Graphic Design / Interactive Design / Fine & Applied Arts / Parkland College

Student Show Call for Entries
Rules (2017)


Please read the FAQ first.

Who may enter

All graphic design, interactive design, illustration and web design students at Parkland College.

Number of entries

Each student is eligible to enter an unlimited number of pieces. All work must have been completed during the past 12 months. By entering work in this exhibit, the entrant agrees that his/her works are submitted for jurying.

Type of entries accepted

All print, web and digital media projects (interactive, animation, motion graphics, etc.) from the Graphic Design or Interactive Design program studio classes are eligible for entry. Most work done in the Fine Arts program are not eligible for this show.

Type of entries NOT accepted

Freelance work, work-for-hire projects or non-classroom work are not eligible.

Entry form

Entries must have a separate printed entry form taped to back of each entry (campaigns and series containing multiple pieces can be submitted as a single entry). All entries must be submitted using the online entry form.

Print entries

All print entries should be presented in a professional manner (prints with flaws will be disqualified). Whenever possible, entries should be mounted flush on foam-core board (available in D019). Multi-page documents (and series) should be submitted in a protective envelope. Entries should not be matted or framed. A web-ready image file must be uploaded at the time you fill out the entry form (see "Digital Exhibition" below).

Digital media entries

Digital media files (websites, banner ads, motion graphics, animation, interactive) must be submitted in a browser compatible publishing format (HTML, GIF, MP4, PDF). Original authoring files (Photoshop, Flash, After Effects) will not be accepted. Files must be Internet-ready and published on a CD-ROM. Website screenshots should be composited using this web template and mounted on foam core (see print entries above). See instructions for taking screenshots.

Digital exhibition

Because the entire Student Exhibition will be archived online as a "web catalog," you must also submit a web-ready JPEG or GIF file for each print entry (this is not required for digital media entries). Your web-ready image must be no wider than 1000 pixels (there is no height limit, but the maximum file size is 300K). Please name your file with your last name in it (i.e. "smith-billboard2.jpg"). See instructions on rasterizing print pieces (or talk to your instructor).

Non-exclusive license agreement

By clicking the SUBMIT button, the student agrees to the following:

I warrant that I hold the copyright to this work and grant permission for posting it in Parkland College's SPARK (institutional repository), or have the approval of the copyright holder to do so, and agree that it may be made available to the public in any format in perpetuity. I also agree that SPARK may make and keep more than one copy of the work for purposes of security, backup, preservation, and access.

I warrant that the posting of the work does not infringe any copyright, nor violate any propriety rights, nor contain any libelous matter, nor invade the privacy of any person or third party, nor otherwise violate SPARK policies.

If I am or previously was a Parkland College student, I waive any privacy rights granted by FERPA or any other law, policy or regulation, with respect to this work, for the purpose of publication in SPARK. I understand that the following information may be published in SPARK along with my work: my name, the date/year I created my work, the course in which I am/was enrolled, and my instructor's name.

I understand that I, or the copyright holder, retain the copyright to my work. This agreement specifies a nonexclusive right to use. This means that I am free to reuse the content elsewhere, either in the same form or in revised form.

By granting this license, I acknowledge that I have read and agree to the terms of this agreement and all SPARK policies.

Copyright infringement

Illustrations or photography must be original or based on copyright-free stock. Unpublished graphic design samples ("comps") may contain stock illustration or photography but such usage must be indicated on the entry form. Published graphic design pieces must have appropriate copyright clearances. Parkland College will not be liable for students' plagiarism. Work may be photographed and archived by Parkland College and used for educational purposes.


Although every precaution will be taken, Parkland College and its staff will not be responsible for any loss of or damage to the works submitted, no matter how same may be caused. Entrants submit works subject to this condition. All accepted works must remain in the gallery for the duration of the exhibit, as placed by the gallery staff.

Receiving dates

Entries will be hand-delivered to your instructor according to the published schedule. No work will be accepted after the deadline.

Return of entries

All entries will be disposed of unless you state otherwise on the entry form at the time of submission. Unaccepted work may be picked up from your instructor according to the published schedule. After the exhibit closes, artwork may be picked up from your instructor or in D019. If you do not make alternate arrangements by the date indicated, your entry will be discarded.

Last updated: 3/10/17 ■ Webmaster: Paul Young