The Communication Arts Design & Advertising Competitions are among the most exclusive major creative communications design award in the world and inclusion is one of the most-coveted awards in the industry. Successful designers and creative directors cite winning as a milestone in their professional career.
Entries can be submitted in the following formats:
• Print Entries - must be sent by mail/courier. Do not tape series together. Send all multi-page projects in bound form. Any project over 18" x 24" must be submitted as digital images. If you enter a project in multiple categories and wish to submit printed samples, you must send an additional sample for each entry with the appropriate form attached. Trademarks must be centered on an 8-1/2" x 11" sheet. Place the company name and nature of the business under the mark.
• Digital Images - must be RGB in JPG format with a maximum width of 1024 pixels and a maximum height of 768 pixels at 72 dpi. Digital images will be projected for the judges using an HD projector on a 6' x 4' screen.
• Audio/Visual Entries - all video entries must be sent on disk in Quicktime or MPG format, with a maximum screen size of 1024 wide x 768 high. Include 4 seconds of black, no slates or bars, at the beginning of the piece. Single entries must be on individual disks. Series should be edited together on one disk with 2 seconds of black between each entry. Tape an entry form, generated at the end of the registration process, to the outside of each disk case.
Any design or advertising project printed, published or aired for the first time from May 2015 through May 2016 is eligible.
Fees start at $45 per entry and vary depending on the competition category and the type of work. Entry fees are lower for students.
Please note, the initial deadline to register work is May 6, 2016. Entries submitted after that date require a 10 USD per entry late fee. No entries will be accepted after May 20, Fees start at $45 per entry and vary depending on the competition category and the type of work.
Selected by representative juries of distinguished designers and creative directors, the winning entries will be distributed worldwide in the print and digital editions of the Communication Arts Design Annual, Communication Arts Advertising Annual and on the Magazine’s official website, assuring important exposure to the largest audience of creative professionals and potential clients in the world.
Each winning entrant will receive a personalized Award of Excellence, milled from solid aluminum.