Print Portfolio Review

THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED. WINNERS WILL BE NOTIFIED BY DECEMBER 31, 2012.

Designers have competition fatigue. That’s because design competitions almost always work the same way: you enter to win a little bit of exposure for your work. Print‘s new Portfolio Review is different.
Portfolio Review gives you a chance not just to show off your stuff but to personally connect with some of the best design firms in the country and to win a trip to San Francisco. To enter, submit the best work from your portfolio, up to ten pieces.
 
This is your opportunity to meet one of the top designers in the country—Mirko Ilić, Natasha Jen, Debbie Millman, Scott Stowell or Jessica Walsh—and have them offer personal guidance on your work!  Enter today!
 
RECOGNITION: 
 
Every entry will be featured in an online gallery, where it will be seen by thousands of designers, art directors, and others in the industry. Our panel of judges will choose five winners for an incredible prize: a trip to San Francisco next June to attend the 2013 HOW Design Live conference and to meet one-on-one with one of the judges for advice on your work. One additional winner will be chosen by popular vote in the online gallery.
 
 JUDGES: 
 PRIZES:  
 
All entries will be showcased in an online gallery. Six winners (five selected by the judges, one by popular vote) will receive:
  • A trip to San Francisco in June 2013, including airfare and lodging
  • A free pass to the 2013 HOW Design Live conference, held in San Francisco from June 22 to 26, 2013
  • A one-on-one meeting with one of the judges
  • A profile in the June 2013 issue of Print
In addition, runners-up will be featured on Imprint, Print‘s blog.
 
WHO IS ELIGIBLE?

Any designer—art director, graphic designer, illustrator, photographer, typographer—working anywhere in the world. 

WHAT WORK IS ELIGIBLE?

Any design work that was created or published between January 1, 2009, and October 31, 2012.

HOW TO ENTER
 
You can enter online or mail a Mac-formatted CD or flash drive with digital images, along with the entry form, to the address below. You may submit up to ten digital images per entry (2 MB per image). If you are selected as a finalist, you may be asked to send additional images. If you are entering by mail, please include two copies of the entry form with your payment.
 
Mail to:
 
Print’s Portfolio Review
8469 Blue Ash Rd. Suite 100
Cincinnati, OH 45236
 
Please make credits and descriptions as complete, legible, and accurate as possible. Note: Artists’ representatives who submit entries must state their artists’ location on entry coupons. Make checks payable to: F+W Media, Inc.
 
DEADLINE & NOTIFICATION
 
All entries must be postmarked or submitted online no later than November 1, 2012. Winners will be notified by December 31, 2012.
 
ENTRY FEES
 
Standard entries: $85
Students: $50 

For more information, please contact us at printcomp@fwmedia.com.