American Package Design Awards sponsored by Neenah
EXTENDED DEADLINE: January 15th, 2014
The editors of Graphic Design USA invite you to join the thousands of creative professionals who have been recognized by its national design competitions for five decades. The goal of these competitions is to focus attention on areas of growth and opportunity for graphic design professionals, to recognize the best work being done in those arenas, and to emphasize the value that graphic design brings to business and society.
THE AMERICAN PACKAGE DESIGN AWARDS,
SPONSORED BY NEENAH, IS THE FASTEST GROWING OF THESE PROGRAMS.
The reason is simple if profound: marketers and retailers are challenged as never before to convey their message and promote their brand. Think fragmented audiences, diluted mass media, eroding loyalty, global competition. package design – along with instore graphics and point-of-sale – is increasingly the difference maker in the consumer's purchasing decision. This annual competition celebrates well-designed graphics, of course, but more importantly the power of design to advance the brand promise and to forge an emotional link with the buyer at the moment of truth.
Winners receive an embossed Certificate of Excellence for each piece selected and become eligible for reproduction in our American package Design Awards Annual that will appear in April 2014 in print, online on our well-trafficked website winners gallery and in our popular iPad app.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE?
Entries may be submitted by any company or individual involved in the creation or production of the work. Entries must have been created or placed in the store between January 1, 2012 and December 13, 2013.
HOW TO ENTER
OPTION 1: ENTER ONLINE
Use the links to the right. Fill out one entry form for each entry your are submitting. Create a folder with 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. It is not necessary to submit your files by mail if you enter online.
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 high-resolution digital file. Please provide ONE image for each entry submitted on a CD. Multiple entries from one company can all be submitted on the same CD. 300 dpi Adobe Photoshop .tiff or .jpeg files are acceptable. Images should be at least 5 x 5 inches and CMYK. Adobe Illustrator files are acceptable with outlines created around the type.
WE DO NOT ACCEPT QUARK OR INDESIGN FILES. PLEASE CONVERT THESE FILE TYPES TO PHOTOSHOP JPEGS OR TIFFS.
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.
RIGHTS AND PERMISSIONS
Winning entrants grant Kaye Publishing Corporation the right to reproduce the winning pieces in GDUSA and its Package Design Annual, and on our website.
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:
3 Easy Steps
- download an entry form >
- place the completed
form and your photos
in a zipped folder
- upload your files here >
| SPONSORED BY:
||If the project you are
entering is printed on a
Neenah paper grade,
your entry fee is waived!
|1.||Health and Beauty|
|2.||Wine and Liquor|
|3.||Food and Beverages|
|4.||Electronics and Computers|
|5.||Music and Entertainment|
|6.||Household, Garden and Industrial|
|8.||Baby and Children's|
|9.||Animal and Pets|
|10.||Fashion and Apparel|
|14.||Private Label Packaging|
|18.||Giftwrap/Shopping Bags/ Takeout|
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.
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