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Graphic Design

Class Descriptions: Graphic Design

Judging criteria : Composition/layout/design-20%, Creativity/originality-20%, Production quality-20%, Idea effectiveness--20%, Typography-20%

Graphic Design 1 | Design. Submit a printed or digital publication (book, magazine, brochure, report, bulletin, technical bulletin, etc.) illustrating the use of graphic design techniques to enhance the communication of a printed or published item. Consideration will be given to layout, placement or treatment of graphics, photos, typography, and color. Describe any unique problems or circumstances the designer faced.

Graphic Design 2 | Advertisement. Submit a published item illustrating the use of graphic design techniques to enhance the communication of an advertisement. This includes ads in programs, magazines, newspapers, and promotional or marketing materials. Consideration will be given to layout, placement or treatment of graphics, photos, typography, and color. Describe any unique problems or circumstances the designer faced.

Graphic Design 3 | Graphic design illustration: single or series.  Submit a single published illustration or series of illustrations used to enhance or explain an educational message. Entries should be new and entirely created by the entrant/entrants rather than using reproductions, modified clip art, or other photographic imagery. Entry may be submitted with the supporting material for which it was created (i.e., article, story, editorial, publication, campaign or other materials). Describe any unique problems or circumstances the designer faced.

Graphic Design 4 |  Interactive multimedia/web graphics. Submit images showing how graphic design was used as part of a published interactive educational project, multimedia product, kiosk or website. Graphics should support and enhance the educational message of the piece. Describe any unique problems or circumstances the designer faced.

Graphic Design 5 | Posters. Submit a single or series of published posters, flags, or banners. There are no size limitations, and entries may be reproduced in any manner, such as by offset, silkscreen, or by hand on paper, fabric, or wood. Consideration will be given to layout, placement or treatment of graphics, photos, typography, and color. Describe any unique problems or circumstances the designer faced.

Graphic Design 6 | Exhibits. An entry consists of at least five but no more than 20 jpeg images of the finished product of a permanent or temporary exhibit. The images may include one but not more than two mockup images of the display. Exhibits of all sizes are eligible, from tabletop to room size. Describe any unique problems or circumstances the designer faced.

Graphic Design 7 | Cover. Submit a published cover that illustrates the use of graphic design techniques to enhance communication. Consideration will be given to layout, placement or treatment of graphics, typography, printing techniques, and color. Describe any unique problems or circumstances the designer faced.

Graphic Design 8 | Logos. Submit a single logo that has been used as part of an identity package that visually interprets the message of a program or campaign. Describe the inspiration and development of the logo, and show examples of how the logo design was adapted for use in various formats. Entries should be completely original art for new logos or revamps of existing program/campaign logos rather than clip art. Consideration will be given to originality, design, color, typography, and effectiveness of communicating identity. Describe any unique problems or circumstances the designer faced.


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