This could get ugly (in a brain-crushingly beautiful kind of way).
As AIGA's Official Sponsor for Creative Inspiration, Shutterstock challenges each "Pixels of Fury: A Live Creative Inspiration Tournament" contestant to inspire every designer to learn something new. Reno/Tahoe area designers will compete in front of a live audience to conceive and create inspiring posters at breakneck speed. Under the gaze of local superstar judges, the pressure is on to answer the big design challenge: Whose inspiration shines brightest?
It’s an evening that’s all in the name of good fun, as well as chance to hoist the mother of all hardware -- the Furious Pixel Trophy. A three-month subscription to Shutterstock ($709 value), blog and social media hits, and a $100 gift card to the Apple Store, and most importantly, bragging rights, are other spoils that go to the victor.
Calling all graphic gladiators who are ready to show off their skills!
You'll be up against your peers in a live poster design competition surrounded by a rowdy, battle-born audience. Competitors face off in 20-minute rounds at computer stations in a party setting, creating original posters with a common challenge. In each round, a winner is selected by votes from at least two judges and the audience (through SMS voting). In the final championship round, the winners of each of the competition rounds switch topics and re-design each others’ posters. The judges and audience vote for the grand champion.
All competitors exclusively use curated Shutterstock lightboxes and Shutterstock Instant and Spectrum search to create their posters. They can add type, but can’t use any outside images. Everything happens live, with competitors surrounded by the audience while their work is projected onscreen in real time.
To be considered as a contestant email us a link to your Behance portfolio page to firstname.lastname@example.org. Entry is free, but space is extremely limited. Creative Directors can also nominate a designer from their staff. Still gotta send that portfolio! DEADLINE EXTENDED TO OCTOBER 31!
Just a spectator?
Great! As a spectator, you will also be judging your design peers by texting in your vote! Beer, design, DJ and swag await.
$15 - until November 7
Includes: One Complimentary Battle Born beer and five raffle tickets
$25 - November 7- November 13
Includes: One Complimentary Battle Born beer and one raffle ticket
$30 - At The Door - just for the privilege of being among greatness
$50 - until November 13
Includes: All-you-can-drink Battle Born beer and one raffle ticket, a year-long AIGA membership and a graphically divine T-shirt! Best Value!
$10 - Reno Collective and AIGA members
Includes: All-you-can-drink Battle Born beer, Shutterstock swag and one raffle ticket