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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.




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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

$250 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 cash award.

BEST TYPE

$500 cash award.

BEST INTERACTIVE

COLOSSAL sponsors this $500 cash award.

BEST USE OF PAPER

Clampitt Paper Co sponsors this $500 cash award.

Jeff Barfoot Award for Best Concept

$500 cash award.

Richard Patrick Memorial Scholarship

$2,500 scholarship - given in honor of Richard Patrick's legacy of encouraging and inspiring young artists looking for guidance. See the official rules for eligibility and submission criteria. Read Rules




Entry Categories

You submit it, we'll judge it but only if it falls under the following categories.



  • General Design
  • Logos
  • Letterhead Program
  • Packaging
  • Posters
  • Publication Design
  • Book Covers / Spreads
  • Magazine Covers / Spreads
  • Brochures & Catalogs
  • Annual Reports
  • Miscellaneous Design

  • Advertising
  • Print Advertising‚ General
  • Print Advertising‚ Public Service Pro Bono
  • Broadcast Advertising‚ Television or Radio

  • Environmental Design
  • Environmental Design

  • Interactive Design
  • Website Design
  • Mobile App Design
    Submit six printed screen shots and a short description of the app
  • Miscellaneous Interactive Design

  • Industrial Design
  • Industrial Design

  • Motion Design
  • Animated Short
    up to 5 minutes, 2D or 3D
  • Short Film
    up to 5 minutes, live action
  • Motion Graphics
    up to 2 minutes, graphic design in motion

  • Illustration
  • Illustration, single and series
    series must include at least 3 pieces

  • Photography
  • Photography, single and series
    series must include at least 3 pieces
  • Richard Patrick Memorial Scholarship
    For full-time photography major or minor students. Must submit between 7-10 images.

  • Group Projects
  • Group project
    each group project may be entered only once, and may not be entered in other categories

  • Graduate Work
  • Graduate Student Work
    Since the Show is designed for undergraduates, all graduate student work may not be entered in other categories

  • Total Campaign
  • Total Campaign
    3 or more pieces, that are part of one campaign, from three different categories above. Example: 1 poster,  1 brochure and 1 packaging piece

  • Portfolio
  • Senior Portfolio
    For students with more than 90 hours of credits
  • Dick Sloan Scholarship For Best Junior Portfolio
    For students with more than 60 and less that 90 hours of credits
  • Dick Sloan Scholarship For Best Sophomore Portfolio
    For student with less than 60 hours of credits