Early Bird Deadline: July 27, 2018
Sponsored by Erickson Stock
For five decades, GDUSA has presented competitions that focus on areas of growth and opportunity for graphic design. In 2018, that’s the perfect description of health and wellness, the fastest-growing segment of the economy and the epicenter of the national conversation. This competition encompasses the big picture of healthcare: traditional medical industries such as doctors and nurses, hospitals and nursing homes pharmaceuticals and insurance, senior care and aging, mental health and counseling; healthy lifestyles such as fitness and exercise, organic foods and natural products, life and work balance, meditation and spirituality; and public health and community education initiatives. It’s a great opportunity to be recognized by clients, prospects and the community for design, advertising and marketing excellence in an area of ultimate importance, fundamental transformation, and robust growth.
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, 2017, and August 31, 2018.
How to Enter:
OPTION 1: Enter Online
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, indesign or acrobat PDFs. 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.
2. Annual + Corporate Reports
3. Brochures + Collateral
4. Corporate Identity + Branding
5. Direct Mail + Direct Response
7. Invitations, Announcements, Cards
8. Logos, Trademarks + Symbols
9. Online Design (Web, Apps, More)
11. POP, Signage + Exhibits
13. Publications + Periodicals
14. Public Service + Pro Bono
15. Sales Promotion
16. Self Promotion
17. Television, Video + Film
1 Entry $75 (Early Bird $60)
2 Entries $120 (Early Bird $96)
3 Entries $150 (Early Bird $120)
4-6 Entries $180 (Early Bird $144)
7-10 Entries $210 (Early Bird $168)
11-15 Entries $240 (Early Bird $192)
16-20 Entries $275 (Early Bird $220)
20+ Entries $300 (Early Bird $240)
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
* NOTE: It is not necessary to mail in your entries if you submit them online.
About the Sponsor
“Erickson Stock is the premiere source for high-quality, emotional lifestyle imagery, with over 70,000 Stills and 15,000 Video Clips available right now for commercial licensing.
Erickson Stock is the work of renowned Director and Photographer Jim Erickson. For decades, Jim and his team have created authentic, character-driven moments for clients demanding the very best in high-end stock photography and video content.
Find fresh new ways to build captivating commercials using beautiful, high production value footage from our extensive library. With collections including Seniors, Healthcare, Family, Business, and many more, there are countless ways to tell stories for your brand with Stills or Video. Make your production look great, for a fraction of the cost!
UPLOAD FILE HERE!
Please use this Hightail link to send your archived materials:
As an alternative, email your entry form to firstname.lastname@example.org.