The APDG Awards entry form, eligibility criteria, entering, judging, and announcing processes use the following definitions:
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 it is a JOINT entry or 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 Emerging categories members must be EMERGING members.
- Design Team members that are not Australian or New Zealand residents or citizens may be affiliate members.
The WORK: The project to be judged.
The DESIGN PROCESS document: Used to judge the WORK.
The CLIP: Not judged. A maximum 20 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 (2000 pixels wide). That will be used to represent the WORK at the Awards ceremony, on APDG Awards related websites and in media coverage.
DESIGN TEAM: A maximum of 5 names and their roles as defined by the ENTRANT. The lead designer (or ENTRANT) must be a Full or Emerging APDG member and for general entries at least 50% of the nominated design team must be an APDG member and/or an Australian designer or design associate. For Joint Entries, 100% of the entrants must be APDG members. The names and roles of the design team will be listed in the APDG Awards program and on the APDG website.
BUSINESS NAME ON TROPHY OPTION: Available to AFFILIATE 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.