design competitions anyone?

Does anyone know of any design challenges/competitions open to non-professionals and non-students? I have entered the recent core77 challenge and have had trouble finding similar challenges on the web.

www.designboom.com

theres a lock competition at the mo. the brief sounds fun.

good luck

o0o0o good site

Here’s my list of source links. You’ll have to sort through it though. (many graphic design):

American Design Awards: Graphic and Web Designers Forum
“(2 ways to compete) The A.D.A. offers annual and monthly design competitions to suit any design style and form. Both competitions are open to a wide range of individuals and corporations alike, ranging from students, freelancers and design studios, to corporate art departments and major creative firms.”

Bookpool: Bookmark Design Contest
Yearly event sponsered by the online bookstore, Bookpool and Adobe. Prizes, $ and free to enter
http://www.bookpool.com/.x/6sxtitp2x8/b4

Commercial Art, Graphic Design, Illustration Awards & Competitions
“The top national and international competitions open to individuals, corporations and inhouse departments. Check out the Art Directors Club listing for a prestigious student competition.”
http://www.chiff.com/art/commercial_art/awards.htm

Graphic Comm Central
“links to a wide range of Graphic Communication-related competitions”
http://teched.vt.edu/gcc/HTML/Competitions/Competitions.html

Graphic Competitions
Listing to links of various competitions

HOWdesign - Design + Creativity
" HOW magazine sponsors three high-profile graphic design competitions annually…"
http://www.howdesign.com/competitions/index.asp

designboom competitions
product, furniture and other 3-d design type stuff
http://www.designboom.com/competitions.html

If you’re interested in shoe design you might try http://www.dreamheels.com/

I think Design Taxi keeps a pretty good list going.
http://www.designtaxi.com/competitions.jsp

I usually check out DesignBoom when I’m jonesing for another project. A lot of students have been asking me about design competitions, so I put together this article: How to Win a Design Competition.

http://www.michaelroller.com/?p=793