KOTRA (Korea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency) along with the Queens Council on the Arts is proud to announce 'Queens Emerging Artists Design Contest.' The event is being sponsored by Unience, which is a large and reputable manufacturer based in South Korea. Unience also manages the Alfrex brand and their line of flame-resistant aluminum composite construction panels. This competition hopes to become a platform for the best and brightest young artists in Queens from the High School to Art School Alumni and to help Unience grow their brand with visually striking artwork. We are asking for artists to submit their designs to improve the marketing materials being used by the Alfrex brand. All of the pertinent details are below.

Please note the following key deadlines and pertinent details of this contest. You must submit designs in PDF format both for binder cover and inner pages along with a brief bio to Ms. Narae Lee by email. This is only for High School to Art School Alumni

Deadlines/ Important Dates:

  • Requests for Clarification: Until October 20th at 4pm
  • Design Submissions: November 16th at 4pm
  • Award Ceremony: November 29th from 6-8pm @ Queens Council on the Arts: RSVP HERE


  • The marketing materials will be in the form of a large ring binder and will contain a color chart and technical data about Alfrex’s products
  • The binder cover’s design should grab the reader’s attention and pique their interest
  • The whole design for the cover and the outline of the inner contents is needed to make a submission
  • The winner of the competition will receive $3,000 worth scholarship and be asked to submit his/her whole designs in AI files.

* Ownership of the artwork becomes the full property of Unience, having unlimited, indefinite and unrestricted use of the design

Design Guidelines:

  • Binder Cover (The whole design: front, back, and side)

We are open to new designs for the shape and style of the binder
Size: 9.21”x12.52” with a thickness of ~.984” (Small modifications are acceptable)

The design should be simple and practical
The Alfrex logo should be presented in a creative and unique way

The design MUST include the company logo, address, contact info and certification symbols

  • Inner Pages

ž The outline for the inner pages should match the binder cover’s design to maintain uniformity
Size : A4-sized paper
The layout should be very clean, neat and easy to read because it will be filled with various charts, tables and statistics


  • Company Website : http://alfrexusa.com/
  • Samples: Binder(front), Binder(back), Binder(Side), Inner Pages, Video
  • Other attachments : Company logo & Catalog

We are really looking forward to reviewing your submissions. Best of luck!

Narae Lee
Public & U.N. Procurement
KOTRA (Korea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency) 
460 Park Avenue - 14th Floor, New York, NY 10022, USA
Tel: (646) 918-5862/Fax: (212) 888-4930
E-mail: narae.kotra@gmail.com