Everything you need to know is here. Have a read.
What are the key dates?
Open for entries – w/c 18 February 2013
Entry deadline – 20 March 2013
Deadline for sending physical supporting material – 27 March 2013
Judging – 13-14 May 2013
Best of Year and Nominations announced – Late May 2013
Ceremony – 4 July 2013
Who can enter?
Students, full or part-time, of any age, from anywhere in the world. You need to be enrolled on a recognised undergrad, postgrad or Higher Education course (e.g. HND, BTEC, BA, BSc, MA, MSc, MD or equivalent) to be eligible.
Can I enter if I am not a student?
Yes. The ‘Make Your Mark’ brief is also open to:
- Anyone under 26
- Recent graduates of any age (you must have graduated after 20 March 2011)
This is the only brief that non-students and graduates can enter.
Can we enter as a team?
Yes, up to five people can enter together. Every team member needs to be eligible. On the Make Your Mark brief, students and non-students can work together.
Can I team up with friends from other universities?
Yes, you can enter with anyone who’s eligible, even if they don’t study at the same uni or college as you. If you want to do this, you’ll need to let us know – get in touch at email@example.com.
My school wasn’t in the list when I registered – can I still enter?
Yes. Email us with all the details and we’ll get you sorted: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Do I need a tutor to enter? Yes – unless you're a non-student entering 'Make Your Mark'. You'll need a tutor to support your entry. Get them to register and you'll be able to add them to your entry later.
How do I enter?
Find out how to get started here.
How much does it cost?
The cost per entry is £20.
For D&AD New Creative Members, and those on Education Network Member courses, it’s only £12. Ask your tutor to see if your course is a member.
Can I enter more than once?
You can respond to as many briefs as you like. You can also submit more than one response per brief – so you’re free to enter as many times as you have ideas.
Where are the rules?
You can download the full Terms & Conditions here.
How should I present my work?
This little animation will tell you everything you need to know.
Why can’t I include my name in my work?
To ensure that work is judged fairly, we ask that you leave your name and college off the entry.
Don't worry, you'll still get the credit – when you complete the online entry form you’ll be asked to tell us who worked on the project. And if your entry is successful, we’ll make sure the world knows who made it.
If any entries do contain entrant, college or tutor names, we will contact you and ask you to re-submit your work without these, or remove them ourselves.
The exception is Make Your Mark, which is about self-promotion – it’s fine to include your name, etc in your work for this brief.
Can I enter work I’ve done already?
No. As much as we’d like to see your work, you have to answer one of this year’s briefs.
Existing work is not eligible.
Do I need to have a tutor to enter?
Yes, unless you’re a non-student entering Make Your Mark.
You’ll need to get a tutor from your college or university to register above. Then when you enter online, you can add them to your entry.
Can I put my work up online before the results come out?
You can post your work online before the winners are announced, but if you do then you must first remove any references to the brand, brand logos, etc.
Can I get my work back after judging?
Yes. If you’ve submitted physical work as supporting material for your entry, you can request a return. To do this, email email@example.com with the subject line ‘Returns Request’. Include your name, the entry number and a description of the work you want returned.
You must email this to us by Wednesday 27 March 2013. We’ll then contact you after judging to arrange collection.
Questions about your entry?
You’ll find the answers in Getting Started.