The APDG Awards entry form, eligibility criteria, entering, judging, and announcing processes use the following definitions:
BUSINESS NAME ON TROPHY OPTION: Available to FRIEND members of the APDG. The right to have the name of a business or name of the owner of copyright in the WORK above or in the place of the name of the ENTRANT. Also the right to own, keep and accept the trophy at the Awards ceremony. In a best case scenario the ENTRANT and THE DESIGN TEAM should be onstage during any acceptance when BUSINESS NAME ON TROPHY OPTIONS have been purchased
ENTRANT: The name of a FULL member who is the individual who is the lead designer or the leader of the DESIGN TEAM responsible for the WORK. The individual responsible for compiling the entry, signing the entry form and seeking permission from the production company or owner of copyright in the WORK to enter the awards. The name on the trophy will be that of the ENTRANT unless the BUSINESS NAME ON TROPHY OPTION is purchased by the owner of copyright in the WORK, in which case the ENTRANT’S name on the trophy is optional.
Exceptions to ENTRANT’S being a FULL MEMBER:
- ENTRANTS in the Student categories may be CONCESSION members.
- ENTRANTS in the Games category may be without membership.
ENTRY PACKAGE: Consists of one folder with three elements:
- The WORK. The project to be judged (many files)
- The CLIP (Not judged) (one file)
- The STILL (Not judged) (one file)
DESIGN TEAM: A maximum of 6 names and their roles as defined by the ENTRANT. This team may consist of APDG members and/or non-members. When the lead designer (or ENTRANT) is not Australian half or more of the DESIGN TEAM members must be Australian. The names and roles of winning teams will be announced at the APDG Awards event and will be listed in the APDG Awards program and on the APDG website.
The WORK: The project to be judged.
The CLIP: Not judged. A 20-25 second movie or compilation of stills. It will be screened at the APDG Awards ceremony and on APDG Awards related websites if the ENTRANT is shortlisted.
The STILL: Not judged. A JPEG image (a minimum of 300 dpi – 900 pixels wide). That will be used to represent the WORK at the Awards ceremony, on APDG Awards related websites and in media coverage.