A competition with work that is anything but flat.
There is something intoxicating about watching creative people work in super fast/high intensity situations while zipping through Photoshop and Illustrator. Something about it makes it hard to look away, and since Cut&Paste launched with the first Digital Design Tournament in 2005 it has grown an enthusiastic following. As in years past, eight designers will go head-to-head in a series of advancing 15-minute elimination rounds until one of these heads rises above the rest to earn the crown. For this year’s competition there will be two rounds. In the preliminary round, eight competitors will take the stage in two heats of four designers at a time. The two heats make up the preliminary round and both will feature the same theme and design constraints. A panel of judges will score the work, and the top two competitors from each heat will advance to the final round. From here the playing field is narrowed down to one winner to decide who will face off against the best the world has to offer in the Global Championship.
The 2D Design competition will focus on the idea of strong design over graphic art. Creative briefs will impose tougher design constraints while judges will place a greater focus on the function and communication of the theme, while maintaining high expectations of form. The length of rounds is set to only 15 minutes. Aspiring competitors, be prepared to cram more brainpower than ever into those lighting-quick rounds to really wow the crowd.
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