Central Pennsylvania Creative Professionals

There are presently no open calls for submissions.

All entrants must follow submission rules. Electronic submissions for ALL entries are REQUIRED. All entries (EXCLUDING Audio, Video, Online/Digital, Three-Dimensional) must ALSO be mounted to black foam core board which will be utilized for judging and displayed at the Bracket Awards.

Entry Fees: 

1 entry – $30 Members / $40 Non-Members

3 Entries – $75 Members /$100 Non-Members

7 Entries – $150 Members / $200 Non-Members

Entry Deadline:
Thursday, May 9th, 2019

Electronic Payments:
Upon submission completion, please add up your totals and make payment at: https://squareup.com/store/cpsquared/item/bracket-awards-1

All entries must:

· Print and tape entry forms onto the back of foam core board entries*
· Meet all eligibility and deadline requirements
· Be entered in the correct category and be correctly identified
· Fully complete online entry form(s)
· Conform to defined submission requirements
· Conform to all copyright laws 

*Note that we also need your work (EXCLUDING Audio, Video, Online/Digital, Three-Dimensional) mounted on boards to display at the Brackets Gala. In addition, you are required to provide a high resolution CMYK JPEG(s) for each entry during the submission process. 

All work must have first appeared in the media or launched between April 1, 2018 and May 9th, 2019. All work must have been the result of paid creative services and media placement in the normal course of business. Competition is open to companies, agencies, institutions, and individuals located in Central Pennsylvania. You do not need to be a [CP]2 Member to enter your work.

Physical Entry Guidelines (companion entries used for judging and the award show): 

Print-Related Entries:
Each print and flat-art entries MUST be mounted on EXACTLY an 18 inch x 24 inch (HORIZONTAL OR VERTICAL) black foam core. Print series samples can be reduced in size to collectively fit on the 18x24 board. Multiple-page entries (magazines, brochures, etc) can sit within a pocket--which is to be mounted to the board. Large books do not need to be mounted. Print out your entry form for each submission and tape it to the back of your entry board.

Three-Dimensional Entries (Packaging, Dimensional Collateral, etc):
All physical three-dimensional pieces must not require any construction. Does not need to be mounted to boards. A photo file of the dimensional piece is preferred over flat/mechanical art file. 

Note: Do not send original or irreplaceable artwork. All entries become the property of [CP]2 and will NOT be returned. Submission of entries acknowledges the right of [CP]2 to use them for publication, exhibition and marketing of the organization and future Bracket Award shows. Print out your entry form for each physical submission and tape it to the back of entry.  

Shipment of Physical Entries:

Physical entries can either be dropped off at the CP2 Bracket Awards kickoff party or can be mailed or hand delivered to:

Impressions WHQ
2330 Commercial Blvd.
Suite 600
State College, PA  16801

Electronic Payments:
Upon submission completion, please add up your totals and make payment at: https://squareup.com/store/cpsquared/item/bracket-awards-1

You may also pay by check—made out to Central Pennsylvania Creative Professionals. All submissions and payments are due by the entry deadline date.  

Judging Procedures:
Bracket Awards are either Gold or Silver. Entries are not judged as best and second best. Rather, these awards are a measure of excellence. As determined by our panel of judges, any entry that reaches the Gold or Silver level will receive that award. That means for some categories there will be multiple Gold and Silver Awards. For others there may be none. Our panel of judges solely determines what rises to the level of Gold and Silver. Winners will be announced at the Bracket Awards show. One award trophy will be given per winner—additional trophies may be ordered.

If you have any questions please contact one of our Bracket committee members. You can start with Trevor Calabro at trevorcalabro@hotmail.com or Mark Dello Stritto at markdello@weareloaded.com

Central Pennsylvania Creative Professionals