Full site: cscarts.org/creative-best

Our spirit is everlasting. 

This year has been nothing short of incredible. No one in our creative community could have predicted this global pandemic. Nor could they have foreseen how it impacted so many industries, including our own. But our strength will always be found within our creative spirit. It makes us stand apart – and endure. We continue to harness it in the face of every challenging strategy, client request and now, crisis.

While the 2020 CSCA Creative Best Awards Show will undoubtedly be different, there is still much to celebrate. We continue to leave our mark on the culture of Columbus, making it a beacon of creative influence across the world. This pandemic will end and we will come out even stronger.

To this end, we now invite you to enter your work online by September 17th.

How to Enter

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 19th.

This year all work must be entered through our online submission website. No physical work will be accepted and the judging process will take place exclusively online. Keep this in mind when creating your entries. 

  1. Visit cscarts.submittable.com/submit and select the relevant category for your work.
  2. Prepare your work according to the category guidelines. 
  3. Make sure your entry follows the file type and size limits for its category. As a general rule, no more than three related pieces may be included in a single entry unless submitted as a Campaign. Videos may not exceed 3 minutes of run time. 
  4. Add a brief description of your piece that helps the judges understand the context, process, and why the work is successful. Refrain from mentioning your name or the name of your agency/company.
  5. Submit your entry. You will receive a confirmation email once your work has been accepted. Note: confirmation may come after the deadline. If your entry doesn’t meet the requirements, you will be given the opportunity to fix it.


Entry Timeline

August 17th, 2020 12:00am–September 17, 2020 11:59pm

Entry Pricing

Professional Member Entry – $50
Professional Non-Member Entry – $60

Students Member Entry – $10
Student Non-Member Entry – $15

Campaign category entries are an additional $5

Reduced price categories (Didn’t Make It and The Greater Good)– $30 for members/$35 for non-members

Submit Your Work

Full site: cscarts.org/creative-best


Image of faces in a crowd looking towards a centered hand holding a brick that reads Never Settle: Creative best 2020