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This Thursday we'll be running our Advertising Design competition for all students in 10-12 grades enrolled in our program. We'll be working this week on methods to survive this type of contest. The local Skills competition is an abbreviated version of the national competition. The national competition is wider in scope and can encompass any skill listed in this pdf file. The winner of this competition will be representing our school at regional competitions and could go on to state or nationals.
As a way to practice for our competition I have created a practice competition that all students should attempt before Wednesday afternoon. It closely models the final competition that we'll be doing on Thursday. Now is the time to go through this exercise and ask questions about the requirements. I will not be able to answer specific questions on Thursday when the final competition is taking place - but this is a great time to work out any potentially gray areas you might have. The judging rubric can be downloaded here. The practice design specifications can be downloaded here.
The most important advice I can give is to make sure that you read the design brief carefully. We'll be going over the components of the competition on Monday and Tuesday in class and run the practice competition on Wednesday.
Because of the rotation being moved up a day we missed the opportunity to discuss the information you might need for your iPaper reports that you are doing in English class. Here is the basic information that you will need to complete your research:
List of Potential Careers related to Graphic Communications and Commercial Art:
Most of the careers listed above require a minimum of a 2-year Associates Degree and a few require a 4-year Bachelors Degree depending on the area of specialization.
Certifications Available in this Field
Adobe Certified Associate – Rich Media Communication
Adobe Certified Associate – Web Communication
Adobe Certified Associate – Visual Communication
PrintED Cerfification – Graphic Arts Education & Research Foundation Program
Today is the AM Color Challenge - use this link to access the color acquity test. Good luck to all competitors!
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Mr. Tucker is in his 22nd year as the instructor for the Graphic Arts program. Prior to his teaching career he worked in the flexography industry for ten years and in quick printing for ten years.
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