Open to college students in KY, IN, IL, TN, OH, and WV
No more than 3 students per team, 1 person teams are OK too
Creative brief will be announced the morning of the competition
Teams will have most of the day on Friday to create a visual solution and prepare a presentation
Professional creatives serving as mentors and will check in with all teams and give objective feedback during the event
Each team will have 5 minutes to present their final solutions to the judges
OCTOBER 6, 2023
9:00 AM (EST) / PROJECT INTRO
We'll gather for a light breakfast, quick meet 'n greet, competition overview, and we'll announce the client and creative brief. All participants must be present.
9:15ish AM (EST) / LET'S DO THIS!
Teams break out into groups; workspaces are available throughout the building.
9:30 AM - Noon (EST) / JUST KEEP SWIMMING
Design and creation time.
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM (EST) / LUNCH
Fuel those creative juices! Lunch is provided on site.
1:30 PM - 4:15 PM (EST) / AFTERNOON PUSH!
Finalize design decisions and prep required items. Be sure to double check that brief!
4:30 PM (EST) / FILES DUE
Upload all files and final presentation and get ready to present and show off your awesome work!
5:00 PM (EST) / PRESENTATIONS & JUDGING
Each team will present to our judges. Time slots will be assigned. In the spirit of honesty and transparency, all participants will be asked to leave their computers and electronic devices (phones, iPads, etc.) in a locked/secured location prior to entering the auditorium.
7:00 ish PM (EST) / AND THE WINNERS ARE...
Brief comments from the judges and announcements of winners. Time of winner announcements will depend on amount of teams we have participating.
Please stick around for group and team photos shortly after.
Participant Benefits & Incentives
All participants will get freebies and goodies (stickers, stationary, merch, etc.)
Design mentors to help guide the process
Professionally juried competition and awesome line on your resume!
Swag and prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place
Bragging rights for the year
Breakfast and lunch provided
First 10 teams to sign get a $30 gas card to help with travel costs
*while supplies last
2023 registration is closed
All participants must register by Friday, September 29th, 2023
All teams and student participants must register here
Students may register themselves, but please register as ONE team
If you have more than one team, please complete a separate form for each team.
We will contact you within 5-7 days of your registration.