2021 GDUSA | American Inhouse Design Awards™
GDUSA’s American Inhouse Design Awards is the original and 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 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. The year 2021 marks our 58th anniversary of organizing competitions for and with the creative community.
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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 June 30, 2019 and June 30, 2021.
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 5 digital images per entry or a composite image. 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 5) 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. Additionally, please provide 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 + Corporate Reports
2. Announcements + Invitations
3. Advertising + Ad Campaigns
5. Branding + Identity Programs
6. Brochures + Collateral
9. Direct Mail + Direct Response
11, Integrated Marketing Campaigns
12. Letterhead + Stationery
13. Logos + Symbols
14. Motion (TV, Film + Video)
16. Online Design (Web, App, Email, Social Media, etc.)
18. P-O-P + Displays
22. Public Service Projects
23. Sales Promotion/Sales Kits
24. Self Promotion (Inhouse Capabilities)
25, Signs + Environmental Graphics
26. Surface + Vehicle Graphics
27. Special: COVID Communications
Multiple pieces 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
UPLOAD YOUR ENTRIES AT THIS LINK
Please use this Hightail link to send your entry materials:
(6/22/21 – 9:00am EST: We have reports of a Hightail partial service disruption and their engineers are working on it. If you experience problems, please email your upload materials to email@example.com. Several entrants have used WeTransfer for large files this morning.)
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