Frequently Asked Questions
Please be aware that entries into The Annual 2013 are now closed. All entrants will be notified with the status of their entries in due course. In the meantime the information below is for reference only.
Can I edit my entry?
Entries may be edited up until the point of 'submission'. Entries will not be considered fully submitted until the entrant has proceeded to the payment stage and selected a payment method.
What is the eligibility period for entries?
Any work entered must have been produced or first launched/broadcast/published during 2012 to be eligible for entry. Please view the Entry Criteria page for the criteria against which your entry will be judged.
What is the difference between a Single and Series/Campaign entry?
A ‘Single' entry should consist of one piece of work only. ‘Series/Campaign' entries may contain between 2 and 5 related pieces of work.
What should I submit?
All entries must include an Explanatory Brief (maximum length one side of A4 page) which must be uploaded upon completing the online part of the entry process. The judges always prefer to see physical examples of entries where appropriate, in addition to this, you may upload up to 5 files of digital supporting material in the following file formats: jpeg, tif, bmp. Please ensure that your Brief and any supporting material do not exceed the maximum upload limit of 5MB per entry. For full details of how to submit, see the What to Enter page.
Can I enter the same project into more than one category?
As your work is not judged by category please ensure that you only enter each project once.
What should I do if I lose my password?
Upon registration you will receive an email that contains your selected password. Should you lose this information, click here to have your password re-sent to you.
Can I get an invoice?
We are not able to invoice for entries. However, a pro-forma invoice is included as part of your booking confirmation email once you have submitted your entry.
When is the judging taking place?
Judging will take place from January 2013. All entrants will be contacted as soon as possible after the judging day to update them on the status of their entry/ies.
How will the selected work be showcased?
Work selected for The Annual will be showcased in the publication in chronological order by month rather than individual categories. There are no category winners or restrictions on number of works selected in each area. In addition to selection for publication in the Creative Review Annual, entries deemed to be of outstanding quality in the opinion of our judging panel will be further honoured as 'Best in Book'.
If my work is selected, when will it be published?
All entrants will be notified as to the status of their entries after the judging is complete. Selected entries will be published in the May 2013 issue of Creative Review (on stands April 2013).