Design Competition

Graphic Design Competition

Are you tired of seeing the same old Holiday cards every year? If you are a designer with some fresh ideas for a holiday campaign that wows clients and elevates traditional designs, then join the Salt Holiday Card Design Challenge!

We are a global digital recruitment agency and work with amazing companies – from global blue chips to small agencies or start-ups – to find the best digital, creative talent out there. We cover roles in Creative, Marketing, Sales, Technology and in addition, our New Zealand business covers Accounting & Finance, Business Support & Operations, and Supply Chain & Logistics.

We want to use this time of the year to thank everyone who worked with us and wish our clients and candidates all the best for 2019. The challenge is that we work across 8 locations; London, New York, Dubai, Sydney, Auckland, Hong Kong, Singapore and Kuala Lumpur – each following their own local holiday traditions.

So we are looking for YOU to help us create an amazing print and digital holiday card that makes us stand out!

There’s a prize:

The winner will be chosen by our in-house panel and win a £150 amazon voucher (or equivalent local currency value). We will tag and promote your profile across our social channels to our 165,000 followers and on our website.

Our Christmas wish list brief:

It’s a given, but it needs to be Holiday themed, versatile across the 8 regions we operate in. Incorporating our branding which we would describe as professional, bold, not stiff and with a sense of humour.

We need a print version to send out and a digital version to be embedded into an email campaign and adapted for social posts.

The turkey and all the trimmings… Spec and file requirements:

Print spec: pick a format that fits into a standard envelope.

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Digital spec:

900x600px (FB)

1024x512px (Twitter/LinkedIn)

660x200px (Dotmailer)

File Format:

  • All InDesign files
  • A5 print – PDF
  • Digital assets – Jpeg

For your A5 print submissions, please provide the front and back in 2 separate files as well as the full thing in another file.

Please include a 5mm Bleed.

Now down to the things to check off the nice list:

Elements that need to be included

  • Happy Holidays from your team at Salt! Wishing you all the best in 2019!
  • Our logo (Download here)
  • We welcome gifs, video or animation for our digital version
  • The rest is open to you to interpret
  • Please access our Brand Guidelines here

Design Competition This prize is mine… how to enter:

  • Please send in your entry to by end of day Sunday 2nd December
  • Please include your name, location, link to your online profile, website or portfolio and the Indesign files
  • The winner will be announced Tuesday 4th December
  • The top 5 will be showcased on our website

Last Christmas… 

This is the version from last year.

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Good luck and may the festive spirit be with you!

We excitedly await your entries 🙂

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