GDUSA's 51st Annual Graphic Design Competition Now Open

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2014 American Graphic Design Awards, the flagship competition of Graphic Design USA magazine and GDUSA website, is accepting entries and recognizes excellence in 24 categories.

Now open for entries, GDUSA's awards program showcases the endless ways in which graphic design shapes business and society.

Graphic Design USA announces the opening of its 51st national design competition for the creativity community. The American Graphic Design Awards welcomes everyone in the community: graphic design firms and ad agencies, corporate and non-profit in-house designers, government and educational institutions, media and publishing companies, and more.

The awards program honors outstanding new work of all kinds: print, packaging, point-of-purchase, internet, interactive and motion graphics. Winners receive an embossed Certificate of Excellence for each winning piece, and become eligible for publication in the 51st Anniversary GDUSA Awards Annual in print, digital, on the web, on our iPad app.

In 2014, there are 24 categories that run the gamut from traditional designer staples such as brochures and branding to especially robust areas of growth such as Package and Web Design to the newly emerging powerhouses such as Infographics, App and Video Design. Last year's competition generated roughly 9,000 entries from 46 states (plus Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands).

GDUSA Editor Gordon Kaye comments: "Graphic Design at its best is information and intelligence made visual. Our awards program has survived and thrived for five decades because it showcases the endless ways in which graphic design shapes business and society, commerce and culture. And how each new generation finds a new way to meet the fundamental challenge of communicating the essence of products, brands, companies, ideas and causes."

The American Graphic Design Awards is open for entries through June. Getty Images is the exclusive sponsor of the 2014 Awards and Annual. More information and a downloadable entry form can be found at

For more than 50 years, Graphic Design USA has been the business-to-business magazine for graphic design professionals. GDUSA covers news, people, project, trends, technology, products and services. The GDUSA brand now includes a 50,000 visitor-a-month website, two monthly e-newsletters, an iPad App, and several Design Annuals covering the best in Graphic Design, Web Design, Package Design and Corporate Design. To mark its half-century milestone, GDUSA recently completed a series of special reports and surveys on the greatest graphic designers, firms and projects of the era. Read the results at or visit

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