Regional Design Annual

PRINT’S 2016 REGIONAL DESIGN ANNUAL

The Regional Design Annual is the industry’s most prestigious and well-respected American design competition. As the only comprehensive survey of U.S. design by region,  tens of thousands of art directors, studios and creative professionals look to the RDA every year to find the country’s top talent.

Enter your work today for a chance to be spotlighted in the pages of our milestone RDA issue.

Need some inspiration? View the winners of the 2014 Regional Design Annual.

Early-Bird Deadline: February 5, 2016

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PRIZES
DEADLINES & FEES
ELIGIBILITY
HOW TO ENTER
WHAT TO ENTER (TYPES OF WORK ACCEPTED)
JUDGES
QUESTIONS?


PRIZES

Winning entries will be:

  • Featured in the 2016 Regional Design Annual issue of Print magazine.
  • Celebrated on on our website.

 

DEADLINES & FEES

  • Early-Bird deadline: February 5, 2016 – $75 single entry fee and $100 campaign and series entry fee**
  • Regular deadline: March 4, 2016 – $85 single entry fee and $110 campaign and series entry fee**

All entries must be submitted online no later than February 5, 2016 (11:59 pm ET) to receive the special early-bird entry fee. Entries submitted online after February 5 will be charged our regular entry fees.

By submitting work and entry fees, entrants acknowledge Print’s right to show the winners in Print’s Regional Design Annual 2016 and on its website and related digital products. We reserve the right to publish credits and the project description should the entry be featured. Information should be complete & accurate at the time of submission; we cannot guarantee that any additions, modifications or edits will be possible.

** Ad campaigns, book cover series, corporate brochure series, or poster series will all be considered campaigns. Any packaging entry, whether a single package or a family of packages, will be considered a single entry. Any letterhead entry that consists of stationery, envelope, and business card will be considered a single entry.

Winners will be notified on or before November 30, 2016.

ELIGIBILITY

WHO: Any art director, designer, illustrator, photographer, typographer, etc., working anywhere in the 50 states or the District of Columbia.

WHAT: Any printed communication or web design that appeared or was published in the U.S. between January 1, 2015 and December 31, 2015.

HOW TO ENTER

From within the online entry form, you will be given several options for supplying your project/entry. Options include: Digital Uploads and Web-Based Entries / URLs or a combination of these methods. You may submit up to 10 files per entry (10 MB per file). File formats for digital images include: .jpg; .jpeg; in RGB color mode no smaller than 3 inches for the shortest dimension at 300 dpi. Larger dimensions are preferred for detail and cropping. File formats for video include: .mov; .avi; .mp4; .wma. Please include screen captures or still images for production in the magazine (use file specs from above).

If your work is selected as a finalist you may be asked to send a sample.

Please make credits and descriptions as complete and accurate as possible. For symbol and logo entries in particular, state the nature of the client’s business. Note: Artists’ reps who submit entries must state their artists’ location on entry coupons.

We accept American Express, MasterCard, Visa and checks. If paying by check, please make them payable to: F+W Media, Inc.

Click here for detailed Preparing Your Entry instructions

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TYPES OF WORK ACCEPTED

  • Annual Reports
  • Brochures/Catalogs
  • Book Covers/Jackets
  • Environmental Graphics
  • Illustration/Photography
  • Invitations/Announcements
  • Letterhead/Logos
  • Packaging (consumer goods, CDs, etc.)
  • Posters/Flyers
  • Advertising (print)
  • Editorial (magazine and newspaper covers/spreads) and entire books (covers/interior content)
  • Self-Promotions
  • Wearables (t-shirts, hats, bags, etc.)
  • Information Graphics
  • Web Design
  • Multi-Media Campaign

JUDGES

Far West: Jennifer Morla
Southwest: Marc English
South: Bill Grant
Midwest: Timothy Goodman
East: Gail Anderson
NYC: Jessica Walsh

CONTACT US

Questions? Contact us at:

Email: printcomp@fwmedia.com
Phone: 715-445-4612 x13430
Fax: 715-445-4087

 

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