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St. Lawrence College

Skills Competition 2024 - Graphic Design Studio

To provide competitors with the opportunity to demonstrate, through practical and theoretical application, their skills and task knowledge in the industry relevant to: · Creative problem solving in relation to a specific target market. · Technical competence of industry standard software to modify d

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Skills Competition 2024 - Graphic Design Studio
Skills Competition 2024 - Graphic Design Studio

Time & Location

Feb 29, 2024, 9:00 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. EST

St. Lawrence College, 100 Portsmouth Ave, Kingston, ON K7L 5A6, Canada

Scope

9:00am - 9:30am          Competitor Registration & Welcome

9:30am - 12:30pm          Competition

12:30pm - 1:00pm          Lunch

1:00pm - 3:30pm          Competition

3:30pm - 4:00pm          Clean up

4:00pm - 5:00pm          Pizza & Results Submitted

5:30pm - 6:30pm          Awards

6:30pm - 7:30pm          Open House & Collect Projects/Tools

PURPOSE of the COMPETITION

To provide competitors with the opportunity to demonstrate, through practical and theoretical application, their skills and task knowledge in the industry relevant to:

· Creative problem solving in relation to a specific target market.

· Technical competence of industry standard software to modify digital imagery with typography

SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE TO BE TESTED

· Design basics including, colour theory, page layout and typography.

·Technical competence with scanners, printers, and computers, including file management.

· Utilizing master pages, paragraph styles.

· Image manipulation and colour correction

· Using industry standard software for design, page layout and image enhancement.

· Editing copy (tabs, indents, rules, and text wrap)

· Applying print production standards (trapping, image resolution, colours and bleeds)

· Final professional work

TASK:

FOR A 3D Object

- Package Design

- PRINT AD

- TBA

EQUIPMMENT SUPPLIED

- PC COMPUTER

- PHOTOSHOP CC, MS Word

- PRINTER for proofing

- IMAGES FOR MANIPULATION

- COPY FOR DESIGN

Supplied by Competitor

· Ruler, pencil, pencil sharpener and eraser suitable for preliminary design work

· Blank paper for preliminary design work

· Scissors, glue stick, tape

· X-Acto Blade and cutting mat.

JUDGING CRITERIA

Technical Elements ( /5) EACH

Correct resolution of images

Correct colour mode of images

Correct use of templates

Correct file saving format of images (Production of press ready PDF)

Correct document sizes

Appropriate utilization of bleed, trim lines, fold lines, etc

Production of built package mock up

Type management - tabs, indents, rules, text wrap and paragraph styles, etc

Following verbal and written instructions

/ 45

Creative Elements ( /5) EACH

Quality of initial concept drawings (thumbnails)

Overall quality of final design

Ideas and originality

Understanding the target market

Suitability and legibility of typography

Suitability and use of colour

Quality of image manipulation and effects

/ 35

TOTAL / 80

As the rules state, there are no ties. If the score is tied after the contest, the creativity elements will be used as the tie breaker.

Immediate disqualification may occur at the discretion of the technical chair if a competitor displays any one of the following:

· Acts inappropriately.

· Shows disregard for the safety of themselves or those around them.

· Breaks the established rules and regulations including:

· Uses equipment, software or material that is not permitted.

· Dishonest conduct (cheating, plagiarism)

· Speaks with those outside the contest area.

· Arrives to the contest site late.

Sign-in for all contests will happen on the contest site the morning of the competition.

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