FILE PREPARATION

 


GENERAL NOTES


Print entries for Advertising, Design, Illustration and Photography categories are uploaded digitally through the entry system, and corresponding physical print elements must also be supplied to the ADC.

If you are entering one of the Digital categories and you are uploading a URL, this URL should not simply be a link to Youtube or Vimeo. The URL field is meant for landing pages, websites, sizzle reels, etc.


DIGITAL PRINT SUBMISSIONS


File Type:
JPEG

Dimensions:
The longest side of each image should be at least 2400 pixels long
The longest side of each image must be a maximum of 4800 pixels long

Max File Size:
5MB

Colorspace:
RGB

PHYSICAL PRINT SUBMISSIONS


In addition to the digital upload, all advertising, design, illustration and photography print entries must provide physical prints, unmounted, and no larger than 24×36 inches (60×90 cm). Physical materials must be mailed to the ADC by the deadline – find the address below.

- Attach one entry form to the back of each entry. For example, a three part campaign should include three entry forms.

- For Print Campaigns, tape each campaign together accordion style reading from left to right (horizontal) as a single unit. Number each ad within the campaign in the same sequence as indicated on the entry form.

- Printed Materials and Promotions: submit original materials. A clear, plastic sleeve is advisable for printed material such as brochures, annual reports, etc.

All Physical Print Submissions must be postmarked to the ADC by the deadline: February 10, 2017.

ADC 96th Annual Awards
THE ART DIRECTORS CLUB
260 Fifth Avenue
Second Floor
New York, NY 10001
United States
ATTN: ADC Annual Awards

Please Note: ADC cannot return entries under any circumstances.

BROADCAST AND VIDEO SUBMISSIONS


Video submissions will only be accepted through online upload. DVDs will not be accepted.

Resolution:
1920 x 1080 is preferred and recommended
Minimum resolution of 1280 x 720

Aspect Ratio:
All videos must be submitted in 16x9 format
4x3 videos should be submitted with black pillars

Format:
.mov or .mp4
H.264 compression with a maximum bit rate of 8196 kbps
Audio compression must be AAC

AUDIO SUBMISSIONS


Audio submissions will only be accepted through online upload.

Format:
MP3

File Size:
No larger than 200MB