Digital file requirements
A straight-on cover (primary image) is required for all entries; at least two versions of the same image:
- One (1) print-quality .TIFF (no compression and uncropped), minimum 300 DPI, six (6) inches or greater on its shortest side, silhouetted (no background). Image mode; RGB.
- One (1) web-accessible .PNG or .JPG, minimum 150 DPI, 1200 pixels or greater on its shortest side, silhouetted (no background). Image mode; RGB.
You are welcome to upload up to five (5) additional images of the project. The cover (primary image) will be displayed online and if selected by the jurors on Design Observer and AIGA websites. For the 50 Books competition category, interior shots or spreads are encouraged.
If you are entering the 50 Books category of the competition, physical copies are required for judging purposes. Entrants will receive an email with the address of the judging location and shipping instructions to send a physical copy of the book once the entry is complete. Books must be postmarked no later than March 4, 2019.
AIGA and Design Observer cannot confirm receipt of packages. If you need delivery confirmation, you will need to purcahse that from your delivery service. AIGA and Design Observer cannot pick up your packages from the delivery services.
Important: Do not mail books until instructed to do so via email confirmation.
Entries cannot be returned under any circumstances.