Chicago: It's theWhitt Calling...

Luxury Chicago Hotel Taps Students to Add Creative Flair to Guest Rooms

theWit Hotel

201 N. State St.
Chicago, IL 60601

(312) 467.0200

 Submissions open: February 15 – March 8, 2013


Imagine your design work featured in every luxury guest room at theWit Hotel, one of the top five trendiest hotels in the country (TripAdvisor, 2012). theWit is calling out to the most talented graphic design students to illuminate the backgrounds of the hotel’s high-tech phone systems for the chance to win an amazing hotel experience and wide-spread recognition.

Who better to transform the telephones in theWit Hotel’s 310 stylish guest rooms and suites than up-and-coming Chicago artists? The students experimenting with the latest technology and inspiring art on a daily basis will add the perfect punch of energy to the hotel.

The first place winner, selected by a panel of judges, will win an overnight stay in one of the luxury guest rooms at theWit Hotel Chicago, a $150 gift card valid at ROOF, Spa@theWit or State and Lake Chicago Tavern, as well as the opportunity to display his or her work to more than 100,000 visitors, corporations and media who stay with theWit each year. The runner-up will receive a $100 gift card valid at ROOF, Spa@theWit, and State and Lake Chicago Tavern.

WHO:  Chicago’s most talented graphic design students and artists

WHEN: Submissions open: February 15 – March 8, 2013 at 5:00 p.m.

Jury selection of finalists: March 11, 2013

Voting on top designs: March 14 – 21, 2013

Winner announced: March 22, 2013

CONTACT:  Mary Doyle or Stephanie Reay, Zapwater Communications

Phone: 312.943.0333

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DETAILS:  Submit designs to Percipia Networks, theWit’s Facebook page, or email csantarelli@thewithotel.comAll submissions must be exactly 320x193 pixels and in a .png format. Files not submitted in this format will not be considered. For a list of contest rules and regulations, please visit