If you’re a graphic design, communications, marketing or business student in Western New York, AAF Buffalo is an invaluable resource on your journey to landing that first job. Our student events like the Portfolio Review, Brand Hack and the American Advertising Awards give you the chance to network and get real world advice from respected pros in the area. Oh, and did we mention our numerous scholarship opportunities?
Artificial intelligence has taken the world by storm and the industry of communication and design is not exempt. We’re all scrambling to get a handle on what this well mean for our skills and ultimately our jobs. Yet, the theory that this is merely a new tool in our toolbox seems to be more pervasive and reassuring. But using it correctly is the next challenge. What’s your take on AI and how it’ll shape our world in the next few years? Bring to life your thoughts and opinions in any medium you choose.
The format is the contestants’ choice— an advertisement, booklet, essay, poem, illustration, poster, game, sculpture, photograph. Photographs of 3D entries will be accepted. Photographic mockups of entries should be shot against a neutral background. Typeset, calligraphic and hand-lettered reading matter are all acceptable. Writers should limit their entries to no more than 1,200 words. Multi-disciplinary efforts (i.e., writer/designer teams) are encouraged.
1st: $400 + Gold Certificate
2nd: $250 + Silver Certificate
3rd: $150 + Bronze Certificate
Honorable Mention: Certificate
Submissions must be sent via email by Wednesday, April 3, 2024 to firstname.lastname@example.org; all entries are virtual. In the entrant submission email the following information MUST be included: the entrants name, address, phone number, email, name of college or university, name of advisor and AAF Buffalo membership status.
Winners will be announced at AAF Buffalo’s Student Portfolio Review on April 13th, 2024 at Villa Maria College from 10AM- 12:30PM and online at a later time. Details coming soon!