Rules & categories

Judges select the best student work and award $20,000 in scholarships and cash prizes.

Submission process

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.

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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 Design
  • Website Integration or Feature
  • Mobile App Design

Motion Design

  • Animated Short
  • Animated Short Series
  • Short Film
  • Motion Graphics
  • Motion Graphics Series

Illustration

  • Illustration
  • Illustration Series
  • Bart Forbes Memorial Illustration Scholarship

Photography

  • Photography
  • Photography Series

Publication

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

Retail

  • Packaging
  • Retail Design
  • Point of Purchase