Entry Guidelines

  • Each entry must be represented in its original format and must have been produced or implemented or run during the 2017 calendar year by a firm or individual located in Texas. If the entry was directed by a company, or a branch office of a company, and produced by another entity (agency, production firm, etc.), at least one of those must be located in Texas. It is acceptable for the work to have been for another geographic market as long as there was a Texas location involved in its direction or production.
  • The firm or individual submitting the entry must have been involved in the direction, development, production and/or implementation of the submitted entry.
  • Each entry must be prepared according to the guidelines and digital requirements below. An entry that fails to follow these guidelines and the digital requirements is subject to disqualification.
  • The judging committee may move an entry to a different category and/or divide or merge categories, as it deems appropriate.
  • The decisions of the judging committee and the judges are final.
  • No entry fee will be refunded due to an entry’s disqualification, or after the entries are judged.

Entry Questions

800 word max for each question

What was the core, basic problem to be solved or situation to be addressed by the entry?
What was/were the objective(s) to address the situation or challenge?
What was the strategy and which tactics (actions) were undertaken for achieving the objectives?
How does the approach and tone of the creative message align with the target audience and support the stated objectives and strategies?
Which results did this entry deliver? Did the entry meet its objective(s)?

Digital requirements

  • Entries are completed online and all storyboards are submitted electronically. In addition to completing the online questionnaire, each entry must include one (1) JPG document showcasing your submission – an “electronic storyboard.” Examples of storyboards are provided within the entry form.
  • Any attachment that does not match the criteria below will be disqualified.

STORYBOARD SPECS:  The only file formats for the electronic storyboard that will be accepted are JPG files. Any other file format risks rejection. Multi-page documents will be disqualified.
  • Entrants are required to put the category and sub-category names and the submitting company’s name and/or logo on your electronic storyboard. If this information is not included on your board, it will be disqualified.

Image size: 20″ x 20″, RGB, 300 dpi, saved at 100% quality.

Please be sure to adhere to the size guidelines above.

Example Boards

Entry Fees

January 15–March 9
March 10–March 23 EXTENDED to March 30