2005 Design Competitions Awards and Deadlines

Here is the most complete list you will ever find for Design Competitions, Awards, and Deadlines. Over 56 competitions to make you happy (or sad). Here’s the link for the full list: https://www.spudart.org/blog/2005-design-competitions-awards-deadlines/
If you have any corrections or extra competitions, please just leave a comment and I’ll add it to the list. (The comments box is all the way down at the bottom of this page)

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I took info from these sources:

http://www.designerstoolbox.com/calendar.php

http://www.howdesign.com/competitions/comp_calendar.asp

https://www.spudart.org/blogs/design_competitions.php

http://creativepro.paperspecs.com/competitions/

http://www.designtaxi.com/deadlines.jsp

(and other random stuff)

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1/5/2005

Andy Student Awards – Advertising Club of New York

http://www.andyawards.com

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1/14/005

American Photography

http://www.ai-ap.com

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1/14/2005

American Illustration

http://www.ai-ap.com

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1/21/2005

Art Directors Club 84th Annual Awards

* Web/Interactive

* Radio

* Television

* Illustration

* Photography

http://www.adcglobal.org

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1/28/2005

The Webby Awards

* Web/Interactive

http://www.webbyawards.com

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1/30/2005

One Club Advertising Competition

http://www.oneclub.com/

$150-$400

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1/31/2005

I.D. Student Design Review

* Print/Advertising

http://www.idonline.com

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1/31/2005

American Inhouse Design Awards

Sponsored by Graphic Design USA

http://www.gdusa.com/pages/Inhouse2004/inhouse.htm

fee: $50-$200

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1/31/2005

The Summit Awards

* Logo/Corporate Identity

* Web/Interactive

* Radio

http://www.summitawards.com

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?2/2005? (last year: 2/11/2004)

The Soundie Awards

http://www.psrba.org

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?2/2005? (last year: 2/13/2004)

Alias ‘Expose Yourself’ contest

Fee: none

http://www.sketchbookpro.com/contest

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2/11/2005

2005 Industrial Design Excellence Awards

The Industrial Design Excellence Awards are dedicated to fostering business and public understanding of the importance of industrial design excellence to the quality of life and the economy.

Fee: Member, $205; Nonmember, $255; Student, $60

http://www.idsa.org

(703)707-6000

[email]CarolynH@idsa.org[/email]

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2/11/2005

U B the Judge

This design competition is unlike other competitions because entries appear in regional events throughout the country and designers in attendance judge the work of their peers.

To qualify, entries must be produced all, or in part, on Utopia between January 1 and December 31, 2004. Awards are presented to the winning Creative/Design firms and every regional event will have platinum and gold level awards in two different categories: commercial/public service and self-promotion. Each level receives its own unique award designed by Tiffany & Company and will be featured on the Utopia website, in press releases and in a nationally distributed showbook.

http://www.utopiapaper.com

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2/11/2005

The One Show

* Logo/Corporate Identity

* Web/Interactive

* Radio

http://www.oneclub.com

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2/15/2005

WebAward Internet Marketing Association

http://www.advertisingcompetition.org

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2/15/2005

American Design Awards

* Logo/Corporate Identity

* Web/Interactive

http://www.americandesignawards.com

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2/15/2005

Clio Awards

* Print/Advertising

* Web/Interactive

* Radio

* Television

http://www.clioawards.com

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2/16/2005

The FAB Awards

* Logo/Corporate Identity

* Web/Interactive

* Radio

* Television

http://www.fab-awards.com

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2/18/2005

2005 AIGA Design Origination Show

This competition is open to individuals in Indiana, Ohio and the rest of the Midwest. The contest theme is “Just because it’s original doesn’t mean it’s good” and is about creativity that serves a purpose.

Fee: $25, Member’s single entry; $40, Member’s series; $40, Nonmember single entry; $60, Nonmeber series. Student entry discounts available.

http://www.indianapolis.aiga.org/origination

Contact: Josh Miles

(317)915-8693

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2/18/2005

The Communicator Awards: Print Media

* Logo/Corporate Identity

* Web/Interactive

http://www.communicator-awards.com

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2/25/2005

AIGA Boston BoNE Show

Intended for outstanding design work created in the New England region, judges include Ophelia Chong of Los Angeles-based Workbook, David Carson of New York City-based David Carson Design Inc., and Tony Calcao of Miami-based Crispin Porter + Bogusky.

Fee: AIGA Member single entry, $50 each; Nonmember single entry, $75 each; AIGA Member campaign entries, $75 each; Nonmember campaign entries, $95 each; Student entries, $20 each

http://www.boneshow.org

(617)365-6804

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2/25/2005

The Applied Arts Illustration and Photography Annual

Illustration

* Photography

http://www.appliedartsmag.com

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2/28/2005

American Illustration 24

Fee: $10 to $95

http://www.ai-ap.com

(212)243-5262

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2/28/2005

Design, Print and Outdoor Advertising Competition

The New York Festivals Design, Print and Outdoor Advertising Awards recognize “The World’s Best Work” in package design and collateral; and in newspaper, magazine, poster, billboard and transit advertising.

Fee: Single entry, $225; Campaign, $325; Website, $225

http://www.newyorkfestivals.com

(212)643-4800

[email]info@newyorkfestivals.com[/email]

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2/28/2005

Stora Enso: What Teams Can Do

Fee: None

http://www.storaenso.com

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2/28/2005

Call For the Best on Press

Whether itís annual reports, brochures, flyers, or store hangtags, if you print on International Paper brands, youíre eligible to enter the third annual Best on Press Awards contest.

International Paper will award $14,000 in prizes to designs printed on its range of papers, including Strathmore, Via and Beckett. Work in five categories, printed in 2004 is eligible and winning companies will also receive publicity materials that they can use to promote their printing excellence.

http://www.ippaper.com/best_ideas_main.html

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3/1/2005

UNICEF’s Voices of Youth One Minute Video Contest

For anyone under the age of 25, the entry should demonstrate how young people are making a difference. The winning entry will serve as the official public service announcement for UNICEF’s Voice of Youth.

http://www.unicef.org/voy

Contact: Chris Schuepp

[email]cschuepp@unicef.org[/email]

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3/4/2005

Telly Awards

Enter commercials; non-broadcast video or film productions; and television programs, segments, or promotional pieces that have been produced after January 1, 2003.

Fee: $50 per commercial, film or video in each category entered

http://www.tellyawards.com

(212)675-3555

[email]info@tellyawards.com[/email]

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3/4/2005

365: AIGA Annual Design Competitions 26

Eligible submissions are works in any media designed and produced for the American, Canadian or Mexican markets between January 1 and December 31, 2004.

Fee: $35 for members, $55 for nonmembers, per individual entry

http://www.aiga.org/upcomingcompetitions

Contact: Gabriela Mirensky, director of competitions and exhibitions

[email]competitions@aiga.org[/email]

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3/4/2005

50 Books/50 Covers of 2004

Eligible submissions are works in any media designed and produced for the American, Canadian or Mexican markets between January 1 and December 31, 2004.

Fee: $35 for members, $55 for nonmembers, per individual entry

http://www.aiga.org/upcomingcompetitions

Contact: Gabriela Mirensky, director of competitions and exhibitions

[email]competitions@aiga.org[/email]

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3/11/2005

Cannes Lions International Advertising Awards

* Logo/Corporate Identity

* Web/Interactive

* Radio

* Television

http://www.canneslions.com

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3/11/2005

The Cresta Awards

* Logo/Corporate Identity

* Web/Interactive

* Radio

* Television

http://www.cresta-awards.com

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3/15/2005

Communication Arts Illustration & Photography Annuals

Fee: $25 to $40

http://www.commarts.com

(650)326-6040

[email]shows@commarts.com[/email]

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3/15/2005

Apex Awards for Publication Excellence

More than 100 Apex Award categories, they are based on excellence in graphic design, editorial content and overal communications effectiveness.

Fee: Varies, $59 to $79

http://www.apexawards.com

(703)643-2200

[email]info@apexawards.com[/email]

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3/18/2005

Portfolios.com Awards Show

* Logo/Corporate Identity

* Web/Interactive

* Illustration

* Photography

http://www.portfolios.com

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3/18/2005

The Videographer Awards

* Television

http://www.videoawards.com

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3/21/2005

The Best Self-Promo

Get the most bang out of your self-promotion work by entering HOW’s 18th annual Self-Promotion Competition and receive the added exposure of being featured in HOW’s October 2005 Self-Promotion Annual.

Promotions you create for yourself, your business or a client’s business are eligible to receive a $100 discount toward registration for the 2006 HOW Design Conference. One Best of Show winner will receive a free trip to the 2006 Conference and will also be recognized in a special awards ceremony during the Conference.

http://www.howdesign.com/competitions/

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3/31/2005

Echo Awards

* Logo/Corporate Identity

* Web/Interactive

* Radio

* Television

http://www.dma-echo.org

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3/31/2005

Awards Celebrate Teamwork

Stora Enso North America celebrates the best examples of design and printing excellence achieved through teamwork in the third annual ìWhat Teams Can Doî competition.

The gold, silver and bronze ìESSYî Award for 2004-2005 will be given next Spring to three winning entries produced between March 31, 2004 and March 31, 2005 from Stora Ensoís Centura or Productolith Paper. The first place team will win $1,000, second place $500 and third place $250.

For more information about the ìWhat Teams Can Doî Competition, contact Stora Enso North America at (800) 322-7377, ext. 24086 or http://www.storaenso.com/teams

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4/5/2005 (formerly: 3/1/2005. The deadline was extended)

Print Regional Design Annual

* Logo/Corporate Identity

* Illustration

* Photography

Fee: $30 to $195

http://www.printmag.com

(513)531-2690, ext. 1450

[email]printcomp@fwpubs.com[/email]

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4/15/2005

HOWís Perfect 10 Competition

* Logo/Corporate Identity

Fee: $50 for single piece; $75 for campaign

http://www.howdesign.com

Contact: Terri Boes

(513)531-2690, ext. 1328

[email]competitions@fwpubs.com[/email]

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4/29/2005

2005 Adobe Design Achievement Awards

This annual competition honors the world’s most talented student designers, photographers, illustrators, animators, digital filmmakers and computer artists. Categories include animation, broadcast design, environmental graphics, digital illustration, digital photography/imaging, interactive design, print design, self-expression and time-based media.

Students can submit entries from March 14, 2005, to April 29, 2005, with the winners announced at an awards ceremony on July 21, 2005, at the Guggenheim Museum in New York City.

Contact: Esther Choi

(650) 762-2826

[email]echoi@arpartners.com[/email]

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?5/2005? (last year: May 31, 2004)

Ideas That Matter

Fee: none

http://www.itm.sappi.com/content/entryforms/sappi_ideas_that_matter.html

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5/27/2005 (was 4/30/2005)

Graphic Design USA

http://www.gdusa.com/

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5/31/2005

Mohawk Show 6

The winner of the newly created Environmental Excellence Award will, along with the other four top winners, receive a four-night package to the ’06 Sundance Film Festival (or $3,000 cash).

Fee: None

http://www.mohawkpaper.com

(800) THE-MILL

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6/10/2005 (was 6/3/2005)

Communication Arts Design and Advertising Annual

* Logo/Corporate Identity

* Web/Interactive

* Radio

* Televisionl

http://www.commarts.com

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6/23/2005

The Applied Arts Design and Advertising Annual

* Logo/Corporate Identity

* Web/Interactive

* Radio

* Television

http://www.appliedartsmag.com

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6/30/2005

Design ONE Condom

Help design the packaging for ONE brand condoms. If your design is selected you’ll win a cash prize and a year’s worth of your condom designs.

Fee: None

http://www.onecondoms.com

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?7/2004? (last year: 7/7/2004)

UCDA Annual Design Competition

Fee: $15ñ$70

http://www.ucda.com

(615) 459-4559

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8/1/2005

http://www.idonline.com

(513)531-2690, ext. 1544

[email]IDcompetitions@fwpubs.com[/email] Interactive Design

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8/3/2005

SGIA Golden Image Awards Competition

With more than 40 separate categories, the Golden Image Awards Competition covers just about any conceivable item — regardless of complexity — produced by specialty graphic imaging processes. All printer members of the Association may enter one submission at no charge.

http://www.sgia.org/sgia05/

Contact: Jana McWilliams

(888)385-3588

[email]convention@sgia.org[/email]

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8/8/2005

2005 New York Minute Film Festival

Share your sixty-second film with the world by submitting it in one of five categories (drama, comedy, experimental, animation and music video). Entries will be judged by online viewers as well as industry experts and celebrities.

Fee: $20 per entry; part of the proceeds benefit charity

http://www.newyorkminutefilmfestival.com

[email]info@newyorkfilmfestival.com[/email]

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8/15/2005

2005 Self-Promotion & Marketing Competition

Competition is open to printing companies who are a member of PIASC, CABP, WRA or SCLMA, with categories including customer contact; single-color promotions; spot & process color promotions; speciality printing promotions; and website design promotions.

(323)728-9500

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8/15/2005

American Design Awards 2005 Summer Semi-Annual Contest, Multiple Disciplines

http://www.americandesignawards.com

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8/15/2005

Graphis Geographic Photography Journal

Photography

http://www.graphis.com/cfe/about

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8/15/2005

The 10th International Bicycle Design Competition

Product Design

http://design.runride.com/design

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8/15/2005

Nokia Shorts 2005

Animation

http://www.nokiashorts.co.uk/flash.htm

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8/16/2005

RIBA – Kielder Observatory – Art and Architecture at Kielder

Architecture

http://www.riba.org/fileLibrary/pdf/kielder_briefing_paper_a4.pdf

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8/17/2005

RX SHOW 2005

Multiple Disciplines

http://www.therxclub.com

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8/22/2005

The Shark Awards

Advertising

http://www.iapi.com/tvawards/index2.htm

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8/30/2005

Prison Campaign Poster Design Competition

Design a poster that spotlights the social and moral reasons for boycotting the design of prisons. The competition is launched by the not-for-profit group ADPSR (architects, designers, and planners for social responsibility).

http://www.adpsr.org/prisons

Contact: Raphael Sperry, Kathleen Monroe

(415)546-0450, (415)401-7720

[email]president@adpsr.org[/email], [email]SpaceSacred@earthlink.net[/email]

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8/31/2005

The Jaxter Artist Awards : T-shirt design competition

Graphic Design

http://www.jaxter.net

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8/31/2005

City, Street & Culture (CiSCu) 2005

Multiple Disciplines

http://www.ciscu.org

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8/31/2005 Panik 2005, Multiple Disciplines

http://www.panik.be

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9/9/2005

Creative Youth Xchange @ Gallery Hotel

Multiple Disciplines

http://www.creativeyouthxchange.com

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9/10/2005

Shift 2006 Calendar Competition

Graphic Design

http://www.shift.jp.org/2006

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9/12/2005

Architecture and …

The Architectural League is seeking proposals for their yearlong series of programs in celebration of the 125th anniversary of its founding. Proposals can be for lecture series, conferences, public programs, web projects, exhibitions, installations, etc. on subjects titled “Architecture and [insert y our topic here].” Authors of selected proposals will work with League staff to execute their projects.

http://www.archleague.org

[email]genevro@archleague.org[/email]

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9/15/2005

HOW International Design

Winners will be featured in HOW’s April 2006 issue, and the Best of Show wins a trip to the 2006 HOW Design Conference.

Fee: $35 for single entry; $50 for campaign; $20 for single student entry; $30 for student campaign

http://www.howdesign.com

(513)531-2690, ext. 1328

[email]HOWcompetition@fwpubs.com[/email]

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9/15/2005

Third Annual Wally Awards

Submit projects created within the last six years on YUPO paper for a chance to win $1,000.

Fee: None

http://www.wallyaward.com

(888)USE-YUPO

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9/15/2005

ELECTROLUX DESIGN AWARD 2005

Industrial Design

http://www.designboom.com/electrolux.html

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9/16/2005

LEVI’S Digital Arts Awards (LDAA) 2005

Graphic & Interactive Design

http://ldaa.lateral.net

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9/16/2005

APA Planning and Urban Design Committee 2005 : Design Processes in Community Change

Environmental Design

http://www.nyplanning.org/udc

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9/16/2005

Designing & Building with FSC

This competition recognizes building projects that further responsible forest management through their purchase of FSC-certified wood products during or since 2002. Projects will be judged on the use of wood, inclusion of FSC-certified wood, efforts to progress certified forest products market transformation, overall wood design and appropriate wood use. It is open to all owners, architects, interior designers, general contractors, builders, consultants and other professionals.

http://www.fscus.org

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9/23/2005

The 2006 Advertising and Marketing Effectiveness Awards

Advertising

http://www.ameawards.com

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9/28/2005

2006 ReBrand Global Awards

Advertising & Visual Communication

http://www.rebrand.com

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9/30/2005

INTERNATIONAL MANGA AND ANIME COMPETITION 2005

Animation

http://www.imaf.co.uk

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10/3/2005

Microsoft / IDSA PC Design Competition

Interactive Media

http://www.startsomethingpc.com/default.aspx

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10/3/2005

STEP design 100

Graphic Design

http://www.stepinsidesign.com/d100

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10/14/2005

Young Guns Hardly-Legal Advertising Awards

Advertising

http://www.hardly-legal.com

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10/25/2005

International Urban Ideas Competition : New Multi-functional Administrative City in the Republic of Korea

Environmental Design

http://competition.macc.go.kr

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10/31/2005

Millennium Technology Prize

Industrial Design

http://www.technologyawards.org/index.php?m=2&id=14

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10/31/2005

Interaction 2006: Print’s Digital Design Competition

Fee: $35 to $75

http://www.printmag.com

(513)531-26980, ext. 1450

[email]printdigital@fwpubs.com[/email]

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10/31/2005

Arabic Type Design Competition

The contest seeks out a new vision of Arabic typography that is free from past limitations. There are three categories: text, display and calligraphic.

http://www.linotype.com/contest

[email]contest@linotype..com[/email]

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11/4/2005

Amcor Flexibles Packaging Design Prize Competition

Packaging Design

http://www.designprize.net

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?12/2005? (last year: 12/17/2004)

Type Directors Club Type Design Competition

Fee: Varies

http://www.tdc.org

(212)633-8943

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12/1/2005

ID Annual Design Review

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12/31/2005

Second Annual UniKeep Design Awards

Each month, contestants can create and submit a custom cover design for one of UniKeep’s binders. The first 50 entries each month receive a product prize; each monthly category winner receives $100; the overall winner for each category receives $500; and the “Best of Show” receives $1,500. Categories are: Arts & Entertainment; Business & Professional; Education; Sports; and Hobbies & Recreation.

http://www.unikeep.com

(800)829-8117

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charlotte ariss
charlotte ariss
17 years ago

Thanks for doing this, it’s awesome! I am trying to determine which shows to enter based off 2 criteria, any advice? The criterea are 1. Target’s exposure (winning work) in the annuals must attract great creatives 2. Winning in the various shows creates recognition for our creative team. Out of all of those shows, which ones would you remommend we enter?

charlotte ariss
charlotte ariss
17 years ago

hello, sorry to have not checked for your response sooner than this. I am entering work that has been created by our staff and in some instances of behalf of some ad agencies that have done work for us. We have been struggling to hone our list of award shows and determine which ones fit our criteria the best. Our criteria, why we enter shows, is two fold. One to attract the brightest talent/Recruitment and two is to provide our staff recognition. Without my list getting to beserk and unmanageable proportions (there is only one of me here) I want only to enter the best shows that fit our criteria. Do you have an opinion?

charlotte ariss
charlotte ariss
17 years ago

thank you for the insight. I appreciate your time. There is no real formula, darn.

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