Here are answers to some of your most asked questions. If your questions aren't answered here, please contact us.
- How do I submit an entry?
You must complete the online entry form. In some categories (Logos, Advertising Design: Outdoor, and Environmental Design) images of the project are submitted online. In the Web Design and Mobile Design categories URL links are submitted. In all other categories, projects are mailed in for judging.
- When is the deadline to submit entries?
The contest ends March 2, 2012. All submission forms must be sent in online no later than 11:59pm (EST) on Friday March 2, 2012. All packages and mailed goods must also be received no later than 11:59pm (EST) on Friday March 2, 2012.
- How many entries may I submit?
You may submit as many entries as you'd like to any category in any region.
- What are the entry fees?
||Early Bird until Feb. 3, 2012
|Professional (all other categories)
|NEW! Campaigns Category
|Student (all categories)
- Can I enter one project into more than one category?
Yes, just make sure you fill in an online form for each entry, to correctly represent two (or more) different entries in two (or more) different categories. If it is in categories in which the work must be mailed in, be sure to include two (or more) samples of your project, one for each entry and attach a copy of the appropriate entry form. If it is in a category in which you are submitting online, be sure to submit the images or URL links twice (or more), once for each entry. Regular entry fee is $95 for your first entry and $85 for each additional entry and each entry will be charged a separate entry fee.
- Do you offer a cash prize?
We do not offer a cash prize but winners AND finalists of every region will be featured in our awards issue, distributed to 8,000 readers across Canada, our iPad issue, on www.designedgecanada.com plus receive these prizes and benefits.
- Will you confirm receipt of my package?
Due to the volume of packages that we receive, it may take us two or three weeks to get back to you to confirm receipt of your package. The best way for you to track your package is to contact your carrier (UPS and Purolator all have online tracking abilities).
- Will my entries be returned?
No, unfortunately, due to number of entries we receive, we cannot return the entries.
- I have already sent in my submission, can I still make a change?
No, we are unable to locate individual pieces due to the number of entries we receive. If you want to submit additional entries, please submit a new package.
- Can we send JPGs instead of the actual packaging or artwork?
In some categories, work must be submitted as JPGs or URL links online; in other categories, samples of work must be mailed in. Please visit submission guidelines for details.
- If my entry is a winner or finalist, what will you use for reproduction in the Awards issue?
We will be commissioning photographers to take photos of the pieces you mail in for judging. For other categories where a piece was not mailed in, we may use the JPG image that you’ve provided. If your work is accepted, but neither of these options are adequate, we may request further materials from you at that time.
- I have a poster bigger than 18" x 24", can I send it in a mailing tube?
We don’t recommend it because mailing tubes (and the posters inside them) usually arrive damaged. We recommend you to submit JPG files with a resolution of 1024 x 768 pixels online.
- When will I know if my entry was chosen?
We will announce all the finalists by email by May 2012. Winners will be announced at a special reception in Toronto in June 2012.