Call For Entries:
September 30, 2019
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Rules & Categories

NSSC is introducing a refreshed and expanded entry categories list for 2020.
To ensure your work is not disqualified, read and follow the “The Show Rules & Categories” document carefully.
There is no limit to how many pieces you may enter into the show.
A single work may also be entered in multiple categories if applicable.
Due to entry volume, work will NOT be returned.

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Entry Submission

For full details on submission guidelines, download the “The Show Rules & Categories” document.
Whether you have purchased Regular or Late Entries, ALL submissions must be delivered
(or submitted online if applicable) no later than 5 p.m. CST on February 25, 2020.
Postmark dates do NOT apply. NO LATE WORK WILL BE ACCEPTED.

Physical Drop Off

Deliver work to:
O.K. Paper
1601 Valley View Ln,
Dallas, TX 75234

Drop Off times:
Monday - Friday
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. CST

Mailing Work

Mail work to:
Attn: National Student Show & Conference
O.K. Paper
1601 Valley View Ln,
Dallas, TX 75234

Package must be delivered
no later than 5 p.m. CST on
February 25, 2020
Postmark dates does NOT apply

Online Submission

Certain categories allow for online submission. Read the “The Show Rules & Categories” document for the list of qualifying categories. Work submitted incorrectly will be disqualified.

Review Rules & Categories

Do NOT contact O.K. Paper for special delivery accommodations. NSSC reserves the right to disqualify any entrants who disobey this rule. If you have submission questions, contact us at

Special thanks to O.K. Paper for hosting judging weekend.

O.K. Paper

Entry Categories

You submit it, we'll judge it but only if it falls under the following categories.

  • General Design
  • Logos
  • Wearables
  • Stationary Package
  • Posters
  • Environmental
  • Typeface & Hand Lettering
  • Infographics
  • Branding Campaign
  • Special Event Materials
  • Menus

  • Advertising
  • Print
  • Art Direction
  • Copywriting
  • Audio
  • Video
  • Out-of-home
  • Interactive
  • Experiential
  • Direct
  • Integrated Campaign
  • Public Service (PSA)

  • Interactive Design
  • Website Home Page Design (non-interactive)
  • Website Prototype or Programmed
  • Website Integration or Feature
  • Mobile App Visual Design
  • Mobile App UX

  • Motion Design
  • Animated Short
  • Short Film
  • Motion Graphics

  • Illustration
  • Illustration (single)
  • Illustration (series/collection)
  • Memorial Illustration Scholarship

  • Photography
  • Photography (single)
  • Photography (series/collection)
  • Richard Patrick Memorial Scholarship
    For full-time photography major or minor students. Must submit between 7-10 images.

  • Portfolio
  • Senior Portfolio
    For students with more than 90 hours of credits. (gold, silver & bronze awards)
  • Dick Sloan Scholarship For Best Junior Portfolio
    For students with more than 60 and less that 90 hours of credits
  • Dick Sloan Scholarship For Best Sophomore Portfolio
    For student with less than 60 hours of credits

  • Publication
  • Book Covers
  • Magazine & Periodical Covers
  • Editorial Spread or Feature Design
  • Zines
  • Annual Reports, Brochures & Catalogs

  • Retail
  • Packaging
  • Retail Design
  • Point of Purchase

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