57th Anniversary American Inhouse Design Awards™
Deadline Friday June 12
GDUSA’s 2020 American Inhouse Design Awards is the premier showcase for outstanding work by inhouse graphic designers and creative professionals. It is a unique opportunity for inhouse designers at corporations, non-profits, institutions, universities, government, associations, media companies and other organizations with an inhouse designer or team to be recognized by managers, colleagues and the community for their creativity, for the special challenges they face, and for the full value they bring to the table. This is our 57th anniversary of organizing competitions for and with the creative community.
Sponsored by The Creative Group
The Creative Group (TCG) specializes in connecting creative, digital, marketing, advertising and public relations talent with the best companies on a project, contract-to-hire and full-time basis – on-site or off-site. We can also scale for large projects that require a team of creative professionals and, by partnering with our sister division Robert Half Technology, deliver cost-efficient staffing solutions for complex digital projects. For more information, including job hunting services and candidate portfolios, visit roberthalf.com/creativegroup.
How To Enter
There are two ways to enter, choose only one method of entry. Entries may be submitted by any inhouse design department, team or individual actively involved in the creation or production or planning or placement of the work. Entries must have been created between January 1, 2019 and June 30, 2020.
OPTION 1 | ENTER ONLINE
Fill out one entry form for each entry you are submitting. Create a folder with all completed entry forms and up to 3 digital images per entry. Please zip the file and name it with your company name. Upload the zipped file, the upload link can be found at the bottom of this page. It is not necessary to mail in hard copy if you enter online.
For entries in the categories of Online Design or Motion Graphics, please supply screen captures (up to 4) in addition to a URL or .mov file.
For payment purposes, there are 3 options: You can (1) pay ONLINE via Credit Card or Paypal, the payment link can be found below at the bottom of this page OR (2) enter your Credit Card or other payment information on ONE of the entry forms only and no digital signature is needed OR (3) send a check via traditional mail or delivery service.
OPTION 2 | MAIL IN YOUR ENTRY
If you are entering online, ignore this step. If you choose not to enter online, you can send the actual printed piece by mail or delivery service. Fill in two entry forms for each submission you are mailing in. Attach one copy of the entry form to the actual piece itself and include the other copy with your payment information or check. We cannot return entry materials so do not send original artwork. Additionally, please provide one or two high-res digital files for each entry submitted on a flash drive. Multiple entries from one company can all be submitted on the same flash drive.
Again, for payment purposes, there are 3 options: You can (1) pay ONLINE via Credit Card or Paypal, the payment link can be found below at the bottom of this page OR (2) enter your Credit Card or other information on ONE of the entry forms only and NO digital signature is needed OR (3) send a check via traditional mail or delivery service.
PREFERRED FILE FORMATS
300 dpi Adobe Photoshop .tiff or .jpeg files are preferred BUT we will accept PDFs. Images should be at least 5 x 5 inches 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.
CATEGORIES FOR ENTRY
1. Annual Reports + Corporate Reports
2. Announcements + Invitations
5. Branding + Identity Programs
6. Brochures + Collateral
9. COVID-19 Communications
10. Corporate Social Responsibility Programs
11. Direct Mail + Direct Response
12. Environmental Graphics
14. Internet + Online (Website, App, Banner, Email, Social Media)
15. Letterhead + Stationery
16. Logos + Symbols
17. Motion (TV, Film + Video)
20. P-O-P, Displays + Signs
23. Publications + Periodicals
24. Public Service + Pro Bono Projects
25. Sales Promotion/Sales Kits
26. Surface + Fleet Graphics
$75 … 1 Entry
$140… 2 Entries
$180… 3 Entries
$200… 4 Entries
$225… 5-7 Entries
$250… 8-10 Entries
$275… 11-15 Entries
$300… 15+ Entries
Multiple pieces, up to 5, considered to be part of a series or campaign or program may be submitted as one entry.
RIGHTS & PERMISSIONS
Winning entrants grant Graphic Design USA the right to reproduce the winning pieces in the GDUSA Inhouse Awards Annual. Select winning entries may also appear on gdusa.com and in any and all materials and media produced for promotional purposes.
MAILING ADDRESS & QUESTIONS
Graphic Design USA/Awards
89 Fifth Avenue, Ste. 901
New York, NY 10003
It is not necessary to mail in your entries if you submit them online.
Any questions… Email: email@example.com
UPLOAD YOUR ENTRIES AT THIS LINK
Please use this Hightail link to send your entry materials:
PAY FOR YOUR ENTRIES WITH CREDIT CARD OR PAYPAL HERE
Please select the correct number of entries for payment on the button/menu below.
Past winners should select from the 2nd button/menu to receive their 20% discount.
Those with a Special Promo Code should select from the 3rd button/menu to receive their discount.
Past Winners’ Entry
Special Promo Code Entry