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Society of Publication Designers (SPD) Pub 53

The Society of Publication Designers (SPD) is calling for entries for Game of Golds – their 53rd international competition for best editorial design.

SPD welcomes entries from a diverse range of consumer print publications, independent magazines, custom published magazines, trade and educational magazines; as well as their app, mobile and web platforms.

All entries that score high enough to make it to the second round of judging, will be included in the PUB 53 Annual. During this second round, judges vote for the Gold Awards for Excellence, the Silver Awards for Distinctive Achievement, and the finalists for Website of the Year, Video of the Year, Brand of the Year, and Magazine of the Year. The list of finalists for print and digital categories will be announced in March 2018.

The Silver and Gold Medals, along with the Brand of the Year and Magazine of the Year Award winners, will be presented on the 4th of May 2018, at the SPD 53 Gala in New York City.

Editorial publications of any genre, including all newsstand publications, newspaper magazines, trade, custom publishing, educational/ institutional, special interest publications, and Independent/Self-Published Magazines with a circulation under 20,000 are eligible. Websites, apps and other digital publications containing dynamic or regularly updated editorial content including text, pictures, video, audio, animation or a combination, may be submitted as well. Entries may be affiliated with a print magazine, but are not required to be. Websites and apps must be live to the public, and not demos or private betas.

Singe 1965, SPD’s competition has yielded hundreds of thousands of entries from around the world.

Society of Publication Designers (SPD) Pub 53 – Entry Fees

Entry fee varies depending on the date of submission and SPD membership – SPD members get fee discounts.

  • Early-bird special — 20th December 2017: $40/$80
  • Standard fee — 19 January 2018: $50/$100
  • Late fee — 26th January 2018: $60/$120