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The Chris Wolf Scholarship

| Scholarship Award: $1,000
| Application Deadline: February 1, 2018

We are proud to offer “The Chris Wolf Scholarship” a digital signage scholarship for college students pursuing a career in the art and design industry. Our annual scholarship awards $1,000 to U.S. undergraduates majoring in Fine Arts, Graphic Design or a related field of study.

Applicants will be judged based on outstanding academic achievement (a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0) and submission of a design project accompanied by a 300-word essay.

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The Design Project

Imagine you work for a company that manages mega malls and you’ve been tasked with displaying content on a big video wall (see examples of video walls here). The video wall is in landscape orientation and the aspect ratio is 16:9.

Select at least 3 content from the list below and design a digital poster with the content to be displayed on the video wall:

  1. Wayfinding Map or Mall Directory
  2. Social Media
  3. Schedule of Events (daily and/or weekly)
  4. Local Weather (temperature, conditions, 5 day forecast)
  5. Uber/Lyft Schedule times (example)
  6. Featured Stores/Promotions
  7. Animated GIFS to add motion and attract customers
  8. Clock and Date

The goal is to display the content in a way that’s easy to understand but still attractive. The ultimate goal is to engage with mall customers.

Use this opportunity to show your style, individuality, and creativity. The visual design and direction is up to you, but these criteria will be considered when selecting the winner of the scholarship:

  1. Clarity and Design Hierarchy: Each piece of information is easy to follow and understand. There is a clear focus of the design.
  2. Visual Cohesion: The elements of design are appealing and unified.
  3. Originality: Work does not feel derivative and shows the designer’s style and personality.

In addition to the design work, applicants must also submit a 300-word description of their work. This can include your thought process, understanding of the audience, the reasoning behind your choices, and which aspect of the design you are particularly proud of. Applicants should include a copyright statement stating the design project is THEIR intellectual property and should not be copied without their consent.

How to Apply

Email scholarships@mvixusa.com with the following:

  1. Subject line: The Chris Wolf Scholarship – “First and Last Name”
  2. Your first and last name
  3. Letter of introduction describing why you’re seeking a degree in your field and why you feel you would be a good candidate for this scholarship award.
  4. Send your project file in GIF, JPEG, PNG, PSD or InDesign format
  5. Formal 300-word essay
  6. Submit an unofficial transcript from your school

All application materials must be received no later than February 1, 2018, 9AM EST. Materials received after the deadline will be rejected, resulting in disqualification.

We look forward to reviewing your submissions and helping the winners meet their education costs. The winner of the Spring 2018 scholarship will be announced on February 20, 2018. The scholarship winner will be called directly with the announcement.

Make sure you like the Mvix Twitter and Facebook pages. Updates will also be announced on these forums as well.

If you have any questions, please contact scholarships@mvixusa.com.

The Mvix team wishes you the best of luck on your scholarship application and your student career!

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Awards

In addition to a $1,000 award, the scholarship winner will accompany the Mvix team to the 2018 AIA Conference on Architecture in New York City. At the 3-day conference, the winner will explore how to design cities, towns, and communities that are smarter healthier, more equitable and sustainable. They’ll also get the chance to network with veteran architects, designers, and firms, and make new contacts to kickstart their design careers.

The scholarship winner also gets a free 1-year SEGD Student Membership. SEGD (Society for Experiential Graphic Design) is a global, multidisciplinary community of over 2000 professionals who plan, design, and build experiences that connect people to place. The student membership helps you to improve your design skills and get them ready for the marketplace by accessing SEGD educational workshops, webinars, and more.

The winner will also be considered for our annual summer and winter internships.

TERMS & CONDITIONS

By submitting an entry to Mvix, you hereby consent to allow Mvix to use the content in any way that it sees fit.

Selection of winning submission is entirely at the discretion of Mvix. The winner will be contacted by us via the email used to enter the contest. They will be required to provide proof of enrollment in the form of a current unofficial school transcript. If the winner cannot prove enrollment at a college, university, or trade school, a secondary winner will be chosen.

The scholarship will be awarded in check form, made payable directly to the university that the winner is, or will be, attending for the current or following school term.

Mvix will cover room & board and travel for the 2018 AIA Conference on Architecture in New York City.

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