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Society of Publication Designers 50th Anniversary Competition

The Society of Publication Designers enters its golden anniversary and hosts its 50th annual competition – Pub 50 – to recognize outstanding work across numerous print and digital genres.

A big part of the competition is being re-structured so it focuses on types of publications, instead of types of individual stories. There are now 10 different genre classifications of publications, and every publication needs to enter in only one of those 10 genres. Within each of those 10 genres are the same 13 identical categories.

Gold, Silver and Merit winners will be published in Pub 50, the SPD design annual – perhaps the most widely used creative reference tool in the industry.

The Society of Publication Designers is dedicated to promoting and encouraging excellence in editorial design. Its members are art directors, photo editors, designers, editors, and creative professionals who’s work reaches millions of readers each day.

SPD Pub 50 Competition Entry Fees

Regular entries cost $45 for SPD Members and $90 for SPD non-members.

Entries submitted after 17 January 2015 are considered late, and cost additional $10 per entry.