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. 

GRAPHEX 52 is returning from space and making contact once again. Members and non-members will enjoy a discounted rate this year. Stay tuned for updates on how we will celebrate this year’s winners and stay patient with us as we navigate our voyage back to normalcy. 

We have started accepting entries as of April 15, 2021 and final entries are due by June 7, 2021!

Professional

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)
  • Covid Creative
  • Print 
  • Identity
  • Interactive 
  • Motion/Video 
  • Environmental 
  • Packaging/Products 
  • Illustration 
  • Photography 
  • Self-Promotion 
  • In-House
  • ADCT Spirit Award (Any Personal, Non-Commercial Art)

Eligibility

All Graphex entries must have been published for the first time between April 2020 and May 2021. Entries may be submitted by anyone having part in the creation of the entry.

Student

  • Portfolio Entry
    $15 Per entry

    Up to 10 pieces

  • Single Entry
    $5 per Category

    Up to 5 total single entries.

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)
  • Covid Creative
  • 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 2020 and May 2021. Entries may be submitted by anyone having part in the creation of the entry.

Judges

Meet the Graphex 52 judges.

Professional Judges

Student Judges

Members get perks. 

Entry to all keynote speaker events, guest passes, and discounted entries to Graphex and Kern and Burn.