Categories

1 Identity

  • A Corporate Identity - Logos & Trademarks

    Single logos or families of logos. Could be static or in-motion. Please include only logo images, not application of logos.

  • B Branding - Small Business

    An entire brand identity for a small (1-50 staff) business or organisation, expressed through a number of platforms.

  • C Branding - Large Business

    An entire brand identity for a large (50+ staff) business or organisation expressed through a number of platforms.

  • D Brand Expression

    Physical examples of brand expression – catalogues, collateral, promotional gifts and samples, guerrilla marketing accessories, promotional items and brand merchandise.

  • E Brand Experience

    Indoor & outdoor branded experiences including retail systems, events etc

  • F Identity Manuals

    Corporate Identity manuals, guidelines documents and brand handbooks

  • G Self promotion

    Any type of media designed by agencies or individuals to promote themselves

2 Print

  • A Posters

    Both single and double-sided posters, promoting a product or service promoting the arts, non-commercial, social or political.

  • B Campaigns

    Communication campaigns promoting a product or service, promoting the arts, non-commercial, social or political.

  • C Catalogues & Brochures

    Catalogues, brochures, manuals, instruction booklets.

  • D Calendars

    Both printed and digital calendars.

  • E Direct mail

    Direct mail campaigns or single pieces.

  • F Stamps & Currency

    Postage stamps and currency related design.

  • G Point of Sale

    Demonstrating impactful, engaging and playful POS. To include in store merchandising, product display, POS graphic materials, brand collateral, window displays.

  • H Clothing & Apparel

    Any type of design for clothing: uniforms, t-shirts, aprons, hats, footwear, etc

  • I Miscellaneous

    Anything that doesn’t fit into any other category: tickets, menus, shopping bags, greeting cards, announcements, invitations, etc.

3 Publications

  • A Magazines - Front Cover

    Front covers of magazines and newspapers.

  • B Entire Magazines

    Independent publications, entertainment weeklies, in-flight and membership magazines, etc.

  • C Entire Newspapers

    Full newspaper design including masthead, cover, feature spreads etc.

  • D Magazines & Newspapers - Supplements

    Separate publications inserted into a magazine or newspaper as supplements of the main publication.

  • E Digital Magazines & Newspapers

    Online, mobile, or e-reader magazines and newspapers that have no printed version.

  • F Annual Reports

    Both printed and digital annual reports or prospectuses.

  • G Books - Front cover

    Cover designs of books and publications.

  • H Books - Entire book

    Design of entire book, including cover and text pages.

  • I E-Books

    Digital interactive books, apps, e-reader, EPUBs etc.

4 Packaging

  • A Food & Beverage

    All types of food packaging for food and non-alcoholic beverages, including coffee, tea and other self- brewed drinks, pet food Own Label and Private Label brands, Core FMCG, Premium Brand or various other product categories.

  • B Alcoholic Beverage - Boutique

    Including beer, wine, spirits and other alcoholic beverages.
    Production run under 2,000 dozen.

  • D Entertainment

    CD’s, record sleeves, DVD, video games, televisions, game consoles, etc.

  • E Recreation: sports, toys or games

    Physical toys, sports equipment, board games, cards, or any other type of game or sporting product.

  • F Software/office

    CD’s, installable programs, office supplies, office hardware etc.

  • G Fashion/apparel/wearable

    Packaging and tags of wearable products.

  • H Cosmetics/perfume

    Beauty items, skincare, fragrance, lotions, bath etc.

  • I 3D Structural Design

    Innovative design and creation of containers. How the product is enhanced by the shape, feel and functionality of the container.

  • J Special Editions & Promotional Packaging

    To include special and promotional packaging, which has run for a limited period of time or has been restricted to a short run.

  • C Alcoholic Beverage - Commercial

    Including beer, wine, spirits and other alcoholic beverages.
    Production run over 2,000 dozen 

  • K Health & Medical

    Sunscreen, health supplements, medicine and other miscellaneous medical items

  • L Miscellaneous

    Whatever

5 Digital

  • A Websites

    Design of websites and microsites.

  • B Apps

    Branded or promotional apps including games, tools etc.

  • C Digital & Mobile

    Design for websites, apps, mobile and other digital platforms.

  • D Digital Installations

    Video installations or projections that create immersive environments. May or may not be interactive.

  • E UX, Interface & Navigation for Websites & Digital Design

    Design of the user experience, interface or navigation for a site or other digital work such as websites, apps, installations etc.

  • F Kiosk, Installation or projection

    Design of kiosk systems and displays and other interpretive digital installations or projections.

  • G Technological Innovation

    Design solutions that push the boundaries of technology.

6 Motion

  • A Commercial¬†& Advertising

    Motion design with a commercial purpose or for branded content - products, services, campaigns (TV or online).
  • B Idents & Promos

    Motion design for TV channels and programs (inc. streaming), network promos/stings (TV or streaming service), junctions.
  • C Motion Branding

    Motion systems for brands. Systems and designs that set up how a brand moves and feels across applications online and offline. Includes network (TV/streaming) branding packages, but not particular idents.

  • D Title Sequence

    Title sequences for films, television, streaming, and events/conferences.

  • E Live / Experiential

    Offline moving image work, intended to be experienced in person. Includes Concert graphics and animations, Projection/Experiential motion graphics (building projections, installations, projection mapping), VR

  • F UI/UX

    Motion design in the context of a user. Interfaces for games, websites, and apps, animated wayfinding and signage.

  • I Sound Design

    Digital design where the music or sound design bring the creative idea to life such as websites, digital publications, apps, digital installations.

  • G Animation Craft

    The quality and craft of 2D/3D motion and animation.

  • H Education and Infographics

    Visual Essays & Explanatory Design

7 Spatial

  • A Wayfinding/signage & Environmental Graphics

    Signage, wayfinding, interpretive and information graphics for exhibitions, hospitals, offices, schools, public spaces, etc.

  • B Exhibition Design

    Design of permanent or temporary exhibitions.

  • C Temporary Installations

    Could be branded or informative. Trade show booths & rooms. May or may not be interactive. Can be stand-alone or part of an exhibition. Can also be a fully immersive environment.

  • D Permanent Installations

    Can be branded or informative. May or may not be interactive. Can be stand-alone or part of an exhibition. Can also be a fully immersive environment.

  • E Environmental Design

    Design of brand inspired interiors and public spaces (neither exhibitions nor installations). Shops, restaurants, airport lounges, school auditoriums etc.

8 Design Crafts

  • A Illustration for Design

    Pieces of design where illustration and/or image making brings the creative idea to life, such as publications (in print or digital), packaging, environmental graphics, leaflets, posters etc.

  • B Photography for Design

    Pieces of design where photography brings the creative idea to life, such as publications (in print or digital), packaging, environmental graphics, printed materials, on screen communications etc.

  • C Writing for Design

    Long or short copy that is integral to a piece of design, and helps bring the creative idea to life, such as on environmental graphics, leaflets, posters, environmental, packaging, websites, apps, digital installations.

  • D Typography for Design

    Pieces of design where typography brings the creative idea to life, such as publications (in print or digital), packaging, environmental graphics, printed materials, on screen communication etc.

  • E Typefaces

    Original or customised typefaces designed as a full alphabet with punctuation glyphs. Display, text or experimental.

  • F 3D/Sculpture

    Pieces of design where the dimensional form or sculpture brings the creative idea to life, such as product design, packaging, environmental graphics, bespoke food products, fashion/jewellery etc.

9 Design for Good

  • A Health & Wellbeing

  • B Social & Community

  • C Environmental Responsibility

  • D Miscellaneous

10 Design Effectiveness

  • A Brand Strategy & Communication

  • B Marketing Campaigns

  • C Property Sales & Development

  • D Packaging & FMCG

  • E Miscellaneous

11 Emerging Designer of the Year

  • 1 Emerging Designer of the Year

12 Student Identity

  • A Logo, Trademark, Symbol

    Single logos or families of logos, static or in-motion. Please include only logo images, not application of logos.

  • B Range / Series

    An entire brand identity for a small business organisation expressed through a number of platforms.

  • C Self Promotion

    Any type of media designed by agencies to promote themselves.

13 Student Print

  • A Annual Reports, Booklets, Brochures

    Printed annual reports, catalogues, brochures, manuals and instruction booklets.

  • B Book / Magazine / Zine Design

    Design of entire book, independent publications, entertainment weeklies, in-flight and membership magazines or similar, including cover and text pages.

  • C Posters

    Both single and double-sided posters, promoting a product or service promoting the arts, non-commercial, social or political.

  • D Miscellaneous

    Graphic design that does not fit into the previous categories.

14 Student Packaging

  • A Drinks & Alcoholic Beverage Packaging

    Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages.

  • B Food Packaging

    All types of food packaging for food and pet food Own Label and Private Label brands, Core FMCG, Premium Brand or various other product categories.

  • C All other Packaging

    Packaging designs that do not fit into the previous categories.

15 Student Craft

  • A Typography

    Pieces of design where typography brings the creative idea to life, such as publications (in print or digital), packaging, environmental graphics, printed materials, on screen communication etc.

  • B Illustration

    Pieces of design where illustration brings the creative idea to life, such as publications (in print or digital), packaging, environmental graphics, leaflets, posters etc.

  • C Photography

    Pieces of design where photography brings the creative idea to life, such as publications (in print or digital), packaging, environmental graphics, printed materials, on screen communications etc.

16 Student Digital

  • A Websites

    Design of websites, microsites, apps, mobile and other digital platforms.

  • B Animation, Moving Image

    Graphic design for moving image work such as websites, digital publications, apps, digital installations, concert graphics, presentations, animated signage etc.