Frequently Asked Questions

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Entering


Are physical entries accepted?
Unfortunately, physical items are not accepted this year due to the Covid-19 pandemic. All entries must be submitted digitally.
See more questions about submission requirements.

What is the deadline for entries?
Deadline is 3:00PM on 10th of April. To view the updates on deadlines, click here.

Can I edit or add credits after I have completed checkout and closed my entries?
Yes. Credits are not used for judging, and they can still be edited on closed entries.
NOTE: A Primary credit is required for all entries. Judging is anonymous, so the jury will not see this.

Can I edit my Entry Title or Client/Brand after I have completed checkout and closed my entries?
No. You will not be able to edit your Entry Title or Client/Brand on the entry details section for closed entries. If you need to make a change, please email email. Be sure to include the Entry ID number in your email.

Can I submit my judging media after I have completed checkout and closed my entries?
No. The entry system will not allow you to close your entries until you have added the required media.
NOTE: Judging media cannot be edited on closed entries.

Can I delete my entries after I have completed checkout and closed them?
No, you will not be able to delete your entries once you have completed checkout and closed them.
NOTE: All entry fees are non-refundable and non-transferable. By submitting entries into the competition, entrants are committing to pay for all entry fees in full.

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Submission Requirements


What media is accepted?
Each category accepts different media. Click here to view the Discipline categories and their submission media requirements.
Click here to view details on file specifications for different media types.

Do I need to provide an English translation for my entry?
Yes. English translations are required for all work in another language.


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Entry Fees

How much does it cost to enter?
There is a fee for each entry that you submit. These fees vary by deadlines.
To view a summary of all fees, click here.

Is there a registration fee?
There is no registration fee to enter.

Are there additional fees if I win?
There are no additional fees for entries winning an award.

Where do my entry fees go?
All entry fees go towards The Ad Club India's programs and intiatives.

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Eligibility

Is my entry eligible to be entered?
Click here to see if your entry meets the guidelines.

My spot only ran once. Is it eligible?
Yes. Your spot is eligible.

Are there any rules or regulations for submitting entries?
Yes. Click here to see the rules, regulations, and submission restrictions for entry.
NOTE: Not complying with the rules and regulations will result in your entries being disqualified from the competition.

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Judging

How are entries being judged this year?
All judging will be done online due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. As in past years, all work will be judged by our esteemed international juries. Work that has advanced past First Round will be judged in Final Round, then advance into Discussion Round.

Will there be any in-person judging this year?
No, judging will be done only online and through virtual jury discussions.

How will entries be judged if the physical component is crucial to the work?
For categories that would have accepted physical entries in the past, we have expanded the submission media options to include supporting media, so that you can showcase and represent your physical works in the best way possible.

When does judging take place?
The first round of judging begins online in . Final Round begins in , and Discussions begin in .

Who is on this year's jury?
The jury will be announced soon.

When are winners announced?
All Finalists (winners) will be notified by email after judging is completed. Notifications will be sent to the primary email address associated with your account. Please be sure to keep this information up to date.
NOTE: Notifications will be sent only to those selected as Finalists.

What do I receive if I win?
Finalists are awarded Gold, Silver, Bronze, or a Merit Award.
NOTE: One complimentary trophy is awarded per win.

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