Tuesday, 13 December 2011

Surtex Competition

Text taken from SURTEX Website

Will be entering this!

SURTEX® is proud to present its 26th annual International Student Design Competition honoring outstanding art & design students for exceptional surface design work.

As the only B2B marketplace dedicated to selling and licensing original art & design, SURTEX provides a valuable and exciting opportunity for artists, designers, agents and licensors to meet art buyers and licensees from around the world. The Show features an unparalleled and up-to-the-minute range of color, design and pattern trends while drawing professionals looking for unique, innovative artwork for every product category imaginable. SURTEX is held annually at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City alongside the National Stationery Show® and the International Contemporary Furniture Fair® (ICFF®).

About designext
Since 1986, SURTEX has hosted an annual International Student Design Competition honoring outstanding art & design students for their exceptional surface design work. Students and their work get exposed to thousands of worldwide industry professionals – a terrific path for beginning a career. We invite you to participate in our 2012 competition.

There is no cost to enter the SURTEX designext competition! However, all entrants must be students in their 3rd or 4th year (junior or senior level) in a college/university, and be enrolled in a surface design-related curriculum. Submissions must adhere to the competition requirements in order to be considered.

Participating is Easy
1. Get creative, have fun and complete your project – keeping the jury and criteria in mind.
2. Double check that you have met all the competition requirements.
3. Go to www.surtex.com, then The Show, then designext; Fill out the Official designext Entry Form, attach images and hit submit. Entries MUST be received by January 25, 2012.

The following requirements must be met to qualify the entry for judging. Each student must:

Professionally present original artwork, demonstrating an understanding of surface design

Be in his/her 3rd or 4th year (junior or senior level) in college/university

One image should present the overall concept; other images should be the 6 surface designs and 3 additional surface designs are optional; images should each be sized approximately 600 pixels, only JPEG files accepted; each surface design must be labeled with its intended product application; do not write your name or the college/university name anywhere on the image.

Submit a completed “Official Entry Form” along with your images.

Winning students must be able to travel to New York City to participate in SURTEX 2012.

Jury / Criteria
The jury will review entries based on the following criteria:

Surface design development (i.e. hand-drawn and/or computer-generated)

Creativity, style and use of color and pattern

Potential for viability in the marketplace

Presentation of overall concept and surface designs

At SURTEX, the judges will review each of the four winners’ booth presentation and portfolio in order to determine the Grand Prize winner.

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