Chris Watson, author of Visualisation Magazine is hosting a contest for all of you. The next issue will be Visualisation: Volume 4 - Handmade Informal, and the contest winner will be featured on the cover (plus featured on the GOOD Magazine blog, the VisualThinkMap blog and here on Cool Infographics). Seriously, ANYONE can enter, and you don’t have to be an expert in any expensive design software or programming languages.
Deadline is the end of December, so you have plenty of time to submit your entry.
Chris has setup a special group on Flickr where anyone can submit their entries.
This is the group to share your submissions for the contest to feature your work on the Cover (front wrapping round to the back), a double page spread and a blog post on GOOD Magazine blog, Vism.ag/blog and CoolInfographics.com.
I want to emphasize handmade techniques like, etching, screen printing, metal press, lino, mono printing, drawn, paper folding. the only digital element would be the capturing of the work for the front cover to send us, or taking printed elements and manipulating them by hand… to an extent.
CHECKOUT THESE PEOPLE FOR INSPIRATION:
Stefan G Bucher
Denis Wood & Siglio Press
VENTURI, SCOTT BROWN AND ASSOCIATES, INC
Visualise any subject you like (try not to be too offensive, would like all ages to appreciate) and to consider the:
TO BE JUDGED
by GOOD Magazine, Density Design, Cool Infographics & Visualisation Magazine
End date: aiming for end of December.
Judging: Beginning of January
Dont’ be intimidated if you’re not an infographic designer by day. This contest is open to everyone who thinks they can tell a good message visually. Judging will be based on these criteria:
Complexity: More complexity doesn’t always equal better infographic. Does the infographic improve understanding of a normally complex topic?
Innovation: Is the visual design method innovative, and visualize the data in a new way?
Culture: Is the infographic relevant to a broad audience in today’s world? Does it have cultural importance?
More details can be found at vism.ag/61
Since I’ll be one of the judges, I can’t enter myself. I will probably post more than just the winner here on the blog. I expect the judging will be tough, and we’ll have a number of really good entries.
Please help spread the word and retweet the contest!