Graphex

ADCT finishes each season with Graphex, a creative awards competition that honors the work of students and professionals. Members and non-members alike are encouraged to submit their work to be reviewed and hand selected by judges from around the nation. Graphex gives us the opportunity to celebrate the arts community and award student winners with financial prizes. 

We have started accepting entries as of March 15, 2022 and final entries are due by 11:59pm April 11, 2022! There will not be a deadline extension. 

All of your effort is about to pay off. Graphex 53 will be back in person to honor the amazing work being done in our creative community. All winning work will be shared at the Graphex 53 award ceremony hosted at Heirloom Rustic Ales on Thursday, May 12th. All ages are welcome!

Professional

Single Entry: Members $30 / Non-Members $40

Multimedia Campaign: Members $45 / Non-Members $65

JUDGING PROCESS

Judges review work and score based on Concept, Creativity, and Execution. Judges will award one Graphex winner to each category. Runners-up will receive Honorable Mention awards. If judges feel a piece is worthy of another category, they may award the entry in another category.

Awards are given solely at the discretion of the judges whose decisions are final. Winners will receive notice when accepted into Graphex for consideration.

Entry Process

Select the category that is most appropriate for your entry. No more than five images of a single project are allowed per entry, unless you are submitting work for the Multimedia Campaign category which allows up to 10 images of the project.

Images should be uploaded using this protocol:

  • Size: 1920 x 1080px
  • Resolution: 300ppi 
  • Format: JPG, PNG, or TIF
  • File Size: Less than 50 MB

Files should be saved using the protocol (example):

  • Category-LastNameFirstName-01.jpg
  • Photography-AdamsJohn-01.jpg
  • Photography-AdamsJohn-02.jpg

For Teams

  • Category-TeamName-01.jpg
  • Photography-TulsaCreatives-01.jpg
  • Photography-TulsaCreatives-02.jpg

For digital work such as video, interface, or web submit a link to Vimeo, YouTube, or website. Please also include a high-resolution screenshot(s) in JPEG, PNG, or TIFF format.

Entry Categories

  • Multimedia Campaign (up to 10 images per project)
  • Print 
  • Identity
  • Interactive 
  • Motion/Video 
  • Environmental 
  • Packaging/Products 
  • Illustration 
  • Photography 
  • Self-Promotion 
  • In-House
  • ADCT Spirit Award (Any Personal, Non-Commercial Art)
    • Honoring Scott Raffe (1964-2011). Scott was a talented commercial photographer who called Tulsa home and poured himself into his work and the ADCT club. But Scott’s passion for his personal projects - and the people he shared them with - is what made him special. It is this spirit of pure creativity that we honor with the ADCT Spirit Award, recognizing purely personal work and the drive to create in all of us. All mediums of personal, non-commercial art will be accepted into the Spirit Award category and judged by members of the ADCT board.

Eligibility

All Graphex entries must have been published for the first time between April 2021 and March 2022. Entries may be submitted by anyone having part in the creation of the entry.

Student

Student Portfolio Entry + Multimedia Campaign Entry Members $15 / Non-Members $20 (Up to 10 images)

Single Category Entry Members $5 / Non-Members $10

Judging Process

Judges review work and score based on Concept, Creativity, and Execution. Judges will award first, second, and third place portfolios that receive financial prizes. 

In addition, each individual category will include one Graphex winner. Runners-up will receive Honorable Mention awards. If judges feel a piece is worthy of another category, they may award the entry in another category.

Awards are given solely at the discretion of the judges whose decisions are final. Winners will receive notice when accepted into Graphex for consideration.

Entry Process

Select the category that corresponds to each entry.

Single Entry

You may submit up to five total single entries. Select the category that is most appropriate for your entry.  No more than five images of a single project are allowed per entry, unless you are submitting work for the Multimedia Campaign category which allows up to 10 images of the project.

Images should be uploaded using this protocol:

  • Size: 1920 x 1080px
  • Resolution: 300ppi
  • Format: JPG, PNG, or TIF 
  • File Size: Less than 50 MB

Files should be saved using the protocol:

  • Category-LastNameFirstName-0#.jpg
  • Photography-AdamsJohn-01.jpg
  • Photography-AdamsJohn-02.jpg
Portfolio [Up to 10 pieces]

Entry should be uploaded using this protocol: 

  • Upload portfolio as a multi-page PDF in 300dpi

The file should be saved using the naming protocol:

  • Series-LastNameFirstName.pdf
  • Series-AdamsJohn.pdf

Entry Categories

  • Student Portfolio (up to 10 images)
  • Print 
  • Identity 
  • Interactive 
  • Motion/Video
  • Environmental 
  • Packaging/Products 
  • Illustration 
  • Photography 
  • Self-Promotion 
  • Multimedia Campaign (up to 10 images per project)

Eligibility

All Graphex entries must have been published for the first time between April 2021 and March 2022.Entries may be submitted by anyone having part in the creation of the entry.