Rules & FAQs
Entries must include not just a logo but also examples of its application across different items as part of a brand's visual identity system.
Eligible entries must have been launched between 1st January 2017 and the closing date of 15th August 2018. Entries are permitted from all countries worldwide.
All entries must be submitted online only through the IVIA website. Entries are only accepted with a completed online form and processed payment. Entry fees are payable in UK Sterling and are not refundable in any circumstances. One form per entry.
Concept or speculative work is not accepted, with the exception of the student category. Student entries are only valid if the entrant is registered as a full-time student in a recognised educational institution at the time of entry, or has graduated in the same year as that in which the competition takes place.
The organisers reserve the right, at their sole discretion, to remove any entry from the competition that they deem to be plagiaristic, ethically suspect or offensive and no correspondence will be entered into. The organisers reserve the right to ask for evidence of the publications of the items submitted into the competition. The organisers also reserve the right to re-categorize any entry should they feel it to be necessary.
'Likes', 'follows' or 'retweets' from the Visual Identity Awards social media accounts do not in any way constitute endorsement or favouritism towards any works and will have no bearing on the judges' decision, which is undertaken independently.
The decision of the judges is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
All entrants understand that any image submitted to the competition may be used by the International Visual Identity Awards and their organisers, Dinsdale and Partners Limited, for marketing and promotional purposes including in any media such as exhibitions, print and digital media and therefore assign publication rights to Dinsdale and Partners Limited.
Entrants affirm that the materials and their publications will not infringe upon any personal, property or intellectual rights (i.e., copyright, trademark, and patent) of others and that all information is accurate and hold Dinsdale and Partners Limited harmless from any action resulting from this entry material and information.
By submitting their entry, entrants agree for their e-mail address to be added to the IVIA mailing list. Dinsdale and Partners Limited will never share entrants' details with third parties.
Who can enter the International Visual Identity Awards?
Entries are eligible from any country worldwide from both client and agency teams and we accept design work from agencies both big and small, as well as freelance designers. Students in full-time education may submit their work into the student category
What are the deadlines?
Early bird entry closes on 30th April 2018. The final extended deadline is now 30th September 2018.
Do I just enter a logo as my entry?
No, we will not accept logos alone. Each entry must be accompanied by examples of how that logo is applied as part of a visual identity system.
What are the fees?
Early bird normal: £65 per entry + UK VAT
Early bird student: £45 per entry + UK VAT
Normal: £70 per entry + UK VAT
Student: £50 per entry + UK VAT
How do I pay?
We accept payment through PayPal only, where you have a number of different payment options including all major credit cards. Payment is processed by the competition's organisers Dinsdale and Partners Limited.
Why is there an entry fee?
We are an independent competition, not tied to a large corporation or media company. As such, we need to charge an entry fee to cover the administration costs of the awards.
When are the winners announced?
Winners will be announced by the end of 2018.
How will winners be promoted?
A press release will be circulated to all the major marketing and design media worldwide and winners will appear on the IVIA website
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