FAST TCO20 Stage Winners Banner Design Challenge

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Challenge Summary

Challenge Objectives
Welcome to the TCO20 Stage Winners Banner Design Challenge! In this challenge we are looking to create 3 banners for announcing the TCO Stage 1 Trip Winners.
  • Banner designs
  • 3 variations
  • Desktop size

Project Background
  • The purpose of this project is to develop a couple of banners to announce the TCO20 stage winners
  • By looking at the designs, the viewers should easily see who the winners are and the winners should be proud of their achievement when seeing their name on this banner
  • The banners will be placed in a blog article, but also shared on social media so we’re looking for exciting designs to grab the attention

Round Requirements
Submit your initial designs and concepts for review:
  • TCO20 Design Stage 1 Winners
  • TCO20 Development Stage 1 Winners
  • TCO20 Data Science Stage 1 Winners

Full Description & Project Guide
In this challenge we are looking for your help to design 3 banners for announcing the stage 1 finalists for design, development and data science track.
Each banner should include the following:
  • TCO20 logo
  • Title “Design/Development/Data Science Stage 1 Trip Winners”
  • 4 members: each listed with her handle and photo

As sample data you can use the top 4 members from each track’s leaderboard from the TCO20 site: design, development, data science (marathon match). At the moment, we still have a few challenges to close from last month, so the final results might change, but you can use the top current members for your designs.

Note: while the 3 banners will look similar in style and approach, think how you would make them different to stand up. Feel free to use icons or color tracks for that or any other great idea you might have.

These banners should follow as style the new  and TCO20 look and feel. Think about using blobs and the existing color palette defined in the branding section. As many people will be viewing this and we will promote it on social media as well, we’d like the designs to look exciting so please you your creativity at best.

Branding Guidelines
  • You can download the TCO20 logo from here
  • Branding guidelines can be viewed here.
  • The font families we're using for the new brand are Barlow Condensed, Barlow and Roboto

  • Width x height: 1024 x 512 px

Stockphoto and Icons
Target Audience
  • Topcoder members

Judging criteria
  • How exciting your design looks
  • How easy is to read the information on the banner is
  • How well the design is following the Topcoder brand

Final Deliverables
  • – All original source files.
All source files of all graphics created in vector format in either Adobe Illustrator or any similar software should be saved as editable files.
  • – PNG/JPG files
Submit JPG/PNG image files based on the Challenge submission requirements stated above.
  • Preview.png – Your preview image
Please create your preview image as one (1) 1024x1024px JPG or PNG file in RGB color mode at 72 dpi and place a screenshot of your submission within it.
  • Declarations.txt – All your declarations and notes
This file must contain your notes if any, fonts used, links to the stock images and icons used.

Final Fixes
As part of the final fixes phase, you may be asked to modify your graphics (sizes or colors) or modify overall colors.

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.


2020 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
  • EPS files created in Adobe Illustrator or similar
  • Sketch
  • XD

You must include all source files with your submission.

Submission limit


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