COMPETITION
EXHIBITION
WORKSHOPS

About

WHAT IS YOUNG & POWERFUL

Young & Powerful is a national poster competition, celebratory exhibition and series of workshops giving young people aged 8-26 the opportunity to engage with design and inspire their peer group, taking place between 12th March–1st October 2018, across Scotland.

KEY DATES

12th March 2018Young & Powerful Competition Opens
9th July 2018Deadline for Competition Entries
30th July 2018Judging Begins
13th August 2018Poster selected for exhibition announced
1st October 2018Exhibition Opening and Award Ceremony

COMPETITION

Create and submit posters on the topics of equality, activity and health, the environment, education, the power of young people and how to make Scotland a better place.

Posters submitted will be judged within four age categories (8-12, 13-16, 17-21, 22-26) by an independent panel of creative leaders, young people and decision makers within Scotland.

Merit will be given to posters that explore interesting ideas and communicate effectively.

Winners receive cash prizes, certificates and public recognition.

EXHIBITION

Commended posters will be showcased in a celebratory public exhibition in Glasgow, during Graphic Design Festival Scotland.

These will also be shared on our social media channels to an audience of 100,000+ people.

The exhibition will open on October 1st.

Location and closing date TBA.

WORKSHOPS

Workshops are available from the Young & Powerful team and our trusted partners who can guide you through the project and inspire your outcome.

The workshops below are open for anybody to participate and spaces limited so be sure to reserve your place!

Lesson plans are also available for teachers or tutors.

Time/DateLocationLed byTickets
03/04/2018 - 7pmBrutti Compadres
3 Virginia St,
Glasgow
G1 1TS
Warriors Studio and The Design KidsReserve a space
TBATBATBAReserve a space
TBATBATBAReserve a space
TBATBATBAReserve a space

WHO CAN TAKE PART?

Anybody in Scotland aged 8-26 can enter the competition. Posters submitted will be judged within four age categories (8-12, 13-16, 17-21, 22-26).

WHY TAKE PART?

  • The winner of each age category will win £300! (8-12, 13-16, 17-21, 22-26)
  • Posters will be shared with over 100,000 people online and across our social media channels.
  • Be a part of a national campaign
  • Showcase your work in a public exhibition
  • Express yourself and share your views
  • Learn new skills
  • Challenge yourself and feel empowered
  • It’s free to enter, you have nothing to lose!

WHERE IS IT HAPPENING?

All over Scotland. The project is based in Glasgow but welcomes participation across Scotland with key partners spread through major cities alongside the Highlands and Islands.

Young & Powerful will culminate in a celebratory public exhibition in Glasgow, during Graphic Design Festival Scotland. Location TBA.

AIMS & IMPACT

  • Celebrate Scotland’s young people.
  • Engage young people with design and inspire creativity.
  • Showcase young talent in Scotland.
  • Build positive perception of young people in Scotland.
  • Create new opportunities for young people.
  • Provide a platform for young people to have their views heard and acted upon, and importantly, offer young people a stronger voice on issues that effect them.

HOW TO TAKE PART Deadline: 09.07.18

STAGE 1.

CHOOSE A POSTER TOPIC

  • Celebrate Equality
  • Get Active, Be Healthy
  • Care for the Environment
  • Value Education
  • Young Power
  • Improve Scotland

STAGE 2.

DESIGN YOUR A3 POSTER

For inspiration or guidance, head to the resources section below.

Groups can organise a visit from the Young and Powerful team to guide you through the project and inspire the outcome, or attend one of the workshops above.

STAGE 3.

ENTER THE COMPETITION

Online
Click here to submit your poster online.

By Post
Keep it safe in a poster tube and send to:
Graphic Design Festival Scotland
SWG3, Studio 223
100 Eastvale Place
G3 8QG

Please include the following details:
Written summary of your idea
Name
Age
Telephone Number
Email Address
School/College/University (if applicable)
Work Place/Community Group/Organisation (if applicable)

STAGE 4.

JUDGING, PRIZE WINNERS AND EXHIBITION

All poster entries to Young and Powerful will be judged by an independent panel of creative leaders, young people and decision makers within Scotland. Merit will be given to posters that explore interesting ideas and communicate effectively.

All designers selected for the exhibition will be presented with a certificate and prize winners within each age category (8-12, 13-16, 17-21 and 22-26) will be awarded a cash prize of £300 at the exhibition opening on the 1st October.

GUIDELINES

  • Posters must be A3 in size.
  • Posters can be landscape or portrait.
  • Posters can be created by hand or digitally.
  • There is no limit on the number of poster entries.
  • You can design your poster independently or as part of a group.
  • For any further questions you can access the FAQ page on our website.

PROJECT TOPICS Create posters based on the topics below

TOPIC 1.

CELEBRATE EQUALITY!

Create an A3 poster which encourages young people to celebrate equality.
Some topics for inspiration could include:

  • Equal rights
  • Celebrate diversity
  • End discrimination

TOPIC 2.

GET ACTIVE BE HEALTHY!

Create an A3 poster which encourages young people to be more active and lead a healthier lifestyle.
Some topics for inspiration could include:

  • Healthy eating
  • Exercise and sports
  • The importance of mental health

TOPIC 3.

CARE FOR THE ENVIRONMENT!

Create an A3 poster which encourages young people to care for the environment.
Some topics for inspiration could include:

  • Conserve water
  • Energy consumption
  • Recycle

TOPIC 4.

VALUE EDUCATION!

Create an A3 poster which encourages young people to value education.
Some topics for inspiration could include:

  • The importance of learning
  • A subject which you particularly enjoy
  • Your future

TOPIC 5.

YOUNG POWER!

Create an A3 poster which highlights the idea that young people are powerful.
Some topics for inspiration could include:

  • Positive role models
  • Achievements and responsibilities
  • Innovations and entrepreneurship

TOPIC 6.

IMPROVE SCOTLAND!

Create an A3 poster which highlights ideas which could improve Scotland. This is an opportunity for you to voice your opinions on how Scotland could be a more pleasant place to live.

RESOURCES

INSPIRATION & GUIDANCE

Below are some useful links to assist you with the project.

First Impressions
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0nI65jgHG9o

Pep Talk
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l-gQLqv9f4o

How to Make a Poster
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nGDJI11vnMA

Beginning Graphic Design: Fundamentals
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YqQx75OPRa0

Beginning Graphic Design: Colour
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_2LLXnUdUIc

Beginning Graphic Design: Typography
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sByzHoiYFX0

Beginning Graphic Design: Layout & Composition
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a5KYlHNKQB8

Beginning Graphic Design: Images
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MELKuexR3sQ

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FAQ's

When are the winners announced?
The winners will be announced at the Exhibition Opening on the 1st of October. Come along to see the selection of commended posters, meet Scotland's young talent and the opportunity to pick up your award in person.

What do the winners win?
Y&P winners will pick up a £300 cash prize.

Do I need to pay to enter?
Nope! The competition is completely free to enter.

Can I submit more than 1 poster?
Absolutely. Feel free to enter as many posters as you want!

Why Enter?
To win £300
To compete on a national scale
To get your work featured in The Lighthouse - Scotland’s Centre for Design and Architecture
To get your work in front of our esteemed judging panel

Who Can Enter?
You can enter if:
You are aged 8 - 26 years old.
Live in Scotland.

How will I know if you have received my entry?
We would advise you when posting to obtain a tracking number. However, safe arrival of your submission is outwith our control.

When is the deadline?
You have until the 9th of July to submit your poster(s).

Can an older person help me with my poster?
Absolutely.

Can I make my poster digital?
Yes! If you decide to make your poster digitally, please send your submission to info@gdfs.uk with a 100 word summary on the idea of your poster, your name, age and address. Additionally, the name of the school, uni or college you attend if any.

What size does my poster need to be?
The poster has to be A3: 297 x 420 mm

Can I enter in multiple poster topics?
Of course. Feel free to make as many posters based on as many topics as you wish.

Do I need to study design to enter?
Not at all! You don’t even need to be in education to enter. As long as you are aged 8-26 and live in Scotland, you are eligible to enter.

Are posters developed by a team or group eligible to compete?
Yes - feel free to collaborate with everyone and anyone.

Are homeschooled students eligible to enter the competition?
Of course.

I’m Scottish but I don’t live in Scotland at the moment. Can I participate?
Yes.

I’m not Scottish but I live in Scotland at the moment. Can I participate?
Yes.

Is the competition limited to 2D poster, or could I submit a 3D poster?
Yes you can a 3D poster as well as a 2D poster - just remember to package it securely when sending it!

When do you start accepting entries for the Young and Powerful competition?
The competition launches on the 12th of March and will start accepting entries from that date.

Credits

Young & Powerful is concepted, organised and designed by Warriors Studio, as part of Graphic Design Festival Scotland.

Young & Powerful supported by Scotland’s Year of Young People 2018 and Education Scotland.

CODESIGN

Young & Powerful has been developed with the support and guidance from various groups of young people based in Scotland. Their perspective and advice helped us shape, improve and develop the project

Thank you to Paul Hewitt, Phoebe Willison, Martin Duff, Abbie Swan, Mitchell Gillies, Jonny Mowat, Sophie Currier, Letty Houldsworth, Lisa Roddie, Kieran Vernel, Anthony Cardle, Rachel Millar, Yaz Serrano and Kate May Miller.

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