HOW, Print and Pantone® invite you to participate in our inaugural Color in Design Awards.
Color is one of the strongest and most important elements in any design. Color attracts the eye and can influence emotions, moods and judgment. The right color choices help communicate a message and greatly increase a product’s and/or campaign’s chance of success. Entries will be judged on color-focused criteria, including: how the color palette (whether one or multiple colors) enhances the design and how colors used in the piece add to the impact of the design and help to communicate the intended message. Judges will also be looking for innovative color combinations and bold use of color that add to the work’s appeal.
Win recognition and continuing exposure for your work! Winners will be featured in both HOW and Print magazines as well as their websites, the Pantone website, and celebrated in a newly created online Color in Design Collection, which will include details about the project, a link to your website, and a brief profile. Winning designs will be seen by one of the largest audiences of creative professionals ever!
Deadline: November 16, 2010
What’s eligible? Any printed graphic design work, website or other interactive communication published or appearing between November 17, 2009 and November 16, 2010—including advertising, promotion, self promotion, illustration, brochures and catalogs, email blasts, annual reports and other corporate communications, posters, magazines, newspapers, editorial spreads, books and book jackets, logos and symbols, identity systems, letterhead programs, packaging, menus, calendars, invitations, announcements, signage, exhibition design, environmental graphics and any other design projects that embrace outstanding color choices.
The 5 Reasons Why You Should Enter
RECOGNITION. The combination of Publications and online resources of Print, How and Pantone will reach one of the largest audience of creative professionals of any design competition ever.
NEW BUSINESS. Winning entries will include details about the project, a brief profile of your business and a link from the online version to your Web site.
WORLD CLASS PLAYER: With unprecedented Magazine and Web exposure clients all over the world will consult the winning designs for talent and you could be the creative they are looking for.
CONTINUING EXPOSURE: The Award Winning designs will be published in spring editions of Print and How Magazines and will be celebrated in a newly created online “Color in Design Collection” that will showcase the winning entries for many years.
CERTIFICATE OF DESIGN EXCELLENCE: All competition winners will receive Certificates of Design Excellence including one for the client.
HOW TO ENTER
You may either enter online or send a physical sample using the entry form. If entering online, you may submit up to 5 digital photos per entry (2 MB per photo). Remember if you enter online each entry must be submitted separately. If your work is selected as a finalist you may be asked to send a sample.
If you are entering by mail, please attach a copy of the entry form to the back of each sample of your entry. Include two copies of the entry form with your payment. If you are including photographs of packaging, billboards, or signage entries, please print out imagery and attach it to a Mac-formatted CD. Please label CDs clearly. Mail to:
Color in Design Awards
4700 East Galbraith Road
Cincinnati, OH 45236
Please make credits and descriptions as complete, legible, and accurate as possible.
$40 for the first entry. $30 for additional entries.
Makes 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 non-refundable. 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.
Other Important Information
Winning entrants grant the sponsors the right to reproduce images of their work in print, online and to display the projects at events and in other digital and printed materials. Sponsors assume all entries are original and are the works and property of the entrant, with all rights granted therein. Sponsors are not liable for any copyright infringement on the part of the entrant and will not become involved in copyright disputes. Sponsors will notify winners 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:
F+W Media, Inc.
4700 East Galbraith Road
Cincinnati, OH 45236
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