National Student Show Competition

The Show
Students put their work up against the best in the country and compete for over $15,000 in cash and prizes. Our show is judged by five nationally recognized jurors over two days. Awards and cash prices will be handed out for winners in each category, judge’s choice, and best overall piece.
Scholarships will be awarded to the top sophomore and junior portfolio, and the top three senior portfolios will receive a cash prize trips or a huge head start landing a dream job. All work that makes it in the show will be on display for the entire conference.
Please note, with an earlier conference date this will push up our entry deadline to February 6th, 2015.
The Conference
Three days of inspiration from 4 nationally-renowned keynote speakers, working professional career panels, 15 break-out sessions, and studio tours around Dallas. Students have the chance to get their portfolios reviewed by professionals and maybe even land an internship or job. They’ll go home with new design buddies, great memories, and a huge head start on a career.
Where & When
NSSC11 will take place March 19-21, 2015 at the Doubletree Campbell Centre in Dallas, TX. Studio tours take place onThursday, March 19th. The Conference is all day Friday andSaturday with the Awards Gala on Saturday evening.
The Cost
Entries to the show are $20 per piece, with a discount package of 10 entries for $100 (entry packs may not be shared).
Conference tickets are on sale from Black Friday through New Years Eve for an early bird price of just $75/student. Professors may attend the conference FREE when they bring student attendees. January 1st, conference tickets go up to $125.
Hotel rooms can be reserved at the Doubletree at a special rate of $99/night. Reservations must be made before March 5th, 2015to guarantee the special rate.
We Want Your School Involved!
We know you work hard to get your students prepared for the real world, and there’s no better place to test their abilities and keep them inspired than by entering and attending NSSC11.
To receive email updates about the show & conference, please visit and enter your information in the update form.
Lastly, we send out posters advertising the event to professors to hang in their departments. To be on the list to receive a poster pack, please reply with your mailing address.
Thank you for your time and if you have any questions about the conference, please message Ramsey Ruelas, chair of NSSC at

Tier 3 Class Sign-Up

To all Tier 3 students who have not signed the class sheets in 311, please do so ASAP. Lee is trying to see how many are in which classes for next semester. If you already have done so, please disregard this message. Good day.

Tier 1 Advisement

There will be a MANDATORY advisement for all of Tier 1 at 4:30pm in room 311. All of Tier 1 MUST attend.


There is two stacks of books in 311 that are FREE FOR THE TAKING. The books in the boxes however are off limits. The books will be there until the end of the semester and afterwards will be thrown out.

National Student Show & Conference 11

Save the Date:
National Student Show & Conference 11

March 19-21, 2015 | DoubleTree by Hilton at Campbell Centre
You don’t want to miss our eleventh year! Soon we’ll be sending out our call for entries and information about registering for the conference, but until then, keep up with us by following us on facebook and twitter:

Be advised: There will be a Veterans Day parade through downtown Dallas on Tuesday, November 11th from approximately 9:30am-12:00pm. Please plan accordingly.


Printing Times

The printing times for the rest of the semester are as follows, please plan accordingly.

Monday: 11:00am-3:00pm
Tuesday:  9:00-11:00am, 3:00-5:00pm
Wednesday: 9:00am-12:00pm
Thursday: 3:00-5:00pm
Friday (reserved for students printing for Documentary Photography) 10:00am-1:00pm

Please set up an appointment with Nathan to print, you can email him at or call the office at (214) 752-9009. Also, we do not provide the paper, that is YOUR responsibility. Printing is charged at $1.50 per square foot.

The Dieline Awards: Registration Opens November 3rd

The Dieline Awards are a worldwide design competition recognizing the world’s best consumer product and packaging design. The Dieline Awards were created to recognize those who have contributed in great success to the world of consumer product and packaging. The entries are judged by a high esteemed international panel of structural packaging, design, branding, and consumer product experts.

For more information visit The Dieline Awards.

Graphis New Talent Annual 2015: Call for Entries, Due November 5th

Publishing work from some of the best talent in Design, Advertising, and Photography, Graphis is committed to embracing the entire artistic community by presenting aspiring young artists, as well as award-winning professionals.

Entry Fees:
Single $30
Series (up to 7 images): $60

Instructions to enter:

1: Go to
2; Log in or create a new account
3: Click Competitions in the top navigation
3: Click on Submit Work in primary navigation
4: Click Submit work (follow directions on screen)

Creative Quarterly 38: Call for Entries, Due October 31st

We’re looking for the best art, advertising, design, illustration and photography done in the past six months. Professional or student. Judged by an editorial staff of award-winning graphic designers, a former judge for Communication Arts annual and represented in The Graphic Eye: Photographs by Graphic Designers from around the Globe, a judge for the Society of Illustrators, Print Regional Design Annual and regional and national advertising and design competitions. Recently named one of the top 100 art and design publications in the world, Creative Quarterly accepts professional and student entries from all parts of the globe.

Categories include advertising, graphic design, photography, illustration and fine art. Entry fees for $20/$45; for recent graduates (from the last three years), $15/$45 and for current undergraduates or post graduate students, $10 per single entry, $20 for a series.

Winners will appear in the Spring issue of Creative Quarterly and be exhibited in our online gallery. Winners will also be entered in our year-end juried competitions where we’ll select the top 100 pieces for 2014.

For more information visit Creative Quarterly.