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The Society of Publication Designers (SPD) 51. Editorial Design Competition

The Society of Publication Designers (SPD) has launched the Call for Entries for its 51st annual competition – PUB 51 – dedicated to Editorial design.

Unlike last year’s special 50th anniversary competition that grouped magazines into genres, the 51st competition will have the traditional structure of categories.

The Jury will select Merit and Medal Award winners, and included them in the PUB 51 Annual book. Gold Awards for Excellence, Silver Awards for Distinctive Achievement, a Brand of the Year and a Magazine of the Year Award will be presented at the SPD Awards Gala on 6 May 2016 in New York.

Editorial publications of any genre, including all newsstand publications, newspaper magazines, trade, custom publishing, educational/institutional, special interest publications, and Independent/self-published magazines with a circulation under 20,000 are eligible.

Entries are welcomed from a diverse range of consumer print publications, independent magazines, custom-published magazines, trade and educational magazines; as well as their app, mobile and web platforms.

Since 1965, SPD’s competition has yielded hundreds of thousands of entries from around the world.

SPD PUB 51 Competition Entry Fees

Entry fees start at $35 (US) for SPD Members and $60 for non-members, during the Early Bird Special on 18 December 2015.

Standard fees (21 December 2015–15 January 2016) are $45/$90 per entry.

Late fees apply after 18 January 2016.