1) Why do I need to log in to submit an entry?

Logging in with your username and password allows the system to save the data you entered. It also allows you to save entry information allowing you to take a break or sign off and upon your return the data will still be there.

2) Can I submit the same entry into more than one category?

Yes, you may enter it into more than one category. Entering one piece in multiple categories substantially increases your chances of winning recognition for your work. Each Category Group has limits to how many categories can be entered, please refer to the descriptions for specifics. Please note that there is an entry fee for each category you enter.


3) Can I enter the same work in multiple New York Festivals competitions?

Yes, as long as your works fits the criteria for submissions. Please note that there is an entry fee for each competition or category you enter.

4) How do I add an entry submission to my cart?

Our online entry process makes that easy to do.  There is a button before you proceed to check-out that lets you add submissions to your cart.

5) I am ready to upload my entries. How do I do this?

Depending on the length of the submissions you are entering, you are sent upload links or FTP access. Please follow the prompts and make sure that you upload (attach) all pieces of your entries. 

6) How do I make sure that my entries were uploaded correctly?

Once 72 hours have gone by, you can check your upload using the links to preview your entry. All submissions are reviewed prior to judging so if there are any issues with your entry file, you will be sent an email notification.

7) If I am asked to be on a jury, can I still enter?

Yes, you can.  However, you will not be able to vote on any work that has been submitted by your company.  You will be requested to abstain from voting on your own work. 

8) If I'm unsure of the correct category for my entry what do I do?

Search for the category that most closely relates to your submission's type, primary purpose, content, or target audience.  If you still aren’t sure, please email us with your concerns about which category is the best fit. Please include your piece, a brief description and which Category Groups and Categories you think may work. Email this info to: You can also call 212-643-4800, though it will be easier to help you if we can see the entry first.


9) How do I pay for my entry? 

We have several options for payment of entry fees. We accept credit card payment using VISA, MasterCard, and AMEX. Credit Card Fees are 3% of total order for VISA and MasterCard.  Credit Card Fees are 3.2% of total order for AMEX. Currency must be in USA dollars made payable to INTERNATIONAL AWARDS GROUP, LLC. 


For wire (or bank) transfer payments, all bank charges must be prepaid by you and an additional $35 US dollars will be added to the total amount on your invoice to cover intermediary bank fees.

10) Can I submit an entry even though the deadline has passed?

With the permission of the competition executive director, sometimes we accept late entries. Any entry submitted after the official Final Deadline may be subject to a 10 % Late Entry Processing Fee.