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Rules & Categories

NSSC is going digital for 2021.
To ensure your work is not disqualified, read and follow the rules when submitting your work through the judging platform.
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.

Download Rules & Categories          How to Enter




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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