American Inhouse Design Awards
EXCLUSIVELY FOR CORPORATIONS, PUBLISHERS,
UNIVERSITIES, ASSOCIATIONS + OTHER INSTITUTIONS
FINAL DEADLINE: APRIL 30, 2013
The American Inhouse Design Awards is the premier showcase for
outstanding work by inhouse designers. It is a unique opportunity
for inhouse design, marketing and communications departments within
corporations, publishing houses, non-profits, universities and
government agencies to be recognized for their creativity, for the
special challenges they face, and for their contributions to their
businesses and institutions.
Much of today’s best graphic design is done by inhouse designers, but their role is too often undervalued. This competition’s mission is to make sure inhouse designers are recognized by their colleagues and the creative community. And, most importantly in 2012, to underscore the value of the inhouse department to corporate and institutional management.
American Inhouse Design Awards winners will receive a Letter of Congratulations and a frameable embossed Certificate of Excellence for each piece selected. A formal congratulatory letter will also be sent to each winner’s corporate management. In addition, winning entries will be eligible for publication in our 250-page Inhouse Design Awards Annual, which is sent to Graphic Design USA’s national readership, and on our popular website with image and full credits as well. Also, for the first time, the annual will be available as an App.
who is eligible?
Entries may be submitted by any inhouse design department, team or individual actively involved in the creation or production of the work.
what is eligible?
Entries must have been created between January 1, 2012, and March 1, 2013.
HOW TO ENTER:
OPTION 1 Enter online
Download an entry form here. Fill out one entry form for each entry your are submitting. Create a folder including all completed entry forms and one digital image per entry. Please zip the file and name it with your company name. Upload the zipped file on our site.
OPTION 2 mail in your entry
Please send the actual printed piece, unmounted but well protected. We cannot return entry materials. Do not send original artwork or any work in low supply.
All entries should be accompanied by a single high-resolution digital file. Digital files should be submitted on a CD. Multiple entries from one company can all go on the same CD.
ACCEPTABLE DIGITAL FILE FORMATS:
300 dpi Photoshop tiff or jpeg, minimum size 5" x 5"
Adobe Illustrator file with outlines created around the type
WE DO NOT ACCEPT QUARK, INDESIGN OR ACROBAT PDFS. PLEASE CONVERT THESE FILE TYPES TO PHOTOSHOP TIFFS.
For entries in the categories of Internet Design and Multimedia + Interactive Design, please supply a screen capture on a CD and a high-quality laser printout of the entry. For entries in the category of Logos + Symbols, please supply a high-resolution digital file of the entry on a CD and a high-quality laser printout. Oversized entries larger than 11" x 14" or three-dimensional entries, should be submitted as a high-resolution digital file on CD accompanied by a high-quality laser printout.
entry form preparation
Fill in two entry forms for each of your submissions. Attach one copy of the entry form to the back of the actual piece and include the other copy with your payment. If you are submitting the same piece in more than one category, please include a separate entry form for each category. Please fill out each entry form as clearly as possible.
mail entries to:
Graphic Design USA, 89 Fifth Avenue, Suite 901, New York, NY 10003
Attention: Awards Department
tel: 212.696.4380 fax: 212.696.4564 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
3 Easy Steps
- download an entry form >
- place the completed
form and your photos
in a zipped folder
- upload your files here >
- Annual Reports
- Announcements + Invitations
- Broadcast Design
- Brochures + Collateral
- Corporate Identity Programs
- Direct Mail + Direct Response
- Environmental Graphics
- Internet/Intranet Design
- Letterhead + Stationery
- Media Kit
- Multimedia + Interactive
- Logos + Symbols
- P-O-P, Displays + Signs
- Public Service + Pro Bono Projects
- Sales Promotion/Sales Kits
- CSR + Sustainability Reports
Multiple entries considered to be part of a series or campaign may be submitted as one entry. You may include up to 5 pieces in a series. Please place the entire series in a single envelope and attach the entry form to the envelope.