For a chance at $1000 (and major bragging rights), show us what you’ve got.

We’ve been on the creative side of advertising in the Lehigh Valley for more than 30 years, and every year the scene gets more exciting with new faces and fresh talent.

We want to explore the talents that our students have to offer and support them in their endeavors! So we’re starting with a permanent art installation—a piece of designed artwork that will be reproduced to fill an entire wall in our office space. And we want you to create it.

Make sure you check out all the details below before sharing your beautiful work with us.

We want you to produce artwork that’s inspired by our longtime home—the Lehigh Valley and surrounding areas. It can be abstract or literal, hand-done or digital—however you can best capture the essence of the area and our pride in being here.

Find more details in the Submission Guidelines.

The winner will receive:

  • A $1000 scholarship (cash prize towards continuing education)
  • A Student Spotlight (custom press release, social media exposure, and learning opportunities)
  • The opportunity to have your creative work eternalized on our walls

Deadline for Submissions: Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Voting Period: Come back to this page to vote on select submissions between Friday, October 25, and Friday, November 8!

Winner Announced: Tuesday, November 12

The following guidelines MUST be followed, or the entry will not be considered for final review:

  • Template: We have prepared a PDF template that includes printable area and bleed. It must be used for your artwork, as it provides the exact proportions of the space. The file is included in the downloadable asset package (below).
  • Asset Package: The provided asset package contains the design template as well as a creative brief, logos, color breakdowns, fonts, and some information about our company. Your artwork does not have to be FG branded, but keep in mind that we are your client here. It should directly or indirectly embody our support of creativity in our community.
    Asset package can be downloaded here.
  • Document Sizing: Document size must be set to 91” wide by 44.75” tall with an extra 1” bleed on the top, bottom, and each side. The document resolution should be set to 300 dpi. The provided template is already set to these specifications. The artwork will be scaled up from there.
  • Art Type: Both hand-done and digital artwork are acceptable, but all artwork must be digitized and placed in the template. That said, all hand-done artwork should be created at a large size and scanned at a high resolution in order to reproduce well in the print. Any artwork that is not high-resolution enough will not be considered for the voting phase.
  • File Format for Judging: You will be asked to submit your work as a .jpg or a .png file not to exceed 10 MB. (The template should not be visible.) It is okay to size your artwork down for the first round of judging, but the full-resolution files will be needed if you are a finalist.
  • File Format for Finals: If your submission is chosen to move on to the final round, you will be asked to submit your packaged working files. Our team will review the files to ascertain whether the guidelines were followed and the artwork will reproduce well at a large size. If all boxes are checked, your artwork will then move on to the voting phase.

Cast your vote here! Voting will be open from Wednesday, October 2nd, to Wednesday, October 16th!

LIMIT ONE VOTE PER PERSON. Once your vote is cast, you cannot change it.

If you have any questions, please contact lharer@firstgencom.com.

Submit Your Work





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