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Unique International Graphic Design Contest Offers Job, Flight tickets and Cash!

The goal of this unique international design contest, Rising Star, is launching the career of the most talented young graphic designers with a chance to win a 6 months internship at a top 10 Agency.



Graphic Designers and students are invited to create and submit any fictional brand and corporate identity on the www.openbrand.com/risingstar microsite and gallery. The 20 designers with the most public "likes" will win certificates and a host of prizes like design software, Adobe plugins from MadebySource.com, life-time OpenBrand Pro accounts, and more.



This year, the winner will have a job at Leo Burnett in Prague for six months, along with approx. $4,500 in total “pocket money” and return air tickets to Prague. Leo Burnett continues to be ranked as one of the world’s top five creatively awarded networks worldwide.



“There are lots of hugely talented students who'd love to get some recognition, especially in the advertising world”, says Martin Klco, Managing Director of Leo Burnett Prague, the agency hosting this year’s competition. “It's time to shed some light on them and maybe even fast-track their careers,” he adds.



OpenBrand.com , a cloud-based, design and marketing platform, created the contest to help highlight the works of young graphic designers and they've made it easy for competitors to enter and submit designs.


“For the contestants, and we have invited the world's top 25 Design schools to participate, we have these cool tools that require no school, like a mock-up building engine to turn their logo into a t-shirt, business card or decal on an airplane in seconds”, says Tim Addison, Marketing Director of OpenBrand. “They’ll be able to focus on the creative and just use us to show off their work quickly and with minimal effort,” he adds.



Deadline for 1st round submissions is May 12th, 2014. The final winner will be decided and announced June 2nd by both the public and an expert jury - Martin Klco, Managing Director of Leo Burnett Prague, Martin Pasecky, Creative Director, Tim Addison of OpenBrand and others.



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Leo Burnett has won more advertising awards for campaign effectiveness than any other agency in the last six years in the U.S. Continues to be ranked as one of the world’s top five creatively awarded networks worldwide. Founded in Chicago in 1935, Leo Burnett Worldwide is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Paris-based Publicis Groupe S.A. with 95 offices in 84 countries and more than 8,500 employees.

OpenBrand is a brand-box: a home for your logos, designs, and other creative stuff. It was just announced to be now free up to 1 gig.

A client/designer collaborative space that saves time and prevents mistakes. A fresh new platform helping designers, agencies and their clients work together. With cool tools like mock-up building rendering engine that will help show off work with minimal effort. www.OpenBrand.com

Partners include


The Canadian Association of Registered Graphic Designers

The University of the Arts London

Design Council UK


Additional information


Tim Addison

Marketing Director OpenBrand

+420 724 333 191



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