It came to our attention today that a paper company’s new design contest, which involves speculative creative work, offers a HOW Design Conference registration as a prize. HOW does not endorse spec work; our editorial policy precludes us from promoting contests or projects involving spec. However, we were not informed about the nature of the contest or about the conference registration being offered as a prize. We are reaching out to the company today to explain our stand on spec work and express our passion about the issue. We apologize for any impression that HOW endorses or is involved in this contest.
(edit 2/24: incorrect information deleted)