Thursday, August 2, 2007

Taiwan International Poster Design Award 2007

The China Productivity Center has announced "Humanitarian Concern" as the special theme for the third Taiwan International Poster Design Award 2007.

31 August 2007

Organised by the China Productivity Center and jointly presented by The Graphic Design Association of Taiwan(GDA-Taiwan), Taiwan Graphic Design Association(TGDA), Taiwan Poster Design Association(TPDA) and the Kaohsiung Creators Association(KCA), the award scheme is endorsed by Icograda and supported by the Japan Graphic Designers Association Inc. (JAGDA). The competition is open to designers from all regions and countries.

Design Categories
In addition to the special theme "Humanitarian Concern", work may also be submitted in the Commercial and Promotional category. While there is no date restriction for work submitted in the special theme category, work submitted in the Commercial and Promotional category must have been created after 1 January 2005.

A. Grand Prize(1 person): USD $10,000
B. Icograda Excellence Award(1 person): USD $5,000
C. Jagda Excellence Award(1 person): USD $5,000
D. Special topic and open category(Two categories with three types):
Gold medal(1 person each): USD $3,000
Silver medal(1 person each): USD $2,000
Bronze medal(1 person each): USD $1,000
E. Judges' special award(each judge may select one person): medal or certificate.

Awards are granted in accordance with the regulations of the host country; taxes shall be withheld in accordance with tax law: 20% for foreign winners, 15% for Taiwan residents.

Download the complete competition rules and entry form by clicking here.
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Translations in Tupperware® Global Design Contest

The third annual Translations in Tupperware® Global Design Contest invites consumers and designers from around the world to create a piece of art or unique functional product inspired by Tupperware®. Channel your inner artist and create a Tupperware-inspired work of art that could send you and your masterpiece to New York City! Inspiration may come from a sculpture, in the form of a painting, a functional product or a fabulous pair of shoes. All entrants are encouraged to produce original pieces that take Tupperware out of the kitchen and into the art gallery.

Applicants will compete for the chance to win a trip to New York City and a $2,000 cash prize.

Deadline for submissions is August 31st, 2007.

The top entrant and one runner up entrant from each participating country will be selected by local Tupperware contest directors in each market.

The top entrant from each country then automatically moves forward for the Global Judging Event where one winner will be determined from each of the following categories:

• Fashion
• Utility Objects
• Free Form

The three winners will be determined by the esteemed panel of judges.

Japan Media Arts Festival

The 11th annual Japan Media Arts Festival is now open for international entries. This year the festival is launching an “Open Form,” where the public can recommend works that they believe deserve recognition. Other traditional categories include the broad subjects of “art (which includes Web works), entertainment (which also includes Web works), animation, and manga.”

One Grand Prize, four Prizes for Excellence and one EncouragementPrize are Awarded in recognition of works of outstanding artistry and creativity in each division. Based on the recommendations of the Jury, Special Achievement Prizes may also be presented to artists who have made significant contributions to the field of media arts.

Grand Prize] Certificate (Ministry of Education, Science, Sports and Culture Prize), Trophy, Supplementary Prize of 600,000 yen
[Excellence Prize] Certificate (Ministry of Education, Science, Sports and Culture Prize), Trophy, Supplementary Prize of 300,000 yen
[Encouragement Prize] Certificate (Ministry of Education, Science, Sports and Culture Prize), Trophy, Supplementary Prize of 150,000 yen

Open Form’s submission deadline is 31 August, and traditional category deadline is 5 October. Visit the site to learn more.

The Eco Prize 2007 for Creativity

The Eco Prize is awarded for a creative work which positively and imaginatively inspires people to be environmentally-friendly and adopt greener lifestyles. There are two categories of award: Established Talent and Emerging Talent. The prize in each category is £1,000.

The Prize is made by the Eco Trust, a charitable trust which supports creativity and the environment. In 2007, the Prize is funded by our principal funder, Sust., the Lighthouse on Sustainability, by our contributory funder, the Loch Fyne Oysters Trust, and by the Russell Trust. We gratefully acknowledge our funders financial support.

In 2007 it is being run in association with Friends of the Earth Scotland, one of Scotland’s leading environmental organisations, and The Lighthouse, Scotland’s Centre for Architecture, Design and the City, and the hub for the creative industries in Scotland.

Interested ? visit the site to learn more ...

HARMAN PHOTO - Digital Inkjet Competition

Win a 2 day digital photographic workshop with renowned photographer Les McLean plus £150 of HARMAN PHOTO products.

The competition is open to residents of the United Kingdom only.

All entries must be printed on HARMAN PHOTO Professional Inkjet paper, MATT FB Mp, and printed to one of the following paper sizes - A4, A3, A3+.

Closing date for entries is 31st August 2007.
Winners will be announced by 28th September 2007.

Prizes will be awarded as follows:

1st Prize - A 2 day digital photographic workshop with renowned photographer Les McLean plus £150 of HARMAN PHOTO products

2nd Prize - £100 of HARMAN PHOTO products

3rd Prize - £50 of HARMAN PHOTO products

Interested ?, visit the site to learn more.

Computer Arts - Win Loads of Kit!

So, what did Computer Arts Projects leave out of its Top 100 graphic design icons? Let us know and you could win a shed-load of creative hardware and software worth over £2,000!

“What, no Atari logo?” We’re bracing ourselves here at Computer Arts Projects for a barrage of emails about the iconic, and perhaps not so iconic, pieces of graphic design which didn’t make it into our Top 100. What about Michael Rand’s 60s Sunday Times magazine? Or the Exxon logo? Or those Hypgnosis album covers? The truth is, no list like this can ever be complete – we’re bound to have missed something out, or included things not everyone will agree on.

So, over to you. What have we missed? Let us know the one graphic design icon you feel really needs to be included, from any of our five categories, and you can get your hands on an embarrassment of riches from some of the biggest names in the creative hardware and software markets.

The closing date for entries is 16 August 2007

First prize

Intuos3 A5 Wide pen tablet
Adobe Creative Suite 3 Master Collection
Colour Confidence Studio XR2

Three runner-up prizes

Interested ? Visit the site to learn more

Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Corel Painter X Storyboarding Competition

Show off your skills in the Corel Painter X storyboard competition for a chance to win a Wacom Cintiq 21UX.

Download a 90-day free trial version of the recently launched Corel Painter S, select one of three great PDF story scripts from the contest page, and start story boarding!

All entries must be received by Corel no later than Monday 22nd October 2007. One winner will receive one (1) Wacom Cintiq 21UX Interactive Pen Display, and two winners will each receive one (1) Limited Edition Corel Painter X Can. Visit the site to learn more.

IQONS x NIKEiD Sports Clothing Design Competition

IQONS x NIKEiD is a design competition to challenge athletes and sport clothing connoisseurs to explore their creativity, and push fashion designers and fans to apply their talents to athletic fashion. To participate, IQONS members submit designs from the NIKEiD website ( Designs will be uploaded to an area on where members and the general public can rate the submissions and comment on favorites.

Each month, the design rated highest by IQONS members will be given to its designer, courtesy of NIKE. Additionally, one randomly selected commenter will receive the design they’ve rated highest.

For full competition terms and conditions, visit Deadline is 31 August 2007.

Creative Behind The Lens Call for Entries

Corbis, in association with Creative Review, has opened a photography competition. Enter up to three, previously unpublished photographs into this photo contest to be judged by a panel of leading industry professionals. Winners will be judged on creativity and originality of photograph and those chosen will be shown at an exhibition in London as well as feature in Creative Review. Plus, the very best entry will win two flights to New York. There are no categories and no set briefs… just you, your camera and your imagination!

Entry is open to people working in a creative industry, excluding professional photographers. Entry deadline is 7th September 2007. Visit the site to learn more.


Are you a real emcee that turns the party out? - This is your call to arms. YouTube is seeking all emcees out there looking for the key to the kingdom. If you create real-deal top-shelf ORIGINAL rhymes and beats and have this year's sizzlin' video to match, then we have the goods right here. This is the first-ever YouTube rap video contest, judged by none other than 50 Cent, Common, and Polow Da Don. Submission starts : 10 August 2007. The final winner will be announced September 7.

The winner will be awarded a trip to New York City to professionally record a single for G-Unit/Interscope Records, a $10,000 gift card from Guitar Center, and their video will be featured on the homepage of YouTube.

  • The top 20 videos from all submissions will be chosen by 50 Cent, Common, and Polow Da Don.
  • Your video can be no longer than 5 minutes AND must be 100% your original rhymes and beats.
  • The top 20 will be required to sign an affidavit attesting to the originality of their submission.
  • You must be 18 years old, a legal U.S. resident, and a registered member of YouTube to enter.
  • Still have questions? Visit our FAQ page for the answers.
More information about YOUTUBE ON THE RAP RISE EDITION 2007 >>

National Geographic Traveler World in Focus Travel Photography Contest

It is 19th annual photo contest "World in Focus Travel Photography". There's two categories : amateur and professional

Deadline : 21 August 2007

More information about National Geographic Traveler World in Focus Travel Photography Contest >>

Canon Photography in the Parks Photo Contest

Submit your best park photo to the Canon Photography in the Parks Photo Contest and you could win incredible Canon camera gear, a trip to your favorite national or state park In the continental United States and a chance to have aphoto featured in future Canon advertising. Prizes will be awarded in two categories : landscape and wildlife


1st :
EOS 5D/EF 24-105 mm f/4L IS USM kit
PIXMA Pro9500 Photo Printer

2nd :
EOS 30D with an EF-S 17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS USM lens
PIXMA Pro9500 Photo Printer

3rd :
EOS Digital Rebel XTi/EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 USM kit
PIXMA Pro9000 Photo Printer

More information >>

Sunday, July 29, 2007


Design Event is an annual UK festival showcasing cutting edge work from designers across all disciplines.

Design Event's next edition - DE07 - takes place in Newcastle, Gateshead from 11-28 October 2007, and film & new media curators Cinefeel are currently putting together a video programme for screening at the Baltic Contemporary Arts Centre.

Cinefeel are inviting filmmakers and animators to send in work which has something to say on the subject of this year's DE07 theme of "How do we want to live?".

From the work screened in the programme, the organisers and festival partners will choose an overall winner who'll receive a £500 cash prize and the winning piece will be profiled on the site of DE07's media partner E-CR (the downloadable edition of Creative Review).

Deadline for entries is August 10th 2007.

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Lomba Logo dan Penulisan .id (dot id)

Pandi (Pengelola Nama Domain Indonesia) adalah lembaga resmi yang mengelola nama domain Indonesia dengan akhiran .id.

Lembaga ini memiliki misi untuk menggerakkan masyarakat Indonesia baik perusahaan atau pribadi untuk go online dengan memanfaatkan domain berakhiran .id (Indonesia).

Dengan pengelolaan domain yang baru di bawah Pandi, diharapkan pertumbuhan domain .id akan semakin banyak dan misi ke depannya, domain .id mencapai SEJUTA (1 juta domain) yang diharapkan bisa terpenuhi paling lambat tahun 2015.

Pandi sudah memiliki tagline “.id for your ID” yang maknanya bahwa .id adalah layak sebagai identitas Anda.

Untuk menggerakkan masyarakat ke arah itu, Pandi memerlukan ciri khas (logo) dan alasan/harapan masyarakan memakai domain .id. Dengan keinginan tersebut, maka Pandi menyelenggarakan 2 lomba, yakni lomba Logo .id dan karya tulis bertema Kami Bangga Punya .id.

Pemenang berhak mendapatkan hadiah total senilai Rp 20 juta.

  • Logo: Juara Pertama Rp 5 juta, Juara Kedua Rp 3 juta, Juara Ketiga Rp 2 juta
  • Penulisan: Juara Pertama Rp 5 juta, Juara Kedua Rp 3 juta, Ketiga Rp 2 juta
Deadline : 31 Juli 2007

Syarat dan ketentuan lomba dapat dilihat di website PANDI >>