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American Package Design Awards

Packaging, P-O-P and the Entire Instore Experience

Extended Deadline: January 11, 2013

The editors of Graphic Design USA invite you to join the thousands of creative professionals who have been recognized by its national design competitions over four decades. The goal of these competitions is to focus attention on areas of growth and opportunity for graphic design professionals, to recognize the best work being done in those arenas, and to emphasize the value that graphic design brings to business and society.
 
THE AMERICAN PACKAGE DESIGN AWARDS IS
THE FASTEST GROWING OF THESE PROGRAMS.

The reason is simple if profound: Marketers and retailers are challenged as never before to convey their message and promote their brand. Think fragmented audiences, diluted mass media, eroding loyalty, global competition. Package design — along with instore graphics and point-of-sale — is increasingly the difference maker in the consumer's purchasing decision. This annual competition celebrates well-designed graphics, of course, but more importantly the power of design to advance the brand promise and to forge an emotional link with the buyer at the moment of truth.

Winners receive an embossed Certificate of Excellence for each piece selected and become eligible for reproduction in our American Package Design Awards Annual that will appear in March 2013 in print, online on our well-trafficked website winners gallery and in our popular iPad app.

ENTRY GUIDELINES

who is eligible?

Entries may be submitted by any company or individual involved in the creation or production of the work. Entries must have been created or placed in the store between January 1, 2011 and January 11, 2013.

how to enter

OPTION 1: ENTER ONLINE
Download the entry form at right. Fill out one entry form for each entry you are submitting. Create a folder which includes 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 high-resolution digital file. Please provide ONE image for each entry submitted on a CD. Multiple entries from one company can all be submitted on the same CD. 300 dpi Adobe Photoshop .tif or .jpg files are acceptable. Files should be 5 inches wide and CMYK. Adobe Illustrator files are acceptable with outlines created around the type.

WE DO NOT ACCEPT QUARK OR INDESIGN FILES. PLEASE CONVERT THESE FILE TYPES TO PHOTOSHOP JPEGS OR TIFFS.

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.

rights and permissions

Winning entrants grant Kaye Publishing Corporation the right to reproduce the winning pieces in GDUSA and its Package Design Annual, and on our website at www.gdusa.com.

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

package design
1.Health and Beauty
2.Wine and Liquor
3.Food and Beverages
4.Electronics and Computers
5.Music and Entertainment
6.Household, Garden and Industrial
7.Sports/Toys/Games
8.Baby and Children's
9.Animal and Pets
10.Fashion and Apparel
11.Students
12.Miscellaneous
 
special features
13.Luxury Packaging
14.Sustainable Packaging
15.Private Label Packaging
 
instore graphics
16.P-O-P/Posters/Signs
17.Kiosks/Displays
18.Hangtags
19.Giftwrap/Shopping Bags/Takeout

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 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.

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