Graphic Design Elements
- Must include the logo as designed
- Should be presented as a campaign
- Must have a poster designed for the following year’s event promotion
- Must be designed as 11” x 17” but can be displayed larger.
- Can be full color
- Should have room for regional IU information & dates
- Must have at least one additional print item (brochure, rack card, banner) and one 1 color promo item design (tumbler, shirt, hat)
- Must include one use of digital media format (Examples: Facebook profile pic, Facebook banner or post, Twitter post)
- Design a PA Media and Design Competition Logo
- Design is limited to two colors and suitable for silk screening
- Must include PA Media and Design Competition High School/Middle School Not(HS/MS)
- Must include next year’s date
- Must use Pantone solid colors
- In addition to the two-color requirement, Logo must be shown as a one color black & white design
Example Software: Photoshop, Illustrators, InDesign, GIMP, Inkscape
Example Pantone guide: https://www.pantone.com/color-finder
- Space will be assigned and limited to 3 feet per project.
A project will be disqualified if any of the following occur:
- The narrative description is missing
- Copyright information and credits are not included on the narrative or displayed with the project. (see below)
- A planning document is not displayed/available that clarifies the process used to create the project
- See Graphic Design and Logo Scoring Guideline to ensure all requirements are met
If a project meets the above rules it will be judged using the following: Graphic Design and Logo Scoring Guidelines
Explanation of Two-Color rule:
The project may use many different shades of a single ink, but only two ink colors may be used. Assume that the background color is white. If parts of your design show through to the background, then you are not using an ink for that part of the design. To clarify, you may use a single yellow ink color. You may also use percentages of that single yellow ink color throughout your design. You can not, however, use more than two different inks. For example, purple, red green on a white background would not be allowed. Black is considered an ink color.
NOTE: Logos are generally created in vector format which enables artwork to be resized without losing clarity. Some vector graphic editors include Adobe Illustrator, Inkscape and Vector Paint. Creating a vector logo is highly recommended. Remember, your logo needs to look good at 3″ x 3″ as well as on the large Media and Design Competition posters.