Enter the 2015 Health + Wellness Design Awards


Sponsored by Erickson Stock
Deadline: August 21, 2015

For five decades, GDUSA has presented competitions that focus on areas of growth and opportunity for graphic design. In 2015, that’s the perfect description of health and wellness, the hottest topic in the news and the fastest-growing segment of the economy. This competition encompasses the big picture of healthcare: traditional medical industries such as doctors and nurses, hospitals and homecare, pharmaceuticals and insurance, as well as newly energized preventive and holistic areas such as fitness and exercise, meditation and spiritual, and natural and organic lifestyles. It’s a great opportunity to be recognized by clients, prospects and the community for design excellence in an area of ultimate importance, fundamental transformation, and robust growth.

Entry Guidelines

Who is Eligible?
Entries may be submitted by any inhouse design department, team or individual actively involved in the creation or production of the work.

What is Eligible?
Entries must have been created between January 1, 2014, and August 20, 2015.

How to Enter
OPTION 1: Enter online
Download the 2015 American Health + Wellness Design Awards Entry Form

Fill out one entry form for each entry you are submitting. Create a folder including all completed entry forms and one or more digital images 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. 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. If an individual entry includes multiple design elements (i.e. logo, brochure, invite) please provide a composite photo that represents all the elements of your entry. Multiple entries from one company can all be submitted on the same CD.

Acceptable Digital File Formats:
300 dpi Photoshop tiff or jpeg, minimum size 5″ wide
Adobe Illustrator file with outlines created around the type
We do not accept Quark or Indesign Files. Please convert these file types to photoshop tiffs.

For entries in the Online Design category, please supply a single screen capture to represent the piece as well as the url. For entries in the category of Logos + Symbols, please supply a high-resolution digital file of the entry on a CD and a high-quality laser printout. Oversized entries larger than 11″ x 14″ or three-dimensional entries, should be submitted as a high-resolution digital file on CD accompanied by a high-quality laser printout.

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.

1. Advertising
2. Annual + Corporate Reports
3. Brochures + Collateral
4. Corporate Identity + Branding
5. Direct Mail + Direct Response
6. Infographics
7. Invitations, Announcements, Cards
8. Logos, Trademarks + Symbols
9. Online Design (Web, Apps, More)
10. Packaging
11. POP, Signage + Exhibits
12. Posters
13. Publications + Periodicals
14. Public Service + Pro Bono
15. Sales Promotion
16. Self Promotion
17. Television, Video + Film

Tel: 212.696.4380
Fax: 212.696.4564
Email: awards@gdusa.com

Entry Fees

1 Entry                   $75
2 Entries               $120
3 Entries               $150
4-6 Entries           $180
7-10 Entries         $210
11-15 Entries        $240
16-20 Entries      $275
20+ Entries         $300

Multiple entries considered to be part of a series or campaign may be counted as one entry. You may include up to 5 pieces in a series. Please indicate on the back of each member in the series that it is part of a larger group (e.g. 1 of 5, 2 of 5, etc.) and place them in an envelope. Tape the entry form to the back of the envelope.

Mail entries to:
Graphic Design USA
89 Fifth Avenue, Suite 901
New York, NY 10003
Att: Awards Department

* It is not necessary to mail in your entries if you submit them online.

About the Sponsor
Erickson Stock is the premier source for high-quality, emotional lifestyle stock photos and video footage. With collections including business, travel, healthcare, family and many other image libraries, Erickson Stock Photography has more ways to tell your story-through stills or video. Erickson Stock Photography is the work of renowned assignment photographerJim Erickson. For decades, Jim and his teams have generated thousands of images and stock video clips in order to supply clients who demand super-consistent, assignment-quality, stock photography and video content. This includes the recently introduced “Stories,” a collection of character-driven, ready-made customizable video spots with stills for the same shoot; the “stories” include music, message and interchangeable content customizable for any brand. The image library is continually refreshed and Rights Managed images are available through the company’s website at www.ericksonstock.com


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