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the basics

  • 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



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.


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!


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.


why participate?

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.

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