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3DLuVr Competition - Competition is open to everyone, worldwide. Submissions must be created by a single artist and only one entry per artist is allowed per contest. No team work submissions can be made. No multiple submissions are permitted either. This contest is open to all 3D applications. You may use any 3D application of your choice or combination of several, but no pre-made models allowed. Creating textures in 2D paint programs or using premade textures is permitted, limited Photoshop and alike activities are permitted (corrections to contrast, brightness, noise) but nothing fancy. The submitted image should be in JPG format with the maximum resolution of 800x600. Artists are required to supply their full name, valid email address, country of residence, and the name of the 3D application used to create the submission. Winners will be notified by email of their prize/win within 72 hours of publishing the results of the voting. The image will remain the property of the artist, but the artist cannot claim or demand any compensation for having his/her image displayed on 3DLuVr sites, or while the image is being used for sites promotional purposes.
Anti-War Graphics - As creative individuals trained in methods of mass communication, we can make a real difference by providing clear anti-war messages. Use your talents for the anti-war effort and create anti-war graphics for free distribution to activists worldwide. You can submit your work as PDF, TIFF, GIF or JPEG. Resolution: 300 dots per inch (dpi) for print-based works, 72 dpi for online works. Size: 2.5 megabytes (MB) or less. For higher-quality scaling and smaller files, consider outline (vector-based) output.
Communications Arts Graphic Design Annual Competition - Juried by nine top design professionals and attracting entries from 20 countries, each year’s Design Annual features 250 pages of the best work in posters, brochures, packaging, trademarks, corporate identity, annual reports, catalogs, letterheads and signage, and is fully indexed for reference. Published each November, 76,000 copies of the Design Annual will be sold and distributed worldwide, assuring important exposure to the creators of this outstanding work. Deadline is June 03, 2005.
Graphic Competitions - Graphic Competitions provides an annotated directory of international graphic design competitions, events and much more
Communicator Awards - An International Competition Honoring Excellence In Communications ... Advertising, Public Relations, Corporate Communications, Graphic Design, and Web Sites
Design Challenge - allows visitors to vote on selected site links, and the one with the best ratings at the end of each year will be awarded the top prize.
Dexigner - Graphic Design News and Competitions.
Graphics Training - Dynamic Graphics Training
offers a complete range of continuing education courses,
seminars and conferences for graphic design professionals
from beginner to highly-skilled. Courses offered range from
Design Fundamentals for beginners to Typography and Design
to Photoshop CS and OS X software courses.
HOW Perfect 10 Awards - HOW is currently accepting entries for the Perfect 10 Awards. This competition will recognize the perfect harmony of printing, paper and design—all in a single printed piece. Download rules and an entry form here.
HOW Self-Promotion Competition - If you've ever wished that your promotion designs worked a little harder, HOW might have the solution. Enter your best promotions—for you, your business or a client—in HOW's 18th annual Self-Promotion Competition. The winners will be featured in the October 2005 issue of HOW, the Self-Promotion Annual, to be seen by thousands of potential clients or employers. It's free promotion for your promotions. Download rules and an entry form here.
In-House Design Group of the Year Award - Do you work in a corporate design department? If so, you qualify for a unique award from HOW magazine: the In-House Design Group of the Year Award.
Lessedra World Art Print Annual - An international print annual with the premise that no art form has broader implications in contemporary society than that of the print. The aim is to gather and exhibit contemporary art print works from all over the world and to contribute to the contacts and the exchange between artists, art lovers and collectors and to stimulate the research into paper, inks, and other materials used in printmaking. Each artist should send no more than 3 works: original prints. Entries may feature any type of method of printmaking and should be signed and numbered by the artist. The maximum dimensions of a work are 29 x 23 cm. (paper size). Participation fee is 50 EUR for all European and 50 USD for all another countries and it covers catalogue production, organization of the exhibition, invitations, posters, advertise materials, print return and catalogue postage. LESSEDRA Gallery & Contemporary Art Projects will publish an exhibition catalogue including all participating artists and works. Every participating artist is kindly requested to send a brief biography on CD or via E-mail and a personal photograph. Exhibition with all the works will be organized in The National Palace of Culture in Sofia, Bulgaria in June 2005. The works will be returned within five months from the closing date of the exhibition.
Nodus Logo Competition - Nodus Design are giving you the chance to win free, premium, high visibility advertising on their site until 2006. For the next 3 months they will be running a competition to design the logo for their new company brand. All entries must be original and must be not copied, wholly, substantially or partially from any other work. The competition will run in a single stage format and is open to everyone. You can submit your entry in the following file formats: jpg, gif, bmp, tif, png, psd, cdr, ai, pdf, eps and tga. There's no entry fee. Deadline is March 31, 2005.
Print Regional Design Annual - The 2005 Print Regional Design Annual is currently accepting entries. Download rules and an entry form here.
Third Peugeot Design Competition - The 3rd Peugeot Design Contest is an international competition that is open to anyone aged 14 years or over. Everyone is welcome: amateur designers, design schools students, professional designers apart from the automotive industry. This year’s theme is to design a personal ideal automobile. The projects will be judged on its consistency with the theme, how well it relates to the values of the Marque, its innovative and surprising character, its potential appeal and the quality of the final project. Any person who submits a design with the intention of entering this contest certifies and guarantees that they are the sole author of the work and that no third-party rights have been breached either directly or indirectly. At the end of the contest, Peugeot will build a full-scale model of the winning design, which will be unveiled at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September 2005. To the winner, in addition, a sum of 6,000 € inc. VAT. Web users will be able to submit their design by e-mail only between 15th October 2004 and 8th December 2004 at 12:00 am (midnight), French time. By taking part in the contest, entrants grant free and non-exclusive license on their design. Entry into the contest is free of charge. Deadline is December 8, 2005.
Design Contest - "How about creating your
original smart? Let's paint our original smart!". Anyone
can take part in this contest. Currently there is no prize.
There is no deadline.
The Big Brand Theory - Creatas presents a half-day seminar where you’ll learn the backstory behind the best brands, understand the trends that affect your trademark, and discover the evolving role that emotional connections play in a brand’s success. Creatas has invited three industry leaders to report on and share their knowledge from three distinct areas of the branding process. Since the development and implementation of the process gets more sophisticated everyday, you need to know what’s going on with brands—now—and how to use that knowledge in your work.
Stretch Design Conference - Step Inside Design Magazine presents Stretch, a 2 Day Conference that combines inspiring and passionate design presentations with hands-on learning opportunities for Creative Professionals at every skill level. May 5-7, 2005 Austin TX
ADIM 8 - Join forces with your fearless peers at the eighth annual Art Directors Invitational Master Class (ADIM 8), April 7-9, 2005 in Santa Monica, CA. Take your place among the assembly of top designers, illustrators, art directors, and photographers to learn about the latest creativity tools, tips, and techniques. Learn, experiment, and network in a fun, stimulating, and creative environment during this mighty three-day instructional event. Leave inspired and ready to do YOUR part to make the world of design a better place for all.
Brand Identity & Package Design Conference - New York, New York/April 18-20...Brand Identity & Package Design Conference April 18-20, 2005, The Plaza, New York City
Design is Kinky is proud to announce the launch of the SEMI-PERMANENT Design Conference, the first event in what will hopefully become a series of conferences world-wide. We have invited over 20 talented international and Australian individuals from various creative fields such as, Graphic Design, Web Design, Broadcast, Illustration, Film Making and Graffiti to speak at the event. With this diverse range of creative talent on hand we believe that no matter what level of designer you are, from student to creative director, you will benefit from the insight and experience of each speaker.
Graphi Expo and Converting Expo - October 10 - 13, 2004 - McCormick Place South, Chicago, IL - and September 9 - 15, 2005 McCormick Place Complex, Chicago, IL - Thousands gathered at GRAPH EXPO and CONVERTING EXPO, the largest, most comprehensive prepress, printing, converting and digital equipment trade show and conference in the Americas. Over 40,000 industry professionals attended to see over 600 exhibitors. View highlights of the show and search for products and services from the exhibitors.
Graphics of the Americas - premium conference for graphic communications professionals (printers, publishers, & creatives) to learn the latest technology and stay competitive. Stay tuned to find out more about our conference and seminar programs. Check out dates on their site.
HOW Design Conference - Like HOW magazine, the HOW Design Conference recognizes that graphic design is a business as well as an art. HOW launched this annual event in 1991 with the goal of providing a hands-on, educational program to enable designers to better balance the three key components of graphic design: creativity, business and technology. Conference sessions cover a mix of these three critical design issues, with particular emphasis on creative and business topics. Visit howconference.com to obtain complete information on future events.
InDesign Conference - The InDesign Conference is the Adobe InDesign event that all design professionals must attend to learn and talk to the largest group of Adobe InDesign experts in the world. Come see InDesign CS demonstrated and customize your personal InDesign training event!
MacWorld Expo - Discover the latest innovations, tips and tricks from the most knowledgeable industry experts who are leading our world – renowned conference programs and activities. Learn great things from the best. Visit site to see dates of expos.
Mind Your Own Business Conference - The Mind Your Own Business Conference is sponsored by HOW magazine and ReCourses, Inc., a management consulting firm that works exclusively with small service providers in the communications industry. Together, HOW and ReCourses recognize making the transition from successful artist to successful businessperson can be challenging. At the Mind Your Own Business Conference, attendees get the business savvy they need from people who specialize in working with creatives. We invite top thinkers in the business world to a resort location, and we limit the number of attendees so they can comfortably network with speakers and peers during this mini-sabbatical. Visit myobconference.com to obtain complete information on future events.
PhotoshopWorld - March 8-10, 2005—Las Vegas - PhotoshopWorld Conference and Expo is the annual convention of the National Association of Photoshop Professionals (The trade association for Adobe Photoshop users, and the world's leading resource for training, education, and news) and has become the largest Photoshop event in the world. It features more than 60 conference sessions for photographers, designers, video editors, Web designers and more. Ben is a favorite speaker at PhotoshopWorld and his sessions are often standing room only!
Seibold Seminars - Seybold Seminars announces new line-up of events for 2005. Click here for dates and locations of upcoming conferences.
SIGGRAPH 2005 - Los Angeles Convention Center, Los Angeles, CA - July 31 - Aug. 4, 2005 - Billing itself as "the world's largest marketplace of computer graphics and interactive techniques," SIGGRAPH is holding its 32nd annual conference this year in Los Angeles. Get up-close and hands-on with the newest hardware systems, software tools, and creative services from hundreds of companies. SIGGRAPH 2005 hosts the year's largest, most comprehensive exhibition of products and services for the computer graphics and interactive marketplace, featuring the industry's established leaders and emerging challengers.
TAGA - To provide a worldwide forum for sharing and disseminating theoretical, functional and practical information on current and emerging technologies for Graphic Arts print production and related processes. Visit TAGA for conference dates.
Thunder Lizard - delivers conferences with content, not empty sales pitches and visionary "future of the Web" commercials. Join your colleagues—the world's best Web masters, designers, developers, and artists—at Thunder Lizard’s nationwide events ...
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Business Cards: Ideas and Inspiration, Part II
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Collaborating and Negotiating: Part II
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