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Entry Criteria & Eligibility

All entries must have been printed, published, aired or live for the first time between JANUARY 1, 2017 & MARCH 31, 2018 in any country.

Judges & Scoring

Every entry is scored independently on creative merit, technical excellence and suitability for end use. Judges may disqualify
an entry, or move an entry to another category; entrants may be notified of any changes to their entry. All judges’ decisions are final.

Judging is blind: Judges must NOT see your company or organization anywhere on your entry. The one exception to this rule:

39  Self Promotion*

Students may only enter into the student category

Students currently enrolled in undergraduate or graduate-level programs in advertising, graphic design, photography, illustration and new media are eligible for the competition, and are invited to submit published or unpublished work in the category:

41  Student

You may submit an optional 250-word rationale describing your work. Please enter a rationale in the fields allocated online, using the submission guidelines.

All non-English entries must be accompanied by English translation in the rationale area.

A “Series” comprises two or more pieces that relate to each other.

Remember to complete your entries in full and submit your payment online. Only complete, paid in full entries received by deadline will be sent for judging. Note: You may pay online or request an invoice.

Review all your entries and make sure all information is accurate (including spelling) before making final payment. You may make edits or add to any unpaid entries. After an entry has been paid for, NO EDITS CAN BE MADE.

Registered charities must have a registered charity number and a branch or head office in Manitoba.

Some Print Categories may also include printed samples to accompany your digital entries. The printed samples are optional and not required. These categories include:

21  Annual Report*

22  Corporate Communications Design*

23  Consumer Publication Design*

24  Direct Marketing*

27  Design Miscellaneous*

38  Typography*

39  Self Promotion*

In the instances where printed samples are submitted, samples should be placed in a plastic sleeve including a printout of Form A and Form B attached with a paper clip.

Mailing address for samples (Mail or delivery):

235 Olive Street
Winnipeg, MB R3J 2X5
Attention: Lise Carbonneau
204-295-1512
*Call first before scheduling a delivery.

Hard copies must be received by THURSDAY, JULY 12 AT 4:00 p.m. Hard copies cannot be returned.

By submitting your entry, you acknowledge and permit the Advertising Association of Winnipeg to publish your work for related promotional purposes.

QUESTIONS?

Email help@signatureawards.ca

 


Entry Fees

Individual Entry

AAW Member: $65
Non-member: $85

Student/Registered Charities

AAW Member: $30
Non-member: $45


Entry Material Requirements

Print

Print pieces may be entered individually or as a series. Submit one to ten JPGs of a project entry, and one to three PDFs of a project entry. PDF minimum resolution 72 dpi, max. file size 100MB each; JPG max. file size 3MB each.

In the case of submissions with multiple components (more than one execution or creative sample), in addition to the individual pieces stated above, entrants are encouraged to submit at least one JPG image that showcases a summary of the overall project (e.g. 3D mock-ups, photos etc).

For multi-page documents, please upload the entire file as a PDF, and include your favorite highlights or 3D renditions in the JPG images you select.

Some categories may also include printed samples to accompany your digital entries. The printed samples are optional and not required. These categories include:

21  Annual Report*

22  Corporte Communications Design*

23  Consumer Publication Design*

24  Direct Marketing*

27  Design Miscellaneous*

38  Typography*

39  Self Promotion*

In the instances where printed samples are submitted, samples should be placed in a plastic sleeve including a printout of Form A and Form B attached with a paper clip.

Video

Submit all movie entries as a URL link [to Youtube or equivalent], plus one to three JPG “stills”. JPG max. file size 3MB each. PDFs may also be included [storyboard or other presentation] with minimum resolution 72 dpi, max. file size 100MB each. Links must remain active throughout the judging period.

Audio

Submit one to four MP3s. Submit radio scripts in the rationale portion of the entry form.

Interactive & Online

Submit one to three URLs, plus one to three JPG “stills”; JPG max. file size 3MB each. If your online project is no longer available to the public, submit as a URL link to Youtube or equivalent in the supplied link area. Links must remain active throughout the judging period.

Rationales

Rationales are not compulsory, however, entrants are encouraged to provide a short rationale of their work for each entry in the field provided.

PLEASE NOTE: Studio/agency names/logos MUST NOT appear on any entries with the exception of:

39  Self Promotion*

Once the judges have made their choice, decisions are final. Finalists will be posted to the Signature Awards site in August 2018.

A celebratory evening honouring Award Recipients will be held on THURSDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2018.

Mailing address for samples (Mail or delivery):

235 Olive Street
Winnipeg, MB R3J 2X5
Attention: Lise Carbonneau
204-295-1512
*Call first before scheduling a delivery.


*The Advertising Association of Winnipeg assumes all entries are original and the property of the entrant and all rights therein. Entries are non-refundable. Entrants will be refunded ONLY if the entered category does not receive sufficient entries, and only if so requested by entrant after notification. A submission of entry acknowledges acceptance of these rules.

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