Advice for last-minute entries to the 2018 Awards

Here is our advice for last-minute entries



  • Start here for general Awards information, & click the arrows at the bottom for details about fees, categories, & what you'll need to provide.

  • Head to the entry form where you'll find detailed guidelines & can begin the entry process.


Account type and fees


  • Decide which type of account is most relevant to you. The account type will inform whether you pay to enter, and if so how much.

  • Members of the public and students may enter their own work for free.

  • A solo practitioner pays $50 per entry; Media outlets, NGO/government/education is $100; Agency/Studio/Brand/Company is $200.

  • If you already have an account from previous years, it's worth going back into the account settings & making sure all the fields are updated and your account type is still accurate.


Choosing a category


  • This year we have new categories, as well as the return of the Most Beautiful prize (award: $5,000). Read the descriptions of the updated categories for 2018 - if you're still not sure which category fits your entry, pick 'unusual' & our team will re-allocate if necessary. 


Adding text


  • On the entry form be sure to fill out all the required fields (marked with an asterisk) & to confirm the checkbox at the end.

  • If your work is in a language other than English please include an English translation with your upload / text or send it to our team.


Adding images


  • You absolutely must upload at least one flat image of at least 1000 pixels wide but under 50mb in size (eg a .png, a .jpg or a non-animated .gif) of your work. This will act as the thumbnail/header for your entry if it gets accepted into our showcase. We recommend that you upload this image first.

  • As long as you have uploaded one flat image, you may also upload PDFs, animated .gifs and other types of files under 50mb. 

  • Be aware that judges have limited time so they are unlikely to view a downloadable video or app. Instead, host your video / service / animation online and provide a link to it in your text.

  • Having trouble proceeding to payment? Most users discover it is because they haven't followed the steps above and have not provided at least one flat image. See below for details on how to contact us with technical queries.


Preventing technical problems


  • In some cases users report issues when they use ad blockers or cookie blockers. Please ensure cookies are enabled, whitelist the site, empty cookies then log out then in again.

  • We also recommend you use newer browsers: ideally the latest version of Chrome or Safari, but also Firefox or Explorer 10, to upload your work.




  • Once you proceed to payment we hand you over to Stripe, which supports Visa, MasterCard, and American Express. We have accepted payments from entrants using these cards in many countries across the world, including China (though note that we don't support AliPay.)


Still not working? Contact us before the 11.59pm deadline.

If after reading this you are encountering problems or have questions, please contact us before 11.59pm PST on Fri 14 Sep with the following information:

  • What you were doing when you encountered the error, including the URL of the page you were on

  • A screenshot of the error message you're seeing & anything else on the page that might help us identify what is going wrong

  • Your operating system and browser name/version

Based on the information you provide, if we believe your technical support query is legitimate & submitted to us before the deadline, we will help you process your entry on Monday. Please note that our office is UK based & only responds to queries during the UK working week.


We wish you the best of luck!


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