Established in 1995, the SPD Student Competition honors the life and work of Bruce W. Honeycutt, the former Art Director of Details and Spy magazines, who died January 12, 1994 at the age of 40. It recognizes exceptional design by students with awards and three cash prizes: the Adobe Scholarship in Honor of B.W. Honeycutt (the First Place prize of $2500), the Second Place prize of $1000, and the Third Place prize of $500. The First, Second and Third Place winners also receive copies of the Adobe Creative Suite software.
In addition to these prizes, the First, Second and Third Place and First Honorable Mention winners have received Summer internships at leading magazines: Departures at American Express Publishing, Fortune at Time Inc., Marie Claire at the Hearst Corporation, and Men's Health at Rodale, Inc. All of these internships come with FREE summer housing in NYC.
All of these winners, along with the Second Honorable Mention, Third Honorable Mention, and Fourth Honorable Mention winners, will have their work featured in our upcoming PUB 42 Annual.
Chaired by Francesca Messina, CD, Guideposts Publications and Linda Root, DD, Studio Incubate, this juried competition acknowledges the talents of the student designer and the teachers who develop their unique talents. Our enormous thanks to the jury for this year's competition: Susan Bogle, DD, Atlanta Home; Craig Gartner, AD, Sports Illustrated Presents; Gretchen Smelter, DD, Brides; Armin Vit, Senior Designer, Pentagram; and Fred Woodward, DD, GQ.
In recognizing the promise of each student, Adobe affirms the creative possibilities inherent in the individual. Throughout its partnership with SPD, Adobe is helping shape the next generation of creative professionals. Together we are building the foundation that will sustain and further artistic accomplishments within the editorial design community.