Graphic Designers communicate across different platforms and for different purposes -they have the skills to design and handle images and text across a wide range of commercial contexts from print to digital and UX design, posters to motion graphics and animation.

Competitors taking part in this competition should be able to

• Create, analyse and develop a visual response to communication problems, including understanding hierarchy, typography, aesthetics and composition
• Create, manipulate and optimise images for both print and online publishing
• Analyse the target market and the product being delivered
• Create an idea that is appropriate to the target market
• Take into consideration the impact of each element that is added during the design process
• Use all the required elements to create the design
• Respect existing corporate identity guidelines and style guides
• Keep the original design concept and improve the visual appeal
• Adjust and manipulate images to suit the design and technical specifications
• Apply the correct colours to the file
• Use software applications comprehensively and appropriately

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The skills you need to demonstrate

  • Creativity

  • Good IT skills

  • Time management

  • Attention to detail

  • Design skills

  • Innovative

  • Time management

  • Accuracy

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Entry criteria

  • This is an individual competition
  • There is no limit to the number of competitors permitted to enter this competition per organisation
  • Competitors must be familiar with the core competences in the Technical handbook (these can be found in the ‘Useful resource’ section below)
  • Competitors must be working towards or recently completed in the last 12 months a Level 3 qualification

How it works

Registrations are now open and close midnight 28th March 2024.

The first stage of competition is a remote or online test, sent after registrations closes 29th March 2024.

Competitors will have two weeks to complete the task and the final deadline is 30th April 2024.

Remote Qualifier

The qualifiers will be held virtually from the beginning of June.

To help finalists prepare ahead of the UK Final, we will provide relevant technical training and share mindset development techniques, to support them to remain focused on achieving success.

National finals will take place between the 18th-22nd November 2024 in Manchester (venues TBC).

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