Graphic Design Calendar

Interactive Media Design Review
Deadline: January Annually
Purpose: Annual juried design recognition program
Organization: I.D. Magazine
Awards: Featured in June issue of I.D. Magazine and on a CD-ROM enclosed with the issue.
Eligibility: Interactive and interface design for both Macintosh and PC products, including CD-ROM titles, web sites or other online designs, promotional demos, unpublished prototypes, games and kisok interfaces
Categories: Advertising/Promotion, Education, Entertainment/Games, Kiosks, Reference, Student Work
Submission Format: See entry form and informaiton at
Entry Fees: Yes per project / Yes per student entry
Contact: I.D. Magazine
Melissa Dallal, Interactive Media Design Review Coordinator
212 447 1400, ext 144 phone / 212 447 5231 fax / email /

Annual Art Directors Club
Deadline: January Annually
Awards: Worldwide Best of Show. Gold Medal, Silver Medal, Distinctive Merit in each category. Published in ADC Annual, Tour in International Exhibitions. Gala Awards Ceremony
Organization: The Art Directors Club, Inc.*
Eligibility: Published 1st time in previous year.
Categories:Advertising, Graphic Design, Photography & Illustration, New Media
Contact: Annual Art Directors Awards, The Art Directors Club, Inc.
250 Park Avenue South, New York, NY 10003-1402
212 674-0500, fax 212 228-0649 / 212 460-8560, e-mail
*The Art Directors Club, Inc. in New York is a vital not-for-profit international membership organization of creative professionals in advertising, design and communications.

Belle Lettere Award 1997
Deadline: February 25, 1997
Purpose: To promote calligraphy and interest in the alphabetic form both in Italy and worldwide.
Award: The artist of the chosen work will receive 5,000,000 Italian lire. The winning artist will be invited to contribute one of his/her original works to the permanent collection of the "Belle Lettere Museum." All entries will be featured on an exclusive CD ROM published by Belle Lettre.
Organization: Sponsored by: The Belle Lettere Guild, Fanoli School of Art, Cittadella Town Council and Cartiera Favini.
Eligibility: Open to calligraphers worldwide, who may submit a single piece of work, a series of pieces on a common theme, or a manuscript book.The work must be entirely hand-written; the size and theme is entirely the choice of the artist.
Submission Format: Slides.
Entry Fees: 20,000 Italian lire.
Additional Fees: Entrants must pay the outward shipping costs for their work selected for exhibition.
Judges: Chief judge is calligrapher Thomas Ingmire. Jury: Manfredo Massironi and Stefano Zamponi
Contact: Belle Lettere
via Gaspare degli Uccelli n.13, 35013 Cittadella PD Italy
Fax 0039-49-9400828
Carlo Buffa, President Belle Lettere Guild
4 via Temanza, 35134 Padova, Italy
Phone/Fax 0039-49-609806, E-mail

The New York Festivals / International Print & Radio Advertising Awards
Deadline: USA - February Annually / Overseas March Annually
Purpose: Honoring excellence in communications media which touch the hearts and minds of readers, listeners and viewers worldwide.
Awards: A Grand Award trophy to the highest-scoring Gold WorldMedalist in each main competition class. Gold, Silver and Bronze WorldMedals to the top-scoring Finalists in catergories. Finalist Certificates of Recognition for high-scoring, non-medalists in categories. Award winners published in The New York Festivals Annual of Advertising Six.
Eligibility: Competition entries must have been produced, marketed, run or distributed after February previous
Categories: Print Advertising, Direct Response, Collateral, Packaging Design, Radio Advertising
Submission Format: All Categories / Slides, except Radio / Standard Audio Cassettes
Entry Fees: Yes
Judges: International Distinguished Judges, comprising a veritable "Who's Who" of world leaders in communications.
Contact: The New York Festivals
186 Fifth Avenue, 7th Floor, New York, NY 10010
914 238 4481 / Fax 914 238 5040
*The New York Festivals Annual of Advertising Four is available $69.95 plus shipping & handling

Annual Webby Awards
Event: Awards Ceremony for The Best Web Sites
Hosted By: THE WEB Magazine
Virtual Presence: Live Web SimulCast

Urban Art International Annual World's Most Memorable Poster Competition
Deadline: August
Award: International Traveling Exhibit.
Organization: Urban Art International
Eligibility: Poster, published within the last two years.
Contact: Urban Art International
P.O. Box 868, Tiburon, CA 94920
Phone 415 435 5767, FAX 415 435 4240, E-Mail

Date: May / June Annually
Organization: Art Directors and Artists Club / ADAC
Event Description: A tasty blend of business & pleasure...hands-on seminars ...step-by-step workshop...our savory exhibition of software, paper & products...and, as usual, the most talented people on the planet.
Contact: ADAC
2791 24th Street, Sacramento, CA 95818
Phone 916 731-8802, FAX 916 731-4386, E-Mail

Communication Arts Graphic Design & Advertising Annuals
Deadline: June Annually
Award: Winning entries reproduced in the November Design and December Advertising issues of CA, 65,000 copies of each distributed worldwide.
Organization: Communication Arts Magazine
Eligibility: Work first printed published or broadcast between July and June previous
Categories: Design: Audio/Visual Packaging, Packaging/Labeling, Identity, Letterhead, Company Literature, Poster/Design, Editorial, Books & Jackets, Self-Promotion, Broadcast Graphics, Public Service, Environmental Graphics. Advertising: Consumer Magazine & Newspaper, Trade/Institutional, Poster, Sales Promotion, Self-Promotion, Television, Radio, Public Service.
Contact: Communication Arts, Graphic Design & Advertising Annuals
P.O. Box 10300, Palo Alto, CA 94303 (Mail)
410 Sherman Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94306 (Delivery: Fed Ex, UPS, etc.)
415 326 6040, FAX 415 326 1648, Email:

NRDC International ECO-Awards
Deadline: July Annually
Award: International Recognition
Organization: National Resources Defense Council (NRDC)
Eligibility: Environmental Communications
Categories: Advertising, Publication Design, Collateral, Direct Mail
Contact: NRDC International ECO Awards, 1920 L Street, NW, Suite 600A, Washington, DC 20036
202 955-1374

Annual West Coast Show
Deadline: July Annually
Purpose: Honoring the best graphic design & print advertising form Alaska, British Columbia, Washington, Oregon, California & Hawaii
Awards: Each entry selected for inclusion in The Annual Wst Coast Show will be awarded a certificate of Excellence. Gold, Silver, Bronze and Best of Show Awards.
Sponsored by: Western Art Directors Club
Eligibility: Examples of Graphic Design, Print Advertising, Illustration, or Photography from the West Coast, dates apply.
Cateories: Print Advertising, Corporate Literature, Books & Jackets, Idenitity, Illustration, Photography, Packaging, Poster/Exhibit/Point of Purchase, Self-Promotion, New Media, and Miscellaneous.
Entry Fees: Yes
Submission Format: Official entry form. Unmounted actual samples or tear sheets. No slides accepted, other than those required by categories.
Contact: The Annual West Coast Show
c/o Lai Venuti & Lai Advertising, 3945 Freedon Circle, Suite 1000, Santa Clara, CA 95054
415 321 4196 E-Mail:

Studio Magazine Awards Program
Deadline: July Annually
Award: Reproduction in the Annual Awards Issue of Studio. Winners receive Gold, Silver or Merit Certificate Awards of Excellance.
Each Entrant: Winner or not, will receive one copy of the Annual Awards Issue to be published December.
Organization: Studio Magazine
Eligibility: Work completed between May and July previous
Categories: Graphic Design, Art Direction, Illustration, Photography, Printing, TV Commercial / Video
Entry Fees: Yes
Contact: Studio Arts Magazine, 124 Galaxy Blvd., Rexdale, Ontario, Canada M9W 4Y6,
416 675-1999, Fax: 416 675-6093

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