DIGITAL FILE SPECIFICATIONS

 
DIGITAL IMAGE FORMAT
Digital Image Instructions

All entries are required to submit high-res image files.* The images should be of the actual printed work or of the work as it was produced. Uploading these images will help us keep track of your entries and ensure that they are judged properly, in the correct category.

All digital image files must meet the following specifications:
  • high-res JPEG
  • longest side 2400px - 4800px Example
  • RGB color mode
  • No larger than 5 MB
For Video & URL submissions:
Provide 3 high quality stills for EACH video or URL. Follow the above specifications.

For Integrated Campaigns:
Provide at least 1 image of EACH campaign piece. Follow the above specifications.

*Note: Radio entries are not required to upload images.

DIGITAL IMAGE UPLOADING
Follow these steps to upload your JPEG file(s):
  1. JPEG files can ONLY be uploaded on the Step 4-Media page during the entry creation process.

  2. Click the button under the “Upload Digital Images” heading.

  3. Select your file or multiple files. Your upload should begin as soon as you submit them.

  4. Once your file(s) are uploaded, they will appear as viewable thumbnails directly on the page.*
For campaign entries, each piece in the campaign should be its own file. Arrange the files in the order that they are intended to be viewed from left to right (i.e. the first image on the left will be the first image viewed during judging). You can adjust the order of your images by clicking and dragging them to place them in the correct order.

*Note: If the images do not appear on the page, your web browser may be having connection issues with our site. Check to make sure you have the most up to date version of Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome or Safari. Internet Explorer is not compatible.




RADIO FORMAT
All radio files must meet the following specifications:
  • MP3
Please Note: Videos are NOT accepted in the radio categories. Your spot must be submitted in its originally aired format (audio only).

RADIO UPLOADING
Follow these steps to upload your MP3 file(s):
  1. Log into your account. Click the Upload Media button at the lower right corner of the screen.

  2. Select your file or multiple files. Your upload should begin as soon as you submit them.

  3. Once your file(s) are uploaded, they will be listed in your Manage Files folder.

  4. To attach your file(s) to an entry, you must select "File Upload" on the Step 4-Media page during the entry creation process. Then simply check the box next to the file name and click the "Next" button.
    Note: If you start an upload while on this page, it will be automatically attached to the current entry.
For campaign entries, each spot in the campaign should be its own file. Upload all spots of the campaign and apply each spot to the entry. Apply files to your entry by checking the box next to the listing under the "Judging Media" heading. Apply the files in the order that they are intended to be listened to (i.e. the first spot applied to the entry will be the first spot listened to during judging).




VIDEO FORMAT
Video Instructions

All video files must meet the following specifications:
  • Quicktime MOV/MP4
  • Widescreen Entries
    Widescreen (16:9) entries should be submitted with a frame size of 1920 x 1080 (minimum 1280 x 720) using H.264 (mov) compression at up to 59.94 frames per second. The data rate for the file should be limited to 8 MBps (8196 kbps). All entries that have been produced in HD have to be submitted in HD, SD down conversions will NOT be accepted.
  • Standard Entries
    Standard (4:3) entries should be submitted with a frame size of 1280 x 720 (with black pillars on the sides to expand to the 16:9 frame size) using H.264 (mov) compression at 29.97 frames per second. The data rate for the file should be limited to 8 MBps (8196 kbps).
PLEASE NOTE: ENTRIES WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED ON BETA TAPE OR VIDEO/DATA DVDS.

VIDEO UPLOADING
Follow these steps to upload your MOV/MP4 file(s):
  1. Log into your account. Click the Upload Media button at the lower right corner of the screen.

  2. Select your file or multiple files. Your upload should begin as soon as you submit them.

  3. Once your file(s) are uploaded, they will be listed in your Manage Files folder.

  4. To attach your file(s) to an entry, you must select "File Upload" on the Step 4-Media page during the entry creation process. Then simply check the box next to the file name and click the "Next" button.
    Note: If you start an upload while on this page, it will be automatically attached to the current entry.
For campaign entries, each spot in the campaign should be its own file. Upload all spots of the campaign and apply each spot to the entry. Apply files to your entry by checking the box next to the listing under the "Judging Media" heading. Apply the files in the order that they are intended to be viewed (i.e. the first spot applied to the entry will be the first spot viewed during judging).




UPLOAD MEDIA HELP
Upload Speeds/Connection Problems
Upload speeds are limited to the connection speeds of your computer to the internet. Slower internet connections could result in slower upload times (up to 5 minutes per megabyte in some circumstances).

Estimated Upload Times*
30 Second Spot - 7 minutes
60 Second Spot - 15 minutes
90 Second Spot - 25 minutes
3 Minute Video - 45 minutes

*Note: Estimated upload times are based on the user’s connection speed and the One Club’s server load. The above estimations are based on a standard 1 MB/sec cable connection. The speeds may vary, with slower connections taking up to 5 minutes per 1 MB of video and faster connections taking less than 30 seconds per 1 MB of video.

For more information about uploads see the Upload Media Help page.