Submission Media

All entries must submit media for judging via the online entry system. Each media type has specific technical requirements, as outlined below.

Submission media options vary by category. Refer to the categories section for details on the submission options for each category.




IMPORTANT NOTE:
We will not be accepting physical entries. All entry media must be uploaded into the online entry system.
DO NOT MAIL PHYSICAL ENTRIES – THEY WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.


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International Entries

All work should be submitted in its original language. English translations are required for all work in another language.



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Image

Image files will only be accepted through the online entry system. Images submitted can be:


DIMENSIONS
  • The longest side of each image should be at least 2400 pixels long
  • The longest side of each image must be a maximum of 4800 pixels long

FILE SIZE
  • Each file must be no larger than 5 MB

FORMAT
  • Each file must be a high res JPEG or PNG
  • Each file should be RGB color mode

NOTE
  • For Project Board images, all information should be large enough to be seen from a distance when projected or on a small monitor.
  • For Artwork Images in a language other than English, provide an English translation in the "Judging Description / Translation" field with the individual image file.

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Video

Video files will only be accepted through the online entry system. Videos submitted can be:


ASPECT RATIO / RESOLUTION
  • 1920 x 1080 is preferred and recommended, Social videos may be submitted in 1080 x 1920 or 1080 x 1080
  • Minimum resolution of 1280 x 720
  • All videos must be submitted in 16:9 aspect ratio. Social videos may be submitted in 9:16 or 1:1 
  • Other aspect ratios will automatically have black pillars added after uploading the video into the online system

FORMAT
  • .mov or .mp4
  • H.264 compression
  • Audio compression must be AAC

FILE SIZE
  • Each file must be no larger than 500MB

EXTRAS
  • Do NOT include color bars or tone
  • Do NOT include agency information or slates

NOTE
  • For video entries in a language other than English, provide English subtitles in the video or a translation in the "Judging Description / Translation" field with the individual video file.

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URL

URLs will only be accepted through the online entry system. URLs submitted can be:


ALL URLS
  • Entries must be an active URL.
  • URL links entered must remain unchanged through November 2022.

URL TO FULL LENGTH VIDEO
  • For long form and full length content videos, a URL may be submitted to a content video hosted online (i.e., Vimeo, YouTube, etc.)
  • Case Study and Project Videos must be submitted through online upload.

NOTE
  • Password-protected URLs are NOT recommended, as complicated logins slow down judging.

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