CALL FOR ENTRIES
HOW, PRINT and PANTONE® invite you to participate in the
Color in Design Awards 2012, which recognizes outstanding
use of color.
Final Deadline: November 30, 2011
Color is one of the strongest and most important elements in any design. Color attracts the eye and can influence emotions, moods and judgment. The right color choices help communicate a message and greatly increase a product’s and/or campaign’s chance of success. 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. Judges will also be looking for innovative color combinations and bold use of color that add to the work’s appeal.
Win recognition and continuing exposure for your work! Winners will be featured in both HOW and Print magazines as well as their websites, the Pantone® website, and celebrated in our online Color in Design Collection, which will include details about the project, a link to your website, and a brief profile. Winning designs will be seen by one of the largest audiences of creative professionals ever! Look for last year’s winners in this month’s issues of HOW and Print, plus the online Color in Design collection.
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.
HOW TO ENTER
You may either enter online or send a physical sample using this 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 this 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
4700 E. Galbraith Road
Cincinnati, OH 45236
Please make credits and descriptions as complete, legible and accurate as possible.
$40 for the first entry. $30 for each additional entry. Make 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 one
package. Credit card charges will appear on your statement as “F+W Contest” within
90 days of the contest deadline.
Other Important Privacy Promise
Winning entrants grant the sponsors the right to reproduce images of their work in
print, online and to display the projects at live 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 herein. 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.