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Creative Best 2018 Call for Entries

Section 01

In The Year Three
Thousand Eighteen


Creative Best is an annual competition held by the Columbus Society of Communicating Arts. Work may be submitted in person at our September 20th event or online starting on August 16th.

Entry
Drop-Off

Date

Thursday, September 20th

Time

4:00 PM – 7:30 PM

Location

Gateway Film Center
1550 N. High St., Columbus, OH 43201

Section 02

Entries

Creative Best is open to CSCA members and non-members living within 75 miles of Columbus. Students living within the state of Ohio may enter their student work completed within an accredited arts, design, business or communication curriculum. Winners will be honored at our annual awards show on November 15th at the Vue.


Members

Single Entry

Professionals

$50

Students

$15

Campaign

Professionals

$55

Students

$20

Non-Members

Single Entry

Professionals

$60

Students

$20

Campaign

Professionals

$65

Students

$25


Not A Member Of CSCA?

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Section 03

Categories

Digital Ad

Banner ads, social media ads, email ads, site takeovers.

Environmental

Interior and exterior design, booths, wayfinding systems, dimensional space design.

Identity

Logos, logos systems, identity launch collateral (business cards, hats, letterhead, etc.)

Interactive

Design for websites, apps, digital and publishing, interactive installations

User Experience

User Experience for websites, apps, digital and publishing, interactive installations

Animation

"Moving Illustration" Animated videos, Cartoons, animated commercials, educational videos.

Motion

"Moving Graphic Design" Motion graphics, kinetic type and iconography, opening sequences, trailers

Photography

Photographs for ads and print, editorial or photographic series, photo retouching.

Writing

Writing in sales, promotional materials, website content, case studies and white papers. Writing in radio ads. Blog posts and articles.

Illustration

Illustration or iconography for print, packaging, digital, web applications, spot editorial and books, illustrated poster design.

Packaging

Graphics and labels, consumer goods packaging, packaging for promotional pieces, other three-dimensional objects.

Print – Out of Home

Wall graphics, signage, advertising and promotional posters, billboards, point of sale.

Print – Long Form

Printed pieces 8 or more pages in length. Periodical and book design, self-promotional print, annual reports, catalogs.

Print – Product

Printed design work that is for sale. Art posters, apparel design, stationary, pins and patches.

Print – Short Form

Printed work under 8 pages. Cards, invitations and announcements, self-promotional prints, menus, brochures, direct mail.

Video

Live action promotional videos, television ads, educational videos, trailers, demo reels. Some titles or motion work is ok but footage, editing, cinematography main focus.

Campaign

A set of three or more related pieces from one or more other categories.

Didn't Make It

Any piece from any category created in the last year that was going to be great but got killed off by the client, creative director, budget, etc.

Student – Identity

Logos, logos systems, identity launch collateral

Student – Digital

Websites, apps, banner ads, social media ads, email ads, site takeovers.

Student – Print

Packaging, posters, apparel design, pins and patches, cards, invitations and announcements, periodical and book design, self-promotional prints, brochures.

Student – Video

Motion graphics, animation or live action video.

Student – Campaign

A set of three or more related pieces from one or more other categories.

Section 04

Sponsors &
Partners

CSCA is a non-profit organization made possible by the generosity of our sponsors and members. Want to help make this year's Creative Best amazing (and get some great sponsor perks in the process?)


Silver Sponsors

Gold Partners