Please See Submission Guidelines Below
Single or multiple pieces in one particular campaign
02Integrated Brand System1
Series of mixed elements created to support a brand. Examples might include logo, identity, advertising, animation, web, signage, etc.
03Announcements + Invitations
Published announcement or invitation
Complete bound book unit
Single piece: Brochure, booklet, folder, catalog, annual report, internal and corporate pieces, leave behind
Print or e-magazine, single or multiple spreads
Billboard, interior/exterior building signage, exhibits or vehicle graphics, trade show booth
Symbol, logotype and/or trademark
Application of a logo used in business cards, letterhead, envelope, etc.
Flat, dimensional, or digital illustrations
Any length video spot used for advertising
Photography for advertising, editorial or institutional use
Single or series
Package design, point-of-purchase or direct mail
Self promotional materials
Website design (sites must currently be online), mobile app, VR or AR
Single or multi-piece digital ad campaign or social media campaign
Animated video, spot, ad, etc.
Published work that doesn’t fit into one of the categories. i.e. Merch, wearables, murals, etc.
Unpublished work created with a graphic application in mind
1For online and video categories, please type the URL into the submission form. A jpg file with thumbnails is required with each entry. Websites & videos must currently be online. If a password is required to view, add in the notes area when submitting.
2Professional submissions only. Unpublished work is not eligible for the Best of Show Award.
All work entered must have been created after March 1, 2020. Credits and awards will be compiled from information submitted exactly as listed on the online entry form. Information must be complete and accurate. ADAI is not responsible for incorrect information. All submissions must be paid through the website.
Title each JPEG Entry exactly as follows:
Please exclude any special characters from the title and file name of your entries. Entries named incorrectly will not be eligible. Please submit ONE JPEG file per project entry. You may include an overall and detail shot in your image file if you wish. Your submissions will be used to create a slideshow presentation for judging and each entry will get only one slide. Winners will be notified via email prior to the show. Non-winners will not be notified.
Suggestions for successful entries:
Multiple pages/items: Combine into one organized layout. For books, editorial layouts, and collateral, you may want to include a closeup of typographic detail. It is not necessary to include every page or spread. For visual reference, please view our previous year’s 2020 exhibition winners.
Image Height: 2160 pixels
Max File Size: 10 MB
File Format: JPEG
(Note: We updated entry specs from last year)
Awards of Excellence will be given to every entry accepted into the exhibition. One entry per category may be recognized with the Best of Category Award. One Best of Show Award will be given to one entry selected from the Best of Category Award winners. The Best of Show Award will only be awarded to published work. ADAI provides one award to each “Best of” selection. Duplicate awards may be available for an additional fee.
Student Entries Due April 2, 2021
Professional Entries Due April 2, 2021
$35 $20 per entry
$10 $5 per entry