D1 - Print Collateral (Brochures, Booklets, Postcards, Flyers, Stationary)
D2 - Publications (Books, Magazines, Newspapers, Posters)
D3 - Presentation & Document Design
D4 - Signage & Wayfinding (Displays, Banners, Events)
D5 - Packaging Design
D6 - Social Media Design
D7 - Product Design
D8 - Product Photography
D9 - Iconography
D10 - Typography
D11 - Architectural Design
D12 - Specialty Items
A1 - Illustrations
A2 - Anime/ Manga Art
A3 - Digital Art
A4 - Photography
MA1 - Marketing Campaign
MA2 - Advertising Campaign
MA3 - Social Media Campaign
MA4 - Event Marketing
B1 - Brand Identity (Logo, Colors, Typography, Guidelines)
B2 - Brand Collateral (Brand Visual System)
B3 - Brand Messaging
B4 - Brand Strategy
T1 - Website Design
T2 - UI/ UX Design
T3 - Mobile App Design
T4 - Desktop App Design
T5 - Game Design
T6 - Interactive Design
T7 - VR/AR Experiences
MO1 - Short Film (Animation)
MO2 - Storyboard Design
MO3 - Art Direction
MO4 - Digital Advertisements
MO5 - TV Advertisements
MO6 - Storytelling
MO7 - Motion Graphics
MO8 - Traditional Animation
MO9 - 2D Animation
MO10 - 3D Animation
MO11 - Stop Motion
MO12 - Whiteboard Animation
MO13 - Music Video
MO14 - Cinematography
S1 - Non-Profits
S2 - Environmental
S3 - Making a Difference
S4 - Social Good
S5 - Empowering Diversity
S6 - Unlisted Award
After clicking the submit work button, your first step is to simply create your account. This allows you to become an ODA member, grants you the ability to submit your work, and receive exclusive content, updates, and much more.
Next, you'll complete the submission form which is broken down into 3 steps: Personal Information, Submission Information, and Payment. Once, payment is complete, you're all set. You will receive notice of your acceptance into the competition within 5 business days.
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How to Submit
Submitting your work is simple and easy. Our submission form takes you through a step-by-step questionnaire, where we learn more about you and your work.
If you have questions along the way - our team is always ready to help you decide what categories to select, or help with any other questions or concerns you may have before submitting.
Is there an ODA membership?
Currently, we do not offer memberships. However, this is a feature that is on our roadmap and will be launched in 2023 among other exciting additions.
Can I make changes to my submission?
If you would like to make any adjustments to your submission, you can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will do our best to accommodate your changes. Please note: We reserve the right to decline any requested changes if inappropriate or unnecessary.
What do I receive if I win an award?
All nominees will receive a nomination certificate and laurel. All winners will receive a winners certificate and laurel to promote on their website/ portfolios/ socials. In the future, trophies, merchandise, press currency, prize money, and other rewards may be established.
Can I receive Paid Feedback after submitting my work?
If you did not originally pay for feedback and would like to do so after the fact, you can do so by emailing email@example.com.
When will the winners be announced?
The results of the competition will be announced within 10 business days after the close of the competition!
When do I receive my Paid Feedback?
If you paid for feedback, you can expect to receive your feedback and scoring after the winners have been announced at the close of the competition.
What happens after my work is accepted?
Once your submission is accepted you can see your design on our Submissions Showcase. Here you will see all designs for the current competition!
When will I know if my submission has been accepted?
After we receive your submission you will get a notification that your submission has been accepted within 10 business days.
You Asked, We Answered
Design - 40%
Ability to create, conceive and plan for a specific vision, or final aesthetic in your work. A combination of planning, aesthetics, and visual execution.
Creativity - 30%
Creation of new ideas, imaginations, and possibilities that successfully accomplish a purpose, enhance communication, and aesthetically empower the goals of your design.
Innovation - 20%
The capability to successfully implement new or different aspects of your work that accomplishes added value throughout.
Content - 10%
How you successfully deliver purposeful and delightful messaging that fully supports your work and communicates your intentions in a clear, concise, and cohesive manner.
Evaluating the talent and effort of the best creatives in the world is a challenging task which requires the considerable knowledge and experience possessed by our ODA jury.
We have created a fair and transparent evaluation system used to score all works submitted to us based on the following 4 criteria: