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Entry Criteria


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Entry Criteria


How to Enter

Gather information for your projects BEFORE you log in to the entry system. Unfortunately you will not be able to log in and out of the entry system to build or edit your entries. We strongly recommend you type up the information in a separate document (prep sheet available below) and paste it into the online form. This will make the entry process go smoothly and will prevent you from losing data if the system times out.

Entry Criteria

  • All entries must have been designed by a Hawaii-based company or designer within the period of September 2015 through September 2017.

  • Submissions must be the original work of the designer(s). Submissions can be made by anyone associated with the entry.

  • All submissions must have been designed for a client or as a self-promotional piece. Unpublished work is ineligible.

  • The design firm, designer, project name, client and printer (when applicable) must be specified on the entry form for eligibility.

  • Student Entries: All work created as part of a college or university curriculum must be submitted in this category. Work is not required to be published and may be a self-promotional piece. Please credit student's school and the course title and instructor for the project entered.

  • Print entries outside of Hawaii are eligible. AIGA Honolulu encourages businesses to keep print work in Hawaii, and local printers will be highlighted in the winners’ promotions.

Project Brief, Required for All Entries

These briefs are meant to provide our judges with background that will put the entries in a more appropriate context. Concise, thoughtful descriptions are appreciated. Please do not identify the entrant in any way in your answers.

The design problem.

What were the goals of the project? Who is the intended audience/users? If you can, describe the issue that needed to be solved or addressed. 350 words max

The design solution.

Describe why the design solution was appropriate to the project's objectives. How was the solution successful? 350 words max

Any additional notes you’d like to add? Optional. 500 words max. AIGA Honolulu Chapter reserves the right to forfeit any entry that does not meet these requirements.

Note: These images will be used in the winners’ book and the presentation at the show, if selected among the top 50. They will not be used for judging.

 

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Print


Print


Includes: logos, stationery, brand identity, posters, books, packaging, screen-printed t-shirts, calendars, annual reports, book jackets/covers, brochures, catalogs, newsletters, invitations, announcements, etc., and environmental graphics including; signage, wayfinding systems, mapping, exhibition design, themed environments, retail spaces, vehicle graphics, and special-event atmospherics.

Please provide both:

1) printed samples for judging.

Do not mount. Place all parts of a single entry into one catalog envelope, no smaller than 9 x 12, with a print out of the email notification. Catalog envelopes are available at office supply stores up to very large sizes. If your entry is not flat enough to comfortably fit in a catalog envelope, package it in a box or other packaging in which we can safely transport it to judging.

Clearly mark each package "Hawaii's 5-O" and include a printout of the email notification associated with the entry." You do not need to tag the individual pieces within each package.

2) up to four digital portfolio images.

Digital Files must be JPG, RGB, 1500 x 1160 @72 dpi. AIGA Honolulu reserves the right to shoot new images of any entry if needed. These images will be used in the winners’ book and the presentation at the show, if selected.

Upload these into the online entry form.

Additional requirements specific to sub-categories:

  • Logos: Provide print-outs of the logo in B/W and in color on separate 8.5x11 sheets of paper or cover stock, and a sample of the logo in use (submit printed stationery, advertising, or print a screenshot of a web site).

  • Stationery: Provide a printed sample of a letterhead, business card and an envelope. Second sheet may also be included. Considered a single entry.

  • Mixed Media Campaign: Enter as a campaign to be judged as a set. Can include print, identity, web and/or motion. Enter the campaign as a Print Entry, and include any links or URLs in the Notes field. Submit a 17 x 11 print-out showing all the campaign elements on a single sheet for judging. Judges will be directed to view your website or video online using the URL(s) you provide. You may use more than one sheet if necessary.

  • Environmental Graphics: Applications include, but are not limited to, signage, wayfinding systems, mapping, exhibition design, themed environments, retail spaces, vehicle graphics, and special-event atmospherics. Submit printed photos as necessary to represent overall features and design details of graphic elements.

 

Project Team Credits, If applicable

  • Art Director

  • Designer

  • Developer

  • Illustrator

  • Copywriter

  • Photographer

  • Special Consultant

 

Digital Portfolio Images, Required

  • Upload up to 4 images

  • JPG, RGB, 1500 x 1160 at 72 dpi

  • Photos or digital compilations are acceptable

  • Provide screen shots for web and motion entries

  • Horizontal or vertical

 

Note: These images will be used in the winners’ book and the presentation at the show, if selected among the top 50. They will not be used for judging.

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Web


Web


Includes web site, micro-sites, and interactive design including product and app design. Web and interactive entries must be published on the internet for a client or as a self-promotional piece. All entries must be in English.

1) Provide URL.

You will be prompted by the online submission system to enter the URL of the website. Websites will be judged as live, online sites. If your site is no longer active (for example, it was an event-related site or a holiday site), you may provide a designer-hosted URL. If it is not an active site, you may be asked to prove that it was an active site. Web site entries must work within the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, or Safari web browsers.

2) Upload up to four screenshots.

These are for use in the on-screen presentation at the show and in the winners’ book. Choose screens that best represent your design. Images can show single screens, a collage, or both. Do not include the browser window or show a computer or phone. Capture screenshots at the largest possible resolution. Files must be JPG or PNG, RGB @72 dpi. Please compress multiple files into a single .zip file.

3) Do not submit any DVDs or printouts.

Your online entry is all we need.

Additional requirements specific to sub-categories:

  • App Design: Along with the URL, you may upload a video that demonstrates how the app works directly to our site using the submission system. Please upload ONLY .mov or .mp4 videos

Project Team Credits, If applicable

  • Art Director

  • Designer

  • Developer

  • Illustrator

  • Copywriter

  • Photographer

  • Special Consultant

Digital Portfolio Images, Required

  • Upload a zip file of up to to 4 images

  • JPG, RGB, 1500 x 1160 at 72 dpi

  • Photos or digital compilations are acceptable

  • Provide screen shots for web and motion entries

  • Horizontal or vertical

Note: These images will be used in the winners’ book and the presentation at the show, if selected among the top 50. They will not be used for judging.

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Motion


Motion


Includes: animations for websites, animated banners, animation for CDs and DVDs, and animation for TV & film, including holiday e-cards, animated advertising, film title credits, and animated commercials (must involve significant graphic design). All entries must be in English. Excludes live-action commercials or films.

1) Upload or provide a URL for your video.

Upload your video(s) directly to our site using the submission system. Please upload ONLY .mov or .mp4 videos, which must be 1280 x 720px. You can showcase your project with up to two videos. If your video is over 10 MB, please provide a URL and do not upload.

2) Upload up to four screen shots.

These are for use in the on-screen presentation at the show and in the winners’ book. Choose screens that best represent your design. Save as JPG, RGB, 1280 x 720px @72 dpi. Please compress multiple files into a single .zip file.

Project Team Credits, If applicable

  • Art Director

  • Designer

  • Developer

  • Illustrator

  • Copywriter

  • Photographer

  • Special Consultant

Digital Portfolio Images, Required

  • Upload up to 4 images

  • JPG, RGB, 1500 x 1160 at 72 dpi

  • Photos or digital compilations are acceptable

  • Provide screen shots for web and motion entries

  • Horizontal or vertical

Note: These images will be used in the winners’ book and the presentation at the show, if selected among the top 50. They will not be used for judging.

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Drop-off Instructions


Drop-off Instructions


 

Deliver Entries To

Electric Pencil
Monday through Friday
8:00AM – 4:30PM
501 Sumner Street, #3B1
Honolulu, Hawaii 96817

All entries must be received by closing time on Friday, September 29, 2017. This is a drop-off location only. They will not be able to answer any questions relating to the competition.

For neighbor island entrants, please send by mail or courier to Electric Pencil. Be sure that they arrive no later than Friday, September 29, 2017.