Submission Media

When you're ready to submit your work you have plenty of options. Below you'll find everything that you need to know about the types of media that can be uploaded. Which media types can you submit for each of your entries? That depends on the category. Check out the Categories page to determine which types of media you can submit. 

Note: your agency or business name must NOT appear in your submission, unless it is a self-promotional project.





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Reference Image

Reference Image files are required for ALL entries, except audio submissions. Your reference images will NOT be judged. But they may be used by The One Awards for promotional purposes or displayed for community viewing and voting (People's Choice Awards).


CONTENT
  • The images should reflect the content of your entry
  • For Video entries, reference images should be high res stills from the video
  • If submitting multiple images, each should be unique. Do not submit duplicate images for one entry

DIMENSIONS
  • The longest side of each image should be no less than 2400 pixels long and no more than 4800 pixels long

FILE SIZE
  • Each file must be no larger than 5 MB

FORMAT
  • Each file must be a high res JPEG or PNG
  • Each file should be RGB color mode
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MEDIA TYPE: Image

This is the most common type of media submission. 


DIMENSIONS
  • The longest side of each image should be no less than 2400 pixels long and no more than 4800 pixels long

FILE SIZE
  • Each file must be no larger than 5 MB

FORMAT
  • Each file must be a high res JPEG or PNG
  • Each file should be RGB color mode

NOTE
  • All information should be large enough to be seen from a distance when projected or on a small monitor.
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Media type: Video

Video files can be either the final video (the original video as it ran) or a project video (behind-the-scenes, trailer, cut-down, demo, etc.). Videos should be no longer than 2 minutes.


ASPECT RATIO / RESOLUTION
  • 1920 x 1080 is preferred and recommended
  • Minimum resolution of 1280 x 720
  • All videos must be submitted in 16x9 format
  • Other aspect ratios will automatically have black pillars added after uploading the video into the online system

FORMAT
  • .mov or .mp4
  • H.264 compression
  • Audio compression must be AAC

FILE SIZE
  • Each file must be no larger than 500MB

NOTE
  • Most video entries can also be submitted via URL ( see below)
  • Do NOT include color bars or tone
  • Do NOT include agency information or slates


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Media type: Audio


FILE SIZE
  • Each file must be no larger than 500MB

FORMAT
  • All audio files must be in MP3 format

EXTRAS
  • Do NOT include agency information
  • Do NOT include audio slates


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Media type: URL  

URLs that link to websites, videos or other digital experience entries may be submitted. Note that any URL submitted must remain unchanged through November, 2022.



URL TO WEBSITE
  • URLs of a video hosted online (i.e., Vimeo, YouTube, etc.) are NOT accepted for Website categories
  • Landing pages of project information are acceptable

URL TO FULL LENGTH VIDEOS
  • For Long Form and Full Length video categories, a URL may be submitted to a content video hosted online (i.e., Vimeo, YouTube, etc.)
  • Case Study and Project Videos must be submitted through online upload.

NOTE
  • Password-protected URLs are NOT recommended, as complicated logins slow down judging.
  • Some categories may accept a URL to a download link for an application. This will be supporting media and is not guaranteed to be downloaded and installed by the jury.
  • For URL entries in a language other than English, use the "Judging Description / Translation" field with the individual URL to provide any necessary instructions in English.

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media type: PDF

PDF files can feature images, graphics, full booklets, brochures, books, magazines, and copy providing information about the project.


ALL PDFs
  • Files must be exported at a high resolution image compression.
  • Printers marks should not be included.

PROJECT PDF
  • Images, graphics, and copy should be provided in a single file
  • Project PDFs should be three (3) pages or less

PUBLICATION PDF
  • Physical books should be entered as multi-page documents
  • Publication PDFs should not contain any extraneous project information. They should be a digital version of the book as it was printed.

NOTE
  • Password-protected PDFs are NOT accepted.
  • Single-page PDFs can be submitted for Book and Magazine covers, but Digital Image submissions are recommended.
  • Digital publications may be entered as PDFs, providing they contain their original interactive components.

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