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American Inhouse Design Awards

EXCLUSIVELY FOR CORPORATIONS, PUBLISHERS,
UNIVERSITIES, ASSOCIATIONS + OTHER INSTITUTIONS

FINAL DEADLINE: APRIL 30, 2013

The American Inhouse Design Awards is the premier showcase for outstanding work by inhouse designers. It is a unique opportunity for inhouse design, marketing and communications departments within corporations, publishing houses, non-profits, universities and government agencies to be recognized for their creativity, for the special challenges they face, and for their contributions to their businesses and institutions.
 
Much of today’s best graphic design is done by inhouse designers, but their role is too often undervalued. This competition’s mission is to make sure inhouse designers are recognized by their colleagues and the creative community. And, most importantly in 2012, to underscore the value of the inhouse department to corporate and institutional management.
 
American Inhouse Design Awards winners will receive a Letter of Congratulations and a frameable embossed Certificate of Excellence for each piece selected. A formal congratulatory letter will also be sent to each winner’s corporate management. In addition, winning entries will be eligible for publication in our 250-page Inhouse Design Awards Annual, which is sent to Graphic Design USA’s national readership, and on our popular website with image and full credits as well. Also, for the first time, the annual will be available as an App.

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, 2012, and March 1, 2013.

HOW TO ENTER:

OPTION 1 Enter online

Download an entry form here. Fill out one entry form for each entry your are submitting. Create a folder including all completed entry forms and one digital image 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 single high-resolution digital file. Digital files should be submitted on a CD. Multiple entries from one company can all go on the same CD.

ACCEPTABLE DIGITAL FILE FORMATS:

300 dpi Photoshop tiff or jpeg, minimum size 5" x 5"
Adobe Illustrator file with outlines created around the type
WE DO NOT ACCEPT QUARK, INDESIGN OR ACROBAT PDFS. PLEASE CONVERT THESE FILE TYPES TO PHOTOSHOP TIFFS.

For entries in the categories of Internet Design and Multimedia + Interactive Design, please supply a screen capture on a CD and a high-quality laser printout of the entry. 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.

mail entries to:

Graphic Design USA, 89 Fifth Avenue, Suite 901, New York, NY 10003
Attention: Awards Department

questions

tel: 212.696.4380   fax: 212.696.4564   email: awards@gdusa.com

ENTER ONLINE

3 Easy Steps

  1. download an entry form >
  2. place the completed
    form and your photos
    in a zipped folder
  3. upload your files here >
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CATEGORIES

  1. Annual Reports
  2. Announcements + Invitations
  3. Advertising
  4. Books
  5. Broadcast Design
  6. Brochures + Collateral
  7. Calendars
  8. Catalogs
  9. Corporate Identity Programs
  10. Direct Mail + Direct Response
  11. Environmental Graphics
  12. Internet/Intranet Design
  13. Letterhead + Stationery
  14. Media Kit
  15. Multimedia + Interactive
  16. Logos + Symbols
  17. Newsletters
  18. Packaging
  19. P-O-P, Displays + Signs
  20. Posters
  21. Publications
  22. Public Service + Pro Bono Projects
  23. Sales Promotion/Sales Kits
  24. CSR + Sustainability Reports

 
ENTRY FEES

1 Entry $60
2 Entries $90
3 Entries $120
4-6 Entries $150
7-10 Entries $180
11-15 Entries $200
16-20 Entries $225
20+ Entries $250

Multiple entries considered to be part of a series or campaign may be submitted as one entry. You may include up to 5 pieces in a series. Please place the entire series in a single envelope and attach the entry form to the envelope.

QUESTIONS
tel: 212.696.4380
fax: 212.696.4564
email: awards@gdusa.com

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