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UAL Alumni Association Design Competition 2017

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Published date 12 May 2017

University of the Arts London’s (UAL) Partnerships Team is looking for three designs, by three UAL alumni or students graduating this summer, to be featured on a variety of UAL Alumni Association branded merchandise. The final three selected artists will receive £250 worth of Amazon vouchers and their profiles featured across UAL’s blog, website, social media and internal/external email newsletters.

The UAL Alumni Association: The World’s Largest Creative Network
The UAL Alumni Association is a dynamic, international, creative network of over 200,000 graduates. When you graduate from one of UAL’s six Colleges, you automatically become a member. After graduation, the UAL Alumni Association provides you with invaluable support and helps keep you connected to each other and your college. The merchandise produced to promote the UAL Alumni Association is given away, free of charge, to graduates and students at world-wide events, UAL graduation ceremonies and across our campuses.

We are looking for creative, contemporary, simple designs that celebrate the spirit of UAL and the impressiveness of our global community. Designs can be colour or black & white and include any medium (such as illustration, graphics, drawing, painting…) the artist deems appropriate, but will need to be submitted digitally. Your design will be printed on a variety of materials such as cotton tote bags, plastic travel card holders and paper sketch pads.

We would like your designs to reflect your time at UAL. For example, what are your fond memories from your time with us? What has UAL meant to you?

Submissions are welcome from all UAL graduates from a foundation, undergraduate and postgraduate course.

The final three designs will be chosen by a selection panel and judged on their originality, creativity, public appeal and adaptability.  Entrants are welcome to submit up to three designs, however, only one per artist will make the final selection.

All submissions should be made via the dedicated competition form. For entries to be processed you will be asked for your full name, course, college and a short statement
explaining your design and how it fits the brief. You will then have the opportunity to submit three jpeg images of your designs. (Higher resolutions maybe required for final production.)

Why enter?
The three selected artists will receive the following

  • £250 of vouchers to spend on Amazon
  • Be featured in an article along with the other two artists highlighting your work and telling your story. There will also be links to your website and social media pages. This article will be posted on UAL’s news blog, featured on the UAL Alumni Association homepage and in the monthly UAL Alumni Bulletin (sent to approx. 87,000 graduates world-wide).
  • The designs and relevant contact information/website/ social media will be shared across UAL Alumni Association social media pages (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter) and across other UAL channels. It will also be feature on the UAL Alumni Association homepage.

Intellectual Property
UAL will own the intellectual property (IP) of the final winning designs. IP for all submitted but not selected designs will remain with the artist.

2 June 2017


For additional information, please contact
UAL Alumni Relations