Originality, craft and concept — these are the qualities that make great design so exciting and get it noticed.

Skill and craftsmanship — rare qualities that become more and more important as we race towards the future.

Innovation that connects our world with the digital — when anything is possible, work that make us more human and improves lives stands out.

Big ideas deftly crafted through copy and art direction — these are what change attitudes, shape behaviours and win awards. 

01

Game changer

Creativity for Good

Any work that incites change for good. Entry must include the initial problem, the intended goal, as well as the work itself and it must demonstrate how the creative solution resulted in a good outcome. Entrants must clearly define the client, any contributors and their own role in the development of the project.

02

Game changer

Social Change

Any work that identifies and solves a social problem, or creates social change. The work must include at least one social platform execution, but can be supported by any other medium and is not limited to a social platform output. Entry must include the initial problem, the intended goal, as well as the work itself and it must demonstrate how the creative solution resulted in social change. Entrants must clearly define the client, any contributors and their own role in the development of the project.

03

Design

Logo design

04

Design

Poster

Any size, use or production. Promotional, illustrative or pictorial. Including large format and billboards.

05

Design

Packaging

Any three-dimensional packaging, applied product label, wrapping or swing tag.

06

Design

Brochure / Catalogue / Booklet / Publication

07

Design

Large Format - Installations / Graphics / Environmental

08

Design

Brand ID

Any work that launched or relaunched a brand (business, service, event or product). Must be at least two items and include an original logo design. Entrants to show an example of the previous logo if there was one.

09

Design

Typography

Use of existing fonts or created type. Multi-page or single item - Digital, Printed or Signage.

10

Design

Illustration

Hand produced image, with or without the aid of technology.

11

Design

3D Printing

Any 3D print that has been used in a commercial context. Work will be judged on the creative concept and design of the work. Work can be any size. Submissions will need to include a rationale, as well as images to demonstrate and support the idea if the actual work cannot be submitted.

Design

Design Student of the Year

Entry is via nomination by a lecturer. Nominations are to be submitted by lecturers via email, and need to include the students name, contact details and digital folio. Winners will be selected after a short interview and folio presentation.

Design

Grand Diemen for Design

Awarded to the best work in the design category. This work doesn’t have to be submitted - winners will be selected by the jury from all entries

12

Print

Stationary

Entries must be offset printed and can be spot or multi colour. Judges to give additional weight to entries supplied as a set (3 items)

13

Print

Brochures / Leaflets / Newsletters

Entries can be either digital or offset printed. Attach print method to entry.

14

Print

Booklets / Catalogues / Annual Reports

Entries must be offset printed. All entries with subcontracted component must be indicated on entry form to be valid.

15

Print

Book Printing

Entries can be either digital or offset printed. All entries with subcontracted component must be indicated on entry form to be valid.

16

Print

Packaging

Entries can be either digital or offset printed. All entries with subcontracted component must be indicated on entry form to be valid.

17

Print

Labels

Entries can be digital, offset, flexographic or letterpress. Entries must indicate method of printing.

18

Print

Digital Printing

Other than Wide Format.

19

Print

Digital Printing

Wide format

20

Print

Commercial Items - Showcards / Mobiles / Posters / Postcards / Greeting Cards

Entries can be a mixture of digital and / or offset. Entries must indicate method of printing. All entries with subcontracted component must be indicated on entry form to be valid.

21

Print

Calendars

Entries can be either digital or offset printed. Entries must indicate method of printing.

22

Print

Presentation Folders

Entries can be either digital or offset printed. Entries must indicate method of printing.

23

Print

Specialty Printing

May include, letterpress, glass printing, screen printing, laser etching or textile printing. Any number of colours, any substrate. Any printing method. A rationale should be submitted with each entry explaining the works.

24

Print

Embellishments

The enhancement of a printed job by the addition of decorative processes. These may include embossing & de-bossing, gold blocking or other foiling or use of specialised adhesive panels. Specialty finishing can include sewing sections, string and buttons and pop-up books etc.

25

Print

3D Printing

Any 3D print that has been used in a commercial context. Work will be judged on customisation or improvement of the digital fabrication. Submissions will need to include a rationale of the process, as well as images to demonstrate and support the idea if the actual work cannot be submitted.

Print

Grand Diemen for Print

Awarded to the best work in the print category. This work doesn’t have to be submitted - winners will be selected by the jury from all entries

26

Digital

Website

Excellence in user experience, visual design, and interactive design.

27

Digital

Mobile

Can be an app, responsive website, mobile banner ad, page takeover, or creative use of geo-targeting.

28

Digital

Social

Creative, engaging and relevant use of social media. Can be a single post (sponsored or otherwise), or advertising campaign with a strong social element.

29

Digital

Online Video

Video specifically designed to be played online, pre-roll, corporate video, viral etc. Entrants will be judged on originality of the idea and context of platform used.

30

Digital

Innovation

Exciting and innovative use of emerging technologies – VR, AR, NFC, touch etc.

31

Digital

Animation and Visual Graphics

Best overall animation, motion graphics or visual effects for a video production in a commercial context.

32

Digital

Sound Design

Any original score, soundtrack or audio bed for video production in a commercial context.

33

Digital

Cinematography

Awarded to best cinematography in a video production in a commercial context.

Digital

Digital Student of the Year

Entry is via nomination by a lecturer. Nominations are to be submitted by lecturers via email, and need to include the students name, contact details and digital folio. Winners will be selected after a short interview and folio presentation

Digital

Grand Diemen for Digital

Awarded to the best work in the digital category. This work doesn’t have to be submitted - winners will be selected by the jury from all entries

34

Advertising

Integrated Campaign

Must include more than 3 pieces of work across different mediums.

35

Advertising

Television or Cinema

Awarded to the best screen content in a commercial context. This can include Television, Pre-Roll, or Cinema. Entrants will be judged on the creativity of the idea.

36

Advertising

Newspaper or Magazine

Work will be judged on creativity in use of the medium.

37

Advertising

Radio

38

Advertising

Poster and Large Format Outdoor

39

Advertising

Ambient

Includes stunts, pop-up installations and ambush marketing

40

Advertising

Point of Sale

This can include any item used at point of sale in a commercial context.

41

Advertising

Digital Campaign

Any campaign that includes 3 or more digital items across various platforms. Can include non digital support work.

42

Advertising

Art Direction

43

Advertising

Copywriting

44

Advertising

Photography

Any photography used in a commercial context, demonstrating excellence in creativity and craft.

45

Advertising

Self Promotion

Any work by a studio, agency or individual that is used to promote themselves. Any medium.

Advertising

Grand Diemen for Advertising

Awarded to the best work in the advertising category. This work doesn’t have to be submitted - winners will be selected by the jury from all entries