Flyer Design Contest. Win $100!

Design Contest

Akademos/ is your school’s Online Bookstore provider.  Our mission is to make course materials more affordable to you, the student.  We partner with your school to ensure that textbooks are available to you at lower costs and delivered in a timely manner.  The average saving is 60% off list price when shopping on our marketplace (comparable to prices on Amazon).  We need YOU to help spread the word about our services to other students.

Position Summary: is looking for a student to redesign our marketing flyers.  There are a few pieces of information that need to be included in the flyer, but the rest of the design is open for interpretation!  The contest will being on August 2nd, 2012 and will end on August 17th, 2012.  If you are interest in participating in the contest, please email Jen Slemp ( immediately so we know how many contestants we have.  After completing your design, please send the final version to Jen as well.  Each candidate is welcome to submit more than 1 design.  The winner will receive $100!  This is a great way to increase your portfolio while making some extra cash—perfect for your resume and wallet!!  If the program is successful, we may choose to continue with more contests throughout the semester.

What needs to be included in the flyer:  The following text/themes should be worked into the flyer (Attached you will also find a sample flyer that we have used in the past- please use your own discretion and add/subtract text to make this flyer most appealing to students at your school and nationwide):

Harrington Textbook Flyer Sample

  • Bookstore URL (
  • Harrington College of Design Online Bookstore
  • Harrington school logo & textbookX logo (attached)
  • Info on the Marketplace:
    • “Save up to 90% off list price” OR “Save an average of 60% off list price”
    • Integrated network of third party sellers
    • Prices are comparable to those on Amazon & eBay
  • Rental Program
    • New partnership with Campus Book Rentals
      • Inventory is integrated into our system so you see rental options side by side with new, used and ebooks
    • Save between 30-70% off list price
    • Choose from multiple rental terms (55, 85, or 130 days)
  • Free Shipping Offers (optional)
    • On all retail orders over $49
  • Multiple Payment Options
    • We accept all major credit cards, book vouchers, and financial aid.
  • School Partnership
    • We work with your school to stock books and ensure all course materials are delivered in a timely and affordable manner.
    • Browse books by course, instructor, department or book title

Submission Deadline: August 17th, 2012  – send all designs to