2021 COMPETITION SCHEDULE

 

CKMonday, April 12
Creative Briefs and themes posted.

 

CKApril 23
Deadline for First Round Drafts and Samples

 

CKMay 3
First Round Finalists roster posted on this site.Finalists receive Judges' feedback.

 

CKMay 14
Deadline for Second Round submissions.

 

CKMay 24
FINAL RESULTS posted.

 

Schedule subject to change due to pandemic conditions.
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THE 20TH ANNUAL CITYWIDE GRAPHIC ARTS COMPETITION IS LIVE.

New York City public school students enrolled in media technology, design, graphics and visual arts programs are ellgible to enter this wholly remote competition.

In place of the live hands-on event usually held at CUNY's  CityTech, this year students will submit their work over the  Internet in a two-round process.


NEW: Notes for Teachers



ROUND ONE began April 12 with the posting here of Creative Briefs and themes for five Competition categories. Click on a category to get the Creative Brief PDF:

  1. GRAPHIC DESIGN

  2. ILLUSTRATION

  3. PHOTOGRAPHY

  4. VIDEO PRODUCTION

  5. ANALOG (Computer Free) DESIGN

In Round One, students create drafts of work responding to the Creative Briefs plus any relevant samples to support their concepts. Twenty Finalists per category will recieve feedback from the Judges and go on to the next round to submit their finalized work by May 14.

In ROUND TWO, the Judges will award First, Second and Third Place cash prizes for each category, and the Final Results will be posted here on this site on May 24.

Teachers may submit up to 25 entries per school. Each student may enter one item per category.



Creative Briefs and themes were developed especially for this online event. For a look at themes and rubrics from prior years, browse previous Competition home pages below:

2019 | 2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014

2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008



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AND FRIENDS.

TO SUPPORT THIS EFFORT WITH SPONSORSHIP, PRIZES AND INDUSTRY INVOLVEMENT, EMAIL ANNETTE BENSEN.


 

The Annual Citywide
Graphic Arts Competition is supported by these New York
graphic communications organizations:

CityTech

ADGA

 

UFT

Sappi 

GC scholarships

CTEc

DOE    

AnGen

IN3.ORG

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