National Student Show & Conference 12

The only National Student Show & Conference for creative students.
Over $15K in scholarships to give away to the best work out there!





NEW THIS YEAR!

For the first time, we'll be doing a direct school-on-school competition. One poster from one school will win a special design prize, and will determine which cause or organization will receive a portion of the proceeds we'll be donating from this year's event.

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The Conference

Our nationally renowned keynote and breakout session speakers will talk about how they incite people to get moving and inspire you to do the same.
Conference dates are April 7-9, 2016 .

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Doubletree Dallas - Campbell Centre
8250 N. Central Expressway
Dallas, TX 75206
T: 214-691-8700



Breakout Sessions

Join us for breakout sessions focusing on key topics lead by industry experts. Each session is geared towards acclimating you for real world skills and job preparation.



Studio Tour

Come to the conference a day early for a guided tour of Dallas design and advertising studios. Groups will get to spend the afternoon touring multiple studios. Tours Start April 7, 2016



Awards Gala

Mark the occasion with this cherry top of the event. Enjoy dinner and dessert as we hand out awards and over $15,000 in scholarships and cash prizes to the winners of the student show.



Job Fair

Present your work, gather feedback from experienced creatives and learn what it takes to garner your dream job at our market-styled job fair. Junior and senior level students are welcome, check the schedule for your designated session time.




Industry Leading Speakers

Expect to be awed, informed, and inspired by the best our industry has to offer.






The Show

Find out if your work can move our panel of judges to award you a piece of $15,000 in best of category prizes and scholarships in the country's largest student creative competition.
Entry Submission Deadline is Sunday, February 28, 2016.

Submit Entries Submit To Competition



Chosen By Industry Leaders

Judge Ryan Martinald from Super Top Secret discussing his judge's choice pick

Judge Jessica Hische talks about her judge's choice pick




Prizes

With over $15,000 in scholarships and cash prizes, there's plenty to go around.

TOP SENIOR PORTFOLIO PRIZE

The grand prize senior portfolio winner will be awarded a whopping $3,000. Please put this money to good use beginning your new career, and don't spend it on Starbucks and skinny jeans. Students must have more than 90 credit hours to be eligible for this award.

2ND PLACE SENIOR PORTFOLIO

The second place winner will be awarded a $2,000 prize. Students must have more than 90 credit hours to be eligible for this award.

3RD PLACE SENIOR PORTFOLIO

The third place winner will be awarded a $1,000 prize. Students must have more than 90 credit hours to be eligible for this award.

DICK SLOAN SCHOLARSHIP FOR BEST JUNIOR PORTFOLIO

$2,000 for the best overall Junior portfolio. In addition, this Junior will receive five business cards from creative directors across the country that have seen their work and offered a personal portfolio review. Students must have more than 60 and less than 90 credit hours to be eligible.

DICK SLOAN SCHOLARSHIP FOR BEST SOPHOMORE PORTFOLIO

$1,000 for the best overall sophomore portfolio. Students must have less than 60 credit hours to be eligible.

JUDGE'S CHOICE

Each judge will select their favorite piece from the show. $500 cash award.

BEST OF CATEGORY

$125 cash award for each category.

BEST IN SHOW

An additional $500 cash award for the best overall entry from the “Best of Category” winners.

BEST SCHOOL

$1,000 awarded to the college, university, or art school whose students, as a whole, exhibit the highest level of work.

BEST COPY

$500 scholarship

BEST TYPE

$500 scholarship

BEST INTERACTIVE

COLOSSAL sponsors this scholarship. $500

BEST USE OF PAPER

Clampitt Paper Co sponsors this scholarship. $500

JEFF BARFOOT AWARD

$500 scholarship