Color in Design

Color in Design Awards 2012 - Sponsored by Pantone

The Final Deadline has passed. Winners will be notified by phone or email by December 31, 2011.

Winners will be featured in both HOW and Print magazines as well as their websites, the Pantone website, and celebrated in a newly created online Color in Design Collection. Winning designs will be seen by one of the largest audiences of creative professionals ever!

What’s eligible? Any printed graphic design work, website or other interactive communication published or appearing between November 1, 2010 and November 1, 2011—including promotion, advertising, logos and symbols, packaging, book jackets and lots more. Entries will be judged on color-focused criteria, including: how the color palette (whether one or multiple colors) enhances the design and how colors used in the piece add to the impact of the design and help to communicate the intended message.

The combination of Publications and online resources of Print, How and Pantone will reach one of the largest audience of creative professionals of any design competition ever.

New Business
Winning entries will include details about the project, a brief profile of your business and a link from the online version to your Web site.

World Class Player
With unprecedented Magazine and Web exposure clients all over the world will consult the winning designs for talent and you could be the creative they are looking for.

Continuing Exposure
The Award Winning designs will be published in spring editions of Print and How Magazines and will be celebrated in a newly created online “Color in Design Collection” that will showcase the winning entries for many years.

Certificate of Design Excellence
All competition winners will receive Certificates of Design Excellence including one for the client.

You may either enter online or send a physical sample using the Color in Design Entry Form. If entering online, you may submit up to 5 digital photos per entry (2 MB per photo). Remember if you enter online each entry must be submitted separately. If your work is selected as a finalist you may be asked to send a sample.

If you are entering by mail, please attach a copy of the entry form to the back of each sample of your entry. Include two copies of the entry form with your payment. If you are including photographs of packaging, billboards, or signage entries, please print out imagery and attach it to a Mac-formatted CD. Please label CDs clearly. Mail to:

Color in Design Awards
8469 Blue Ash Road, Suite 100
Cincinnati, OH 45236

Please make credits and descriptions as complete, legible, and accurate as possible.

$40 for the first entry. $30 for additional entries.
Makes checks payable (in U.S. funds drawn on a U.S. bank) to F+W media, Inc.. Payment must accompany entries. Entries received without payment will be disqualified. Entry fees are non-refundable. One check may be used to cover multiple entries if all entries are submitted in the same package. Credit card charges will appear on your statement as “F+W Contest” within 90 days of the contest deadline. A $10 fee will be charged for returned checks and declined credit card payments.

Winning entrants grant the sponsors the right to reproduce images of their work in print, online and to display the projects at HOW events and in other digital and printed materials.  Sponsors assume all entries are original and are the works and property of the entrant, with all rights granted therein. Sponsors are not liable for any copyright infringement on the part of the entrant and will not become involved in copyright disputes. Sponsors will notify winners after judging is complete. No entries will be returned.

Occasionally, we make portions of our customer list available to other companies so they may contact you about products and services that may be of interest to you. If you prefer we withhold your name, simply send a note with your name, address and the competition name to:

List Manager
F+W Media, Inc.
10151 Carver Road, Suite 200
Blue Ash, OH 45242



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