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Design News owns the largest trusted community of design engineers in the horizontal engineering space. Coverage at Design News is based on four key pillars, which are the backbone of just about every design project: Electronics & Test, Automation & Control, Materials & Assembly, and Design Hardware & Software. A few of the application areas popular with Design News readers include consumer electronics, automotive, medical, industrial controls, and military/aerospace/defense.

Design News provides a channel for two-way communications amongst the engineering community. The content can take the form of design application articles, blogs, product teardowns, webinars, and so forth. Design News is also the leader in online education.

To be successful in their jobs, our readers need information on new technologies and products. They need and want to know how new solutions compare with existing products and how and where their engineering peers are using them. In particular, they are interested in the specific tradeoffs and issues that are inherent in the adoption of new technology in a design effort and how other engineers manage those tradeoffs.

Design News is the only engineering resource to provide this kind of highly useful, practical editorial content both in print and online. We are committed to packaging and delivering that content in a format that is both quick and intuitive for busy engineers to access, whether it's within our print publication, supplements, bi-weekly technology eNewsletters, RSS feeds, or our extremely popular website.

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Design News and Allied Electronics would like to send you a check for $500 to spend anywhere you please. Email Design News your proposed project (must incorporate electronic components and involve sensing, motion, timing, and/or networking elements) to Lauren Muskett, along with a description of how it works, and a parts list. If your project is selected, you'll receive a crisp $500 check from Design News and will be featured in an upcoming issue of the magazine or at Designnews.com with your invention. You will also be entered in our Gadget Freak of the Year contest.

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Interested in contributing to Design News? There are many forms that your contribution can take. The two most common are blogs and design articles.

If you’d like to submit a blog, contact Executive Editor Jennifer Campbell with your idea. We are pretty liberal with the topics for blogs. In general, they have to be of interest to our readers professionally, and they can promote your company and/or its products. Length can vary widely, depending on the topic and depth. Suggested length is between 300 and 1,000 words. We usually don’t use art in blogs, but exceptions can be made if it really helps to illustrate a point. Submit a short bio and a headshot of the author with the blog.

Design articles almost always appear on DesignNews.com before they go into print. And not every article that we accept will appear in print, although most that meet our standards will appear on DesignNews.com. The best place to start for a contributed design article is to pitch your idea to any one of our editors. Jennifer Campbell can point you toward the most appropriate Design News editor.

We usually want you to first write an abstract. After we agree on the abstract, you either write an outline or write a draft of the article, depending on your comfort level. Length of design articles varies depending on the topic. Typical range is between 1,200 and 1,500 words, but can be longer or shorter, if necessary. Three to five pieces of art is typical. Blog diagrams and photos usually work best, and they should be at least 2 x 3 inches at 300 dpi.

The topics for design articles should center on a specific design issue: how-to, problem solving, etc. The article can mention a product, but the product cannot be the focus of the article. It can be used for illustrative purposes only, and should only be mentioned by specific name once.

Questions? Email Jennifer Campbell.

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