SPEC!FREE: Art Face Off

Art Face Off is …

… striving to build a flourishing world art community that connects artists, curators and art lovers through the vigor of healthy competition. As a community, we vote to choose the next great artists of our times. Our Face Off competitions are designed to promote all artists and encourage everyone to participate. We are different. We are a free unique democratic community driven to advance the arts worldwide. So please come be a part of the movement!

SPEC!FREE: PRINT Call for Entries

… to boost your business exposure

The A + C = D Review

The International Business Review – brought to you by PRINT magazine and sister publication of HOW – has a new name, a broader reach, and the added component of motion graphics and interactivity.

Now coined A + C = D for the International Art and Commerce Design Review, the new competition brings together design work done for corporate clients across the globe, from print ads and corporate identities to animated short films, websites, interactive games and more.

What makes this competition SPEC!FREE?

1) In the rules PRINT states “Submitted work must have been produced between July 1, 2005 and November 1 …”

Spec contests require newly created work.

2) Unlike spec contests, they are not claiming ownership of all submissions. They only want the right to “publish the winners in PRINT and to show them on the magazine’s Website.”

To read more about the competition go to the A + C = D Review

SPEC!FREE Design competitions: bLog-oMotives

bLog-oMotives: Calls for entries: Upcoming design competition deadlines

When it comes to design competitions, it’s pretty difficult to find a spec free resource. The one I depend on has been carefully researched and compiled by Jeff Fisher, Engineer of Creative Identity, Jeff Fisher LogoMotives.

Add bLog-oMotives to your feed if you want the lastest spec free competitions around.

If you are confused about what a spec free competition entails, check out Jeff’s classic, When a “contest” is not a contest (at Creative Latitude).

Thanks Jeff!


DEADLINE: MAY 26, 2006

The editors of Graphic Design USA invite you to join the thousands of creative professionals who have won awards in this national design competition over its three decade history. The competition is open to everyone in the community: advertising agencies, design firms, corporate, institutional and publishing inhouse departments, and more. It honors outstanding new work of all kinds: print, packaging, point-of-purchase, internet, interactive and motion graphics.

SPEC!FREE: ihaveanidea Portfolio Night

ihaveanidea Portfolio Night

From the press release: students enrolled in advertising programs, graduates, and up-and-coming creatives will have the opportunity to spend valuable face-to-face time with North America’s most prestigious creative directors and leading industry professionals.

US agencies taking a lead role include, New York’s StrawberryFrog, San Francisco’s Butler Shine & Stern, Chicago’s Ogilvy & Mather and Modernista! in Boston. DDB Worldwide and Canadian agencies TAXI, WAX, Change Advertising, Bos and Rethink are also partnering with ihaveanidea and more than 100 of North America’s top creative directors to ensure the industry’s future creatives are the best of breed.

Young creatives are encouraged to attend this event in one of the nine cities across North America where they will have the opportunity to speak with a minimum of three world class creative directors.

Cost to participate is $35. All aspiring creatives or juniors with an advertising portfolio must register on-line at ihaveanidea’s Portfolio Night website that launched April 12th