Competition Tips: Part 2
So you've started your Student Design Competition entries by now, right? Well, whether you're done or haven't even begun, we've got more great tips for you today. And don't forget to keep coming back for more all week long in preparation for the quickly-approaching deadline (entries are due in our office by 5pm, Monday, March 4, 2013 ... so make sure you leave enough time for shipping). Get all the nitty-gritty details and download the entry form here. But now, onto Competition Tips, Part Deux...
Tip #2: Your "story" doesn't have to end on the 2nd spread.
Not all magazine features are just 4 pages long. So like the real world, yours doesn't have to be either. Now, that doesn't mean you need to design more than 2 spreads ... in fact, we don't want you to do that. But it DOES mean that the story you're designing doesn't have to end on that second spread.
For example, if you're doing the "How To" category, your process may have 10 steps, but you don't have to fit all 10 steps into those 2 spreads. Maybe Step 1 is on the opening spread, and Steps 2-5 are on the second spread. We'll assume you intend the rest to continue in the same design scheme.
Of course, your story CAN end on the second spread if you want.
Tip #3: Mind the Gutter.
Speaking of spreads, don't forget to accommodate the gutter in your design. Not sure what that means? Check out our definition and discussion of the term "gutter" here.
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