Enter Our 55th Anniversary GDUSA Graphic Design Awards

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Sponsored by Verso Corporation and Adobe Stock

Entry Deadline: Friday September 28

The editors of Graphic Design USA invite you to join the thousands of creative professionals who have been recognized in this national competition. The American Graphic Design Awards™ is our flagship contest open to every­one in the community: design firms, ad agencies, inhouse departments, non-profits and associations, freelancers, students and more. It honors outstanding new work of all kinds: print, packaging, p-o-p, internet, interactive, video and more. Winners receive an embossed Certificate of Excellence for each piece selected and are eligible for reproduction in the 55th Anniversary GDUSA Awards Annual in print, online, digital and mobile – seen by over 100,000 colleagues and clients each year. The featured category: Creative Use of Stock sponsored by Adobe Stock.

ENTRY GUIDELINES

Who is Eligible?
Entries may be submitted by any company or individual involved in the creation or production of the work.

What is Eligible?
Entries must have been created between January 1, 2017 and September 30, 2018.

How to Enter

PLEASE CHOOSE ONLY ONE DELIVERY OPTION

OPTION 1 : Enter Online

Download the 2018 American Graphic Design Awards Entry Form

Fill out one entry form for each entry your are submitting. Create a folder which includes all completed entry forms and one or two digital images per entry. Please zip the file and name it with your company name. Upload the zipped file at the bottom of this page where it says Upload File Here.

OPTION 2: Mail In Your Entry

Please send the actual printed piece. We cannot return entry materials. Fill in one entry form for each submission. Attach the entry form to the back of the actual piece. 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. Payment information for ALL entries can be placed on ONE single form.

Digital File Preparation
All entries should be accompanied by a high resolution digital file. Please provide one or two images to represent each submission. It is not necessary to provide digital files of entire publications; the cover and a spread or a couple of interior pages are sufficient. Multiple entries from one company can all be submitted on the same CD or flash drive.

Acceptable Digital File Formats

300 dpi Photoshop tiff or jpeg, minimum 5″ wide x 5″ high
Adobe Illustrator file with outlines created around the type
High Resolution PDF

We do not accept Quark or indesign files. Please convert these file types to photoshop jpegs or tiffs.

For entries in the categories of Internet, Video or Television categories, please supply a screen capture (5 maximum) on a CD and a high-quality laser printout of the entry. Oversized entries, larger than 11″ x 14″ or three-dimensional entries, should be submitted as a high resolution digital file on a CD or flash drive accompanied by a high quality laser printout.

Categories

1.  Annual + Corporate Reports
2.  Announcements, Invites + Greeting Cards
3.  Advertising
4.  Books
5.  Branding + Identity Programs
6.  Brochures + Collateral
7.  Calendars
8.  Catalogs
9.  Direct Mail + Direct Response
10. Environmental Graphics
11. Infographics
12. Internet Design (Websites, Apps, Social Media, etc.)
13. Letterhead + Stationery
14. Logos + Symbols + Trademarks
15. Newsletters + eNewsletters
16.  Packaging
17.  P-O-P, Displays, Signs + Exhibits
18. Posters
19. Presentations
20. Publication Design
21. Public Service + Pro Bono Projects
22. Sales Promotion + Self Promotion
23. Students
24. Surface Graphics
25. Video, TV + Motion Graphics
26. Creative Use of Stock

 

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Featured Category! Creative Use Of Stock Sponsored by Adobe Stock

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 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.

Special Note: Each entry in the Creative Use of Stock category is free courtesy of Adobe Stock.

Rights + Permissions
Winning entrants grant Graphic Design USA the right to reproduce the winning pieces in the GDUSA Awards Annual. Select winning entries may also appear on gdusa.com and in any and all materials and media produced for promotional purposes by GDUSA or Adobe.

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

UPLOAD FILE HERE!

Please use the red Hightail link below to send your archived materials:

spaces.hightail.com/uplink/gdusa

As an alternative, email your entry form to awards@gdusa.com

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

THANKS TO THE SPONSORS

 VERSO CORPORATION

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ADOBE STOCK

Find the perfect asset for your next creative project with Adobe Stock. Adobe Stock offers over 90 million high-quality images, graphics, and videos, plus new templates, 3D assets, and our Premium and Editorial collections — all built into Adobe Photoshop CC, Illustrator CC, Premiere Pro CC, and InDesign CC. You can search and license Adobe Stock assets right inside your Adobe Creative Cloud apps. Start with watermarked images to see how things look — they’ll be replaced with high-res versions the moment you license them, so your workflow remains uninterrupted.

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