CATEGORIES / REQUIREMENTS / FEES






DESIGN
Design recognizes the art and practice of planning and projecting ideas and experiences with visual and textual content.

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NOTE: The exact same piece may only be entered into a maximum of three different categories per discipline (excluding Craft categories).



VERTICAL MARKETS
Entries from the same industries and categories will be grouped together during judging. When entering your work, you may select from a list of Vertical Market options.

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DESIGN

Branding

C01. Logo - $400 USD
A textual and/or graphic image that identifies a company or product while also communicating the brand.

C02. Identity System - $550 USD
3-10 elements of an identity system for a brand (may include business cards, stationery, logo, branding guidelines, etc.)

C03. Collateral Item - Single - $400 USD
A single element of a brand identity system, such as letterhead, a business card or other collateral.

C04. Brand Books / Identity Guidelines - $400 USD
A document (printed or digital) that establishes how all visual aspects of a brand will be handled.

C05. Annual Reports & Corporate Sustainability Reports - $400 USD
A document (printed or digital) presenting the financials and/or sustainability initiatives of a company to its shareholders.

C06. Rebranding - $550 USD
3-10 elements of a new identity system for an existing brand (may include business cards, stationery, logo, branding guidelines, etc.). Must include Before/After images.

C07. Brand Installations - $400 USD
Temporary or permanent content-rich experiences that connect people to a brand in an indoor or outdoor space. Includes pop-up stores, corporate events, exhibitions, trade show booths, street art or takeovers of public spaces.

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Editorial

C08. Book Cover Design - $400 USD
Book jackets and covers designed for commercially available publications.

C09. Book Layout Design - $400 USD
Overall layout design for a commercially available book.

C10. Magazine Cover Design - $400 USD
Design of a commercially available magazine cover. Series may include multiple covers for a single issue or multiple issues of the same publication.

C11. Magazine Layout Design - $400 USD
Overall layout design for a commercially available magazine.

C12. Newspaper Design - $400 USD
Overall layout or spread design for a commercially available newspaper.

C13. Digital Publications - $400 USD
Overall layout design and functionality of e-books, digital magazines and catalogues.

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Typography

C14. Typeface Design - $400 USD
A new font or family of fonts.

C15. Static - $400 USD
A non-moving type-based composition for a brand. It can be stand-alone or incorporated into a larger design. Includes printed, digital, and 3D objects.

C16. Dynamic / In Motion - $400 USD
An animated (kinetic) type composition for a brand. It can be stand-alone or incorporated into a larger design.

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Promotional

C17. Posters - Single - $400 USD
A poster created for a brand (company or individual) with the intent of promoting a product or service.

C18. Posters - Series - $550 USD
A series of 3-5 posters created for a brand (company or individual) with the intent of promoting a product or service.

C19. Booklets, Brochures, & Product Catalogues - $400 USD
Communications in the form of a booklet, brochure, catalogue, or other bound printed material.

C20. Promotional Items - Single or Series - $400 USD
Physical items created for a brand with the goal of promoting a product or service.

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Packaging

C21. Mass-market - $400 USD
Packaging for a commercially available product or line of products. A series consists of 3-5 varieties of the same product.

C22. Specialty - $400 USD
Packaging for a limited-distribution or limited-edition product or line of products. A series consists of 3-5 varieties of the same product.

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Data Visualization

C23. Static - $400 USD
Visual representation of data generated by a brand. Includes Charts, Maps, Graphs, etc.

C24. Dynamic - $400 USD
Flexible visual representation of data generated in response to the user's interaction with the data. Includes custom content and user-generated content.

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Digital

C25. Website Design - $400 USD
The aesthetics and usability of a complete website or specific section within a site. Includes both mobile and desktop sites.

C26. App Design - $400 USD
The aesthetics and usability of a branded application. Includes both mobile and desktop applications.

C27. Game Design - $400 USD
The aesthetics and usability of a branded or promotional game, on any platform.

C28. Utility Design - Single - $400 USD
A branded digital tool that engages consumers and improves their experience of a brand. Includes ecommerce, rating system, etc.

C29. Interface Design - $400 USD
Design of the visual language for a branded site or other digital work. Includes websites, games, software, etc.

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Immersive / Environmental

C30. Ambient Media - Single - $400 USD
A single element of environmental design including billboards, transit, kiosks, and other ambient media.

C31. Ambient Media - Series - $550 USD
A series of 3-5 elements of environmental design including billboards, transit, kiosks, and other ambient media.

C32. Indoor Spaces - $400 USD
Temporary or permanent immersive experiential indoor spaces such as live events, exhibitions, interior architecture, art interventions, etc.

C33. Outdoor Spaces - $400 USD
Temporary or permanent immersive experiential outdoor spaces such as live events, exhibitions, architecture, art interventions, etc.

C34. Wayfinding - $400 USD
A system of signage used to guide the user through an environment by using landmarks, signs and pathways. Can be indoor or outdoor, temporary or permanent.

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Motion Graphics

C35. Single - $400 USD
A single moving image-based work that communicates a brand's message. Includes live-action, animation, music videos, network IDs, interstitials, show reels, etc.

C36. Series - $550 USD
A series of 3-5 moving image-based works that communicate a brand's message. Includes live-action, animation, music videos, network IDs, interstitials, show reels, etc.

C37. Title Sequences - $400 USD
Opening or ending title sequences developed for film, television or internet release.

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Self-Promotion

C38. Self-Promotion - $400 USD
Work designed by an individual or company to promote themselves or their services.

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Craft

C39. Art Direction - Single or Series - $400 USD
Exemplary communication of the overall visual appearance of a work or works.

C40. Illustration - Single or Series - $400 USD
Exemplary use of illustration to bring an idea to life. Can be a stand-alone work or incorporated into a larger design.

C41. Photography - Single or Series - $400 USD
Exemplary use of photography to bring an idea to life. Can be a stand-alone work or incorporated into a larger design.

C42. Animation - Single or Series - $400 USD
Exemplary use of animation to bring an idea to life. Can be a stand-alone work or incorporated into a larger design.

C43. Printing & Paper Craft - Single or Series - $400 USD
Work that features the application of specialized skills, technologies and other uses of paper and printing techniques (screen printing, laser cutting, embossing, 3D printing).

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Innovation in Design

C44. Print Design - $400 USD
Physical items that are deemed new, original and more effective than any existing ones. Entry should introduce new technologies or techniques.

C45. Digital Design - $400 USD
Digital work that is deemed new, original and more effective than any already existing. Entry should introduce new technologies or techniques.

C46. Immersive Design - $400 USD
Immersive experiences that are deemed new, original and more effective than any already existing. Entry should introduce new technologies or techniques.

C47. Motion Graphics - $400 USD
Motion graphics work that is deemed new, original and more effective than any already existing. Entry should introduce new technologies or techniques.

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