Endeavor – Graphic Design Challenges


UNI invites Architects, Visual/Graphic Designers, and the student fraternity for the second edition of its series of Graphic Design Challenges as part of its unit block, Graphis. Challenges under ‘Graphis’ are carefully curated to bring out the best of visual communication and graphic language to educate, reflect, and inspire change with respect to pertinent world issues through visuals.

A picture is worth a thousand words, and Graphis abides by that adage, to inspire participants to try and portray complex ideas and emotions through a still image. The competition understands the importance of efficient and effective communication in the digital age and aims to recognize innovative ideas and techniques that aim to redefine the notions guiding conventional graphic design, and foremost, create impact. On May 30, 2020, a commercial rocket for the first-time ferried astronauts into Earth orbit.

SpaceX’s Crew Dragon spacecraft took off at 3:22 p.m. EDT from the Kennedy Space Center. That’s in Cape Canaveral, Fla. It carried U.S. astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken to the International Space Station (ISS). Called Demo-2, the launch and flight were the ultimate tests of the ability to use this new system to take a crew into orbit. The Falcon 9 rocket then returned to Earth and safely landed on a platform, followed by the astronauts returning safely a few weeks ago.

This event marks a point in the history of the human civilization of bringing back a lost cause of exploring space back into the priority among our pursuits as a species. This also marks the first step of humans progressing to a multi-planetary species in years to come.
The challenge is to design a graphic/poster that aims to inform and make people aware of this exceptional feat and inspiring more human thought weighing on these facets of explorations.

You have to deliver a graphic/visual outcome representing the given theme, based on the following outlines. Only one final graphic design needs to be submitted. The graphic may be entirely hand-drawn and rendered, digitally created, or a combination of both. The usage of photographs, stylized/credited or otherwise, directly is strictly not allowed. The use of lassoed graphics lifted from an existing image is limited to half of the total graphic. Source and images Courtesy of UNI.

Judging Criteria & Judges
Awareness: Primary aim is to inform and spread information about this theme in an interesting way.
Expression: The graphic should effectively communicate its intent and idea to the viewer.
Lucidity: Clarity in composition and intent to communicate the idea better.
Visual Delivery/Aesthetics: A distinct visual language to help the graphic stand out for better communication.

  • Timeline
  • Registration Closes: 22 Mar 2021
  • Submission Deadline: 23 Mar 2021
  • Result Announcement: 20 May 2021
  • Prizes
  • Prize pool of worth: 16,000$
  • First Prize: 3800$ (For students and professionals)
  • Runner Up: 6 x 1000$ (For students and professionals)
  • People’s Choice: 4 x 350$ (Open for all)
  • Honorable Mention: 12 x 400$ Each

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