The Society of Publication Designers (SPD) 56th Competition

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The Society of Publication Designers (SPD) 56th Competition

The Society of Publication Designers (SPD) 56th Competition now is over!

The Society of Publication Designers (SPD) 56th Competition: The Society of Publication Designers (SPD) has recently opened the call for entries to their 56th annual competition that recognizes and promotes the best in editorial design, photography and illustration.

Short description

The Society of Publication Designers (SPD) is calling for entries to their 56th annual competition that recognizes and promotes the best in editorial design, photography and illustration.

With thousands of entries worldwide, our annual competition is the largest in the world. Judged by a jury of leading creatives, the show produces a unique overview of the year’s best work across print and digital platforms.

SPD welcomes entries from a diverse range of consumer print publications, newspapers, independent magazines, custom-published magazines, trade and educational magazines; as well as their mobile and web platforms. If you are a digital-only magazine, you will find a variety of categories to show off your innovative design as well.

Categories

Print — Editorial publications of any genre, including all newsstand publications, newspapers, newspaper magazines, trade, custom publishing, educational/ institutional, special interest publications, and Independent/Self-Published Magazines (with a circulation under 20,000 are eligible). All entries submitted in the competition must be published and dated 2020; this includes magazines with a split date 2020/2021. (Please note: 2019/2020 issues are not eligible.)

Digital & Video — Websites and other digital publications containing dynamic or regularly updated editorial content including text, pictures, video, audio, animation or a combination. Entries may be affiliated with a print magazine, but are not required to be. Websites must be live to the public, and not demos or private betas.

The winning entries will be listed on the SPD website, mid-March 2021. Results will be announced on June 2021.

Who may enter?

Open worldwide to editorial publications of any genre including consumer print publications, newspapers, independent magazines (circulation under 20,000), custom-published magazines, trade and educational magazines; as well as their mobile and web platforms. If you are a digital-only magazine, you will find a variety of categories to show off your innovative design as well.

Prize

Brand Of The Year, Magazine Of The Year, Website Of The Year and Video Of The Year are some of the highlighted awards that will be announced.

Entry fees

Entry fee during the Standard Deadline (15th January 2021) is $50 for members and $100 for non-members. After that period ends the amount of entry fee will increase.

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