Share Your Work:
Getting Your Creative Projects The Exposure And Recognition They Deserve Via Professional Competitions.
We all live for our projects. Taking equal parts sweat, soul, and sometimes blood; they often become an integral part of us, consuming weeks, months, even years of our lives. While it’s tempting to seal the files shut at the close of a project and run off to the next gig; you should consider submitting your work to one of the many annual competitions in the design community.
Sharing your work with the greater design community is essential – our field is built on collaboration and the exchange of ideas. Competitions provide a vehicle for those types of interactions. They also serve as an immense opportunity to market your work to prospective clients and other design professionals. Here’s a far from exhaustive list of competitions you should consider:
For many of us, the work alone is the award – being able to create is a spectacular gift all in itself. Competitions are by no means a requirement for a successful and fulfilling career, but they can be fun in their own right. And of course, you never know who you’ll run into throughout the process.
I’d love to hear your experience with design competitions in the comments below, and any other competitions to keep an eye out for!