Overview

Graphic Designers 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

The skills you need to demonstrate

  • Creativity

  • Good IT skills

  • Time management

  • Attention to detail

  • Design skills

  • Innovative

  • Time management

  • Accuracy

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 (these can be found in the ‘Useful Information’ section below)
  • Competitors must be working towards or recently completed in the last 12 months a Level 3 qualification

How it works

Our competitions are open to all so please register before 14 May

The first stage of competition is a remote or online test (where applicable)

Competitors take part in competitions at their local college, training provider centre or work place, or, take part in an online competition

Scores are quality assured and Finalists are announced

Competitors prepare and practise in readiness for the National Finals

The Finalists come together to compete in the National Finals

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