Call for Entry
UDA Annual International Design Competition 2018
Submit before Monday, May 14
Award Announcement on Monday,
June 25 (Postpone to July 2)
All designers and students can submit their best poster designs about the exhibition, competition, conference, party, occasion, branding, entertainment, promotion, teaser, selling, typography, theory, research, and style.
Posters communicate its message and show its narrative story. It is defined as a painting or an illustration art in the Industrial Revolution ages. It remains in our culture as a historical artifact. From UDA’s prestigious annual design competition, all participants will show their best posters, and UDA will preserve their posters as the historical artifacts.
Please join our outstanding design collections by submitting your best posters.
ALBERT YOUNG CHOI, Ph.D.
KELLY SALCHOW MACARTHUR
CEO & Creative Director of Coy LA, USA
One of the founders of the AIGA/LA chapter
First president of the AIGA/LA chapter
CEO & Creative Director of Meat and Potatoes, Inc., USA
Voting member and a juror of the Recording Academy of Arts & Sciences (The Grammys®)
Author/Filmmaker, a series of online design courses for Lynda.com/LinkedIn Learning Creative
Professor and Chair of University of Texas at Arlington, USA
Coordinator of MFA program
Founder and director of Studio Create©, a design research studio
Associate Professor of Loyola University New Orleans, USA
Past research participant of Fabrica, Treviso, Italy
Past designer of George Magazine, New York City
Associate Professor of the University of Missouri at ST. Louis, USA
Assistant Professor at California State Polytechnic University Pomona, USA
Designer at Szeged, Hungary
Lecturer of Binus University and Tarumanegara University, Jakarta, Indonesia
Founder and President of Worldwide Graphic Designers
Poster Design Categories (Sub-categories)
Designers can choose Design Categories 1, 2, and 3. Students can choose Design Category 4.
- Event (About exhibition, competition, conference, party, and occasion)
- Advertising (About branding, entertainment, promotion, teaser, and selling)
- Experimental (About typography, theory, research, and style)
- Student (Open to all subject matters)
Design & Submission Specification
Please follow this design specification. If you do not follow it, we cannot guarantee your submission. You can only submit bitmap images (A1 size JPEG with CMYK 300 DPI resolution), no vector images.
Step 1. You must use the following method for naming your files (JPEG design file & MS Excel entry form file):
Filename: 18POS_Your Status (Designer or Student)_FirstName LastName_Title
Example: 18POS_Designer_John Doe_UDA Conference
Step 2. Must save your file as a JPEG file (A1 size, CMYK, 300 DPI) with ‘Image Options: Quality: 12 Maximum’ and ‘Format Options: Baseline (“Standard”)’
Step 3. Submit your files (JPEG design file & MS Excel entry form file) via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Step 4. Send your submission fee via PayPal account email@example.com. Please make sure you have the right name and address.
– Single Entry: us$20
– Multiple Entries (Max 5) from one designer: us$50
– Single Entry: us$10 per entree
Submission Deadline: Monday, May 14
Award Announcement: Monday, June 25
All awarded designs will be announced at www.uniteddesigns.org.
Award Certificate & Publication
All awarded designers receive an Award Certificate via email.
If you order a copy of the publication (us$60), UDA will send it with a hard copy of the Award Certificate.
All UDA Directors get a 50% discount during a limited time.
Copyright: All matters regarding the copyright of the entry will be the responsibility of the entrant. All designs will become the Collection of United Designs Alliance. The United Designs Alliance reserves the right to use all information provided by the entrants, as well as the right to publish, exhibit or reproduce all designs entered for the competition.