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American Graphic Design Awards

ENTRY DEADLINE: July 1, 2014

The editors of Graphic Design USA invite you to join the thousands of creative professionals who have been recognized by this national design competition for five decades. The competition is open to every one in the community: advertising agencies, graphic design firms, corporate, institutional and publishing inhouse departments, and more. It honors outstanding new work of all kinds: print, packaging, point-of-purchase, internet, interactive and motion graphics. Winners will receive an embossed Certificate of Excellence for each piece selected and become eligible for reproduction in the 51st Anniversary GDUSA Awards Annual in print, on the web, and on our iPad App ‒ seen by over 100,000 colleagues and clients each year.

ENTRY GUIDELINES

WHO IS ELIGIBLE?

Entries may be submitted by any company or individual involved in the creation or production of the work.

WHAT IS ELIGIBLE?

Entries must have been created between January 1, 2013 and June 20, 2014.

HOW TO ENTER

OPTION 1
ENTER ONLINE
Download an entry form. Fill out one entry form for each entry your are submitting. Create a folder which includes all completed entry forms and one digital image per entry. Please zip the file and name it with your company name. Upload the zipped file on our site.

OPTION 2
MAIL IN YOUR ENTRY
Please send the actual printed piece, unmounted but well protected. We cannot return entry materials. Do not send original artwork or any work in low supply.

ENTRY FORM PREPARATION

Fill in two entry forms for each of your submissions. Attach one copy of the entry form to the back of the actual piece and include the other copy with your payment. If you are submitting the same piece in more than one category, please include a separate entry form for each category. Please fill out each entry form as clearly as possible.

DIGITAL FILE PREPARATION

All entries should be accompanied by a high resolution digital file. Please provide ONE image to represent each submission. It is not necessary to provide digital files of entire publications. A cover and a spread are sufficient. Multiple entries from one company can all be submitted on the same CD.

ACCEPTABLE DIGITAL FILE FORMATS:
300 dpi Photoshop TIFF or JPEG, minimum 5" wide x 5" high
Adobe Illustrator file with outlines created around the type
High Resolution PDF

WE DO NOT ACCEPT QUARK OR INDESIGN FILES. PLEASE CONVERT THESE FILE TYPES TO PHOTOSHOP JPEGS OR TIFFS.

For entries in the categories of Television + Video Design and Internet Design, please supply a screen capture (10 maximum) on a CD and a high-quality laser printout of the entry. Oversized entries, larger than 11" x 14" or three-dimensional entries, should be submitted as a high resolution digital file on a CD accompanied by a high quality laser printout.

CATEGORIES

1. Annual Reports
2. Announcements, Invites + Greeting Cards
3. Advertising
4. Books
5. Branding + Identity Programs
6. Brochures + Collateral
7. Calendars
8. Catalogs
9. Direct Mail + Direct Response
10. Environmental Graphics
11. Infographics
12. Internet Design (Websites, Apps, Social Media, etc.)
13. Letterhead + Stationery
14. Logos, Trademarks + Symbols
15. Newsletters + eNewsletters
16. Packaging
17. P-O-P, Displays, Signs + Exhibits
18. Posters
19. Publication Design
20. Public Service + Pro Bono Projects
21. Sales + Self Promotion
22. Students
23. Television + Video Design

FEATURED CATEGORY

24. Creative Use of Stock Visuals

 
 
 

ENTER ONLINE

  1. download an entry form >
  2. place the completed
    form and your entries
    in a zipped folder
  3. upload your files here >
ENTRY FEES
1 Entry $60
2 Entries $100
3 Entries $130
4-6 Entries $160
7-10 Entries $190
11-15 Entries $210
16-20 Entries $240
20-30 Entries $275
30+ Entries $300

Multiple entries considered to be part of a series or campaign may be submitted as one entry. You may include up to 5 pieces in a series. Please place the entire series in a single envelope and attach the entry form to the envelope.
 
ENTRY FEES ARE WAIVED FOR ENTRIES THAT USE AN IMAGE FROM GETTY IMAGES.

RIGHTS + PERMISSIONS

Winning entrants grant Graphic Design USA the right to reproduce the winning pieces in the GDUSA Awards Annual. Select winning entries may also appear on gdusa.com and in any and all materials and media produced for promotional purposes.

MAIL ENTRIES TO:

Graphic Design USA
89 Fifth Avenue, Suite 901
New York, NY 10003
Attention: Awards Department

QUESTIONS

TEL: 212.696.4380
FAX: 212.696.4564
EMAIL: awards@gdusa.com
 

SPONSORED BY:
getty

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With its advanced search and image recognition technology, Getty Images serves business customers in more than 100 countries and is the first place creative and media professionals turn to discover, purchase and manage images and other digital content. Its best-in-class photographers and imagery help customers produce inspiring work which appears every day in the world’s most influential newspapers, magazines, advertising campaigns, films, television programs, books and online media.

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