Design Competition Will Take Two Outstanding Publications to the iPad for Free on Mag+ Publishing Platform
(Press Release) NEW YORK, Oct. 25, 2011—Mag+ announces a global magazine design competition giving creatives the chance to publish their dream projects into iTunes, alongside dozens of renowned digital titles.
The winner will be the entrant whose App demonstrates the most creative use of the Mag+ platform.
The contest, live now with full details available at http://www.magplus.com/creativetabletidea/, is a chance for designers to place their work on the virtual shelves of Apple iTunes' Newsstand alongside groundbreaking digital titles like Popular Photography+, Maxim+, Sound+Vision and Popular Science+ - all of which were also created by designers using the Mag+ platform.
Two prizes, each worth up to $2,500, will enable winners to publish their dream apps to iPad for free.
Whether that app is a festival program, recipe book, glossy magazine, album notes, children's book, blog digest, annual report, user manual, or yet unimagined digital publication, Mag+ breathes life into it. Fully integrated with InDesign and allowing for two layers of content on the limitless canvas of iPad, Mag+ lets designers make the best of rich, moving, visuals and sound, to make their inspiration a reality.
Mag+ is urging designers to get creative, using its design and publishing platform to articulate their creative visions. To enter the contest, there's no need to produce the whole digital issue; a preview is fine. Once their design is complete contestants simply upload their MIB-file (automatically generated by the Mag+ tool) comprising one or more pages created with Mag+.
Once a shortlist has been decided, one winner will be selected by peers via public voting on the Mag+ website. The other winner will be selected by the Mag+ panel of design experts.
How to Enter
Designers can download the Mag+ production suite for free in InDesign whether they are working in CS4, CS5 or CS 5.5 and use it to build their dream tablet publishing ideas. Video tutorials and manuals are all available on the website, too.
Designers then submit the final issue file along with their name and email address, using the submission form on the competition web page (link below). It's completely free to enter.
Submissions close at 9 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, November 28, 2011. It's soon, but remember, there's no need to produce the whole issue—just illustrate the idea.
The judging panel announces the three finalists and public voting begins on the Mag+ site on December 7, 2011.
The concept with the most votes by 3 p.m. Eastern Standard Time on December 16, 2011 will be the winner of the public vote. At the same time, the Mag+ judges will announce their winner.
For all the information you need to enter the competition, please click here: http://www.magplus.com/creativetabletidea/
*Publishing to iPad with Mag+ normally costs $2,500 per edition.
More about Mag+ for designers
Mag+'s simple InDesign-based workflow puts full creative control in the hands of the designers, not the tech guys. Video, HTML5 elements and other interactive features are added directly in InDesign. Mag+ is the only system that offers instant fully functional layout review on the iPad and Samsung Galaxy Tab, which lets designers try new things and see immediately what the user experience will be. Mag+ offers a flexible and cost efficient solution for getting your publication live on tablets: Free tools and a fully branded, feature-rich reader app. You only start to pay when you publish and can choose a monthly subscription or per-issue model. You can then go ahead and publish, using the powerful web-based backend to manage your users, issues and analytics. The platform's built-in features include analytics from Omniture, Localytics or Flurry; in-app subscriptions; and Tapjoy, Admob and Appirator integration.