FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Here you can find frequently asked questions about the London International Creative Competition. If you are still not sure about something, please contact our support team and we will help you!
Q: What are the main requirements for submitting an entry?
A: The main things we will need you to provide are: 1) An image or images of your work; 2) A brief description; 3) Names of those who should be credited for the work (i.e. company, designer, etc.)
Q: What are the steps for submitting an entry?
A: 1) Sign up for a free membership profile; 2) Once you’re a member, log in with your username and password, and you will be directed to the submissions page; 3) Select your submission category/level, fill in the required information and upload your submission; 4) proceed to payment.
Q: Do I need to pay the submissions fee before I can submit my work?
A: No, you can submit your work before paying the fee. However, the submission will not be eligible for consideration by the jury until the payment of the submission fee has been finalized.
Q: How many images can I enter for each design?
A: You can submit up to 10 images for each design.
Q: What are the specifications for images that I submit?
A: For best results, make sure your images are a jpg/png at least 1000px wide on longest side, and no larger than 4mb.
Q: What shall I do if I have trouble uploading my images?
A: First, check that the image does not exceed the maximum size of 4MB, that it is the right format (JPG or PNG) and that the file name contains only letters 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Q: How will I know if my submission is complete, and what do I do if it’s not?
A: You may check on your entry status at any time by logging into the Member Section with your user name and password, and clicking on “Entry History”. NOTE: If a submission is incomplete when the window for submissions has closed (i.e. the submission fee has not been paid, or the images have not been uploaded correctly), the submission will not be eligible for juried consideration. Though we make every effort to make contact and to ensure completion of submissions, we are not responsible for incomplete entries and are unable to offer a refund should an entry be incomplete once the submissions window is closed.
Q: Can I enter one design into multiple categories?
A: Yes, you may enter the same design into as many categories as you see fit. In fact, doing so may increase your chances of winning. However, there is an additional fee for each additional category you enter. We provide a 15% discount of the additional category fee for entries submitted to more than one subcategory.
Q: Is there a limit to the number of entries I can submit?
A: No, you may submit as many entries as you wish, and if you submit multiple entries at the same time, you will receive a special reduction in the submissions fee for the additional entries.
Q: Can a collection of works be submitted together, or should I submit each design separately?
A: The jury will select the winners in each category based on individual designs and projects, not on an entire body of work, so each project should be submitted as a separate entry.
Q: Is there an “age-limit” on projects or designs that I submit, or a limit on how long ago a design or project was completed?
A: Projects or designs must have been completed no more than 5 years from the time of submission in order to be eligible.
Q: Do I need to be studying design in order to qualify for the “student” category and entry fees?
A: Anyone who is a student of any kind can enter work under the student category and get the reduced submissions fee—regardless of whether you are a full-time or part-time student, or what you are studying.
Q: Can I submit a design that has won an award or has been entered in a previous London International Creative Competition?
A: Yes, you may submit work that has been submitted or that has won an award in a previous competition. However, in an effort to promote the creation of new work and the fresh flow of ideas, we encourage you to submit new work as much as possible.
Q: Can I make changes to my entry after I have paid?
A: You will not be able to edit your submission after payment has been made. For this reason, please review your work carefully and make sure that the entries are submitted correctly before finalizing payment.
Q: What is the “Entry History” feature of the Member Section and how do I use it?
A: The Entry History feature allows you to view the status of your submissions, to verify that images have been uploaded correctly, to print receipts, and to make payments. This is also where you can see any previous winning entries and access the Winner Assets for entries that have been awarded.
Q: How will I know if you have received my entry?
A: You should receive a confirmation email from us shortly after you submit and pay for your work. If you do not receive an email, please verify that your email is correct in our records by logging into the Member Section and selecting “Edit Profile.” In addition, if you are using spam-blocking software, please add “licc.uk” to your list of approved recipients. If, after doing both of these things, you do not receive an email, please log into the Member Section, and click on “Entry History” to view your submission status and make sure that all your entries have been paid for.
Q: What are the payment options for the submissions fee?
A: We accept payment for submissions either by Credit Card, or by PayPal. ** Once a submission fee has been paid, there are no refunds provided. If you have been wrongly charged for any reason, we will be happy to credit the amount that is due.
Q: What are your fees?
A: Fees are as follows:
- BUILD (Architecture) fee – Professional $60, Non-professional and Student $30
- DECORATE (Interior) fee – Professional $60, Non-professional and Student $30
- CREATE (Art) fee – Professional $40, Non-professional and Student $20
- SHOOT (Photo/Video) fee – Professional $40, Non-professional and Student $20
- ILLUSTRATE (Graphic) fee – Professional $40, Non-professional and Student $20
- USE (Product) fee – Professional $40, Non-professional and Student $20
You will also get 15% off per additional category if the same entry is submitted to multiple categories.
Q: Are all the fees on your website in USD?
A: Yes, at this time we only accept US currency.
Q: What is the selection process for the winners?
A: After all submissions have been finalised, the editor members of LICC jury will start the process of selecting the LICC Official Selection, which are then put through to the 2nd and final round of Jury voting. From there, based on the Jury vote tally, top scoring entries in each sub-category are shortlisted, and up to 20 Finalists are selected from each Main Category. Finally, the Main Category Winner is chosen, from both the Professional and Non-Professional entries. They will receive a cash prize ($1,000 and $500 respectively) the “Best of” Title and the LICC Trophy, along with the Winner Certificate and Badge which is also given to all Shortlist and Finalist winners.
Q: How are the entries juried?
A: The jury will vote based on each entry’s originality, function (if applicable) and innovation on a scale from 1-10 points, judging every submission on its individual merits. No company or artist name is revealed during the voting process and all entries are listed in random order, ensuring impartial voting.
USE OF IMAGES
Q: How will my images be used?
A: Your images will only be used for the promotion of your work & to advertise London International Creative Competition with the artist credit note. Through our platforms, your entry / entries will be viewed around the world with your credit. All participating artists have been extremely happy with the manner in which their work have been used and promoted globally.
Q: Will I be compensated for the use of my images?
A: There is no monetary remuneration for the use of your image.
Q: Will I be notified if I’ve won an award?
A: We do notify award winners by email, but it does sometimes happen that notifications get caught in server filters so it’s possible that you may not receive the email notification. Fortunately, you can always check to see if you’ve won any awards by logging into your LICC profile and going to “Entry History” and clicking on the Winning Entries tab.
Q: Do the finalists receive an award or certificate?
A: The LICC Trophy will be given to the Category Winners in the Professional and Non-Professional categories, as well as the Winner Certificate and Badge. All other winners including Shortlist and Finalists, will receive a Winner Certificate that they can print by going to their Member page / Entry History / Winning Entries , as well as a downloadable logo badge to use for promotion of their win.