2021 Student Awards
Call for entries
Call for Entry Opens: December 7, 2020
Final Deadline: May 21, 2021
Eligibility Period: Work completed during any year of your schooling is eligible (either as a school assignment or personal work)
Expose yourself to potential employers
Whether you are an aspiring designer, art director, photographer, illustrator, animator, or interactive producer, there is nothing better than winning an Applied Arts Student Award. Winning will help your work get noticed and gain recognition among the industry's super-stars and those looking to hire fresh talent.
Applied Arts Awards have been a benchmark of excellence for 30 years. And we are still here. Still committed to showcasing the best work out there. Winners are chosen each year by a new panel of independent judges – all award-winning, working creatives. Show them – and the creative world – your best work and give your portfolio that star quality.
"Seeing my work in print made me feel like I was accomplishing something! It gave me confidence … that confidence helped me make those all-too important cold calls to CDs knowing I could say I had already won an award, before graduation."
Nicole Ellerton, Group Creative Director, Leo Burnett, Toronto, ON, Alumni of Western University
The Applied Arts Student Awards competition is open to high school and post-secondary students completing a degree/diploma studying in a creative-arts programs; such as:
- Integrated Advertising & Design Programs – Brand activation, brand identity, digital experiential/innovative, social responsibility, etc.
- Creative advertising – Print, digital, radio and video
- Graphic design – Editorial, packaging design, promotional design, typography
- Digital, Motion & Gaming – Apps, digital content, animation, game design & development, motion and website design
- Photography & Illustration - Illustration, photography, mixed media and 3D modelling
2021 Student Awards Jury
Mooren (Mo) Bofill
Partner, Creative Director, Design
One Twenty Three West
Alumni of York University
The newest Partner at 123w – one of Canada's leading agencies, Mo will help them expand across Canada through the lens of Design. Formerly Executive Director of Design at john st., Mo built their award-winning Design offering from the ground up. She has helped transform iconic Canadian brands like Bell, President's Choice, Winners, and Koodo, as well as global brands like KFC, Coca-Cola, and Corona, to name a few. Her work has been awarded by D&AD, HOW, Cannes, Lürzer's Archive, Communication Arts, and ADCC, among others. A frequent speaker, she mentors through RGD, is an instructor and mentor at Miami Ad School Toronto, and helped create their new Design Program, is on the Board of the ADCC, and is a leader on the issue of diversity in our industry.
Alumni of Université du Québec à Montréal
Jean-Philippe's work spans design and advertising. He began his career in 2010 in the design studio at TUX, an agency that specializes in fashion and design. He is humbled by the acclaim his work has received for renowned brands including Aldo, Elizabeth Arden, Lancôme, L'Oréal Paris and, since joining lg2, Hydro-Quebec, the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Parc Olympic, Natrel and Le Diamant. In 2017, he was nominated at the palmarès for Infopresse's '30 under 30' leaders of tomorrow. He's a multiple Cannes Lions winner and has won numerous other prestigious prizes including from the ADC, Clios, The ADCC, The One Show, Marketing Awards, and others.
Alumni of Durham College
After working at multiple advertising agencies in Atlantic Canada, Stephen realized he was not getting the opportunity to do work he was truly passionate about. So in 2017 he co-founded Wunder. He believes that every brief is an opportunity to do something great, regardless of the client or budget size. In just 3 years he helped take a 2-person agency with no clients, to one of the top agencies in Canada. Along the way, his work has won numerous awards, been covered by some of the biggest publications around the world, and garnered over 200 million earned media impressions for Wunder's clients.
Alumni of NAIT and University of Regina
Sometimes Regan wishes she could just look at the world for what it is, and appreciate whether something is good, bad, or just plain ugly without getting into the details. But like most dedicated creatives, she always sees the world as a never-ending combination of kerning, balance, alignment, typefaces and colour trends, that if properly arranged, could approach the elusive possibility of perfection. As an art director, Regan has produced campaigns for a wide range of local, national, government and charity organizations, and her work has been recognized by the Anvil Awards, the ACE Awards, Strategy Online, AdFreak, BuzzFeed, Applied Arts, Communication Arts and the Juno Awards.
Alumni of Dawson College
Mariela is an award-winning Art Director at Design Army. Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, from Taiwanese parents, she immigrated to Montreal, Canada at age 12. As a result, she speaks 5 languages fluently. In Montreal, she worked for multiple agencies such as Cossette, Sid Lee, and Circo de Bakuza before moving again, this time to Washington, DC, where she says she "started a love affair with Design Army — still going strong." Mariela's work has been recognized by the Type Director's Club, Communication Arts, ADC, D&AD and The One Show, among others. When not working, Mariela's taking nature walks with her daughters.
Associate Creative Director
No Fixed Address
Alumni of OCAD University
Anand is a creative problem solver who's work and creative thinking have been awarded globally by D&AD, Cannes, The One Show, the Clios, the Webbys, Communication Arts and the Epicas ... none of which any of his friends outside of advertising seem to care about. Anand was ranked the #2 Art Director in Canada in the 2020 Strategy Report Card. He's also very proud to have been part of a great team that helped Right to Play launch their global campaign 'We Rise', which led them to becoming Strategy Magazine's #1 Brand of the Year for 2020. When not racking his brain trying to crack briefs, Anand's somewhere out in the wilderness photographing wildlife.
Bruce Mau Design
Alumni of University of Antwerp and St. Lucas School of Arts, Antwerp
Originally from Antwerp, Belgium, Jelle is a creative leader with a passion for visual identity, and environmental and editorial design. He is particularly thankful for his complementary backgrounds in the art world, design and advertising agencies. Jelle values an honest and pragmatic approach to design, and claims, "Striking visuals and strong typography get me excited." Accolades for his work include D&AD, European Design Awards, and Creative Belgium, and he has been published in books by Rizzoli, Thames & Hudson, Sandu and MER Paper Kunsthalle.
Director, Creative Services
Alumni of OCAD University
As Director of Creative Services for luxury performance apparel brand Canada Goose, Pia brings her passion, experience, leadership and discerning eye to propel the brand creatively and strategically in a highly competitive global retail market. A graduate of OCAD University in Toronto, Pia has accrued more than 20 years of experience as a creative director and designer on leading consumer brands including Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, Club Monaco International, Royal Bank of Canada, Shoppers Drug Mart, LCBO, and Honda / Acura Canada. Her work has been recognized by Communication Arts, The Advertising & Design Club of Canada, Applied Arts Design Annual, HOW Magazine Design Annual, Marketing Magazine Design Annual, and Strategy Magazine Design Awards.
Associate Creative Director
Alumni of Mohawk College
Iva is an award-winning creative thinker with over a decade of experience. Having developed breakthrough campaigns for Scotiabank, Nike, Hershey's, Bud Light, and Sea-Doo, she knows that the best work starts with a real human insight and ends with flawless execution. When Iva isn't leading teams from diverse disciplines and building iconic brands, you can find her biking around Toronto, stopping frequently to ask strangers if she can pet their dogs.
Alumini of the College of Wooster
Allison is a Creative Director at Sid Lee where she designs how brands and people come together. A believer in the power of a true north, she steers by big ideas that set a course for meaning and connection. Over the years, Allison's work has shaped both global and emerging brands, including Converse, Alaska Airlines, Starbucks and the University of Washington. Her experience spans the industries of fashion, beauty, travel and tourism, health and wellness, education, and cannabis. She studied English at The College of Wooster, and learned about the bigness of this world aboard a schooner bound for Newfoundland.
Executive Creative Director
Alumni of Staffordshire University, UK
James is an award-winning ECD that has worked for top-tier agencies on both sides of the Atlantic. He spent the last 15+ years helping to build local and global brands including SaskTel, Vancity, TELUS, BC Dairy, Vancouver Port Authority, Adidas, BMW, Omega Watches, and DHL. His career highlight: "Producing my first campaign for the FIFA World Cup with Zidane." Followed by his career low point: "Having my first campaign cancelled because Zidane headbutted Matterazzi in the final."
Partner & Creative Director
Alumni of École pratique des hautes études commerciales & attended College of Art and Design (Belgium)
Maxime is a native of Belgium, where he earned both a marketing degree and studied at the College of Advertising and Design in Brussels. He has been in Canada for over 12 years and worked as a creative at Cossette and Sid Lee from 2009 to 2016. At Rethink since then, Maxime works to create the best work of his life and help creative teams reach new levels. His work has been awarded by The One Show, the Clios, The Advertising & Design Club of Canada, Communication Arts, and Cannes, among others. A strong believer in "Execution is the key, ideas are nothing without it," Maxime's proud to have been ranked #3 Art Director in Canada on Strategy's 2019 Creative Report Card.
EVP, Executive Creative Director
Alumni of Alberta University of the Arts
Steve's led work that covers the digital spectrum, from transactional to brand-rich campaigns for Mercedes, Dell, Rolex, Nike, and Nissan. He creates break-through digital experiences that put people right in the action. Always results focused, he delivers deeper customer and meaningful brand connections. His team's drive for deeper and richer integrated programs has earned dozens of awards that include a Cannes Grand Prix, several Cannes Lions, The One Show, D&AD, the Effies, Tomorrow Awards, and many others. Steve lives and works in Calgary, at the foot of the Canadian Rockies where he started his creative career trading design work for ski passes. Perhaps most telling, his advice to aspiring creatives is, "Avoid Easy Street. Take the Road To Ruin. Live dangerously."
Alumni of Humber College
When asked to provide a bio, Cody wrote: "Some people grow up loving art because of the history and stories behind different styles. Personally, I just really loved colours. Design gave me an opportunity to create something colourful, bold, and timeless. That's what inspired me to pursue graphic design as a career and I'm happy I did." Cody graduated from Humber College's Graphic Design program in 2016 and has been on a wide ride since. He's showcased his skills on big brands like Miller Lite and McDonald's, and been awarded by Cannes, The One Show, the Clios, the LIAs, the Marketing Awards, and Communication Arts. When not working, you can find Cody on the soccer field, in the gym, or in the middle of a FIFA tournament.
Principal & Creative Director
Alumni of Western University
Stuart is the Principal & Creative Director of Stack Creative, a creative agency that's rooted in digital but nimble enough to flex with the ongoing shifts in marketing and design. Before opening Stack, his career included stints at agencies in both Toronto and Berlin, including AJ&Smart, BBDO, Cossette, Dare, DDB, FCB/SIX, Proximity, T4G, and Teehan+Lax. His work has been recognized by most of the award shows around, and he's also taught UX and digital design at Humber College and RED Academy, alongside numerous articles (including for Applied Arts), podcast guest appearances, guest talks, and panels.
Alumni of OCAD University
A graduate of OCAD University's advertising program, Alexandra has worked at top agencies in Canada and the US across every category, creating work for brands like Twitter, Toyota, 20th Century Fox, Mattel, and T-Mobile. She approaches her work with curiosity, an open mind, and the idea that any problem can be solved through great creative and collaboration. She's passionate about the evolving social and digital landscape and works with the belief that one of technology's greatest gifts is its ability to augment the way we experience the world around us.
Group Creative Director
Alumni of OCAD University
For over 19 years, Catherine has been kerning type, wrangling ideas, and pushing executions. Yes, she's a creative director – Co-Creative Director, actually, on a couple of national pieces of business at Leo Burnett – and has won some awards, but perhaps more telling is that she is a self-professed hoarder of Sharpies and lip balm. Catherine is excited by ideas and, when invited to sit on the jury, said, "I can't wait to see what this year's award entries have in store for us all."
All work is entered and judged digitally. There are no hard copies. Therefore, please read our RECOMMENDED BEST PRACTICES, in the 2021 Categories Kit to ensure you submit your work properly for maximum impact.
The judges are divided into groups, with each viewing a different and random group of entries. Each judge reviews and scores entries separately. Judges do not confer or discuss their work, and there is only one round of judging.
- Each entry is judged independently on its own merit. Judges are asked not to rank or compare entries.
- We have no pre-determined quota of winners If a category has no winners, it is eliminated. Similarly, a category may have multiple winners. All entries above the cut-off score are declared winners and published.
- We do not rank winners (i.e no gold, silver, etc.). Every entry above the cut-off score is given equal exposure as a winner.
Entries are given one total score, based on three criteria only:
- Creative merit
- Technical excellence
- Suitability for end use in the category into which it is entered.
NOTE: Entries submitted to the high school categories are judged with the level of experience and available resources taken into consideration.
Open internationally to post-secondary (under-graduate and graduate studies) and high-school students. All entries are submitted digitally, in high res-format. Only digital entries are accepted for this competition.
Are only eligible to apply to the high-school categories.
Work completed either as a school requirement or independently (personal work), during any year of your schooling, is eligible to be submitted to the competition (but not work submitted previously).
If you graduated from a post-secondary school within the past year, you may still submit work completed during your studies.
Categories & Entry Fees
Entry fees vary per sub-grouping and category. Please be sure to download the 2021 Student Categories Kit for detailed pricing.
INTEGRATED ADVERTISING & DESIGN PROGRAMS - $45
Brand Activation Program - NEW
Brand Identity Design Program - NEW
Digital Experimental/Innovative Program - NEW
Entire Advertising Campaign
Entire Design program
Entire Packaging Design Program
Entire Promotional Design Program
Social Responsibility - NEW
ADVERTISING - SINGLE: $30 / SERIES: $40
Print or any offline ad or promotional messaging
Video – Any TV or online ad
DESIGN - SINGLE: $30 / SERIES: $40
Corporate Design applications
Logo Design or Rebranded logo
Typography Design & Application
DIGITAL MOTION & GAMING - SINGLE: $40
Motion (Video or short film)
PHOTOGRAPHY & ILLUSTRATION - SINGLE: $30 / SERIES: $40
Photo Manipulation – NEW
HIGH SCHOOL - SINGLE / SERIES: $20
Entries can be from any application from the sub-groupings above.
Entry Material Guidelines
All entries are submitted digitally only. Hi-res, final files are to be submitted for judging. These files will be used for publication, if selected as a winner.
Main Entry Files
Your Main Entry File(s) must clearly show the entry (ideally with no additional graphics) in hi-res format.
*Exceptions are noted in specific categories.
IMPORTANT NOTE RE MULTI-PAGE PDFS: Use a multi-page PDF to incorporate any additional images into the maximum number of files allowed (e.g. the image in context, inside pages from a book, or multiple views of 3-dimensional entries such as packaging).
Support Files are mainly for clarity to assist the judges. They are not for publication (except where noted), and do not count towards the file limitations noted above. Upload these to the "Entry Supporting Materials" sub-section of ENTRY MATERIALS on the entry form.
Please note these important required vs. optional Support Files for certain entries:
~ English translations for French (or other language) entries: Include any important text (e.g. headlines, entry title) either as a Support File or within a multi-page PDF as your Main Entry File.
~ Explanatory notes for the judges: Although not recommended (except where noted in a category), brief descriptions/explanations of up to 50 words may be added for clarity (or up to 10 seconds for video files) Include either as Support File or wihtin your Main Entry File.
~ Case-study videos: While not recommended (as outcomes are not a criteria for judges in scoring), case–studies can be added ONLY as a Support File and should be limited to max. 45 seconds. REMINDER: You must include the actual creative to be judged as your Main Entry File.
~ Entering URLs of the same creative as a Support File: (i.e. don't also submit a URL link, if you've already submitted the MP4 as your Main Entry File). However, available links to non-static creative are requested in the Winners Information section for publishing in the online Winners Gallery.
Acceptable File formats AND RESTRICTIONS:
- File Format: PDF (recommended), JPG, PNG, GIF
- File Size: 8-inches (or 203 mm) on the longest dimension
- Resolution: 300 dpi
- Colour Mode: RGB
- File Limit: Max. 5 MB for images/PDF files
MOTION / ONLINE VIDEO / BROADCAST VIDEO / AUDIO
- File Types: MP4, MP3
- File size maximum: 80 MB
- IMPORTANT re MP4: Video files will be resized by our system to 800px wide keeping aspect ratio
- Counts as 1 'file' upload..
- File sharing sites OK.
- Password-protected URLs are not allowed.
- Ensure the URL is accessible until December 2021.
RECOMMENDED BEST PRACTICES
Entries are judged online. Here's how to help the judges:
- A multiple–page PDF is preferred over multiple, individual JPG files.
- More is not better. Curate your images to the maximum indicated for each category, except where noted below.
- Use a multi-page PDF to give judges the full picture at a glance. Show multiple views of 3D pieces, zoom in on small print or details and show complex/novel work in the context of how it was seen by the audience.
- For conceptual or innovative work, ensure the judges understand the assignment/objectives, by including a brief description. Keep it short and concise/to the point (max. 50 words, or up to 10 seconds if video).
- Look at your entry on a smaller–screen desktop and ensure all important details are legible at that size, as that's how a judge may be viewing it.
How To Enter
The entry form consists of five steps. You will have the option to save your progress during each step of the process.
Create your 'MY ENTRIES' Account.
This is your Applied Arts Awards account for all Awards competitions. Once logged: in personal account information can be updated, a new entry can be started, copied from an existing one, or edited; and you can pay for all or some entries.
Bookmark https://www.appliedartsmag.com/myentries/ for easy access to your account later.
Be sure to provide a phone number and email address that you access regularly outside of school when setting up your 'My Entries' awards account. All winners will be notified in June, so it is CRUCIAL that you are available to provide any additional images or information we may need for the Awards Annual.
NOTE: If you've entered the Applied Arts Awards previously, please use the email address associated with your account.
All entrants must complete an online entry form in My Entries, regardless of payment method, to be eligible for entry.
Step 1: Entry Information
Select the Student Awards competition, choose a sub-group, category and your entry title.
Step 2: Entry Materials
Entry format: All entries are to be submitted digitally only. See ENTRY MATERIAL GUIDELINES section above for detailed specifications.
Step 3: Winners' Information
Everything entered in this section is for publication only and is not visible to the judges. Please review the information carefully. There will only be 48 hours to edit this information after the Winners have been notified.
The 'Winner' field is the primary individual you want to be credited on the piece (i.e. company name, photographer, illustrator, Young Blood, etc.).
NOTE: In instances of a group project enter only the first individual of the team as in the "Winner" field. The other team member(s) should be added in the CREATIVE CREDITS section. (See Step 4: CREATIVE CREDITS for further explanation on how to enter additional names so that they are properly credited as "Winners").
Optional fields: Phone, email, web address, social handles, and the URL to the winning entry (typically, for motion entries). If these are entered, they will be published beside your winning work.
NOTE: We recommend including the URL as, due to file sizes, we don't upload the MP4 files directly for viewing in the Winners Gallery. They are only used for judging.
Description of Entry: For the purpose of providing a brief creative summary of the project to be published beside your winning entry. The description is limited to a maximum of 500 characters (includes spaces).
NOTE: "Descriptions of Entry" are for publication use only and are not shown to the judges. If additional clarity is needed for the judges, a description/explanation may be added to either your Main Entry file(s) or as a Support File. Please limit it to 50 words or a max 10-second intro for video/broadcast.
Step 4: Creative Credits
Credits are a summary of the individual(s) that have worked on the project. (i.e. instructor, school, or program).
A maximum of 6 creative credit roles will be published in the Annual, however, any/all creative credits you entered will appear in the online Winners Gallery.
- In instances of a team entry (e.g. student group project), enter the subsequent names here (Reminder: you entered one name in the "Winner" field). Choose the 'Other' role and enter Student, or Winner as a custom role field. They will not be counted towards your 6 credit roles, and will be credited together as the "Winners". These individuals may also be added a second time, identifying their specific roles on the project (e.g. art director, writer).
- Credits only need to be entered once. Credits automatically get saved to your account to be used for any competition. For subsequent entries, select either a saved credit or add a new credit. To change the order of your credits, change the number from the sort column and select 'Update Sort' when finished.
- We strongly recommend credits be completed at the time of submission. If selected as a winner there will be only 48 hours to edit or add the creative credits. Be sure to review your creative credits carefully, particularly the credits to be the printed in the Annual.
Step 5: Certificate information
Winners will receive one certificate for each winning entry. Complete the winning individual you wish to appear on the certificate. The entry title with the category the project won, and school will automatically be included on the certificate. You will have the opportunity to order additional certificates once winners have been notified.
Next: Finalizing Your Entry
After Step 5, the entry form is complete. Press the 'Save' button to return to 'My Entries' dashboard to submit a new entry, copy an existing entry to a new category, or submit payment.
IMPORTANT: A submitted entry is not final and entered in the competition until it's paid for. Entries may be edited until paid for. Once payment has been processed, it is final.
Payment & Refunds
Entry fees vary. Check the categories kit for entry fees. Some or all of the entries can be paid for at any given time – just select which entries to pay. Once an entry is paid it is officially in the competition and cannot be modified.
Payments can be made by Visa, MasterCard or American Express (AmEx is for Canadian payments only at this time), or PayPal. For US and international entry fees are payable in US funds.
We only accept cheque, or direct deposit in special circumstances. These cases must be pre-approved. Contact email@example.com with your request.
Note to Students with a School Code
For students with a school code, please select 'School Code' as the method of payment, followed by the school code issued by your instructor/school.
Note to Teachers
If you have a large volume of student entries to submit and would like to organize payment through your school, contact firstname.lastname@example.org for a School Group Code. We will track entries and issue on invoice.
Keep a record of your submissions.
All entrants will be notified by late-June 2021 via email. At that time, you will have only 48 hours to correct or finalize creative credits and descriptions.
To ensure you don't miss the results notifications, add email@example.com to your address book.
What Winners receive
- Their winning work published in print in the Student & Advertising Awards Annual
- A complimentary copy of the Student & Advertising Awards Annual
- Their winning work published online – Both in our Winners Gallery on appliedartsmag.com as well as our social media channels for all winning entries.
- A personalized, awards certificate for every winning entry signed by noted designer Georges Haroutiun, the founder and art director of Applied Arts
ADD-ON OPPORTUNITIES FOR WINNERS*
Frequently Asked Questions
I'm a high school student. Can I enter? Yes. There are a limited number of categories available for high-school students in the Student Awards competition. The rest of the categories are open only to post-secondary students attending a college, university or other type of art school.
I am currently studying a post-graduate/graduate program, am I still eligible to enter? Yes. You are still eligible to enter the Student Awards competition.
Am I still eligible to enter if I recently graduated? If you've graduated in the past year you are still eligible to enter the Student Awards. You may also qualify to submit work to the Young Blood categories in the professional competitions. Please see the specific discipline for eligibility.
Will the judges see my descriptions during the judging? Judges do not see the creative descriptions you have entered. These are only for publishing beside your entry if chosen as a winner. If you feel judges need an explanatory note, you may include a brief description as a Support File (no more than 50 words or 10 seconds for broadcast/video).
Can I enter a piece in multiple categories? Yes. In your account on the My Entries home page, click "Copy" on any entry you've created. Be sure to change the discipline and/or entry category to the new one you want to submit to.
Which category does my entry belong in? Often the best way to understand a category is to see previous work that won in that category. Check our online Winners Gallery for examples. If you still have questions regarding our categories or require assistance in selecting the appropriate category, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
NOTE: Applied Arts reserves the right to move an entry to another category if we feel it unsuitable or incorrectly categorized.
Is my entry a single series, and campaign? A single means one piece, and series means you are submitting more than 1 piece of the same project to a maximum of three. A campaign is up to 6 pieces for the Student competition. If an entry contains more than the specified images, we will either contact you to split the submission into multiple entries, or choose which ones will be judged, so it's best to stick to the indicated number of pieces specified.
Entry Material FAQ
At what specs do I need to submit my entry? Refer to ENTRY MATERIAL GUIDELINES section for specifications.
Can I submit a hard copy or disk? No. Only digital uploads are accepted.
The program crashed. Did I lose everything? No - you are saving your work as you go through each section of the entry form. If the program crashes as you are completing a certain section, it may not have saved that section.
The file I uploaded won't show me a preview. Why? You may not see the image preview if you haven't followed the specs outlined in ENTRY MATERIAL GUIDELINES. Check your file and re-upload. If you continue to experience difficulties, try clearing your browser history or contact email@example.com.
I uploaded the wrong file. Can I change it? Yes. You can resubmit images at any time until payment is made. Click the 'X' beside the appropriate file and re-upload your image.
NOTE: The thumbnail image may not correctly display your new image. If this happens close your browser and log back into My Entries for the changes to show. If you continue to experience difficulties, try clearing your browser history or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Do I need to get the rights of the subjects or material used from external sources in my entry? It is the responsibility of the entrant to ensure copyright is not infringed. Upon entry you must grant us the rights to reproduce the image or images for both our online and print publications, so you would most likely need to have these rights in place to protect yourself. Although you do not need to send us a copy of the release forms, we do suggest that you have them. Entrants who request we don't run their winning work because they don't have the rights will not be refunded for their entry. NOTE: Student work is often exempt from copyright rules.
What rights do I retain if my work is chosen? You retain all rights to your images.
How do students enter and pay? Payments can be made by Visa, MasterCard, PayPal, or with a School Code. If using a school Code select the 'School Code' option under Payment Method to finalize the entries.
Can I submit more entries after paying? Yes. In My Entries, you will have the opportunity to submit additional entries even if others already entered have been paid. This will simply generate a new confirmation email when you complete your entries with payment.
I want to change something after I've paid. What do I do? Once an entry is paid, you cannot change the category, entry title, entry format, winners information, description of entry, or credits. A paid entry is final, so check carefully before proceeding to the payment field. If chosen as a winner, you will be given a small window of time add or edit information.
Can I get a refund? Entries are non-refundable; costs cover administration, processing and the judging of the entry. A submission of entry acknowledges acceptance of these rules.
My client has revoked the right for me to enter work I’ve already paid for. What do I do? We do not issue refunds, but contact email@example.com if you need the entry removed from the judging or winners' pool.
I'm getting error messages when I try to pay. What do I do? If you entered your payment information incorrectly on your first attempt, any subsequent attempts would be declined, even if you change your payment type. Close your browser and log back into My Entries. You should now be able to proceed with payment. If you continue to experience difficulties, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
If I win, what image will you use for reproduction? We will use the image(s) you submitted on entry. In the case of series, complete, campaign or motion, we select a sampling at our discretion from the images/files submitted.
Questions? If you've checked all of the above sections and cannot find the answer to your question, or if you are having difficulty entering, contact email@example.com.
Applied Arts reserves the right to amend these rules throughout the competition. Applied Arts assumes all entries are original and the property of the entrant, with all rights granted therein. Applied Arts reserves the rights to publish or exhibit entries for our print or electronic formats, or related promotions. Entries are non-refundable. Costs cover administration, processing and the judging of the entry. Entries may be moved to more suitable category, if Applied Arts deems the category chosen unsuitable. All descriptions and credits are subject to be edited for length, clarity and grammar in accordance with the Applied Arts editorial style guide. A submission of entry acknowledges acceptance of these rules.