Steal this Idea

2015BestinShowSubmit to 2017 Steal this Idea by Dec. 31

It's that time of year again! ACUI is accepting submissions for the 2017 Steal this Idea competition. Submissions completed between Jan. 1 and Dec. 31, 2016 are eligible for the competition. Categories include:

  • Brochures 
  • Calendars/schedules
  • Cards/invitations
  • Digital campaign (multi-platform campaign)
  • Logo/brand identity
  • Miscellaneous
  • Multi-page publications (magazines, annual reports, etc.)
  • Posters
  • Promotional campaigns
  • Promotional products
  • Signs/banners
  • T-shirts
  • Video and animation

The submission form and more information about entry and fees may be found here.  

How does it work?
Student and professional graphic designers working in college unions from submit entries in categories including posters, T-shirts, promotional campaigns, etc. A panel of judges determine first place through honorable mention in each category as well as the Best in Show. Criteria includes concept, design, editorial content, and effectiveness.

Winning entries are printed in ACUI's magazine, The Bulletin, and displayed at the annual conference. Additionally, the Best in Show winner will be recognized at The Honors ceremony.

StealTheseIdeasGet Inspired by Past Winners

Need a book full of inspiration? Featured as a winner in a previous Steal this Idea competition? Consider purchasing Steal these Ideas or Steal these Ideas, Second Edition. With more than 500 hand-picked designs in each edition, you will have plenty of ideas to respectfully steal for your next marketing initiative.

Check out the past winners as well: 2016 | 20152014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2009.

Updated Dec. 15, 2016