SUBMISSION MEDIA REQUIREMENTS


Below are the technical specifications and uploading instructions for digital image, video, and audio files.



DIGITAL IMAGES

All entries are required to submit high res digital image files.
The images should be of the actual printed work or of the work as it was produced.

All digital image files must meet the following specifications:
  • High res JPEG
  • RGB color mode
  • No larger than 5 MB
  • Longest side between 2400 - 4800 pixels

  • For Video & URL Submissions:
    Provide 3 high quality stills for EACH video or URL. Follow the above specifications.
    For these entries, submit images as large as possible from the video (usually 1920 pixels wide).

  • For Integrated Campaigns:
    Provide at least 1 image of EACH campaign piece. Follow the above specifications.
    For video work within the campaign, submit images as large as possible from the video (usually 1920 pixels wide).

NOTE: Radio entries are not required to upload images, but they may be submitted with your entry.



Follow these steps to upload your JPEG file(s):

  • JPEG files can ONLY be uploaded on Step 4 of the entry process.

  • Click the Upload Image(s) button at the bottom of the page on Step 4.

  • Select your file or multiple files. Your upload should begin as soon as you submit them.

  • Once your file(s) are uploaded, they will appear as viewable thumbnails directly on the page.

For Campaigns:
Each piece in the campaign must be its own separate file. Arrange the files in the order that they are intended to be viewed from left to right (i.e. the first image on the left will be the first image viewed during judging). You can adjust the order of your images by clicking and dragging them to place them in the correct order.

NOTE: If the images do not appear on the page, your web browser may be having connection issues with our site. Check to make sure you have the most up to date version of Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome or Safari. Internet Explorer is not compatible.
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VIDEO FILES

All video files must meet the following specifications:
  • Quicktime MOV / MP4
  • No larger than 200 MB
  • AAC audio compression
  • No slate, color bars or tone

  • Widescreen (16:9) entries should be submitted with a frame size of 1920 x 1080 (minimum 1280 x 720) using H.264 (mov) compression at up to 59.94 frames per second. The data rate for the file should be limited to 8 MBps (8196 kbps).
    NOTE: All entries that have been produced in HD must be submitted in HD. SD down conversions will NOT be accepted.

  • Standard (4:3) entries should be submitted with a frame size of 1280 x 720 using H.264 (mov) compression at 29.97 frames per second. The data rate for the file should be limited to 8 MBps (8196 kbps).
    NOTE: Standard entries must have black pillars on the sides to expand to the 16:9 frame size.

NOTE: Videos will NOT be accepted on beta tapes or video/data DVDs. All files must be uploaded online.



Follow these steps to upload your MOV / MP4 file(s):

  • Log into your account. Click the Upload Media button at the bottom of your browser window.

  • Select your file or multiple files. Your upload should begin as soon as you submit them.

  • Once your file(s) are uploaded, they will be listed on your Manage Files page.

  • To attach your file(s) to an entry, you must select "File Upload" on Step 4 of the entry process. Then check the box to the left of the file name and click the "Next" button at the bottom of the page to save the selection.
    NOTE: If you start a file upload while on Step 4 for an entry, the file will be automatically attached to that entry.

For Campaigns:
Each spot in the campaign must be its own separate file. Upload all spots of the campaign and attach each file to the entry by checking the box to the left of each file name. Attach the files in the order that they are intended to be viewed (i.e. the first spot attached to the entry will be the first spot viewed during judging).

For more information about video uploads, review the Upload Media Help page.
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AUDIO FILES

All audio files must meet the following specifications:
  • MP3
  • No larger than 200 MB
  • No audio slate

NOTE: Videos are NOT accepted for radio spots. Your spot must be submitted in its originally aired format (audio only).



Follow these steps to upload your MP3 file(s):

  • Log into your account. Click the Upload Media button at the bottom of your browser window.

  • Select your file or multiple files. Your upload should begin as soon as you submit them.

  • Once your file(s) are uploaded, they will be listed on your Manage Files page.

  • To attach your file(s) to an entry, you must select "File Upload" on Step 4 of the entry process. Then check the box to the left of the file name and click the "Next" button at the bottom of the page to save the selection.
    NOTE: If you start a file upload while on Step 4 for an entry, the file will be automatically attached to that entry.

For Campaigns:
Each spot in the campaign must be its own separate file. Upload all spots of the campaign and attach each file to the entry by checking the box to the left of each file name. Attach the files in the order that they are intended to be listened to (i.e. the first spot attached to the entry will be the first spot listened to during judging).
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