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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.

NOTE: The exact same piece may NOT be entered into different Vertical Markets.

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DESIGN

BRANDING

D01. Logo - $400 USD
A static or dynamic graphic image that identifies a company or product while also communicating the brand.


D02. Branded Item - $400 USD
A single element of a brand identity system, such as letterhead, a business card or other collateral.


D03. Identity System - $550 USD
3-10 elements of an identity system for a brand (may include business cards, stationery, logo, network IDs, branding guidelines, etc.)


D04. Rebranding - $550 USD
3-10 elements of a new identity system for an existing brand (may include business cards, stationery, logo, network IDs, branding guidelines, etc.). Must include examples of the previous branding.


D05. Corporate Communications - $400 USD
A company or organization's communications (printed or digital) to its shareholders (annual reports and corporate sustainability reports) or the public (brand books and identity guidelines).


D06. Brand Installations - $400 USD
Temporary or permanent immersive 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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DESIGN

EDITORIAL

D07. Books - $400 USD
Overall design for a commercially available book or series of books. Includes book cover design.


D08. Magazines & Newspapers - $400 USD
Overall design for a commercially available magazine or newspaper.


D09. Digital Publications - $400 USD
Overall layout design and functionality of e-books, digital magazines and catalogues.


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DESIGN

TYPOGRAPHY

D10. Typeface Design - $400 USD
A new font or family of fonts.


D11. 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.


D12. 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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DESIGN

PROMOTIONAL

D13. Posters - Single - $400 USD
A poster created for a brand (company or individual) with the intent of promoting a product or service.


D14. 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.


D15. Posters - Extended Series - $650 USD
A series of 6-20 posters or pieces of ambient media created for a brand (company or individual) with the intent of promoting a product or service.


D16. Print Advertisements - $400 USD
Full page, spread, or small space advertisement in a magazine or newspaper promoting a product, service, or message.


D17. Booklets & Brochures - $400 USD
Communications in the form of a booklet, brochure, catalogue, or other bound printed material.


D18. Collateral Items - $400 USD
Physical items created for a brand with the goal of promoting a product or service.


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DESIGN

PACKAGING

D19. Mass-market - $400 USD
Packaging for a commercially available product or line of products.


D20. Specialty - $400 USD
Packaging for a limited-distribution or limited-edition product or line of products.


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DESIGN

DATA VISUALIZATION

D21. Static or Dynamic - $400 USD
Creative visual representation of data. Can be static or dynamic forms of charts, maps, graphs, custom content, etc.


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DESIGN

DIGITAL DESIGN

D22. Digital Design - $400 USD
The aesthetics of a website, app, game, or utility.


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DESIGN

EXPERIENTIAL / ENVIRONMENTAL

D23. Out of Home - Single - $400 USD
A single element of environmental design including billboards, transit, kiosks, and other ambient media.


D24. Out of Home - Series - $550 USD
A series of 3-5 elements of environmental design including billboards, transit, kiosks, and other ambient media.


D25. Indoor Spaces - $400 USD
Temporary or permanent immersive experiential indoor spaces such as live events, exhibitions, interior architecture, art interventions, etc.


D26. Outdoor Spaces - $400 USD
Temporary or permanent immersive experiential outdoor spaces such as live events, exhibitions, architecture, art interventions, etc.


D27. 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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DESIGN

MOVING IMAGE

D28. 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.


D29. 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.


D30. Title Sequences - $400 USD
Opening or ending title sequences developed for film, television or internet release.


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DESIGN

CRAFT

D31. Art Direction - $400 USD
Communication of the overall visual appearance of a work or works.


D32. Illustration - $400 USD
Use of illustration to bring an idea to life. Can be a stand-alone work or incorporated into a larger design.


D33. Photography - $400 USD
Use of photography to bring an idea to life. Can be a stand-alone work or incorporated into a larger design.


D34. Animation - $400 USD
Use of animation to bring an idea to life. Can be a stand-alone work or incorporated into a larger design.


D35. Printing & Paper Craft - $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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DESIGN

INNOVATION

D36. Innovation in Design - $400 USD
Design that explores new ideas, devices, or methods in its execution and pushes the boundaries of the discipline.


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