The Young Designers competition was established in 1999 to celebrate students' extraordinary talents and foster the creativity and innovation of future package design.
The competition encourages young talent by awarding the best design students around the country through their creativity and ingenuity.
Submissions should contain the 3-D package provided by IBA as the primary design element with the outside package being the secondary design element. The description of the product and promotional photos are also part of the submission. Students should choose their own materials. This should be an original brand and/or product name.
The final submission information will be provided at a later date via email to the faculty contact. Complete the entry form to register your campus and students.
Students will design the label and outer packaging of two container options, generously provided by our sponsor, East Hill Industries, LLC, that will become a personal care product such as: shampoo, conditioner, lotion, tanning lotion, hair gel, bath products, face moisturizer and more . . . use your imagination!
It is a simple program that does not require a lot of class time or instructions from you! Give your students the information and let them work on it!
This competition is an excellent opportunity to grow as an artist and develop their art career. They benefit in a number of ways – exposure, creativity, and even self-confidence. This is a marketing exercise for your students in a real-world environment and can provide a promotional opportunity for their skill set. Gain substantial experience, showcase skills and analyze and evaluate the outcomes of the contest while uncovering their personal aptitude.
Each entry will be judged as to the effectiveness of the design for successful marketing. Please adhere to the following guidelines:
The five finalists chosen from the submitted entries will be awarded at the Young Designers Independent Beauty Award Event in Las Vegas, NV. Details to follow. Prizes include: First Place $5,000, Second Place $2,500 and Third Place $1,500.
Two honorable mentions each to receive $500. PLUS your student will enjoy personal meetings with executives from the hottest beauty companies and networking opportunities with a host of top industry professionals. In addition to monetary awards for the finalists, other prizes are being worked on, such as internships with Mary Kay, Coola and other leading companies in Texas, New York and California.
September 30 | Turn in your Enrollment Form
January 6 | Ship entries to IBA
January 8 | Shipments must be received at IBA
January 15 | Judging on Entries
January 19 | Schools/Colleges Notified/Press Release Submitted
January 30 | Turn in your Enrollment Form
May 5 | Ship entries to IBA
May 7 | Shipments must be received at IBA
May 14 | Judging on Entries
May 18 | Schools/Colleges Notified/Press Release Submitted