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Interactive Media Design Review
Deadline: January Annually
Purpose: Annual juried design recognition program
Organization: I.D. Magazine
Awards: Featured in June issue of I.D. Magazine and on a CD-ROM enclosed with the issue.
Eligibility: Interactive and interface design for both Macintosh and PC products, including CD-ROM titles, web sites or other online designs, promotional demos, unpublished prototypes, games and kisok interfaces
Categories: Advertising/Promotion, Education, Entertainment/Games, Kiosks, Reference, Student Work
Submission Format: See entry form and informaiton at http://www.idonline.com
Entry Fees: Yes per project / Yes per student entry
Contact: I.D. Magazine
Melissa Dallal, Interactive Media Design Review Coordinator
212 447 1400, ext 144 phone / 212 447 5231 fax / idmag@aol.com email / http://www.idonline.com



Summit Creative Awards
Deadline: January Annually
Purpose: International recognition of smaller creative companies
Judging Criteria: Strength of concept / Quality of execution / Ability to communicate and persuade
Organization: Summit Creative Awards
Awards: Gold, Silver and Bronze Awards
Eligibility: Entering Organization Maximum Billing Size - Advertising/Public Relations Agency $15 million, In-house Advertising Agency $5 million, Motion Picture/Television Program Producers $5 million, Multimedia Producers $5 million, Video/Audio Production Companies $5 million, Display Production/Package Design Company $2 million, Graphic Design/Commercial Art/Photography $2 million
Categories: Advertising, Collateral, Direct Mail, Commercials, Films, Videos, CD-ROMs and Web Sites
Submission Format: See entry form and informaiton at www.summitawards.com
Entry Fees: Yes
Contact: Summit Creative Awards
503 297 9979 phone / 503 297 9978 fax / info@summitawards.com email / http://www.summitawards.com



Annual Art Directors Club
Deadline: January Annually
Awards: Worldwide Best of Show. Gold Medal, Silver Medal, Distinctive Merit in each category. Published in ADC Annual, Tour in International Exhibitions. Gala Awards Ceremony.
Organization: The Art Directors Club, Inc.*
Eligibility: Published 1st time in previous year.
Categories:Advertising, Graphic Design, Photography, Illustration, Broadcast Crafts and Design, New Media/Interactive Design
Contact: Annual Art Directors Awards, The Art Directors Club, Inc.
250 Park Avenue South, New York, NY 10003-1402
212 674-0500, fax 212 228-0649 / 212 460-8560, e-mail awards@adcny.org
*The Art Directors Club, Inc. in New York is a vital not-for-profit international membership organization of creative professionals in advertising, design and communications.



Communication Arts Interactive Design Annual
Deadline: January Annually
Award:Winning entries reproduced in the September/October issue of CA, 75,000 copies distributed worldwide.
Organization: Communication Arts
Eligibility: Any interactive project created for digital distribution on the World Wide Web, CD-ROM, interactive kiosk or handheld device is eligible.
Categories: Advertising: interactive ad, point of sale kiosk, sales presentation, Web site, etc. Business: product/service demonstration, training, catalog, internal/external communications, Web site, etc. Entertainment: games, programs, books, music, etc. Information Design: educational program, museum/exhibition guide, public service, Web site, etc. Self-Promotion: sales promotion, including Web sites, for designers, art directors and vendors who provide creative services, art schools that offer courses in visual communications, design and advertising club promotions, etc.
Contact: Communication Arts Interactive Design Annual
P.O. Box 10300, Palo Alto, CA 94303 (Mail)
410 Sherman Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94306 (Delivery: Fed Ex, UPS, etc.)
650 326 6040, FAX 650 326 1648, Email: shows@commarts.com



Belle Lettere Award
Purpose: To promote calligraphy and interest in the alphabetic form both in Italy and worldwide.
Award: The artist of the chosen work will receive 5,000,000 Italian lire. The winning artist will be invited to contribute one of his/her original works to the permanent collection of the "Belle Lettere Museum." All entries will be featured on an exclusive CD ROM published by Belle Lettre.
Organization: Sponsored by: The Belle Lettere Guild, Fanoli School of Art, Cittadella Town Council and Cartiera Favini.
Eligibility: Open to calligraphers worldwide, who may submit a single piece of work, a series of pieces on a common theme, or a manuscript book.The work must be entirely hand-written; the size and theme is entirely the choice of the artist.
Submission Format: Slides.
Entry Fees: 20,000 Italian lire.
Additional Fees: Entrants must pay the outward shipping costs for their work selected for exhibition.
Judges: Chief judge is calligrapher Thomas Ingmire. Jury: Manfredo Massironi and Stefano Zamponi
Contact: Belle Lettere
via Gaspare degli Uccelli n.13, 35013 Cittadella PD Italy
Fax 0039-49-9400828
Carlo Buffa, President Belle Lettere Guild
4 via Temanza, 35134 Padova, Italy
Phone/Fax 0039-49-609806, E-mail buffa@protec.it



The New York Festivals / International Print & Radio Advertising Awards
Purpose: Honoring excellence in communications media which touch the hearts and minds of readers, listeners and viewers worldwide.
Awards: A Grand Award trophy to the highest-scoring Gold WorldMedalist in each main competition class. Gold, Silver and Bronze WorldMedals to the top-scoring Finalists in catergories. Finalist Certificates of Recognition for high-scoring, non-medalists in categories. Award winners published in The New York Festivals Annual of Advertising Six.
Eligibility: Competition entries must have been produced, marketed, run or distributed by date given.
Categories: Print Advertising, Direct Response, Collateral, Packaging Design, Radio Advertising
Submission Format: All Categories / Slides, except Radio / Standard Audio Cassettes
Entry Fees: Yes
Judges: International Distinguished Judges, comprising a veritable "Who's Who" of world leaders in communications.
Contact: The New York Festivals
186 Fifth Avenue, 7th Floor, New York, NY 10010
914 238 4481 / Fax 914 238 5040



Annual Webby Awards
Event: Awards Ceremony for The Best Web Sites
Hosted By: THE WEB Magazine
Date: Winter/Spring



U.S. International Film and Video Award
Deadline: March 1st Annually
Award Purpose:Recognition of Sponsored, Business, Television & Industrial Production.
Eligibility: Videos produced or released within the eighteen months preceding the annual March 1st Entry Deadline. We offer categories covering all subjects and production techniques.
Cateories: 32 Subject Categories and 10 Production Technique Categories.
Entry Fees:Yes
Submission Format: Beta, 3/4" U-matic or 1/2" VHS cassettes in the NTSC, PAL formats. CD-ROM's are also invited.
Contact: U.S. Int'l Film & Video Festival
841 North Addison Avenue, Elmhurst IL 60126-1291 USA
708 834-7773, Fax: 708 834-5565, email: filmfestinfo@filmfestawards.com



American Illustration
Deadline: March Annually
Award: Presentation in American Illustration Annual
Organization: American Illustration
Eligibility: Illustrations
Contact: American Illustration
100 East 17th Street, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10003
Phone 212 253 6862, FAX 212 253 6920



Communication Arts Illustration Annual
Deadline: March Annually
Award: Winning entries reproduced in the July issue of CA, 73,000 copies distributed worldwide.
Organization: Communication Arts Magazine
Eligibility: Drawings, paintings, collage, electronic, three-dimensional, media art for advertising, design, editorial and any other area of the communication arts. Illustration first printed or produced between March and March as specified. Entries may originate from any country. Explanation of the function in English is very important to the judges.
Categories: Adveristing, Book, Editorial, Work Produced for Sale, Institutional, Self-Promotion, Unpublished
Contact:Communication Arts Illustration Annual
P.O. Box 10300, Palo Alto, CA 94303 (Mail)
410 Sherman Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94306 (Delivery: Fed Ex, UPS, etc.)
650 326 6040, FAX 650 326 1648, Email: shows@commarts.com



Communication Arts Photography Annual
Deadline: March Annually
Award: Winning entries reproduced in the August issue of CA, 74,000 copies distributed worldwide. Organization: Communication Arts Magazine
Eligibility: Photography for advertising, design, editorial and any other area of the communication arts. Photography first printed or produced between March and March as specified. Entries may originate from any country. Explanation of the function in English is very important to the judges.
Categories: Adveristing, Book, Editorial, Work Produced for Sale, Institutional, Self-Promotion, Unpublished
Contact:Communication Arts Photography Annual
P.O. Box 10300, Palo Alto, CA 94303 (Mail)
410 Sherman Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94306 (Delivery: Fed Ex, UPS, etc.)
650 326 6040, FAX 650 326 1648, Email: shows@commarts.com



PDN/ NIKON SELF PROMOTION AWARDS
Deadline: June Annually
Awards/Purpose: Winning entries and selected runners up will be featuredin the Awards Exhibition. First, Second and Third Place winners receive prizes.
Organization: Photo District News
Eligibility: Photography Self Promotion
Categories: 1) Best Ongoing Campaign: Established Talent 2) Best Ongoing Campaign: New Talent 3) Direct Mail: Cards, Mailers and Other Printed Pieces 4) Direct Mail: Posters 5) Print Placement 6) Public Service / Community Service 7) Best Overall Design 8) Digital Media
Entry Fees: Yes
Submission Format: Three samples of each piece and official entry form
Contact: PDN / NIKON Self Promotion Awards, Photo District News
1515 Broadway, New York, NY 10036
Phone: Marion Lamdani 212 536 6406. E-Mail:jroberts@pdn-pix.com



Communication Arts Advertising Annual
Deadline: June Annually
Award: Winning entries reproduced in the December issue of CA, 74,000 copies distributed worldwide.
Organization: Communication Arts Magazine
Eligibility: All work must have been printed, published or aired between June and June as specified. Publication means an ad appeared in a form of mass media exposed to a substantial audience. Entries may originate from any country, but must have an English translation for the jurors.
Categories: Consumer Magazine Advertising, Consumer Newspaper Advertising, Trade/Institutional Advertising, Poster/Advertising, Sales Promotion/Advertising, Self-Promotion, Television Advertising, Radio Advertising, Web Banner Advertising, Public Service, Miscellaneous/Advertising, Multiple Media Campaign
Contact:Communication Arts Advertising Annual
P.O. Box 10300, Palo Alto, CA 94303 (Mail)
410 Sherman Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94306 (Delivery: Fed Ex, UPS, etc.)
650 326 6040, FAX 650 326 1648, Email: shows@commarts.com



Communication Arts Design Annual
Deadline: June Annually
Award:Winning entries reproduced in the November issue of CA, 76,000 copies distributed worldwide.
Organization: Communication Arts
Eligibility: All work must have been printed, published or aired for the first time between June and June as specified. Publication means an ad appeared in a form of mass media exposed to a substantial audience. Entries may originate from any country, but must have an English translation for the jurors.
Categories: Audio/Visual Packaging, Packaging/Labeling, Identity, Letterhead, Company Literature, Poster/Design, Editorial, Books & Jackets, Self-Promotion, Broadcast Graphics, Public Service, Environmental Graphics, Miscellaneous/Design
Contact: Communication Arts Design Annual
P.O. Box 10300, Palo Alto, CA 94303 (Mail)
410 Sherman Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94306 (Delivery: Fed Ex, UPS, etc.)
650 326 6040, FAX 650 326 1648, Email: shows@commarts.com



Annual West Coast Show
Deadline: July Annually
Purpose: Honoring the best graphic design & print advertising form Alaska, British Columbia, Washington, Oregon, California & Hawaii
Awards: Each entry selected for inclusion in The Annual West Coast Show will be awarded a certificate of Excellence. Gold, Silver, Bronze and Best of Show Awards.
Sponsored by: Western Art Directors Club
Eligibility: Examples of Graphic Design, Print Advertising, Illustration, or Photography from the West Coast, dates apply.
Cateories: Print Advertising, Corporate Literature, Books & Jackets, Idenitity, Illustration, Photography, Packaging, Poster/Exhibit/Point of Purchase, Self-Promotion, New Media, and Miscellaneous.
Entry Fees: Single Entries: Yes
Submission Format: Official entry form. Unmounted actual samples or tear sheets. No slides accepted, other than those required by categories.
Contact: The Annual West Coast Show
c/o Lai Venuti & Lai Advertising, 3945 Freedon Circle, Suite 1000, Santa Clara, CA 95054
415 321 4196 E-Mail: wadc@designlink.com



PDN/PIX DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY
Deadline: August 1st Annually
Awards/Purpose: PDN PIX Digital Photography Annual
Organization: Photo District News
Eligibility: Digital Photography. Experimental, assignment and art created with computer technology. One of the creators of the image must be a professional photographer.
Entry Fees: Yes
Submission Format: 88 or 44mb Syquest / Iomega Zip disk / Syquest EZ135 / CD-ROM / Photo CD / or any print or transparency, official entry form.
Contact: PDN/PIX Digital, Photo District News, 1515 Broadway, New York, NY 10036. Phone: Marion Lamdani 212 536 6406. E-Mail: jroberts@pdn-pix.com



Urban Art International Annual World's Most Memorable Poster Competition
Deadline: August
Award: International Traveling Exhibit.
Organization: Urban Art International
Eligibility: Poster, published within the last two years.
Contact: Urban Art International
c/o Hansen Associates
1626 Tiburon Blvd 2nd Floor, Tiburon, CA 94920
Phone 415 435 5767, FAX 415 435 4240, E-Mail uai@hansenarchitects.com



KUDOS / Georgia Pacific Corporation
Deadline: August Annually
Awards/Purpose: Kudos for Designs Printed on Georgia Pacific Papers. There will be one national winner within each category. Each winner will receive a budget of up to $10,000 to design and produce a company self-promotion printed on on Georgia-Pacific Papers. Paper and copywriting will be provided by Georgia-Pacific. A national trade advertisement will annouince the winners.
Organization: Gerogia Pacific Corporation
Eligibility: Participants must be either Graphic Designers or Production Managers employed by a Design Firm or Corporation
Categories: 1] Letterhead/Identity System: includes letterhead, envelope and business card. 2] Collateral: designed and printed utilizing 1-3 colors. 3] Collateral: designed and printed utilizing 4 or more colors.
Eligible Georgia-Pacific Grades: Proterra, Nekoosa Solutions, Nekossa Feltware, Nekoosa Linen, Nekoosa Bond, Nekoosa 25% Cotton, HOTS, Skytone
Entry Fees: Yes
Submission Format: Call for Entry Form. Three printed samples of each entry along with form required.
Contact: Georgia-Pacific Corporation / Marketing Services Department / 100 Wisconsin River Drive / Port Edwards, WI 54469-1492



John Caples International Awards
Deadline: September Annually
Purpose: Honoring Individual Creative Solutions to Direct Marketing Problems.
Award: Caples Awards Luncheon. Only top creative solutions to direct marketin problems win, approximately 150 entries become Finalists. Final Judging is by 40 specially selected, world famous, International creatives.
Categories: Consumer- promotions soliciting an inquiry, order or donation from the general public. Business-To-Business - promotions soliciting an inquiry, order or donation form business, industrial or professional prospects or customers.
Media: Television, Electronic Interaction, Radio, Print Ad, Direct Mail - Standard, Dimensional or Customer Retention, Catalog, Alternate Media, Campaign.
Entry Fees: Yes
Submission Format: Request "Call for Entries". Must have Official Entry Form & follow Official Rules.
Contact: Caples Fullfillment Center
37 11th Avenue, Huntington Station, NY 11746
Phone: 800 727 5759, Fax: 212 949-8268



Illustrators Annual
Deadline: October 1st Annually
Eligibility: All working professional illustrators.
Categories: Books, Magazines, Advertising, Other.
Entry Fees: Yes
Submission Format: Request "Call for Entries".
Contact: Society of Illustrators
128 East 63rd Street, New York NY 10021
212 838-2560, Fax: 212 838-2561



The Mobius Advertising Awards
Deadline: October Annually
Cateories: Television Commericals, Radio Commercials, Print Advertising, Package Design
Entry Fees: Yes
Submission Format: 3/4" U-Matic for Television
Contact: The Mobius Advertising Awards
713 S. Pacific Coast Highway, Suite A, Redondo Beach, CA 90277-4233
310 540 0959, FAX 310 316 8905, email: mobiusinfo@mobiusawards.com



Creative Vision
Deadline: November
Purpose: To develop an art education cable show, showcasing visual artists and their work.
Award: 15 Minutes of Fame. Showcase artists and their work through a public access television programs.
Organization: Creative Vision Television
Eligibility: Visual Artist Living in the Greater Washington Metropolitan Area / Maryland, Virginia, Washington D.C.
Fees: Yes
Submissions: Include resume, photo and slides of work
Contact: Creative Vision Television
Television for the Arts / Second Street Studio
3115 2nd Street North, Arlington, VA 22201 / E-Mail januszkb@erols.com





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