Project Brief

Designers Arise Launch Edition

The Designers Arise Contest is an initiative of Ellae Creative to Promote Creativity among the Nigerian Youths and to encourage entrepreneurship in the Art/Design industry. 

Creative Design Edition 

Designers Arise is a platform designed to bridge the gap between creative talent and opportunity. It provides a unique opportunity for designers to showcase their work and get discovered by the worldwide community.

The platform, therefore, helps to aggregate designers’ portfolios, highlight and feature creative talent, and open them up to the right audiences.

You are required to upload your MOST creative project from your design portfolio on the platform and then canvass for votes during the voting period of the challenge, as well as meet all other specifications as stated in the brief.

The Brief: February 2018

Theme: My Love For Design.

Need we say more, it’s the season of love! 

A time for the celebration of love, affection and care, a globally recognized event that never slips away in stillness. Depicted in many forms of expressions, with words that reaffirm the depth of Love, Vows that reassure commitments made and actions that ignite hope, trust and passion. It’s time to paint the world with some of our favorite colors designers for the love season!

Design requirement and Instruction:

All designers are expected to create and submit a GIF banner that depicts the phrase “My Love for Design”. The banners should effectively communicate the designer’s individual design perspectives and love for their craft. All contestants should ensure a neat presentation of thoughts, ideas and content created ensuring that they remain relevant to the subject focal point.

All GIF’s designed should be branded with the Ellae Logo.

Note: Design plagiarism is discouraged, as all ideas should be genuine.


  • Accepted file format: GIF
  • Max file size is 60mb
  • GIF dimension: 1080 by 1080.

Contest Timeline 

Entry submission and voting commences on the 16th of February and closes on the 26th of February 2018.

Winners will be announced on the 27th of February 2018.

The Requirements

  1. Visit
  2. Read through the project brief.
  3. Create an account.
  4. Upload your designed GIF.
  5. The Top 3 creative designs that align with our evaluation criteria win the Challenge.

The Evaluation Criteria

The winning design(s) will be selected based on:

  • Alignment to brief specification. (20%)
  • Design depth and uniqueness of content. (20%)
  • Authenticity of work. (10%)
  • Number of votes, obtained during the voting period (30%).
  • Number of unique comments on designs uploaded. (20%)

The top three winners would have their design works featured on the Ellae’s social pages and also receive their cash awards.

Cash Award

1st Prize – N25,000

2nd Prize – N15,000

3rd Prize – N10,000

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