Publication Design

2021 NLC Topic

Create publications for a monthly subscription service (Apple Music, Netflix, Dollar Shave Club, Hello Fresh, etc.). The service must be an original idea that is not currently on the market. Include different types of printable, online, or direct mailing promotional materials. Create three unique publications or promotional materials.

Event Introduction

Publication Design is a ‘Presentation Event with Equipment’. These events include a presentation. Review Guidelines for more details. 

Publication Design is a Team or Individual Event 



  • The event is designed to highlight print publications.

  • Visual aids and samples specifically related to the project may be used in the presentation; however, no items may be left with the judges or audience.

  • Competitors may bring copies of printed materials designed for presentation.

  • Comply with state and federal copyright laws.

  • The presentation should include the team’s objective toward the topic; use of different design techniques; a list of software used; and copyright issues with images or other items.