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Challenge Summary

Welcome to the Topcoder News Page Fun UI Design Challenge!

Back in the day, we had a /tc page similar to the Dashboard where members went for the latest info. We miss that way of sharing top news with the community so today we want to bring it back but in a reimagined way! So for this challenge, we need your help to design the new Topcoder News Page.

This is a fun challenge as part of our 5 Weeks to Learn Topcoder Educational Series, but we’re also doing prizes. Aside from the cash prizes, the top 10 submissions in the final round will get T-Shirts!

Round 1

Your initial design for checkpoint review.

Round 2

Your final design with feedback added.
Design a single page that will go on the Topcoder website and will have the same look and feel as this page. The following are the required features for this new page. 

- TOP TIER: Current news
- Upcoming news 
- BOTTOM TIER: Past news

We have an old way of how we used to do it. Reenvision this old page for reference (top section and news archive). You can get sample or dummy content from the current Topcoder site. But most importantly let’s find a new, innovative way to show the content.

Be creative - this page is going to be for the community so think about how you’d like to see this news page sharing info like new TCO regional events, new expert communities, promoted challenges, etc. 

Screen Specifications

- Desktop source files: 1280px width. Height as much as needed.
- Mobile source files: 750px width. Height as much as needed.

MarvelApp Presentation

- Provide a MarvelApp presentation of your design to help us understand your design concept.
- Request a MarvelApp project in the forum.
- Provide the MarvelApp shareable link in your notes during submission upload.

Stock Artwork (Illustrations, Icons, Photography)

- Stock artwork is not allowed for this challenge.
- Make sure to declare all your assets properly or you might fail screening.

Target Audience

- Topcoder staff
- Topcoder members

Judging Criteria

- Cleanliness of your graphics and design.
- Creative and graphics appeal.
- How well you meet all the specification outlined above.

Topcoder staff will provide checkpoint winners and feedback but the entire community will have a say in the winners.

Submission Deliverables

Preview Image
Please create your preview image as one (1) 1024x1024 JPG or PNG file in RGB color mode at 72dpi and place your submissions within it. You are free to resize or crop your submission to fit this size, but do not add any filters or elements for dramatic effect, such as drop shadows or reflections.

Submission File
All requested Contest Deliverables in JPG or PNG file format in RGB color mode at 72dpi.

Source Files
All original PSD source files of the submitted design. Files should be created in Adobe Photoshop or similar programs and saved as layered PSD files.

Final Fixes

As part of the final fixes phase you may be asked to modify colors or fonts.

Please read the challenge specification carefully and watch the forums for any questions or feedback concerning this challenge. It is important that you monitor any updates provided by the client or Studio Admins in the forums. Please post any questions you might have for the client in the forums.

Stock Photography

Stock photography is not allowed in this challenge. All submitted elements must be designed solely by you. See this page for more details.

How To Submit

  • New to Studio? ‌Learn how to compete here
  • Upload your submission in three parts (Learn more here). Your design should be finalized and should contain only a single design concept (do not include multiple designs in a single submission).
  • If your submission wins, your source files must be correct and “Final Fixes” (if applicable) must be completed before payment can be released.
  • You may submit as many times as you'd like during the submission phase, but only the number of files listed above in the Submission Limit that you rank the highest will be considered. You can change the order of your submissions at any time during the submission phase. If you make revisions to your design, please delete submissions you are replacing.

Winner Selection

Submissions are viewable to the client as they are entered into the challenge. Winners are selected by the client and are chosen solely at the client's discretion.


2018 Topcoder(R) Open

Challenge links

Screening Scorecard

Submission format

Your Design Files:

  1. Look for instructions in this challenge regarding what files to provide.
  2. Place your submission files into a "" file.
  3. Place all of your source files into a "" file.
  4. Declare your fonts, stock photos, and icons in a "Declaration.txt" file.
  5. Create a JPG preview file.
  6. Place the 4 files you just created into a single zip file. This will be what you upload.

Trouble formatting your submission or want to learn more? ‌Read the FAQ.

Fonts, Stock Photos, and Icons:

All fonts, stock photos, and icons within your design must be declared when you submit. DO NOT include any 3rd party files in your submission or source files. Read about the policy.


All submissions are screened for eligibility before the challenge holder picks winners. Don't let your hard work go to waste. Learn more about how to  pass screening.

Challenge links

Questions? ‌Ask in the Challenge Discussion Forums.

Source files

  • Layered PSD files created in Adobe Photoshop or similar
  • AI files created in Adobe Illustrator or similar
  • Sketch

You must include all source files with your submission.

Submission limit


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