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Wix Playground X Offf Barcelona present

On The Rise — Elevating creative excellence

Wix Playground and Offf Festival are proud to present “On the Rise”, a project-based competition for designers and emerging creative professionals to showcase their work on the main stage of the Offf Barcelona festival

Submission deadline:

April 16, 2022

Festival dates:

May 5-7, 2022

Who is this for?

This is a chance for emerging creatives who recently graduated to submit and get recognition for a design project they’re proud of. Enter a project in one or more of the following categories or submit your entire portfolio:


Graphic Design
Creative/Art Direction


Web Immersive/New Media

Overall Standout Portfolio

What can you win?

Showcase your winning project and get awarded on the main stage in front an international audience of creators and industry professionals

Meet the judge in your winning category for a 1:1 mentoring session and private brunch for creative and career advice and a bit of networking fun

Enjoy the Offf Barcelona Festival 2022 with an all-access 3 day pass

Spend 3 days in Barcelona with free travel & accommodation

Who will decide the winner?

We’ve assembled an expert panel, hand-picked from the lineup of Offf Festival speakers. Each category will be represented by a select judge that will introduce you on stage. Here are the judges:

Graphic Design

Paula Scher

Paula is a partner at the independent design consultancy Pentagram, and has exhibits in museums across the globe. She is also the subject of the Netflix documentary “Abstract: The Art of Design”.

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Creative Art

Vallée Duhamel

A world-renowned directors’ duo specializing in high-quality lofi videos, visuals and installations, Julien Vallée & Eve Duhame twist reality through their playful and experimental approach to visual storytelling. 

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Porto Rocha

Porta Rocha is a New York studio with clients ranging from global tech and retail to independent artists and cultural institutions. They develop creative and strategic works that engage deeply with our world.

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Temi Coker

Temi is a creative powerhouse, layering elements of Nigerian culture with color, pattern, dimension and texture. He doesn’t just create art, he manifests experiences that redefine the standard of beauty.

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3D Motion


Buck is a creative company that brings brands and stories to life through art, design and technology and a home for the world’s most talented dreamers and creators. At its core, Buck’s mission is to put the extraordinary, and inspirational out into the world.

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Web Immersive

Pep Salazar

Pep is the CEO of the OFFF festival and an expert in cultural & creative projects. With a career linked to the digital sector, Pep collaborates with brands like Sónar, the Teatre Lliure, the CCCB, Fura dels Baus and more.

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Standout Portfolio

Iris Koutchmar

Iris Koutchmar is a Product Design Lead at, managing a team responsible for the intersection between content, UX, and product design across Wix products. Her vast experience adds a human-centered perspective to the fast-growing product realm.

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Continuing the successful collaborative relationship with Offf Barcelona—a world-renowned creative festival and design community, The Wix Playground is proud to promote design excellence within the next generation of creatives. 

Together we’re honored to give young designers a stage to showcase their work and gain some well-deserved recognition from the international creative community.




What is this contest?

This is a design contest where seven winners get the opportunity to showcase their work on the main stage at the Offf Festival 2022 in Barcelona. 


What are the prizes

Prizes include:
- A trip to Barcelona and an all-access pass to all three days of Offf Barcelona 2022
- A spot on the main stage to show off your winning designs to professionals and industry leaders from around the world
- 45  minute one-on-one mentoring session with one of the world-renowned judges in your category


Can I submit projects in multiple categories

Yes! You can submit designs in as many categories as you like, but you can only win once.


Where will my work be featured?

Your work will be featured on the main stage to the entire Offf Festival in Barcelon


What is the deadline for submission

The deadline to submit your design is April 10, 2022. The festival will take place in Barcelona, Spain on May 5 - 7, 2022.

For the full contest rules and guidelines, please read the Contest Rules

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