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Advertising Show

Broadcast Radio

Entry Categories

Local Spot 30 seconds or less

Entries in this category are for commercial audio (only) messages conveyed to the prospective/target consumer public by the seller of a product or service via mass media transmission. Commercial messages which appear on digital streaming or Satellite radio services such as Pandora, Spotify or SiriusXM should be entered in the Online Video and Firm Category. Within the Radio category, commercials aired on stations in more than one market or “metro” (even if placed on only one station in each of two “metros”) do not qualify as “local”. Any time a commercial extends past one “metro” it is defined as regional/national and must be entered accordingly. 2-47 commercials for the same client, with a common theme that are placed in one market only (no more than one “metro”) are considered a campaign. If placed in two different markets they do not qualify as a local campaign.

Local Spot 30 seconds or more

Entries in this category are for commercial audio (only) messages conveyed to the prospective/target consumer public by the seller of a product or service via mass media transmission. Commercial messages which appear on digital streaming or Satellite radio services such as Pandora, Spotify or SiriusXM should be entered in the Online Video and Firm Category.

Regional/National Spot 30 seconds or less

Entries in this category are for commercial audio (only) messages conveyed to the prospective/target consumer public by the seller of a product or service via mass media transmission. Commercial messages which appear on digital streaming or Satellite radio services such as Pandora, Spotify or SiriusXM should be entered in the Online Video and Firm Category. Within the Radio category, commercial aired on stations in more than one market or “metro” (even if placed on only one station in each of two “metros”) do not qualify as “local”. Any time a commercial extends past one “metro” it is defined as regional/national and must be entered accordingly. 2-47 commercials for the same client, with a common theme that are placed in one market only (no more than one “metro”) are considered a campaign. If placed in two different markets they do not qualify as a local campaign.

Regional/National Spot 30 seconds or more

Entries in this category are for commercial audio (only) messages conveyed to the prospective/target consumer public by the seller of a product or service via mass media transmission. Commercial messages which appear on digital streaming or Satellite radio services such as Pandora, Spotify or SiriusXM should be entered in the Online Video and Firm Category.

Campaigns

This medium type is eligible for campaign entries.

  • Campaigns consist of 2 or more pieces in the same medium and category.

  • Each piece within a campaign requires an individual entry form to be completed (including individual uploaded media).

Required Media

For details on the specific media requirements please see the Media Requirements.

Optional Media

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Entry Types

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Broadcast TV

Entry Categories

Local Spot 15 seconds

TV Commercial that is broadcast on the station(s) of one market (no more than one DMA.)

Local Spot 30 seconds

TV Commercial that is broadcast on the station(s) of one market (no more than one DMA.)

Local Spot 60 seconds

TV Commercial that is broadcast on the station(s) of one market (no more than one DMA.)

Regional/National Spot

TV Commercials which have aired on national broadcast, cable, or satellite network in more than one local market (DMA) up to 2 minutes.

Campaigns

This medium type is eligible for campaign entries.

  • Campaigns consist of 2 or more pieces in the same medium and category.

  • Each piece within a campaign requires an individual entry form to be completed (including individual uploaded media).

Required Media

For details on the specific media requirements please see the Media Requirements.

Optional Media

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Entry Types

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Digital Display Advertising

Advertising on Internet websites, apps or social media through banners or other advertising formats made of text, images, flash, video, and audio.

Entry Categories

Campaigns

This medium type is eligible for campaign entries.

  • Campaigns consist of 2 or more pieces in the same medium and category.

  • Each piece within a campaign requires an individual entry form to be completed (including individual uploaded media).

Required Media

For details on the specific media requirements please see the Media Requirements.

Optional Media

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Entry Types

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Direct Mail

Entry Categories

3D/Mixed

Entries in this category are single or multiple pieces and the container and its contents. Dimensional also includes “pop-ups” that might mail flat, but take on dimension in their final forms. Entries typically include some element/item (other than paper) as part of the marketing message (premium item, baseball, ink pen, etc.) which is included as PART of the message. The method of shipment (box, envelope, etc.) MUST be evident and included with the entry.

Flat

Entries in this category are any printed sheet or sheets, flat, folded or bound printed material that has been mailed as part of an advertising or promotional effort. Method of shipment (box, envelope, etc.), MUST be evident and included with the entry.

Campaigns

This medium type is eligible for campaign entries.

  • Campaigns consist of 2 or more pieces in the same medium and category.

  • Each piece within a campaign requires an individual entry form to be completed (including individual uploaded media).

Required Media

For details on the specific media requirements please see the Media Requirements.

Optional Media

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Entry Types

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Integrated Campaign

Entries in this category are campaigns or series of ads, commercials or executions that utilize more than one medium.

Entry Categories

B2B

Entries in this category are campaigns or series of ads, commercials or executions that utilize more than one medium.

B2C

Entries in this category are campaigns or series of ads, commercials or executions that utilize more than one medium.

Integrated Brand Identity Campaign

Entries in this category are campaigns or series of ads, commercials or executions that utilize more than one medium.

Campaigns

This medium type is eligible for campaign entries.

  • Campaigns consist of 2 or more pieces in the same medium and category.

  • Each piece within a campaign requires an individual entry form to be completed (including individual uploaded media).

Required Media

For details on the specific media requirements please see the Media Requirements.

Optional Media

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Entry Types

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Newspaper

Advertising that is placed/run in publications whose primary purpose is to inform the public about current events or issues on a daily or weekly schedule.

Entry Categories

Campaigns

This medium type is eligible for campaign entries.

  • Campaigns consist of 2 or more pieces in the same medium and category.

  • Each piece within a campaign requires an individual entry form to be completed (including individual uploaded media).

Required Media

For details on the specific media requirements please see the Media Requirements.

Optional Media

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Entry Types

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Non-Traditional

Unconventional way of performing advertising and/or promotional activities; any type of advertising that doesn’t fit into any other category.

Entry Categories

Campaigns

This medium type is eligible for campaign entries.

  • Campaigns consist of 2 or more pieces in the same medium and category.

  • Each piece within a campaign requires an individual entry form to be completed (including individual uploaded media).

Required Media

For details on the specific media requirements please see the Media Requirements.

Optional Media

For details on the specific media requirements please see the Media Requirements.

Entry Types

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Online Video and Film

Entries in this medium include any commercial that is created to run on the Internet. Broadcast commercials that also receive internet runs are not eligible in this category, unless there is a change in content.

Entry Categories

Internet Radio

Entries in this category are commercials that are created to run on the Internet. Broadcast commercials that also receive internet runs are not eligible in this category, unless there is a change in content.

Pre-roll 15 seconds or less

Entries in this category are commercials that are created to run on the Internet. Broadcast commercials that also receive internet runs are not eligible in this category, unless there is a change in content.

Pre-roll 15 seconds or or more

Entries in this category are commercials that are created to run on the Internet. Broadcast commercials that also receive internet runs are not eligible in this category, unless there is a change in content.

Campaigns

This medium type is eligible for campaign entries.

  • Campaigns consist of 2 or more pieces in the same medium and category.

  • Each piece within a campaign requires an individual entry form to be completed (including individual uploaded media).

Required Media

For details on the specific media requirements please see the Media Requirements.

Optional Media

For details on the specific media requirements please see the Media Requirements.

Entry Types

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Outdoor Advertising

Entry Categories

Display Signage

Entries in this category are sheets, advertising or promotion piece(s) intended for mounting and display for a product, service or event. Does not include POP materials nor any outdoor signage.

Outdoor/Transit/Airlines

Entries in this category are outdoor displays of advertising messages, notices or events, commonly associated with standardized wooden or metal structures that are delivered to mass (outdoor) audiences on sidewalks, streets, roadways, etc. Also advertising placed inside/outside any vehicle, airport, mall etc.

Campaigns

This medium type is eligible for campaign entries.

  • Campaigns consist of 2 or more pieces in the same medium and category.

  • Each piece within a campaign requires an individual entry form to be completed (including individual uploaded media).

Required Media

For details on the specific media requirements please see the Media Requirements.

Optional Media

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Entry Types

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Public Service

Entry Categories

Campaigns

This medium type is eligible for campaign entries.

  • Campaigns consist of 2 or more pieces in the same medium and category.

  • Each piece within a campaign requires an individual entry form to be completed (including individual uploaded media).

Required Media

For details on the specific media requirements please see the Media Requirements.

Optional Media

For details on the specific media requirements please see the Media Requirements.

Entry Types

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Self-Promotion

Entry Categories

Creative Club/Non-Profit

Brand Elements - Advertising industry self-promotion stationery, logo, invitations, POS materials, newsletters, sales kits, brochures etc. Direct Marketing & Specialty Advertising (printed or digital) - Advertising industry self-promotion direct marketing, direct mail and specialty advertising. Special Events Materials (printed or digital) - Advertising industry self-promotion special event materials including cards, invitations or announcements.

Design Agency

Brand Elements - Advertising industry self-promotion stationery, logo, invitations, POS materials, newsletters, sales kits, brochures etc. Direct Marketing & Specialty Advertising (printed or digital) - Advertising industry self-promotion direct marketing, direct mail and specialty advertising. Special Events Materials (printed or digital) - Advertising industry self-promotion special event materials including cards, invitations or announcements.

Digital Agency

Brand Elements - Advertising industry self-promotion stationery, logo, invitations, POS materials, newsletters, sales kits, brochures etc. Direct Marketing & Specialty Advertising (printed or digital) - Advertising industry self-promotion direct marketing, direct mail and specialty advertising. Special Events Materials (printed or digital) - Advertising industry self-promotion special event materials including cards, invitations or announcements.

Full Service Agency

Brand Elements - Advertising industry self-promotion stationery, logo, invitations, POS materials, newsletters, sales kits, brochures etc. Direct Marketing & Specialty Advertising (printed or digital) - Advertising industry self-promotion direct marketing, direct mail and specialty advertising. Special Events Materials (printed or digital) - Advertising industry self-promotion special event materials including cards, invitations or announcements.

Print Studios

Brand Elements - Advertising industry self-promotion stationery, logo, invitations, POS materials, newsletters, sales kits, brochures etc. Direct Marketing & Specialty Advertising (printed or digital) - Advertising industry self-promotion direct marketing, direct mail and specialty advertising. Special Events Materials (printed or digital) - Advertising industry self-promotion special event materials including cards, invitations or announcements.

Production Agency

Brand Elements - Advertising industry self-promotion stationery, logo, invitations, POS materials, newsletters, sales kits, brochures etc. Direct Marketing & Specialty Advertising (printed or digital) - Advertising industry self-promotion direct marketing, direct mail and specialty advertising. Special Events Materials (printed or digital) - Advertising industry self-promotion special event materials including cards, invitations or announcements.

Public Relations Firm

Brand Elements - Advertising industry self-promotion stationery, logo, invitations, POS materials, newsletters, sales kits, brochures etc. Direct Marketing & Specialty Advertising (printed or digital) - Advertising industry self-promotion direct marketing, direct mail and specialty advertising. Special Events Materials (printed or digital) - Advertising industry self-promotion special event materials including cards, invitations or announcements.

Campaigns

This medium type is eligible for campaign entries.

  • Campaigns consist of 2 or more pieces in the same medium and category.

  • Each piece within a campaign requires an individual entry form to be completed (including individual uploaded media).

Required Media

For details on the specific media requirements please see the Media Requirements.

Optional Media

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Entry Types

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Design Show

Communication Design

Entry Categories

Annual Reports

Entries in this category are yearly communications piece, intended primarily for stockholders or members as a statement or record of a company’s or organization’s annual performance or status.

Brand/Identity Systems

Entries in this category are visual devices that an organization uses to communicate the brand, such as graphic imagery, a color system, fonts and yes, a logo.

Brochures/Catalogs/Company Literature/Newsletters

Entries in this category are printed editorial communications devices (single or multiple page) with distribution to a specific audience (usually internal) including news or updated information.

Logos/Trademarks

Entries in this category are icons or symbols designed to represent a product, service, or organization.

Campaigns

This medium type is eligible for campaign entries.

  • Campaigns consist of 2 or more pieces in the same medium and category.

  • Each piece within a campaign requires an individual entry form to be completed (including individual uploaded media).

Required Media

For details on the specific media requirements please see the Media Requirements.

Optional Media

For details on the specific media requirements please see the Media Requirements.

Entry Types

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Illustration

Flat, dimensional or animated illustration, any number of colors.

Entry Categories

Campaigns

This medium type is eligible for campaign entries.

  • Campaigns consist of 2 or more pieces in the same medium and category.

  • Each piece within a campaign requires an individual entry form to be completed (including individual uploaded media).

Required Media

For details on the specific media requirements please see the Media Requirements.

Optional Media

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Entry Types

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Magazine

Entry Categories

Local Publication

Entries in this category are advertising that appears in periodic (annual, bi-annually, quarterly, monthly weekly, etc) publications. Circulation distribution can be intended for the general public (Consumer) or an industry target audience (Trade).

National/Regional Publication

Entries in this category are advertising that appears in periodic (annual, bi-annually, quarterly, monthly weekly, etc) publications. Circulation distribution can be intended for the general public (Consumer) or an industry target audience (Trade).

Campaigns

This medium type is eligible for campaign entries.

  • Campaigns consist of 2 or more pieces in the same medium and category.

  • Each piece within a campaign requires an individual entry form to be completed (including individual uploaded media).

Required Media

For details on the specific media requirements please see the Media Requirements.

Optional Media

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Entry Types

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Photography

Entry Categories

Black/White

Entries in this category are digital or film photography in black/white format.

Color

Entries in this category are digital or film photography in color format.

Digital Enhanced

Entries in this category are photographic images whose content has been digitally altered to create a new image (often creating an image not possible using traditional photo techniques). Utilitarian photo retouching, color correcting or photo editing alone does not qualify an image for this category.

Campaigns

This medium type is eligible for campaign entries.

  • Campaigns consist of 2 or more pieces in the same medium and category.

  • Each piece within a campaign requires an individual entry form to be completed (including individual uploaded media).

Required Media

For details on the specific media requirements please see the Media Requirements.

Optional Media

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Entry Types

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Promotional Design/Advertising

Entry Categories

Direct Mail/Newspaper/Magazine Advertiisng

Entries in this category are printed promotional materials for products and services whose distribution comes from means other than traditional mass media.

Other

Entries in this category are printed promotional materials for products and services whose distribution comes from means other than traditional mass media.

Packaging

Entries in this category are printed promotional materials for products and services whose distribution comes from means other than traditional mass media.

Posters

Entries in this category are printed promotional materials for products and services whose distribution comes from means other than traditional mass media.

Campaigns

This medium type is eligible for campaign entries.

  • Campaigns consist of 2 or more pieces in the same medium and category.

  • Each piece within a campaign requires an individual entry form to be completed (including individual uploaded media).

Required Media

For details on the specific media requirements please see the Media Requirements.

Optional Media

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Entry Types

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Publication Design

Entry Categories

Book Design

Entries in this category are entire book design from cover-to-cover.

Cover

Entries in this category are layout designs of the front exterior of a magazine or book

Editorial Spread or Feature

Entries in this category are one editorial spread or feature per entry. Not intended for submission of entire book or magazine. Entire publications should be entered into the Magazine Design or Book Design categories.

Magazine Design

Entries in this category are entire magazine design from cover-to-cover.

Campaigns

This medium type is eligible for campaign entries.

  • Campaigns consist of 2 or more pieces in the same medium and category.

  • Each piece within a campaign requires an individual entry form to be completed (including individual uploaded media).

Required Media

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Optional Media

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Entry Types

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Interactive Show

Application Development

Entry Categories

Marketing Automation or Non-Traditional

Mobile App

Entries in this category are for interactive mobile apps for tablets, smartphones and wearable devices.

Web App

Entries in this category are for interactive apps for desktop and laptop-based web browsers.

Campaigns

This medium type is eligible for campaign entries.

  • Campaigns consist of 2 or more pieces in the same medium and category.

  • Each piece within a campaign requires an individual entry form to be completed (including individual uploaded media).

Required Media

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Optional Media

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Entry Types

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Social

Entry Categories

Digital Display Advertising

Authentic recreations of social media posts configured to deliver in traditional banner placements.

Single/Multiple Platform

Creative executions of brand advertising, marketing and/or promotion across social media. The entry may have appeared on one or multiple platforms.

Campaigns

This medium type is eligible for campaign entries.

  • Campaigns consist of 2 or more pieces in the same medium and category.

  • Each piece within a campaign requires an individual entry form to be completed (including individual uploaded media).

Required Media

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Optional Media

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Entry Types

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Syndicated Content

Entry Categories

Blogs

Blog content that supports a brand or advertises a product or service.

Digital Publications

Online publication in support of a brand, such as annual reports, magazines, newsletters or books.

Campaigns

This medium type is eligible for campaign entries.

  • Campaigns consist of 2 or more pieces in the same medium and category.

  • Each piece within a campaign requires an individual entry form to be completed (including individual uploaded media).

Required Media

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Optional Media

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Entry Types

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Websites

Entry Categories

Full Website $50,000 or greater

Whole website, whether created for consumer or B-to-B use, with a budget of $50,000 or greater.

Full Website $50,000 or less

Whole website, whether created for consumer or B-to-B use, with a budget of $50,000 or less.

Microsite/Landing Page

Any web page or series of pages that are a part of a larger website but intended to feature specialized information and supporting the overall website. URL must be included.

Campaigns

This medium type is eligible for campaign entries.

  • Campaigns consist of 2 or more pieces in the same medium and category.

  • Each piece within a campaign requires an individual entry form to be completed (including individual uploaded media).

Required Media

For details on the specific media requirements please see the Media Requirements.

Optional Media

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Entry Types

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Production Show

3D Animation

3D visual effects, regardless of the creative method for any motion picture project that qualifies as advertising may be considered eligible, regardless of the method of distribution.

Entry Categories

Campaigns

This medium type is eligible for campaign entries.

  • Campaigns consist of 2 or more pieces in the same medium and category.

  • Each piece within a campaign requires an individual entry form to be completed (including individual uploaded media).

Required Media

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Optional Media

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Entry Types

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Editorial

Entry Categories

Campaigns

This medium type is eligible for campaign entries.

  • Campaigns consist of 2 or more pieces in the same medium and category.

  • Each piece within a campaign requires an individual entry form to be completed (including individual uploaded media).

Required Media

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Optional Media

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Entry Types

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Motion Graphics Design/Effects

2D or 3D visual effects, regardless of the creative method for any motion picture project that qualifies as advertising may be considered eligible, regardless of the method of distribution.

Entry Categories

Campaigns

This medium type is eligible for campaign entries.

  • Campaigns consist of 2 or more pieces in the same medium and category.

  • Each piece within a campaign requires an individual entry form to be completed (including individual uploaded media).

Required Media

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Optional Media

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Entry Types

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Original Score

Any original musical score which was recorded primarily for use in any advertising. Does not include music intended for purchase including music in music videos.

Entry Categories

Campaigns

This medium type is eligible for campaign entries.

  • Campaigns consist of 2 or more pieces in the same medium and category.

  • Each piece within a campaign requires an individual entry form to be completed (including individual uploaded media).

Required Media

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Optional Media

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Entry Types

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Overall Production Quality

Entry Categories

Campaigns

This medium type is eligible for campaign entries.

  • Campaigns consist of 2 or more pieces in the same medium and category.

  • Each piece within a campaign requires an individual entry form to be completed (including individual uploaded media).

Required Media

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Optional Media

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Sound Design

Any combination of non-musical elements, sound effects, ambience and other sonic devices incorporated into a film or video presentation, television commercial or radio commercial to enhance the mood and/or message.

Entry Categories

Campaigns

This medium type is eligible for campaign entries.

  • Campaigns consist of 2 or more pieces in the same medium and category.

  • Each piece within a campaign requires an individual entry form to be completed (including individual uploaded media).

Required Media

For details on the specific media requirements please see the Media Requirements.

Optional Media

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Entry Types

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