Format & Specs

All necessary images, videos, or sound files for the submitted works must be uploaded to the online entry platform. In addition, in some specific cases works must also be sent to the ADCE office in printed format (printed sample) for judging.

Media types accepted vary by category. Refer to the Disciplines & Categories pages for details.

Digital media will be saved into your account. Identical media will not need to be added more than once as it can be attached to entries from your Manage Media list.

There are three types of media on an entry:
Judging Media: The primary material and content that the jury will be judging.
Supporting Media: Secondary material and content; this will appear below the primary media on your entry during judging.
Reference Media: These images will not be judged. However, they may be seen by the jury for reference only or be used by ADC Europe for promotional purposes.

NOTE:
Descriptions of each piece must be included in the online entry form. They will be used for judging and also for publication. Please ensure the descriptions are written in correct English and contain no spelling or typographical errors.

IMPORTANT NOTE:
Select Design categories are accepting physical entry materials. View physical submission categories.
All physical entry materials must be received at ADCE no later than 10 October 2024.


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Videos

Video files will only be accepted through the online entry system.

ASPECT RATIO / RESOLUTION
  • 1920 x 1080
  • Minimum resolution of 1280 x 720
  • All videos must be submitted in 16x9 format
  • Other aspect ratios will automatically have black pillars added after uploading the video into the online system

FORMAT
  • .mov or .mp4
  • H.264 compression codec
  • Audio compression must be AAC

FILE SIZE & LENGTH
  • Maximum file size: 500 MB
  • Maximum video length: 2,5 minutes

EXTRAS
  • IMPORTANT: the first (1st) frame must not be black!
  • Do NOT include color bars or tone
  • Do NOT include agency information or slates

TRANSLATIONS
  • For video entries in a language other than English, provide one of the following:
    English subtitles in the video
    English voiceover



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Sound Videos

Sound Video files will only be accepted through the online entry system.

IMPORTANT
  • Download this image to add it to your audio file in order to upload it to the platform as a sound video.
  • mp3 files are not accepted.
  • Text caption in English (Font Helvetica Bold 55, white on black, line space 60).

ASPECT RATIO / RESOLUTION
  • 1920 x 1080
  • Minimum resolution of 1280 x 720
  • All videos must be submitted in 16x9 format
  • Other aspect ratios will automatically have black pillars added after uploading the video into the online system

FORMAT
  • .mov or .mp4
  • H.264 compression codec
  • Audio compression must be AAC

FILE SIZE
  • Maximum file size: 500 MB

EXTRAS
  • IMPORTANT: the first (1st) frame must not be black!
  • Do NOT include color bars or tone
  • Do NOT include agency information or slates



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Images

Image files will only be accepted through the online entry system. They are for both Web & Print purposes.

DIMENSIONS
  • Preferred dimensions: 1920x1080 px
  • Image can be landscape (horizontal) or portrait (vertical)
  • The longest side of each image should be at least 2400 pixels long
  • The longest side of each image must be a maximum of 4800 pixels long

FILE SIZE
  • Each file must be no larger than 5 MB

FORMAT
  • Each file must be a high res JPEG or PNG
  • Each file should be RGB color mode



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URLs

URLs will only be accepted through the online entry system.

ALL URLS
  • Entries must be an active URL.
  • URL links entered must remain unchanged through January 2024.

PASSWORDS
  • Password-protected URLs are NOT recommended, as complicated logins slow down judging.



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Physical Materials

Physical Materials may only be submitted for select Design categories.

ALL PHYSICAL MATERIALS
  • Each entry must be sent with the entry label.
  • Entry labels can be printed from the Invoices and Closed Entries pages for all entries with physical judging media.
  • Entry labels should be attached with drafting tape (do not glue or mount) to clearly identify the work.
  • All physical entries (2D or 3D) should be submitted in their original size.
  • If sending more than one entry, pack the entries by category, and number each item in the preferred viewing sequence (1 of 3, 2 of 3, etc.)

FLAT PRINTS
  • An entry label should be securely attached to the back of each printed piece.
  • For Series entries, prints should be taped together horizontally (with drafting tape).
  • Flat prints should not be mounted.
  • Prints should be submitted at the original size in which they ran or were published.

DIMENSIONAL (3D) WORK
  • For dimensional work, an entry label should be attached as securely as possible in a location that does not obscure the piece.

NOTE
  • Categories that accept physical materials also accept digital supporting media (images, video) that can be viewed by the jury at their discretion.
  • Supporting judging media will be viewed on a small hand-held tablet. Images and text on supporting digital files should be large enough to be viewed in this format.



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