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Creative Careers Competition

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Designs needed for a creative careers campaign! £200 for the winner!

We would like some student designs for our annual Creative Careers Festival, which is taking place 4th – 7th of February, 2019.

These designs should highlight different events within the programme. This will include large companies that have opportunities for all subject areas and industry specific areas for the five different schools within the College of Arts – English and Journalism, Architecture and The Built Environment, History and Heritage, Design, Fine and Performing Arts and Film and Media.

Buildings that will probably be included will include; Enterprise, The Library/Careers Centre, Minerva, Nicola De-la Haye, Tennyson and LPAC

Some of the companies confirmed include; ITV, Shooting Star PR, Page Design and Adtrak. The event will be a combination of mentoring slots, panel Q&As and workshops.

These designs should highlight the creative economy which includes; non creative roles within the creative industries, creative occupations within the creative industries and creative occupations outside the creative industries. This should also raise awareness of sectors open to any subject area and the transferability of a College of Arts degree.

The following web pages provide stats and figures that can support you in this design -


Complete one example poster design:
Option 1: A3 Poster advertising the full event and sectors involved.
Option 2: A3 - A creative map of the campus, highlighting the different ‘tents’
Option 3: A3 Poster for each day - (the draft schedule can be sent to any student wanting to do this option)
Option 4: Submit a professional portfolio or website showing your skill set and how your work lends itself to this brief.


All submissions will receive feedback on your designs informed by industry.

Top 3 = a 1:1 industry mentor meeting and work published across campus and as part of an online campaign, seen by a diverse range of employers relevant to the creative industries.

The winning entry will receive a 1:1 industry mentor meeting, work published across campus and will also receive £200 of Love2Shop vouchers for the edit of design work to be used across the campaign. Involvement in the above can also count as 3 activities within the Lincoln Award.

Selection will be undertaken by members of the Careers and Employability team along with relevant industry contacts. By entering this competition you are agreeing for your work to be shared with industry judges.

If your work is selected we may use the work on our web site/ social media and in press releases, by submitting your work you are agreeing to our using it for these purposes.

Deadline: Please email your submissions to by the 1st of January.