2015CfE0329

Welcome to the 27th edition of New Hampshire’s premier juried exhibition, celebrating the creative excellence of New England’s graphic and web designers, copywriters, illustrators, photographers, videographers, and students.

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Since its founding in 1988, the New Hampshire Creative Club’s (NHCC) mission has been to promote community, education and inspiration among Northern New England’s professionals working in the fields of advertising and visual communications. The NHCC also offers unique opportunities for college and university students to meet, learn, and interact with professionals from around the state.

Today the NHCC continues to serve as a forum for networking and professional development through its monthly meetings, panel discussions, presentations and workshops on timely topics relevant not only to its members but all those in and around the Granite State who share their interests. The NHCC’s membership includes a dynamic mix of graphic designers, photographers, illustrators, web developers, videographers, printers, teachers, writers, suppliers and others in related fields.

We are pleased to announce that the New Hampshire Creative Club is partnering with the YMCA for the 27th Annual Exhibition.

Select entries, chosen by an expert panel of judges, will be displayed at the YMCA, located at 30 Mechanic Street in Manchester, NH. The opening reception will be held on Tuesday, June 16th, with refreshments, an awards presentation, and general hobnobbing and admiration. The show will then be available to travel to other art centers, businesses and schools, if requested.

Deadline: 11:59PM, Wednesday, May 20th, 2015.

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The Criteria

All entries will be evaluated on the basis of creative excellence and outstanding execution. Work selected for the exhibition will display a high degree of both. Entries that involve both typography and images will be judged on their level of creative integration, craftsmanship and excellence, and how well they convey their concept and intent. Entries that involve visual elements only, such as photography and illustration, will be judged based on the creative excellence of those images. A minimum of 25 entries will be exhibited.  As merited, Awards for Creative Excellence will be chosen by show judges from among the work accepted into the show. Top honors will go to the BEST OF SHOW, as chosen by the panel of judges.

The YMCA will select 5 “YMCA’s Choice Award Winners” for additional recognition.  These winning entries will be framed and auctioned as part of a YMCA fundraiser.  The proceeds from which will be used to secure scholarships for children to attend the YMCA summer programs. Artwork not chosen as the five “YMCA’s Choice Award Winners” may be selected to be framed and placed on semi-permanent display on the walls of the YMCA, with artist attribution. It is the NHCC’s sincere hope that by partnering with the YMCA, we will provide artistic enrichment to the community, encourage young developing artists to pursue a creative career and also grow public awareness of the club and our member’s artwork.

Entry Categories:

Advertising | Copywriting

Graphic Design

Illustration

Photography

Video

Digital & Interactive Design

Industrial Design

Fashion

Student

Eligibility:

If you’re a New England-based individual, agency or company responsible for the creation of written and visual communications and design, you are eligible to enter. All entries must have been produced between April 26, 2014 and May 20th, 2015.

The Judges:

A single panel of 5 jurors will evaluate the submissions via a remote judging system, choosing artwork to be included in the annual exhibition. Further, the judges will select the works meriting awards for Creative Excellence, Best of Show and Best Student work.

Entry Guidelines:

Work selected for the show cannot be returned. Your entry serves as permission for the New Hampshire Creative Club to use your submission for display, promotion, and publication, but only in connection with the 27th Annual Exhibition and fundraising for the YMCA. If selected for inclusion in the show, only your submitted physical works become the property of the New Hampshire Creative Club, no additional usage rights are implied or granted. The physical entry may be on display at the YMCA past the month period of the show, but only with artist attribution and contact information. All entrants accepted into the 27th Annual Exhibition will be notified by a representative of the NHCC within two weeks after judging takes place.

How to submit your work for judging:

Enter online at onlinejuriedshows.com/Default.aspx?OJSID=457  Help sizing your images can be found at: www.OnlineJuriedShows.com/help.aspx. For best results, your image should be 1920 pixels @72 dpi on the longest side.  Images should be in JPEG format and sRGB color space. If you need additional help, please contact info@onlinejuriedshows.com or call 949‐287‐8645.

PIECES IN A SERIES (which will be judged as one work) must consist of no more than three pieces. Please include the number in series as part of the file name (i.e. 1 of 3, 2 of 3, etc.)

ADVERTISING/COPYWRITING ENTRIES can include print ad campaigns and radio or TV commercials. Direct mail campaigns can be entered in either the Graphic Design or Advertising/Copywriting categories at the discretion of the entrant. Please submit radio and TV commercials in script form with storyboards (if applicable) and include a video or website URL.

DIGITAL & INTERACTIVE DESIGN include projects created for digital distribution on the Web, CD-ROM, interactive kiosk or handheld devices. Entries should be included as an image attachment and as a website URL.

VIDEO ENTRIES, including commercials, should be no more than twenty minutes in length, and submitted via URL.

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN ENTRIES include projects created for physical production, including either improvements upon existing items, or the creation of new items.  Entries may be submitted as digital renders/photographs, including at least 3 views. Videos of the entry may be submitted via URL.

FASHION DESIGN ENTRIES may include wearable art, textiles, costume design and cosmetology. Entries may be submitted photographs including at least 3 views. Videos of the entry may be submitted via URL.

This is the first year the NHCC is using the www.OnlineJuriedShows.com system. It is designed to help automate the entry process, so please be patient as we sort through any technical difficulties that may arise.

How to Pay and Form Information:

All show payment will be submitted through www.OnlineJuriedShows.com.

Registration fee:  $35 (all entrants must pay this fee in addition to the entry fee per piece)

Entry Fee Per Piece:  NHCC Members & Students: $20, Non-Members: $35

You may enter a project in multiple categories. A separate entry fee must be paid for each category in which a piece is submitted, and an additional entry form must be filled out.

Entry Fees & Membership:

PLEASE NOTE you must renew or start a 2015 NHCC membership prior to your entry
in order to take advantage of member savings.

Award Certificates:

A certificate is awarded to the creator of each piece included in the show. You may select up to three other individuals to receive a certificate at no charge. Additional certificates can be ordered for $10 each.

DEADLINE:  Work must be received for judging no later than 11:59 pm, Thursday, May 20th, 2015.

Delivering Accepted Pieces:

All entrants whose entries are accepted into the show MUST provide a physical show-quality piece per the guidelines listed below in order to be included in the exhibition. Entries not meeting these requirements may be excluded from the show. Unless submitting digital work, such as a website or video, all work submitted MUST BE MOUNTED on black mat board, black illustration board, or black foam core that would fit within a 11” x 14”, 16” x 20”, or 24” x 36” frame. The board must form a border of at least 1” to 2” around the piece. A plastic sleeve is required if the item is intended to be removed for review, such as a brochure. Three-dimensional pieces, such as books and products, can be submitted unmounted. DO NOT SUBMIT camera originals or original artwork, since entries will not be returned. Each piece delivered for display in the show must be labeled with its intended Category.

If you are submitting a digital work, such as a website or video, it is in your best interest to submit a mounted, high quality, screenshot of your piece. Due to the show being displayed in a public space, we will not leave screens out to display digital pieces for the month of the show. A physical print is the only way to safely display your piece for the duration of the show.

PIECES IN A SERIES or MULTIPLE VIEWS OF A SINGLE OBJECT must be numbered on the back in the preferred order. A series (which will be judged as one work) must consist of no more than three pieces, preferably mounted to the same board.

ADVERTISING/COPYWRITING ENTRIES Please submit articles, radio ads and TV commercials in script form with storyboards (if applicable) and include a video or website URL.

DIGITAL & INTERACTIVE DESIGN ENTRIES will be displayed from the entry website URL. It is recommended that you also submit a mounted still or screenshot.

PHOTOGRAPHY ENTRIES should be submitted as a mounted, show-quality print; or printed brochure, annual report, book, ad tear sheet, etc.

VIDEO ENTRIES will be displayed from the entry website URL. It is recommended that you also submit a mounted still or screenshot.

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN ENTRIES may be submitted as a physical 3D object with digital renders/photographs or as mounted prints, including at least 3 views. Any videos of the entry will be displayed from the original URL submission.

FASHION DESIGN ENTRIES may be submitted as a physical 3D object with digital renders/photographs or as mounted prints, including at least 3 views. Any videos of the entry will be displayed from the original URL submission.

Artwork accepted into the show must be physically delivered in person or via mail to any of the following addresses before June 12th at 5pm.  Please note, this is the final due date for delivering pieces that have been accepted into the show.

Accepted Entry Delivery Options:

To be Announced

 

Show Production Team:

Show Chairperson: Amber Nicole Cannan, www.docwebtrc.com

Concept, Design & Layout: Amber Nicole Cannan, www.docwebtrc.om

 

Printing Generously Donated By E Print, Inc.

Contact: Ben Maurais, (603) 594-0009, http://www.eprintinc.com/

 

Paper Generously Donated by Mohawk Fine Papers, Inc.

Contact: Chris Morgan: 603-801-1908  www.mohawkpaper.com

 

Questions:

annualshow@nhcreativeclub.org

NHCC Hotline: 603 382 5530

 

If you need help entering your images or are unable to, please contact info@onlinejuriedshows.com or call 949‐287‐8645