365 Days Of Creativity: July Competition

Welcome to Julys design competition, we are now on seven of twelve we will be releasing this year! These are set directly as part of our 365 Days of Creativity project. Be sure to remember that these design competitions will be released at the very beginning of each month and all the details you need will feature in these blogs posts. You can also find our whole 365 playlist over on the Youtube channel.

Ready to read more about your challenge for this month?

Lets introduce this months design competition and then talk about how to submit your entry. 

The Brief:

Custom Type

Your submission must include but is not limited to one word.

It must have been altered in some way using one of the three techniques below, feel free to use multiple techniques in your submission. 

You are free to decide the word/s you would like to use - perhaps use a motivational phrase or the name of a company/event close to you. 

 Include at least one skills:

Videos which contain these skills:

Helpful hints/

  • Take a look at some contemporary illustration styles perhaps on Dribble or Pinterest. Remember the idea is to be creative with type.
  • Use a simple San Serif, bold typeface to start off with. They are much easier and fun to play around with. 
  •  Experiment with a few different typefaces, if one isn't working don't force it.
  •  In need of a few typefaces? Try here or here
  • Need the finishing touch? Download free PSD's here or... you
    guessed it here.


You can submit up to 3 entries for this creative brief (details of how to submit included below.) An entry must include a refined design submitted as a jpg/s. Again we want you to get creative so points for innovation! 

In need of a little Inspiration?

Here's some useful references to kick start your creative ideas. Keep in mind that they are just to get you thinking. We don't want to see them replicated snd your own work can be as complex or as simple as you like.

 depth text effect design competition
lines text design competition
curve text design competition
outline text design competition
bright type design competition
fancy type design competition

The Prizes


  • 3 month YES subscription.
  •  A feature on our youtube channel.
  • Free copy of the YES magazine.

2nd Prize 

  • 2 month YES subscription.
  • A feature on our youtube channel.
  • Free copy of the YES magazine.

3rd Prize

  • 1 month YES subscription.
  •  A feature on our youtube channel.
  • Free copy of the YES magazine.

Submitting your Work

To make the submission process hassle free, we will be using the Community feature on Google Plus. Each month we will create a Community for you to post your submissions to. All you will need is a high res JPG and a few details about yourself. This format means it's easy to find both your own and others designs as well as share your work. 

It's important to mention you don't need an account to upload your work so don't worry if you don't have one. The deadline for this months competition is written below.

Please upload your submissions as jpgs then include your name and a link to your portfolio in the written description. If your feeling a little unsure just check the mock submission we have posted and follow the same format.

Finally and the most important thing...have fun! Our 365 project is all about inspiring creative minds to produce new work and experiment with new techniques. We can't wait to see what you guys come up with, good luck! 

Final deadline for Julys creative brief is the 29/08/18. 
Winners will be announced on the 1/09/18. 

Keep an eye on how long you have left to submit your entries for April's Competition! 


About the author 

Emily Melling

Emily Melling studied a degree in Visual Communication, after graduating she became a freelance graphic designer, specialising in Branding & Identity. She enjoys developing working relationships with clients and other creatives who are open to exploring new and innovative ideas.

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