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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

register

now!

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Friday, October 7th

schedule

9:00AM (EST)

PROJECT INTRO

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)

GAME ON!

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.

LUNCH

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)

FILES DUE

Upload all files and final presentation and get ready to present!

5:00 PM (EST)

PRESENTATIONS/JUDGING

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.

why difky?

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

registration

  • 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.

 
registration form
TEAM MEMBERS

Thanks for registering! We'll be in touch soon with more details! If you are registering more than 1 team, please complete a separate form for each team. :)