{opportunity} Design the Cover of GDUSA

Design Your Own Cover of GDUSA
Sponsored by Mohawk

Deadline: August 17, 2018

Entry Is Free Courtesy of Mohawk

Digital printing is the fastest growing segment of the print world and vital to the future of graphic design. To give designers an opportunity to learn more about digital printing, to become more familiar with papers that work well with digital presses and enhance digitally printed projects — and, more generally, to showcase their creativity — the editors have organized the 2018 DIGITAL PRINT COVER CONTEST. It is presented by GDUSA and sponsored by MOHAWK FINE PAPERS. Mohawk covers your entry fee to make it FREE for you to enter as many cover designs as you wish. And the process to enter is fast and simple.

WHAT IS THE GOAL?
The goal is to design a digitally printed tip-on outsert that will double as the October 2018 magazine cover of Graphic Design USA (GDUSA). You may enter original or previously unpublished artwork. The judges will choose a winner and up to 12 honorable mentions based on overall visual appearance and effective communication that attracts the readers eye and attention as a magazine cover should and that works well with and brings out the benefits of quality digital papers and printing.

ARE THERE ENTRY CATEGORIES?
There is only one category – designing a magazine cover that you are pleased with.

WHAT DO I WIN?
The winning design(s) will appear as a digitally printed cover-tip on in the October 2018 edition of GDUSA magazine, and will be seen by tens of thousands in the creative and marketing communities. Additionally, the winning piece(s) and designer(s) will be featured in a major story in GDUSA magazine, our website, app and enewsletter, and on various additional promotional and publicity materials in print and online via Mohawk and GDUSA. You will receive extra copies for your own self-promotion to clients, colleagues, and friends.

WHO IS ELIGIBLE?
All graphic designers, art directors, and other creative professionals at graphic design firms, ad agencies, corporate and institutional design departments, publishers and printers, and other creative businesses. Groups and teams are welcome, as are freelancers and currently enrolled graphic design students. GDUSA and Mohawk employees, and immediate family members are not eligible for participation in the contest.

HOW DO I ENTER?

1. DOWNLOAD THE 2018 DIGITAL COVER CONTEST ENTRY FORM
Provide us with basic personal information by filling out the entry form. Be sure to indicate your name, company and contact information clearly and legibly.

2. DOWNLOAD A PDF OF THE GDUSA COVER
The template will give you the parameters within which you may design. You must take into account placement of the logo and date.

3. After you have completed your design, either mail a printout of the cover back to GDUSA or email the completed PDF to awards@gdusa.com. This should be a reduced sized file for judging. The winner(s) will later be asked to submit a high res file for actual printing. An entry form must accompany each design entry.

RIGHTS AND PERMISSIONS
Winning entrants grant Graphic Design USA and Mohawk Fine Papers Inc. the right to reproduce and include the winning piece(s) in the October 2018 edition of the magazine. In addition, Graphic Design USA and Mohawk are granted the right to reproduce the winning piece for, or have it appear in, promotional and publicity purposes in any and all materials and media including, but not limited to, press releases and stories, advertisements and advertorials, trade shows and exhibitions, reprints and overprints, sales materials and brochures, websites and enewsletters.

QUESTIONS
tel: 212.696.4380
email: awards@gdusa.com

MAIL ENTRIES TO:

GRAPHIC DESIGN USA
89 Fifth Avenue, Suite 901
New York NY 10003
Attention: Awards Department

ABOUT THE SPONSOR

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Mohawk is North America’s largest privately-owned manufacturer of fine papers and envelopes which are preferred for commercial and digital printing, photo specialties and high-end direct mail. Mohawk fine papers and envelopes include the signature brands Mohawk Superfine® and Strathmore®, as well as proprietary treatments Inxwell® and i-Tone®. With a culture of innovation reaching back to its beginning in 1931, Mohawk is committed to providing materials that help make every printed project more beautiful, effective and memorable. Mohawk is a fourth-generation, family-owned and operated business based in Cohoes, New York, with global sales and operations located throughout North America, Europe and Asia. mohawkconnects.com

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