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(c) Southern United Dairy Industry Association, Inc.

An infographic is a visual image used to represent information or data.  They are a great way to engage people and educate them by utilizing graphics such as a diagram, chart or map to enhance the human visual system’s ability to see patterns and trends.  Your infographic should be simple but informative, fun and reliable.

Rules:

  • All entrants must be Junior members of Holstein Association USA.
  • There will be three age divisions.  Age division breakdowns are as follows:
  Junior: 9 to 13 years old as of January 1
  Intermediate: 14 to 17 years old as of January 1
  Senior: 18 to 21 years old as of January 1
  • Only one entry per contestant.
  • All infographics will become the property of Holstein Association USA and may be published online or in the Holstein Pulse, with credit given to the author.

Assignment:

  • Design one infographic.
  • Design should be in color.
  • The infographic should fit on an 8 1/2-by-11-inch page.
  • Juniors may draw their infographics; Intermediates and Seniors are required to design it on a computer
  • Images should be high resolution (300 dpi)

Topic:

  Junior: Favorite Dairy Product
  Intermediate: How Dairy Farmers Care for their Animals
  Senior: How Dairy Farmers Care for the Environment

Judging:

  • Contains proper acknowledgement for information
  • Visually makes a point
  • Uses appropriate format/design
  • Design fits topic or content
  • Artistic details fit topic or content
  • Follows current design trends

Submission Instructions:

  • Prepare materials and email PDF or JPEG as an attachment to rpomeroy@holstein.com by 12:00 p.m. Eastern Time on April 15, 2014. Late entries will not be accepted.
  • Please submit your infographic as a .PDF or .JPG
  • File size should be less than 5 MB. If you must send larger files, please contact rpomeroy@holstein.com for instructions.

Awards:
Awards will be presented to the top three in each division.  Winners will be announced on our web site, www.holsteinusa.com/juniors, on May 1, 2014. Judges’ decisions are final.  Scorecards will not be returned.