Attention Art, Business & Communications Majors

Furman University Art Department, with Miami Ad School @ Portfolio Center, pleased to announce the 1st Annual ”Sleep When You’re Dead” Furman University 24-hour student design competition. This student design competition is provided as a forum to highlight the skills and talents of tomorrow’s design and communication professionals.

Students will have approximately 24-hours to solve and submit solutions for the design project (design the projects, build or create the prototypes for the projects and prepare your presentation).

Competition Kick-off

January 25
  • Kick-off reception 5-6 p.m. in the Roe Art Building
  • Talk by David Butler 6-7 p.m. in the Roe Art Building. After David Butler’s talk, projects will be revealed to the students participating in the competition.

Presentations & Awards Reception

Saturday, January 26:

  • ​Student Presentations 3 p.m.
  • Awards Reception 4:30- 5 p.m.


Open to 5 teams of 4 students per team and 1 team advisor for each team. Advisors from Miami Ad School@Portfolio Center will be with their teams during the 24-hour period.


  • MC Coppage, Senior Designer at Carter’s Baby and Kids
  • Hank Richardson, Design Director at Miami Ad School@Portfolio Center
  • Pippa Seichrist, President of Miami Ad School@Portfolio Center


  • Overall Winner, team award, 1 award
  • Innovation Award, team award, 1 award
  • Judges Special Awards, individual awards (each judge will have 1 award for a total of 4 given)


To register, contact Marta Lanier. Registration deadline is January 18th. ​​

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