Send all packages at the same time, and mark the outside of each (1/3, 2/3, 3/3, etc.), on the packaging label where it is indicated. If you did not pay online, payment should be enclosed in a separate envelope, clearly visible and placed on top of the entries inside the first package.
Please write the following on the outside of the package:
International Awards Contest Material – No Commercial Value – Free Domicile – Bill to Shipper
For customs purposes, you must also affix an envelope marked “Commercial Invoice” on the outside of the first package. The envelope must contain copies of a commercial invoice or document, including the notation: “Contest Material-No Commercial Value-Free Domicile-Bill to Shipper.” ADC will not pay for any shipping charges, customs duties or taxes incurred.
If you are submitting alcohol for any of the Package & Product Design categories, and you are sending from outside of the USA, please do not actually send alcohol within the bottles. Customs will not deliver your packages.
THINGS TO CONSIDER BEFORE PREPARING YOUR PACKAGES FOR DELIVERY TO ADC
Print out your package label and affix it to the front of each package.
Keep campaigns together and place one entry label on the back of the first piece. We suggest the accordion method, where campaign pieces are taped together and fold out. Do not individually package each entry. Although we appreciate meticulously packaged entries, do not individually wrap each piece. Separating pieces by medium is fine, but there is no need to package each print in its own envelope.
Be conscious of excessive bubble wrap. Perhaps your agency does not have total confidence in your local courier, but please show restraint when packaging your entries.
Send the correct number of pieces. If the same print is submitted in more than one category, you MUST send separate prints for each. (i.e. if you are submitting a book jacket in the Design category and the Illustration category, you must send two book jackets). ADC staff will NOT move entries from a category to fill incomplete campaigns.
PLEASE NOTE: ADC CANNOT RETURN ENTRIES UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES.