It's almost that time of year! The 2nd Annual In Search of Design Student Identity competition will begin accepting entries on October 1st. Let's go over the rules--if you're currently a student or recently graduated and have STUDENT work you'd like to enter then you're eligible.
Unlike many other competitions, that charge exorbitant competition entry fees, The ISOD Iddy Awards is a strictly STUDENT Competition designed to expose the best of the best Student Identity Designs. The best part is, because we understand the expenses of higher education, this competition only costs $10 per entry.
Now, the best part! Because the contest is for Identity packages, each entry must consist of a student-designed, Logo, Business Card, Letterhead and Envelope. These pieces can be actual pieces created for clients, self promotional pieces or concept pieces created for fake or imaginary clients. Entries are based on the following criteria: Awards are granted for the following categories:
Grand Prizes: 1st Place -- Overall Package 2nd Place -- Overal Package 3rd Place -- Overall Package The Overall packages are judged based on the following criteria: Clarity of Message, Piece Integration, Consistency of Design, Overall Use of Color, Overall Creativity There are also Certificates awarded for the following criteria:
Logos: judged on the following criteria: Creativity, Use of Color, Uniqueness, "WOW" Factor, Scalability and Color Conversion to BW.
Letterhead: judged on the following criteria: Creativity, Use of Color, Logo Integration, Main Letter “Area”, Contact Info. Placement, Use of Whitespace, Overall Appearance
Envelopes: judged on the following criteria: Creativity, Use of Color, Logo Integration, Address Placement, Overall Appearance
Business Cards: judged on the following criteria: Creativity, Use of Color, Logo Integration, Placement of Elements, “WOW” Factor, Overall Appearance Click here for a breakdown of rules and award information.
The Entry deadline for the 2009 Competition is January 1st, 2010, students, start your designs!