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FIRST AND FINAL DEADLINE EXTENSION: APRIL 28
We invite you to enter GDUSA’s 2023 American Digital Design Awards™. The contest formerly known as ‘Web Design’ has been expanded in the 23rd year of this competition to better reflect and amplify the power of design to enhance online and interactive experiences – for websites, yes, but also social media, email marketing, digital ads and publications, interactive and interface design, video and animation, 3D and the Metaverse, and more. It’s a great opportunity to be recognized by clients, managers, colleagues and the community for design excellence in the fastest-growing area of design.
4. Digital Ads/Banners
5. Social Media
7. Motion graphics/Video/Animation
10. Student Work
11. Other (Including Digital Publications)
HOW TO ENTER
Entries may be submitted by any company or individual involved in the creation or production or distribution of the work. Entries must have been created or produced or published anytime in 2022 and/or 2023.
SPECIAL NOTE TO ENTRANTS
Now in our 60th year, GDUSA competitions have grown so large that we have engaged a specialized firm respected and renowned for awards entry processing — SUBMITTABLE — to help us simplify, upgrade and modernize how we accept and confirm your entries. Thus, our process has changed slightly from past years and decades. GDUSA will, of course, handle all judging and other graphic design related activities.
Step 1: PAY FOR YOUR ENTRIES
You will pay for your entries on our website first before going to Submittable to fill out your entry forms and upload your image files. You can pay online via Credit Card or Paypal by using the payment links below. After you pay, you’ll be redirected back to this page for Step 2 (see below).
$90 …. 1 Entry
$160… 2 Entries
$190… 3 Entries
$220… 4 Entries
$250… 5 Entries
$280… 6-9 Entries
$300… 10-30 Entries
Please select the number of pieces you intend to enter for payment on the button/menu below. Multiple entries that are part of a series or campaign my be submitted as one entry. Past winners should select from the 2nd button/menu to receive their 20% discount.
YOU CAN USE YOUR CREDIT CARD OR PAYPAL ACCOUNT
PAST WINNERS ENTRY:
Step 2: SUBMIT YOUR ENTRIES
All entries must be submitted online through GDUSA’s project portal on Submittable. Create your free Submittable account using the Click Here To Submit button just below. If you do NOT have a Submittable Account, click on Sign Up to quickly and easily create an account. If you already have a Submittable account, simply log in at Sign In. (FYI: the initial Submittable page will say ‘Welcome Back’ whether or not you already have an account but you will see an option to sign up new for the first time.)
Fill in one entry form for each project you are submitting. You may fill out as many entry forms as you paid for on our website, above. You can access more forms by clicking on the link at the bottom of the entry form or refreshing the page or returning to this landing page and clicking the Submit button again.
When asked to upload your files, we much prefer 300 dpi Photoshop jpegs or tiff files but we will also accept PDFs. Images should be a minimum of 5 inches wide or 5 inches high. You may upload 1 to 5 images to support each entry or one composite image for each entry that includes the highlights. If you are entering video or motion, also include 1 to 5 screen captures or jpegs from the entry or one composite image for each entry that includes the highlights.
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.