Rules and Regulations
If you’re the Photoshop or Illustrator whiz that everyone goes to for event flyers, the graphic design competition is for you. Pixelate away!
- No more than four (4) students from each school may register for this competition.
- Each student will compete individually, so collaboration is not permitted. Each competitor must turn in a separate piece of work.
- Competitors should ONLY use software to generate any artwork for this competition.
- Artwork must reflect on this year’s theme.
- Artwork should avoid realistic, representational rendering of lifelike human or animal form. If in doubt, contact your Regional Headquarters.
- Artwork should not be animated.
- All artwork should be submitted in JPG, TIFF, or GIF format.
- An Artist Statement must be submitted to explain the piece. The Artist Statement may be a Video Statement (max duration: seven (7) mins) or Written Statement (max word limit: 500 words) to explain the piece:
- A Video Statement must be an unlisted Youtube/Vimeo link submitted in a PDF file along with the piece.
- A Written Statement must be submitted as a PDF file along with the piece.
- Submissions must be made through the MyMIST portal.
- The MyMIST portal only accepts one submission file. For uploading multiple files, all files must be put together into a zip file, and the zip file can be uploaded into the portal.
- Submissions must be submitted by the early submission deadline. This includes the artwork and the Artist Statement. Any submissions following the early submission deadline will NOT be accepted.
- All submissions must include the competitor’s MIST ID on all file names. Do NOT include your own name anywhere on the submissions.
- Competition Logistics:
- This competition will be conducted online.
- All submissions will be judged. Depending on the number of entries, only the top entries (based on artwork and artist statement) will be interviewed. The number of interviews conducted will be up to the discretion of the Regional Headquarters.
- Competitors will be contacted to schedule their online interviews.
- The interview will be conducted online. The interview will consist of the judge asking specific questions in order for the competitor to describe the purpose and inspiration of their artwork.
- The artwork, artist statement, and interview will be judged according to the Graphic Design Detailed Ballot.