COMPETITION INFO

RULES AND REGULATIONS

We're always at your disposal. If you need additional assistance or have any questions, concerns, or suggestions, please contact us at info@midasawards.com. You can also call us at +1 (212) 643.4800.

You have two choices for uploading your support material:

  1. You can upload your pieces from within the entry process at the end of Step 1.
  2. You can wait until after you checkout, and add your pieces later using the upload link included on your invoice. Both methods will upload the supporting material for your entry directly to our server.

TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS FOR UPLOAD

Audio

Standard MP3 format (MPEG-2 Audio Layer III), stereo or mono, 44.1 kHz, 16-bit sampling, minimum sample rate: 160 kbps. Please include a script of the piece in the translation eld, even if it is in English.

Images

.jpg le format, maximum quality, 300 dpi resolution in RGB color, 2000x3400 pixels (portrait or landscape).

  • Notes:
  • .jpgs in CMYK format are NOT accepted.
  • .pdf - Please use PDF version 1.5 or higher (generated by Adobe Acrobat Version 6 or higher.)
  • CRAFT: Photography entries not being submitted on a hard copy should be pre-press ready with all fonts embedded.
Video

All videos must use the H.264 at Main Level compression profile. The audio must be encoded in Stereo using the MPEG 4/AAC compressor with 16 bit sampling at either 44.1 kHz or 48 kHz.
For SD files: Acceptable frame rates: 25 fps (PAL); 29.97 fps (NTSC). Acceptable frame sizes: 720x576 for PAL; 720x486 for NTSC (both with rectangular pixels per ITU-R Recommendation BT.601). Ten-bit video sources are preferred.
For HD les: Acceptable frame rates: 23.98p, 24p, 25p/50i, 29.97p/59.94i and 59.94p. Acceptable frame sizes: 1920x1080 and 1280x720.

PLEASE MAINTAIN THE ORIGINAL FRAME RATE AND FRAME SIZE OF YOUR SOURCE MATERIAL. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, PLEASE CONTACT US AT processing@midasawards.com.

WEBSITES AND ONLINE ADVERTISING

Not only can you submit websites as entries, you may also submit one URL per entry as a web page with your supporting creative material instead of uploading it to our servers. Just provide the URL in the proper place on the entry form. Do not brand the page with the entering company's logo.

THE URL SHOULD LEAD DIRECTLY TO YOUR ENTRY AND MUST NOT REQUIRE A PASSWORD OR LOGIN. ALL SUBMITTED URLS MUST BE ACTIVE FROM THE TIME YOU SUBMIT YOUR ENTRY AT LEAST THROUGH DECEMBER 2017, AND PERMANENTLY IF YOUR WORK EARNS AN AWARD. IF YOU DO NOT WISH TO KEEP THE URL LIVE, PLEASE SUBMIT ORIGINAL FILES FOR SHOWCASING.

When entering a website, please consider including a walk-through video (see specs above) of your site so the judges are sure to see the work you are most interested in showing. This is strongly suggested, but not required.

ONLINE ENTRIES: FILE SIZE UNDER 1 GIGABYTE

If you do not upload your entries within the entry process at the end of Step 1, you will nd a separate upload link for each of your pieces at the bottom of the invoice automatically emailed to you after checkout. Please be sure to upload all pieces.

ONLINE ENTRIES: FILE SIZE OVER 1 GIGABYTE

To upload entry files larger than one gigabyte, the same technical requirements outlined above apply. You can either receive a link to upload your documents or send a link to download your documents.

TO RECEIVE A LINK TO UPLOAD:

Please email processing@midasawards.com placing in the subject line the title of your entry AND the corresponding six digit item id number from the invoice. You will receive a reply with a Dropbox link for you to upload your le. Once you have completed the upload to Dropbox, we will audit the le and contact you if there are any issues before it goes into judging.

TO SEND A LINK TO DOWNLOAD:

If you would prefer to send us a link from which we may download your le, please email the link to processing@midasawards.com. Placing the title of your entry AND the corresponding six digit item id number from the invoice in the subject line. Please make sure the le we will be downloading is not labeled with anything except the corresponding six-digit item id number from your invoice. EXAMPLE:
123456-1.mov
123456-2.jpg
123456-3.pdf

THE FOLLOWING FORMATS ARE NOT ACCEPTABLE:

AgencyName123456-1.mov
EntryTitle123456-2.jpg

If you have questions about the upload process or technical questions, please contact processing@midasawards.com.

Audio

Entries must be submitted in MP3 format on DVD, USB or CD. Be sure to name each entry le. Please include a script of the piece in the translation eld.

Images

Entries must be submitted in .jpg le format (300 dpi, maximum quality, RGB color, 2000 pixels by 3400 pixels) or as a PDF version 1.5 or higher (generated by Adobe Acrobat Version 6 or higher) on DVD or USB. Insert each piece in an envelope with a copy of the entry form or printed invoice and translations (non-English entries only). Label the envelope clearly with company name, category, entry title, and Item ID numbers.

Video

Video entries may be submitted on USB or DVD as .mov files using H.264 at Main Level compression. (Utilizing the same specific cations as on-line submissions.). Video entries may also be submitted as standard PAL or NTSC video DVDs.

Please maintain the original frame rate and frame size of your source material, reducing the compression quality only if necessary to fit on the disc. All entries should be submitted together on a single DVD or USB, if possible. If submitting a DVD that is burned in-house, please remove all region and security encryption.

WE NO LONGER ACCEPT DIGIBETA OR ANY TAPE-BASED MEDIA.

NEED HELP? HAVE AN IDEA? CONTACT US!

We welcome any comments, suggestions or questions you may have so please don't hesitate to contact us at +1 (212) 643.4800 or email us at info@midasawards.com.