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Digital Design

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Digital Design

Use a computer program to design either a digital work of art or informational text and graphic item. Projects may include digital art, digital collages, brochures, pamphlets, cards, infographics, and more.

Description

Using an appropriate digital program or app, entrants will design either a digital work of art or informational text with graphics. Projects with links to websites should be entered in the Interactive Online Media category. Due to digital judging, all projects must be submitted digitally as a PDF or image.

Subcategories

Procedures

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.

Helpful Hints

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 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.

Creativity/Originality

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.

Organization/Structure

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.