Design brief: Students invited to design certificate for Employer Awards

UK ART & DESIGN DEPARTMENTS: Entries are open for your students to design a certificate to be presented to employers at our awards ceremony.

Creative & Cultural Skills is inviting students of its member colleges to design a certificate for the upcoming Employer of the Year Awards.

Entries will be judged by three leading graphic designers selected by the Design Council and Design Business Association.

The chosen certificate design will be presented to the winners of the prestigious ‘Creative & Cultural Employer of the Year Awards 2014’ on 5 March 2014, as part of an industry dinner.

Students are to submit both their design process and final designs for an A4 certificate based on the themes and artwork of the ‘Building a Creative Nation’ campaign. A design brief and toolkit will be provided, which includes brand guidelines.

The design challenge is open to all students, including your apprentice learners. Submissions may come from groups or individuals.

  • 7 February at 4pm – Deadline for submitting your design
  • 14 February – Winner announced by a judging panel of Design Council and Design Business Association partners
  • 17 - 26 February – Graphic consultation with Industry professional to finalise the design for printing.

To gain access to the design toolkit and full brief, please email