André da Loba
Illustrator
André da Loba

Creative Quarterly 36: Call for Entries

It’s time to get your entries ready for the next Creative Quarterly judging.

Prepare Your Entries

An international competition.

Our show is open to all art directors, graphic designers, photographers, illustrators and fine artists in all countries. There are separate categories for professional and student entries.

And when we look at other competitions it’s nice to see we’re using the same yardstick. Many of the pieces in our show show up in other leading competitions. The only difference is their fees are higher.

Lower entry fees.

We continue to keep our entry fees low as we don’t want the cost of entry to prevent you from sharing your work.

Easy to enter.

If you enter online, you can pay online. Learn how to prepare your entries for online submission.

Want to mail your payment? Download the Call For Entries 36 PDF and send your payment along with a disc with your entries.

Easy to pay

We accept Visa, Mastercard and American Express as well as checks and money orders in US Funds. We also now accept PayPal.

Defined categories, two types of winners.

Our categories include Advertising, Graphic Design, Illustration Photography, and Fine Art. We accept both commissioned and personal work for judging. Winners will appear in Creative Quarterly as well as in our online Gallery. All winners receive a certificate of distinction. Runners-up will be featured only in the online Gallery.

Judging process

All judging is done digitally so our judges don’t know the identity of our entrants. It takes a majority of the judges' votes to be featured in the magazine.

NEW: This year we’ll be adding a special judging at the end of the year, all winning entries for 2014 will be judged by an outside honorary judging panel, one for each category. Our instructions to the judges will be to select the top twenty-five entries from each category (advertising, graphic design, illustration, photography, and fine art) bringing our grand total to the top 100 entries of 2014. We will then prepare a book for publication at the beginning of 2015, winners will receive a discount on the annual as well as a certificate of distinction.

Share your inspiration.

Speaking of inspiration, winners will be asked to submit their own image of a person, place or thing that inspires them which we’ll reproduce in the magazine as space allows—we’ll also select one of the inspirations for the cover.

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CQ35 Deadline: April 25, 2014

Prepare Your Entries