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How to Enter

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Entering the Awards is easy, with the use of our online awards system.

Make a start on your entries when they open on 01 July 2022, and save them as drafts to continue working on them throughout the entry period.

Files for Entry

The online platform is intuitive and includes information throughout the entry process covering what's required, though at a high level you will need to prepare the below for each entry:

  • The entry file(s) to be judged, which need to be stripped of any agency, studio or entrant details. Your entry must remain anonymous to the Jury.
  • Media may be supplied as:
    • Stills: JPEG, PDF, TIFF, or PNG
    • Audio: MP3 or WAV
    • Video: mp4 video, ideally 1080p 6000Kb/s bitrate (ie. about 50MB per minute).
  • A 300dpi TIFF, JPEG or PNG feature image and supporting copy for the printed book, online gallery and ongoing promotional purposes.
  • Your "Pitch" copy, which is seen by the judges when evaluating your work.
  • A website link (if relevant)
  • One-page PDF exhibition board (see below)

One-Page Project Summary for the Exhibition

The AADC Awards Exhibition is held each year to showcase the finalist work in an exhibition preceding the awards night ceremony. This exhibition is designed to present the body of work of the South Australian creative communications sector for any given year.

The key advantage for an agency or studio being a finalist is having your work displayed with the best work done in our region for the year. Following are some tips for creating your award entry exhibition boards using the templates provided. Please note, we ask that you stick to the template provided.

Tips and tricks

  1. Be concise in your description of the project. A good method is to use the Problem-Solution structure for the project blurb.
  2. Aim for no more than 5 images, but optimally 1 or 2 images. Select photos that convey the essence of the project.
  3. Show the key items in the project at an optimum size. Supporting elements can be shown at a smaller size.
  4. Use the grid in the templates provided to create your entry layout. It is flexible enough to cater for multiple images and will maintain a consistency with other entries in the exhibition.
  5. Avoid using a colour logo for your business on your entry boards. Black and white or greyscale is best. This allows the work to shine as the hero of the day.

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