FAQ

HOW DO I KNOW IF I'M ALREADY REGISTERED?

If you have never entered your contact information on this site then you are not registered. You may not login using your registration from previous ADC Young Guns sites, from the ADC Annual Awards or from adcglobal.org. You must create a new registration specifically for Young Guns.


FORGOTTEN EMAIL ADDRESS?

If you have forgotten the email address you used when you registered, email your full name to brendan@adcglobal.org.


DO YOU HAVE TO BE AN ADC MEMBER TO ENTER?

No, members and non-members are welcome to enter ADC Young Guns.


DO ADC MEMBERS RECEIVE A DISCOUNT ON ENTRY FEES?

No, members and non-members all pay the same entry fee.


WHY IS THERE AN ENTRY FEE?

ADC is a non-profit organization which strives to connect, provoke, and elevate individuals of all ages and professional levels within the communication arts industry. Proceeds From Young Guns help fund all ADC programs, including our scholarship fund, Saturday Career Workshops and the Henry Wolfe Photography Workshop. Explore all of ADC's programming by visiting adcglobal.org.


DISCOUNTED ADC MEMBERSHIP FOR YOUNG GUNS ENTRANTS

When you pay for your ADC Young Guns entry, you will have the opportunity to take advantage of a limited-time opportunity, available only to YG entrants, to join the ADC for one year at a steeply discounted rate of $25. This offer is available to both U.S. and International residents. This offer is only valid if purchase is made during check-out for your YG entry and is non-transferable. Standard ADC Membership rates will apply upon membership renewal. Learn more about ADC Membership here.


WHAT IF I NEED TO SHOW MORE THAN ONE IMAGE FOR AN ENTRY PIECE?

If you feel one or more of your pieces require more than one image view to convey the project, you may either tile these images into one image file within the specified requirements or you may post the images on a single URL page and provide us with the link. If you choose to display them in a URL, we suggest that you also upload a low-res version of the tile images for judging reference and make sure that only images pertinent to the entry piece are displayed on the URL page.


WHAT IF MY PIECES ARE PART OF A CAMPAIGN?

If you wish to enter work from a campaign, we would encourage you to enter the campaign as one entry piece (please see question above if you would like to show several pieces from the campaign). If you feel that the different aspects of the campaign are unique enough and would be better represented as separate pieces you may also enter them that way.


IF ONE OF MY PIECES IS IN A FOREIGN LANGUAGE AND I WOULD LIKE TO INCLUDE AN ENGLISH TRANSLATION, WHAT DO I DO?

Please embed the translated text into your digital image or video file, where it will be easily visible, or include a translation in the 'description' field when entering the piece.


HOW WILL I KNOW IF I WON?

Winners will be notified via email in July 2015. We will do our best to contact all other entrants shortly thereafter. Please do not call.


WHAT KIND OF WORK CAN I ENTER?

We accept work that spans the following creative disciplines: graphic design, photography, illustration, advertising and art direction, environmental design, film, animation & video, interactive design, architecture, copywriting, and typography. If your work does not fit within any of these categories, this does not necessarily mean that it isn't eligible - email brendan@adcyoungguns.org to make sure.


CAN MORE THAN ONE PERSON ENTER AS A TEAM?

If you have one or more design partners, and all of you qualify according to the rules, you can enter as a team. You can use the name of your studio, if applicable, or each individual's name (example: John Doe and Jane Smith). Teams may be no larger than 3 persons.


DOES THE BODY OF WORK I ENTER HAVE TO INCLUDE PERSONAL WORK?

No. The body of work submitted may include personal work, but it does not have to. A maximum of half of your pieces entered may be personal work; the rest must be professional work. So if you enter eight pieces, no more than four of them can be personal projects. Unpublished and client-rejected spec work counts as personal work. Freelance and pro-bono work will count as professional work.


I AM 30 YEARS OLD, AM I ELIGIBLE?

As long as you are 30 years of age or younger on the date of the Call for Entries launches (November 1, 2014) you are eligible to enter Young Guns 13.


CAN I RECEIVE A RECEIPT OR INVOICE FOR MY RECORDS?

Your Entry Summary Forms, invoice included, are emailed to you in your entry confirmation email, as an attachment. You will receive this email once you have finalized and paid for your entry. Please keep a copy of these forms for your records.


MY ACCOUNTING DEPARTMENT NEEDS TO HAVE A FEDERAL ID NUMBER AND INVOICE BEFORE THEY WILL ISSUE A CHECK.

Please email us at payments@adcglobal.org for our Federal ID number. Your Entry Summary Forms, invoice included, are emailed to you in your entry confirmation email, as an attachment. You will receive this email once you have finalized and paid for your entry. Please keep a copy of these forms for your records.


CAN I SUBMIT WORK WHICH IS PASSWORD PROTECTED?

Yes. We realize there may be situations where work being submitted is not intended for, or not yet ready for public consumption. We allow you to submit URLs which are password protected. This work will only be seen by the Young Guns jury. If you win, none of your work will be shared publicly without your prior consent.


MY QUESTION IS NOT ANSWERED HERE. HOW CAN I CONTACT YOU?

If you still have questions about ADC Young Guns or are having technical problems with the registration system, please send an email to brendan@adcglobal.org.