Visual Media Alliance Earth Day Contest

Author: School of Design
February 21, 2022

Visual Media Alliance Earth Day Contest

Create a design for Earth Day 2022. Design a cover for our April issue of Connected magazine to promote awareness on sustainability in alignment to this year’s Earth Day theme on the green economy: “Invest in Our Planet.”

Background: The first Earth Day was held in 1970. Fifty-two years later, Earth Day’s 2022 theme focuses on a green economy: "Invest In Our Planet".  Read more about the theme and why urgent investments in innovation, technology, and restoration is critical for climate change.

The competition is open to current college students studying graphic arts in the northern and central California region.


  • First Place – $1,000 + The winner’s design will be featured on VMA’s April Connect magazine cover and in VMA’s eNewsletter. These publications go to VMA’s member base of over 500 Northern California print and creative agency small business owners.
  • Second Place – $500 + showcased in interior page of Connected and in VMA’s eNewsletter
  • Third Place $250 + showcased in interior page of Connected and in VMA’s eNewsletter

• Design extended to March 15, 2022 at midnight
• Winners announced and contacted in early-April
• Connected is printed and distributed in mid-April

The winner will be selected by a jury consisting of VMA’s Communications team

Design Direction
Imagery should be designed for the Earth Day 2022 theme of “Invest in Our Planet.”

Design Specs
Download the InDesign template and design on your own layers below the masthead for 300 dpi, CMYK. For the final PDF file, export with bleed and crop marks.

To Enter
Complete the form and upload the final PDF file online.

Contact May Suen, or (415) 489-7609