quarta-feira, 24 de março de 2010

Icograda Design Week in Madrid

Straight to Business: Icograda Design Week in Madrid will showcase the best examples of how communication design, effectively managed and integrated into a company’s strategy can result in an improved brand image, more efficient use of resources and positive economic results.

Straight to Business 2010 will be a meeting point for designers, government officials and company executives. The programme will cover advances, case studies and actual experiences about strategy and design, communication, brand and image management.

Straight to Business 2010 will be the opportunity to learn from international case studies fostering partnerships between design and business, and an exceptional networking opportunity for international companies and design professionals from Spain and across Europe.

Straight to Business 2010 will take place from 21-25 June, as a part of the programming for the Spanish Presidency of the European Union.

More: http://www.icogradadesignweekmadrid.es/en//

sexta-feira, 19 de março de 2010

21st International poster and graphic arts festival of Chaumont

Chaumont (France) - 21st International poster and graphic arts festival of Chaumont invites design professionals to enter for this year's International Poster Competition and selection of the best French Posters, and invites students to enter the "Students, All to Chaumont!" Competition, both with deadlines in early April.

For 21 years now, the International Poster and Graphic Design Festival of Chaumont has accompanied poster-making and its development by organising an annual international poster competition endorsed by Icograda.

International Poster Competition and selection of the best French Posters
For the first time this year, the International Competition will begin to build up a selection of French posters intended to highlight graphic design in France and to encourage commissions of value, by means of carrying through exhibitions and mediation following the Festival.

Deadline for entries: 8 April 2010

The Competition "Students, All to Chaumont!"
For its 21 edition, the International Poster and Graphic Design Festival of Chaumont has chosen the question : "Graphic design, qu'est-ce que c'est ?" as the theme of its student competition.

Deadline for entries: 2 April 2010

Student workshops
Seven Workshops, along the same topic as "Students, all to Chaumont!" will host 105 students from around the world.

The exhibition and festival
100 to 120 selected posters will be exhibited during the Festival, the highlight of which is the awards ceremony. Once the awards and exhibitions are over, the selected posters become part of the collection of contemporary posters built up over the Festival's history.

More: http://www.chaumont-graphisme.com/

Icograda welcomes Salman AlHajri as Friend

Salman Alhajri
Salman is an Omani lecturer at Sultan Qaboos University and, currently, a PhD candidate in Loughborough University, UK. He research on a domain of art and graphic design, graduated from University of Technology, Sydney in 2005 with a master in Design. As a researcher, Salman interested in exploring the links between the creativity and graphic design and the ways of developing creative potential of graphic design students. He is very enthusiast to engage in academic activities such as conferences, journal publishing, design competitions, and lecturing internationally about Arabic graphic design practices. In design he interested in practicing in Arabic Calligraphy design, web design, and publications design, therefore, he have participated in many international exhibitions, workshops, and artistic activities. Presently he performs various art and design experiments using several approaches such as photography, painting, drawing, digital printmaking, and digital design.

More: http://www.icograda.org/members/members/member_list1101.htm?cur_img=1

sábado, 6 de março de 2010

2010 Adobe® Design Achievement Awards

The Adobe® Design Achievement Awards celebrate student achievement reflecting the powerful convergence of technology and the creative arts. The competition - which showcases individual and group projects created with industry-leading Adobe creative software - honors the most talented and promising student graphic designers, photographers, illustrators, animators, digital filmmakers, developers and computer artists from the world's top institutions of higher education.

Call for entries

Enter in 12 categories in 3 media areas endorsed by the industry, cash prizes will be awarded in Los Angeles prior to the opening of the Adobe MAX worldwide convention. Submissions close 4 June 2010.


Contest is open to all individuals age 18 years or older who are full-time matriculated students in an accredited institution of higher education. The contest is not open to any resident of the following countries: Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan, and Syria. U.S. export regulations prohibit the export of goods and services to Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan and Syria. Therefore residents of these countries/regions are not eligible to participate.


Both individuals and groups may enter one unique project in up to three of the following categories:
  1. Interactive media: Browser-Based Design, Non-Browser Based Design, Application Development, Mobile Design, Installation Design
  2. Video and motion: Animation, Live Action, Motion Graphics
  3. Traditional media: Illustration, Packaging, Photography, Print Communications


The 2010 Adobe® Design Achievement Awards entries will be reviewed by a panel of outstanding judges to be announced in January of 2010. The judges will be announce soon.


Higher education students can submit entries created with Adobe software to earn a chance at winning recognition, travel, Adobe software, and winners receive cash prizes.


Contest begins on 20 November 2009 and ends on 4 June 2010. All entries must be received by Adobe no later than 17:00 Pacific time on 4 June 2010.

For complete competition details and to enter online, visit: www.ADAAentry.com

Young Package 2010

Since its foundation in 1996, Young Package has gained both international reputation and distinctive position among competitions for young designers. This year brings essential changes. The visual style of the competition has changed; for its fifteenth anniversary, the competition has brand new web pages. In addition, conditions and categories have changed as well - so now the contest is open to designers from different areas of interest.

The Young Package competition is held on an annual basis. It originated, and is still functioning, thanks to the initiative of the company Model Obaly, a leading package manufacturer. Model Obaly sees the support of young talents as essential.



The competition is aimed at students and young creative people of up to 30 years of age. Designs made of corrugated or smooth cardboard are accepted, as this material has a broad range of use within packaging design.


  • Winner in the Product Package category will be awarded:
    • University students and young designers under 30 years of age - 750 Euro
    • High school students - 750 Euro
  • Winner in the Different View category will be awarded - 750 Euro
  • Within the competition, a special CZECHDESIGN.CZ prize will be awarded

Terms and conditions

Entries sent by postal service will be accepted from participants registered through an online registration form. High school, college, university students, and designers of up to 30 years of age can register in two categories: Product Package and Different View.

With their entries, participants do not include any CDs or portfolios; they can use the registration form, which provides room for description.


To register, participants use an online registration form placed on the competition website. After the registration, participants will receive a registration-code by e-mail. This code must be indicated both on the entry (in a subtle and elegant manner) and to the envelope or package in which the work will be sent. Consequently, the works will be judged anonymously.


Entries are accepted beginning 8 October 2009 until 29 March 2010.
The expert jury will be formed by 30 January 2010.

Competition Organiser

K Safine 562,
149 00, Prague 4
Czech Republic

Klára Mergerová
T: +420 605 301 058,
E: klara.mergerova@young-package.com

More: www.young-package.com/young-package-2010/terms-and-conditions/a77

Call for entries: Australasian Student Design Awards 2010

Melbourne (Australia) - The Design Institute of Australia (DIA) invites nominations of top Australian and New Zealand student projects for this year's Australasian Student Design Awards (ASDA). The deadline for educators to register their schools is 17 March 2010.

In recent years, Sustainable Design has moved past its pop-culture status to form a key requirement of any good design process. Sustainable Designs allow us to live, work and play in such a way that is more efficient, profitable, secure and pleasurable but most importantly a way that does not compromise our future. Now as one of the defining ideas of the 21st century, Sustainability holds tremendous possibilities for designers.

ASDA fosters the future of Sustainable Design practice by rewarding the region's best emerging designers. As the foremost student design awards, the ASDA multidisciplinary program attracts an exceptional range, depth and quality of entries.

The DIA invites Australian and New Zealand tertiary design institutes to nominate their top student design projects that reflect design excellence and adopt innovative Sustainable Design principles.

Now in its 15th year, the DIA presents the ASDA in conjunction with designEX. Entries will be judged and displayed at this premier interior architecture and design exhibition which attracts over 20,000 Australian and International design professionals.

The ASDA prize pool includes cash prizes, travel scholarships, art & design supplies, DIA memberships and ASDA certificates.

Entry is open to design projects created in 2nd Semester 2009 or 1st Semester 2010 from entrants aged 18 years or older as at the date of entry who are:
  • Permanent residents of Australia and New Zealand or international students under a Student Visa in Australia and New Zealand.
  • Currently studying, full time equivalent or apprentice tertiary courses at a Certificate III, Certificate IV, Diploma or Advanced Diploma or Degree level or graduated from any of these courses in Semester 2 2009.

Visit: www.design.org.au/asda