Wednesday, August 17, 2011

2011 Design contests and awards - deadlines every graphic artist should know

Proud of the works you've churned out for your clients this year? Then I strongly suggest you enter your most precious work to this anticipated design awards! This might be the chance you are waiting for to catapult your name to the hall of fame. 

HOW Magazine’s 13th Annual Interactive Design Awards

(Below is the text found on How Magazine's website)
Enter your work in HOW magazine’s Interactive Design Competition for a chance to be included in the new Web Designer’s Idea App. All winning entries will also be featured in HOW’s March 2012 Design Annual and will receive a $100 discount toward registration for the 2012 HOW Design Conference. One Best of Show winner will be prominently featured in the March 2012 Design Annual and will be our guest at the 2012 HOW Conference (round-trip airfare, hotel and registration paid by HOW).
Your entry will be judged using the following criteria:
  • How well does the entry achieve its client’s mission?
  • How well does the entry communicate?
  • How easy is it to navigate the entry?
  • How strong is the entry aesthetically?
  • How strong is the entry technically?
Please include a description of the objectives of your entry with your entry form to help the judges fully evaluate your project.
  • Business-to-business Websites
  • DVDs/CD-ROMs
  • E-mail Newsletters
  • Online Promotions
  • Games
  • Motion Designs
  • Consumer Web sites
  • Kiosks
  • Self-Promotional Web sites
  • Online Advertising
  • Student Work
  • In-House Work…anything created by a designer working for a corporation (not a design firm or agency)
  • Other
Work must have been created between July 1, 2010, and July 1, 2011. Any interactive, interface or motion designs for the web, for kiosks, for broadcast or for use on Macintosh or Windows platforms, including CD-ROMs and DVDs, are eligible.
  • Regular Entry – $125
  • Multimedia Campaign – $200
  • Student Entry – $55
  • Student Multimedia Campaign – $100
A multimedia campaign is a group of related projects that work together. It could be a website with corresponding banner ads and identity (logo, etc.). It could be print and web working together.
All entries must be submitted online by 11:59 EST or postmarked no later than August 22, 2011. Entries submitted online or postmarked after August 22, 2011 will not be accepted.
Make checks payable (in U.S. funds, drawn on a U.S. bank) to F+W Media, Inc. Payment must accompany entries. Entries received without payment will be disqualified. Entry fees are nonrefundable. One check may be used to cover multiple entries if all entries are submitted in the same package. Credit card charges will appear on your statement as “F+W Contest” within 90 days of the contest deadline.
HOW Interactive Design Awards
4700 East Galbraith Road · Cincinnati, OH 45236
  1. Entries may be submitted online.Simply provide the website URL or upload the files. All other entries may be registered online. You would then send in samples with a copy of your online entry form.
  2. For all entries submitted offline, send two well-protected disks or CD-ROMs for each entry. Submit your entry on DVD or CD-ROMs (Mac or Win). Include instructions for loading and running the entry. Web sites may be entered on one of these formats or by providing the URL for the site. Include password if entry is protected.
  3. Complete an entry form and make three clear photocopies of it. Firmly attach one form to each copy of your entry, and include the other two forms with your payment.
  4. Type or print your entry form. Entries accompanied by illegible forms will be disqualified.
  5. Mail entries to:
4700 East Galbraith Road
Cincinnati OH 45236
Winning entrants grant HOW the right to reproduce images of their work in HOW magazine and to display the projects at HOW events. Some winning entries may also appear on HOW’s website and in other digital and printed materials. HOW assumes all entries are original and are the works and property of the entrant, with all rights granted therein. HOW is not liable for any copyright infringement on the part of the entrant and will not become involved in copyright disputes. If you wish to be notified of the receipt of your entry, please enclose a self-addressed, stamped postcard. HOW will notify winners by mail in March 2012, after judging is complete. No entries will be returned.
Occasionally, we make portions of our customer list available to other companies so they may contact you about products and services that may be of interest to you. If you prefer we withhold your name, simply send a note with your name, address and the competition name to: List Manager, F+W Media, Inc., 4700 East Galbraith Road, Cincinnati, OH 45236 USA.
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