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Feb 21

National Graphic Design Competition 2019 – Registrations Opening Soon!

NATIONAL GRAPHIC DESIGN COMPETITION 2019 – REGISTRATIONS OPENING SOON!

Here at Ideas Foundation, we’re delighted to be collaborating with WorldSkills UK for the fifth year running! We’ll be supporting the 2019 Graphic Design Competition, and with registrations opening in March, here’s everything you need to know about how to get involved.

Essential skills for the creative industry

National Skills Competitions have been creating excitement and passion for learning in young people for 65 years, and this year is no exception. Through competing, students and apprentices will learn crucial skills to help them in their chosen job area.

The Graphic Design Competition kicks off with an online creative brief and culminates in an epic live final at the WorldSkills UK event in November 2019. Finalists will compete for national bronze, silver and gold medals, but everyone goes away armed with essential skills for the creative industry workplace.

How to register for the 2019 Graphic Design Competition

Students from all Further Education Colleges across the UK will be eligible to enter, with a maximum of 10 student entries per college. And there’s not long to wait – registration for the online round of the competition will run from March 1st to April 5th. Sign up now and we’ll send you a reminder when the time comes.

Sign up here: https://www.worldskillsuk.org/champions/national-skills-competitions/express-your-interest-in-worldskills-uk-competitions-2019

And for teachers or lecturers, you can find out more about getting your students or apprentices involved here: https://www.worldskillsuk.org/media/5739/wsuk-2018-seven-steps_web.pdf

The Creative Brief

This year’s online creative brief has been created by Social Chain, a global social media marketing agency. The brief is currently top secret, but there’s one thing we can confirm: it’s sure to unleash the creative talents of our entrants more than ever before…

A big thank you to Social Chain for joining us!

A brand new partner

We’re also delighted to announce that our new WSUK Competition Organising Partner is none other than our brilliant North West Further Education partner, The Manchester College. And super tutor, Ben Elson from the college’s Creative and Media department will be spearheading the college’s involvement.

Ben Elson, Manchester College Lead for World Skills 2019

 

 

A few words from Ben:

“The Manchester College are delighted to be partnering with IF to take on the running of the Graphic Design Competition for WorldSkills UK. We have a history of being part of the Creative Media competition as competitors, and to now deliver a competition ourselves is a real privilege.”

 

 

 

The Competition that keeps on giving

Taking part really opens doors for our competition entrants. Previous gold medal winner, Ryan Scurfield has now progressed from his BTEC Level 3 Graphic Design Extended Diploma to a BA(hons) in Graphic Design at the University of Leeds. And we can’t wait to see what our other finalists do next.

Want to hear about the competition experience from one of our entrants? Find out more from 2018 winner, Caspian Reynolds of Mid Kent College by reading our News Article introducing him!

And good luck to all of our new entrants for 2019!

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