FAQ

Submit your entry online in Three easy steps:

  1. Check out successfully, fill the entry form and submit your entry.
  2. Complete the short online entry form. Don’t forget you can enter each work in more than one category.
  3. Upload your entry (image/jpeg) to the site.

Submissions received by the closing date of contest will be evaluated.

The contest is open to anyone. Individual or team is eligible to submit their projects. Contestants are not limited to age, nationality or gender.

No restrictions on post-production of the project that is complete except that any post- production must be the work of the entrant. 

A written translation or adaptation must accompany non-English entries.

Some entries may qualify for multiple categories; if so treat each entry as a separate submission. The nominated jury panel of Marvelous Awards reserves the right to re-categorize incorrectly classified entries and to withhold an award in a category if submissions do not meet their expectation.

The Marvelous Awards may request proof of initial production, publication and/or air date.

It is recommended that you keep your synopsis to approximately 350 words. We suggest you utilize this section of your entry to elaborate on the piece as well as the creativity and originality of your idea. The brief should strengthen your entry, as well as providing the jury a better understanding of your project.

Image File

All images should be saved as flattened JPEG, JPG, PNG or PDF (keep them under 6 MB; measure between 4000 and 5000 pixels on the longest side, 300 dpi is preferable).

What if I have trouble uploading my images?

First, check that the image does not exceed the maximum size of 5MB and 4,000px wide and the file name contains only Last Name and First Name or numbers. Once you’ve checked that these things are in order, try to upload your images again. If you’re still having trouble after this, contact our support staff at: info@marvelousawards.com.

Audio/Video

Max. 100MB in mp4 (HD) Short Film

Max. 30MB in mp4 (HD) Others

  • Architectural Designers
  • Transport Designers
  • Product Designers
  • Photographers
  • Short Film Makers
  • Studios
  • Advertising Agencies
  • Architects
  • Builders
  • Brand/Business Owner
  • Car Designers
  • Creative Boutiques
  • Design Firms
  • Engineers
  • Fashion Designers
  • Freelance Professionals
  • Graphic Designers
  • In-house Marketing
  • Interactive Agencies
  • Interior Designers
  • Landscape Designers
  • Product Designers
  • Students
  •  

Entries are judged at random without comparison to other entries in a category. Work is evaluated on criteria determined by the job’s requirements, innovation and creativity. Freelancers are not compared to design firms in the same category.

To ensure high standards of high quality, a category may have multiple winners or no winners. Work is critiqued rated by consensus, with the panel of judges determining a rating on a scale of 100 points. Winners with a score between 85 and 100 points are Winners. Entries with a score between 70 and 84 points are 1st runner-ups. Entries with a score between 50 and 69 points are 2nd runner-ups.

Winners are informed within three weeks/21 days after the final entry period and judging process concludes. The result will be communicated via supplied e-mail to all registered participants. Winners profile and work will be published online on the Marvelous Awards website and their all of the official social media accounts.

Professional: $12 per entry

Amateur: $8 per entry

Entry fees must be paid for multiple entries at the same time as your first entry in order to be counted as “additional entries”. An entry fee paid at a later time will be counted as a “first entry”.

You may submit an entry into multiple categories at the same time.

The first category will be charged as per the original submission fee. Each of additional categories will be charged at $12 for professionals and for amateur $8.

Once submitted, entry fees are not refundable. Withdrawn entries (whether withdrawn by entrant or by the Marvelous Awards for entrant’s failure to comply with the entry rules) will NOT be refunded.

What are the levels of winning and how many awards are given in the Marvelous Awards, an International Design Contest?

There are THREE (3) levels of achievement in the contest:

Designer/Photographer/Short Film Maker of the Year

– Only ONE highest score point from each category will be recognized as Architectural Designer/Transport Designer/Product Designer/Fashion Designer/Photographer/Short Film Maker of the Year.

– The winner receives a complimentary limited-edition trophy and professionally designed certificate.

– Marvelous Award Winners of the Year will also receive Cash Prize and all winner benefits from the standard winning levels (Professional & Amateur)

Architectural Designer/Transport Designer/Product Designer/Fashion Designer/Photographer/Short Film Maker of the Year (85-100)

1st Runner-Up (70-84)

2nd Runner-Up (50-69)

The number of awards presented by Marvelous Awards is determined by the number of submissions in a given category, the scoring range and the number of tie scores.

 

It is not required that you send actual sample of your product to the competition. Images and a description of the product are sufficient.

Winner awards are custom-made. Trophy and certificates ship directly from the manufacturer. Please allow 14-18 weeks for both the Trophy and certificates. Shipping time may be longer during off-season.

The prestige of the Marvelous Awards, an International Design Contest relies in large part on the high caliber of the juries that convene each year to review submissions. The International Design Contest seeks to assemble juries that represent the breadth of the profession, including private, public, institutional, and academic practice, and exemplify diversity in professional experience, geography, gender and ethnicity.

The Marvelous Awards is an independent, international organization focused on creating a community of phenomenal designers, marketing creativity, effectiveness and excellence. It conducts impartial, ‘blind’ judged competitions and, once completed, it recognizes, celebrates and promotes creative, effective and marketing excellence in those winning companies and individuals.

Its judging process is designed to be impartial and free from outside influences by withholding both the names of the judges on its panel as well as the contestant’s names throughout the entire evaluation process. Both judge and contestant names are withheld until after award winning entries are selected. This anonymity shelters all involved from any vested interest which may attempt to influence the judge’s opinions or the judging process.

Each year, the Marvelous Awards would honor the best in creativity from around the world, while you give us a glimpse into the future of the profession. Winners receive:

Cash prize, one professionally designed certificate commemorating the winning entry, which includes entry title, entering company/winner’s name and category. Titles will be highlighted indicating the level of win.

Top tier (1st Runner-Up, 2nd Runner-Up) winners will be featured on Marvelous Awards site’s Gallery, where professionals can view your work.

A press release sent to major industry outlets, celebrating your win.

In addition to the complimentary certificates Professional and Amateur winners will get featured by Marvelous Awards on social media or our media partners.

Entries submitted become the property of Marvelous Awards and cannot be returned. Each entrant, by clicking the box to enter the contest, grants a nonexclusive, perpetual, irrevocable, worldwide, transferable, royalty-free, paid up right to Marvelous Awards to reproduce, perform and display the entries (including, without limitation, in edited form or as part of compilations of entries) at the Marvelous Awards and as part of the live stream on Marvelous Award’s website, otherwise on social media pages, in a book compiling images of winning works, and otherwise for educational and editorial purposes and for marketing and promoting the International Design Contest, Marvelous Awards on any platform in any media now or hereafter known.

Entrant represents and warrants that it has all necessary rights to grant the rights granted herein. Without limiting the generality of the preceding sentence, entrant represents and warrants it has secured all clearances and permissions for any third-party intellectual property embodied within the entry (including without limitation, clearances/licenses for music and music publishing and trademarks) and any rights of privacy or publicity.

Entrant will fully defend, indemnify and hold International Design Contest, Marvelous Awards Entities harmless from any costs, expenses and claims incurred by or made against the International Design Contest, Marvelous Awards, its parents, affiliated entities, subsidiaries, licensees and assigns resulting from the use of the entries as set forth herein. The person submitting this entry form(s) represents and warrants that he or she has full authority to enter this contest, submit the entry media and grants the rights granted herein. This entry form constitutes the entire agreement of the parties and the entrant warrants and represents that he or she has not relied on any promise or statement not expressly set forth herein.

Email: info@marvelousawards.com