8th Anniversary Design Competition

Tuesday 14 August 2018
8th Anniversary Design Competition

Calling all artists and designers! Want to show off your artistic skills? Help @america celebrate our 8th anniversary and 70 years of Indonesia-U.S. official relations. Enter your design for a chance to showcase your artwork on our official memorabilia and compete for awesome prizes!


Submission period: August 14th - September 28th
Your design will be judged by:
Elimination round:
Michel Sutedja – STDI Jakarta
Dodi Nursaiman – Syakara Design Studio
Final round:
Ignatius Hermawan Tanzil, LeBoYe
Irwan Harnoko, Worldwide Graphic Designers

Competition Rules and Guidelines:

  • Create your best design to highlight Indonesia and United States relations through the theme "Celebrating 70 Years, Celebrating Our Friendship"
  • Be an Indonesian university student (for undergraduate) with valid university ID
  • Valid for participants that lives in Java and American Corner cities (Pontianak and Padang)
  • Design must include @america’s logo (download our logo here)
  • Respect intellectual property! As a contestant, you certify that your entry is:
    • Original
    • Created solely by you
    • That no other person or entity holds the copyright to your entry or any aspect of its features
  • Your design may not contain any offensive language or imagery
  • 10 finalists will be selected by @america based on the creativity of your design and how well you have captured the theme
  • @america will announce 10 finalists via social media on October 8th that are oblige to attend final session to present their design during “8th Anniversary Design Finalists Pitch Session” on October 26th
  • Finalists will also be contacted by email to be explained about the pitching session and what to prepare
  • If the finalist cannot be reached or does not reply the email within 3 days after the initial notification, then @america reserves the right to select another finalist
  • If the finalist lives inside the JABODETABEK area, they must attend (at their own expense) the @america’s Pitch Session on October 26th.
  • If the finalist lives outside the JABODETABEK area and cannot attend the Pitch Session, they must be able to connect to @america via digital video conference (Skype, Google Hangouts, etc) in a location with excellent internet connection to participate.
  • If the finalists are not able to attend “8th Anniversary Design Finalists” (whether in-person or via digital video conference), then @america reserves the right to select another finalist
  • Employees of @america, the United States Embassy - Indonesia, their family members, or anyone else connected in any way to the competition are excluded from competition participation
  • @america reserves the right to cancel or amend the competition, and these terms and conditions without advanced notice, due to force major. Any changes to the competition will be shared with entrants as soon as possible
  • All submissions are the property of @america
  • All decisions are final
  • By entering this competition, you agree these terms and conditions



Submission Instructions:

  • Create your design with the dimensions  27 cm x 33 cm
  • Save your design as a single image with these conditions:
    • Every design has to be made with Vector Graphics Software in pdf format
    • All texts have to be in vector format (no more editing)
    • Every participant can only submit 3 designs maximum. Each design has to be submitted in pdf format and each design has to include jpeg 27 cm x 33 cm rgb 72 dpi format
    • Maximum 6 colors with 3 colors must be red, blue and white
    • No color gradation
    • The naming of the file must be: first name_last name_university name in short_"Design 1" (if you are going to submit more than 1 design then "Design 1" is changed to "Design 2", and so on)
  • Submit this registration form along with the design. You can download the form here
  • Submit a copy of your valid university ID along in the email
  • Post your design to your Instagram page with a description of maximum three sentences explaining your design. Be sure to tag @atamerica, and use these hashtags #70YearsIndoUS #atamerica8thAnniv
  • Send your vector design, registration form and a copy of valid university ID as an e-mail attachment to contest@atamerica.info and wgdartworksubmission@gmail.com with #70YearsIndoUS #atamerica8thAnniv as the e-mail subject



  • The winning design will be featured on @america’s 2019 merchandise and the designer will receive Wacom Intuos Pro Paper - Medium as a grand prize.
  • 2nd place will receive Wacom Intuos Pro Digital Graphic Drawing Tablet for Mac or PC, Medium, (PTH660)
  • 3rd place will receive Wacom Intuos Wireless Graphic Tablet, with 3 Free Creative Software Downloads, 10.4" x 7.8", Black (CTL6100WLK0)
  • Winner who reside within JABODETABEK should collect their prizes at @america, 3rd Floor, Pacific Place Mall
  • Winner outside of JABODETABEK must provide a valid mailing address to receive their prize via postal delivery
  • No cash alternative to the prizes will be offered. The prizes are not transferable
  • Any technical questions or problems with prize functionality should be addressed to the product’s manufacturer. @america is not responsible for any technical or operational problems