Design it Forward Kentucky Returns in Person for our 5th Year!
This year we're inviting our neighbors in Indiana, Tennessee, Ohio, and West Virginia.
Students will form teams, 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 will be on-hand during the day of the event to serve as mentors and will check in with all teams and give objective feedback throughout the day
Each team will have 5 minutes to present their final solutions to the judges at the end of the day
Friday, October 7th
We'll gather for a light breakfast, quick meet 'n greet, competition overview, and we'll announce the client brief. All participants must be present.
9:15 AM/9:30 AM (EST)
All systems go! Teams break out into groups and workspaces throughout the building.
9:30 AM - Noon (EST)
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM (EST)
FULL STEAM AHEAD!
Design and creation time.
Fuel those creative juices! Lunch will be provided.
1:30 PM - 4:15 PM (EST)
AFTERNOON CRAM SESH!
Finalize design decisions and prep required items. Be sure to double check that brief!
4:30 PM (EST)
Upload all files and final presentation and get ready to present!
5:00 PM (EST)
Each team will present live to our judges. Time slots will be assigned. 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 PM-ish (EST)
AND THE WINNERS ARE...
Brief comments from the judges and announcement of winners.
Time of winner announcements will depend on amount of teams we have participaitng.
Participant Benefits & Incentives
OK, if we have to give you the "hard sell"...
All participants will get Pipsticks stickers and postcards from our "Pipsticks Bar"
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
The first 10 teams to sign up will get a $30 gas card to help with travel costs
2022 registration has closed
All participants must register by Friday, September 23rd
All teams and student participants must register through the website/form
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.