The Designer in her - Banner Design Competition

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About the Competition

The Designer in Her- Banner Design Competition is a graphics design competition targeted only for female participants. The competition is being organized by Code Rush in collaboration with W4.

Anyone identifying themselves as a female can take part in the competition.  In the competition, the participants design a meaningful graphic-banner based on the theme mentioned below and submit their designs withing the deadline.  

The competition is held to witness the power of women designers in Nepal.  As you can see the number of women designers in Nepal is quite a few. However, we believe that there are a number of talented women who can design and create art. Their talent hasn’t been witnessed because they haven’t given a chance yet. So we promote and support all the women to step up, believe in themselves, and showcase their talent.


How to Apply?

Interested candidates can design a banner depicting the main essence of the theme and submit their designs through the form.  Don’t forget to correctly fill all the fields in the form and submit your design after it meets the required criteria. Dm us or give us a ring for any kinds of confusion regarding the competition.

Competition Details:

  • Starting date: 13th February, 2021
  • Design Submission Deadline: 23rd February, 2021
  • Winner Announcement: 27th February, 2021
  • Free Entry
  • Professional and Non Professional designers can separately participate

Competition Benefits:

  • Cash Prize to the winners
  • Free t-shirts, cups and several goodies
  • The winners are publicized globally by W4 and Code Rush on social media
  • Witness your designs and talent to a larger audience
  • Opportunity to be interviewed by the W4 team for the publication of a piece on W4’s blog, WoWWire.

The Graphic Design classes are for:

  • The one who wants to become a wordpress developer
  • Who wants to open up their own blogging / portfolio/ personal site
  • Who wants to build e-commerce, small business websites
  • Who wants to build easy and attractive websites

Requirements to attend Graphic Design class:

  • Basic knowledge of computer, website and browser
  • Have a laptop with OS installed
  • Have modern browser installed like chrome, mozilla etc.
  • Creative skills and interest in building

Learning Outcomes from Graphic Design class :

  • Understand wordpress roles and components
  • Install and configure WordPress on a hosting account
  • Install new themes and plugins in any WordPress site
  • Configure WordPress to your preferences
  • Detailed knowledge of Plugin and templates.

Prizes and Honors

NRs. 15000

Best Design Jury’s Choice (Professional)

NRs. 5000

Best Design Jury’s Choice (Non-Professional)

NRs. 5000

People’s Choice Award

About the Theme

Women in leadership: Achieving an equal future in a COVID-19 world

The competition is based on the UN women theme for International women’s day 2021:  Women in leadership: Achieving an equal future in a COVID-19 world.

The majority of the countries successfully stemmed the tide of the COVID-19 pandemic with the impacts that were headed by women. Women leaders and women’s organizations have demonstrated their skills, knowledge, and networks to effectively lead in COVID-19 response and recovery efforts. Today there is more acceptance than ever before that women bring different experiences, perspectives, and skills to the table, and make irreplaceable contributions to decisions, policies, and laws that work better for all.

Based on this, the designs submitted should clearly portray the tremendous efforts shown by women and girls around the world in shaping a more equal future and recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. Women’s full and effective participation and decision-making in public life, as well as the elimination of violence, for achieving gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls should be highlighted in the design. 

Competition Rules:

  • Design Size: 1080*1080
  • The design must justify the theme
  • Entries must be submitted in .jpd, .png or .jpeg format
  • File size must not exceed 2MB
  • Content should be appropriate for public use
  • The design should be clean and communicate clearly
  • The entry should be the designer’s original idea
  • Submitted entry should not infringe the intellectual property rights of any third party
  • The organizers reserve the right to disqualify entries that are frivolous or fail to meet the entry requirements as described in these Official Rules.
  • The Contest may be terminated at the organizer’s sole discretion in any emergencies.



Ishu is a CEO at 'Woof Web Studio' a company completely dedicated to creating beautiful designs for web, mobile, and print. She has 10+ years of industry experience creating designs, wireframes, etc for clients from across the globe.

Ishu Subedi

Woof Web Studio


Sweta Shrestha is a Senior FrontEnd Engineer at Young Innovations Pvt. Ltd. She is a graduate of the National College of IT. She has more than 8 years of experience in FrontEnd design and is a curious learner in the field of creativity and designing. 

Sweta Shrestha

Young Innovations


Sabina Maharjan is a Senior Software Engineer (UI/UX) at Leapfrog Technology, Inc.  She is a graduate of the Advance College of Engineering and Management. She has more than 5 years of experience in web and UI/UX design.

Sabina Maharjan

Leapfrog Technology

photo Caroline (3) (1)

Caroline Feldner is Field Programs & Development Manager at Women’s WorldWide Web (W4). Caroline previously assisted with the coordination of W4’s IT training programs in Kathmandu, Nepal.

The Designer in Her- Banner Design Competition Winners

Non- Professional Category Winner- Sunena Tamrakar

Sunena Tamrakar is a graduating fashion design student, from Patan. Her love for designing was from a very small age. She was good at crafty things than studies. But the real passion begins when she joined fashion design college. And from there she got aware about graphic design and got interested in it.

Sunena Tamrakar

Professional Category Winner-
Shrina Maskey

Shrina describes herself as a fervent, punctilious, assiduous individual, who fascinates venturing new challenges and opportunities for her project. Seeking a position where her-encouraging passion for programming and analytics provides her with a unique understanding of how to balance convicting requirements and bring up an attractive, presentable outcomes that really communicates and touches the concerned. Well-versed in project management, team leadership and independent problem-solving. Highly organized multitasking with expertise in scheduling projects, enhancing designs and verifying code.

Shrina Maskey

People's Choice Award Winner- Smriti Karki

Smriti Karki is currently studying Computer Engineering at Pulchowk Campus. She has been learning graphic designing on her own from youtube videos and websites. She created some vector portraits with adobe illustrator and adobe photoshop. She wants to learn graphic designing in depth and wants to be a professional graphic designer. She wants to design professional logos ,editorial designs and web designs. She has experience of working as Treasurer in The SET Council, St, Xavier’s College where participated and helped organize cycle rallies for cancer patients and science exhibitions. Talking about her hobbies, she likes playing football, tt, basketball and other sports.

Smriti Karki

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I Need to Have Any Designing Skills?

No: any female enthusiast interested in the competition can participate. 

Where Can I Apply? ​

You can fill out your details and submit your design from the form below 

What Do I Get from This Competition

If you are selected as the winner on the basis of your design then you will cash money up to $200.

Do I Need to Have Any Previous Experience in Graphic Design?

No. Professionals as well as non-professionals can showcase their talent in the competition.