CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: ACAD Convocation Banner Design Competition

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: ACAD Convocation Banner Design Competition

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: 11:59 P.M., MST, Wednesday, December 14, 2016


It has been more than 10 years since the banners were designed and as the institution is undergoing exciting changes to define its bright future, it is now appropriate to change the design.

To that end, the Alberta College of Art + Design invite all current students and alumni to submit exciting new designs to the Convocation Banner Design Competition.

These banners will hang above the platform party at Convocation held in the Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium and, from time to time, on the pillars of ACAD’s Main Mall. As well, the banner designs may also be used to make pull-up banners for display at internal/external college events

Everyone is encouraged to participate.

Submissions must be received by 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, December 14, 2016

The banners will be selected by a jury composed of faculty, students, staff and will be chaired by ACAD President + CEO Dr. Daniel Doz.

The selected artist will receive $1,500.


The intent of this competition is to select a banner design which reflects and inspires our graduates, past, present or future as well as showcases the amazing creative energy that exist in all areas of the institution.


Alberta College of Art + Design is looking for designs for its four convocation banners that represent the four schools of ACAD:

  • School of Visual Art
  • School of Craft + Emerging Media
  • School of Communications Design
  • School of Critical + Creative Studies

The letters “A”, “C”, “A” and “D” on one of the four banners.

The design should be appropriate for the typically long viewing distances and short viewing characteristic of full sized banners (4 ft w x 11 ft Tall). The banner designs may also be used to make pull-up banners to be displayed at internal/external college events (2.75 ft w x 6.67 ft h). Small details and complicated designs are not generally effective where they must be comprehended by the viewer.  Designs must be non-commercial in theme.

Please submit one image for each banner design (total of four) to SlideRoom.


Please direct all questions regarding the Convocation Banner Design Competition to the Communications Department by email to or phone: (403) 284-7656