SPD has officially announced the details for the 2011 Student Design Competition. Entries are due Monday, March 7th, 2011 at 5pm.

Students may submit up to five entries according to the categories and rules, and you could earn cash prizes, the Adobe Creative Suite software and, perhaps best of all, an internship at a leading magazine in New York. Check out all the details below and click here for more information: (content courtesy of www.spd.org)

DEADLINE
Monday, March 7, 2011, 5pm. No extensions.
That means your entries must be in our office by 5pm that day. You can mail it, express-mail it or hand deliver it.

ENTRY FEES
Current Student Members get their first 3 entries free. If you’re not a member, you can sign up now for $25 and get your first 3 entries free too. Otherwise, each entry is $10. 
You can pay with a credit card or money order using the entry form, but the easiest way is to pay it online through PayPal (link to come soon).
 
WHAT YOU CAN WIN
• First place: The Adobe Scholarship in Honor of B.W. Honeycutt–a $2,500 prize, the Adobe Creative Suite software, and a summer internship at one of the top magazines in New York.
 • Second place: $1,000 prize, the Adobe Creative Suite software, and a summer internship at one of the top magazines in New York.
• Third place: $500 prize, the Adobe Creative Suite 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 a summer internship.

All winners will also be honored with an Award of Excellence and an invitation to SPD’s Annual Awards Gala in May 2011 in New York City. Award-winning work (including several honorable mentions) will be showcased on our student blog AND printed in our PUB 46 Design Annual along with all the professional competition winners.

Do you love magazines and magazine design? Check out FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising’s program for Graphic Design/Branding where you could learn all aspects of print media, including typography, digital photography and publication/layout design.

Visit our main site, FIDMDigitalarts.com to view multiple galleries of breathtaking graphic design and digital media, created by FIDM Alumni.

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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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