Category Archives: Contests

CONTEST: SLCC 2015 Thanksgiving Greeting Card Design



President Huftalin invites you to design a Thanksgiving greeting card to be sent to all SLCC employees and other friends, associates and community contacts. This greeting card will be printed and mailed in an envelope as well as sent electronically.

October 19, 2015 no later than 5 pm. This is the Monday after Fall Break.

Artwork should be created in either InDesign or Illustrator software. Color should be Pantone Uncoated or Coated Spot or CMYK. Do NOT send any RGB files.

Choose one of these:
Finished (Folded): 5×7 inches / Flat: 10×7 inches
Finished (Folded): 7×5 inches / Flat: 7×10 inches
Finished (Folded): 4×9 inches / Flat: 8×9 inches
Finished (Folded): 9×4 inches / Flat: 9×8 inches

Should include some kind of graphic, typography, illustration or photo depicting a theme of Thanksgiving (gratitude.) May include text.

Include “Designed by” line with Student Name, 2015.
INSIDE (Top or left panel)
May include an attributed quote, salutation, or text associated with the Thanksgiving (gratitude) theme.

There should be room on the inside for a personal message from the Executive Cabinet to be inserted.

Send pdf to:

Student should be prepared to make any minor changes needed for both a printed piece and an electronic jpg. Student chosen to produce the printed and electronic greeting card will receive a $100 gift card to the SLCC College Store.

OPPORTUNITY: DesignArts Utah ’15 Contest


To see the contest details or to apply please visit –

Don’t forget to apply for this contest before July 10th, 2015.

This juried exhibition opportunity is open to professional and student designers residing in Utah working in any design medium. Juror, Randy J. Hunt’s Award Winner will receive a $3,000 award. Copies of the exhibition catalogue will be provided to all designers included in the exhibition.

Designers may submit up to five design projects.  Photo-documentation is limited to a maximum of 20 images total per designer / firm.



To explore this resource, please visit –

As we move into our 52nd year of publishing, one fact is crystal clear. The story of 21st century graphic design is its centrality to commerce and culture, business and society, media and communications. Our goal in 2015 is to emphasize the importance of graphic design — and the value of designers — in everything we see and experience. In truth, this editorial mission simply complements what has been GDUSA’s role for five decades: to be a welcoming, trusted and unifying source of news and recognition for people, projects, ideas, trends, causes, products and services — all the while helping to build a sense and strength of shared interests, values and community and helping to underscore why graphic design matters.

EVENT: AIGA 2015 My Favorite Medalist Challenge

emailView more about this challenge at –

Since 1920 AIGA Medals have been awarded to individuals who have set standards of excellence over a lifetime of work or have made individual contributions to innovation within the practice of design. Their lives, their passion and their work have influenced generations of designers.

Which medalist most inspires you?

Be part of The University of Cincinnati Student Chapter’s annual My Favorite Medalist Challenge. Submit a design that embodies your favorite medalist and/or their impact on you.

Your work will be displayed along with others from across the country, seen by the entire graphic design community, archived on the website and judged by distinguished AIGA Medalists themselves.

Certificates of Distinction and Merit will be awarded.

Entries close April 30, 2015 (Judging results will be announced during May, 2015)

EVENT: Call for Entries: Salt Lake City and County Building

To view more information, please visit –


Applications Due Monday, April 20th by 5pm.

The City and County Building serves the public as a place where the city conducts its business, maintains the facility, and offers the public access to the space for rentals and exhibitions. There is no fee to apply to display artunder this policy.

In allowing this limited use of the City and County Building for art exhibitions, the City does not intend to create a public forum, but rather intends to create a limited forum for the purposes set forth in this policy.  To the extent any portion of the City and County Building has previously become a designated public forum, the City hereby states its intention to convert that space into a limited forum as described in this policy.


Only individual artists, individual artists applying as a group and non-profit organizations are eligible to submit an application to display art under this policy.  Individual applicants must be residents of Utah.  Non-profit organizations must be organized under Utah law.

Art exhibits submitted for consideration must be original works of art and not a reproductive print or copy of another artist’s work. Proposals from Non-Profit Organizations are accepted.  The exhibition space is available for all artists to present their work regardless of their race, color, creed, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, or age.


Artwork may be displayed under this policy only on the walls of the first floor of the City and County Building.


Applications are reviewed by Salt Lake City Facilities and the Art Sub-Committee of the City and County Conservancy and Use Committee. Review criteria include:

  • Artistic quality of the work
  • Diversity of expression
  • A balance of various artistic media
  • Completeness and clarity of the application

Salt Lake City Facilities and the Art Sub-Committee shall also apply the following guidelines to each item that is proposed for presentation in the exhibit:

The exhibit may not display artwork or other items containing:

  • Explicit sexual imagery

  • Nudity

  • Graphic descriptions or depictions of violence

  • Anything that promotes a particular political party or candidate

  • Anything that promotes unlawful or illegal goods, services, or activities

  • Anything that creates a hostile work environment for employees

  • Anything that would violate applicable City, Utah, or federal laws, including obscenity, defamation of character, or invasion of privacy

OPPORTUNITY: 2015 Art & Soul of the Magic Valley


To find out more about this contest, please visit –

would like to invite students to compete for a chance to win our  $10,000 Grand Prize.

The Magic Valley Arts Council is seeking artists for the 2015 Art & Soul of the Magic Valley, the largest art contest in the Northwest, Art & Soul of the Magic Valley, now in its 5th year, is a unique community-wide art contest, where public-voting determines the recipients of cash awards to 21 winners. Artists compete for $34,000 in prize money. Grand Prize is

A Best of Show Winner will be awarded $1,000 in EACH of the TEN categories.* The Best of Show Winners are determined by public vote. *Categories are listed on Application and at (We are especially interested in the artists to compete in the following categories: Ceramics, Drawing, Fiber, Glass, Jewelry, Sculpture and Woodworking.)

Contest dates are April 17 – May 2, 2015.

Artists Early Bird Entry Fee is $50 until January 31, 2015.

Artwork may be for sale but it is not required. Art & Soul of the Magic Valley will retain a 25% commission on any art sold during the contest period.

1. Submit Application and Payment (delivered or postmarked) to the Magic Valley Arts Council by JANUARY 31, 2015 to receive DISCOUNT.

2. Secure your Sponsor and Venue.  To be officially entered into the contest you must have both a Sponsor and a Venue.  Artists are encouraged to recruit their Sponsor (family, friends, businesses, civic groups, etc.) and Venue (business or public space).

3. Email Artist’s Statement and a jpg image of your work to Artist’s Statement and photo of work required no later than March 14, 2015. Failure to provide both will disqualify you from the competition.

4. Once Application, Payment, Image and Artist’s Statement have been received you will be given a contest number and your entry will be posted to Venues and Sponsors who have not pre-selected an Artist can search online for someone to support.

The Magic Valley Arts Council will help you locate a Venue to display your work.

Magic Valley Arts Council
195 River Vista Place
Twin Falls, ID 83301
208.734.ARTS (2787)

OPPORTUNITY: Drama Logo Contest

The drama club needs a logo for marketing, branding, recognition etc, and it’s a brand new club so we are asking if any students would like to design one.  We have a $25 gift certificate to iTunes (or a vendor of their choice) to give up for the logo that is voted on and picked by the club members.  It should include SLCC Drama Club somewhere in the logo, and incorporate the classic drama masks for comedy and drama.

To enter this contest, send logos (by noon on October 7th) to