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Digital Design Informational Graphic Text Grades 9-12

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Entry Title:

The Elegant Athlete

Project Description:

This project was created in Pages to fulfill a classroom assignment in the Foundations of Technology course. The advertisement was to include various design principles. I designed it using the rule of thirds. I took a stock photograph of Trevor Lawrence (NFL Quarterback), duplicated the photo and cropped it to extend the left side of the background. I used a transparent box to accentuate the advertisement text that I wrote. I added a logo to the bottom right corner to continue the eye movement to the right, in the direction of Lawrence’s glance. The “make believe” company information is strategically added to the bottom right element of the ad. An elegant diamond shape was added as a divider. On the left side of the base is the website to fill the void. The entire ad is designed with clean vertical lines and grey tones to create a sense of elegance for the sale of men’s suits, with the only pop of color coming from the “elegant athlete.” All text and slogans are written by me. Please view this project as you would an advertisement.

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Projects must be designed digitally. Entrants are encouraged to be creative and incorporate clip art, photos, and interesting fonts in the appropriate projects. However, if copyrighted elements are used, be sure they are considered Fair Use or provide written permission in your documentation. Any copyrighted or Creative Commons materials should also be credited on your entry form.
Entries should be submitted using either a PDF or image format. See your Media Specialist for assistance.

Judging Criteria

Content Achieves Purpose

The purpose of your production should be apparent to your audience. Some thread of unity carried out in the production should be easily determined by your plan and purpose.

Content Suitable to Audience

The choice of subject matter should be
appropriate for the audience indicated. It should take into account aspects of the audience
including age, gender, knowledge on a subject, etc. Will the specified audience care about the
content of the production? Would the story or message be clear to the audience?


An entry should be a statement of your own ideas that you wish to communicate to your audience. If you develop your idea in an interesting or unusual manner, your production will have Creativity. Judges will be looking for the freshness or novelty of an idea or method. The ability to think or express oneself in an independent and individual manner should be apparent.


Judges will be looking at the overall design of your production including font size, font type, and the arrangement of words and graphics.

Overall Effectiveness/Presentation

The production should make a strong impression. Judges will rate the general effectiveness of your product by how well it clearly expresses your ideas.

Appropriate Design Techniques/Resources

Judges will look for the way in which a particular technology has been utilized to its fullest potential in the development of the project.

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