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How to upload work

Uploading Your Artwork

The 2D3D Competition has a total of five categories that you can submit artwork to, which include: Visual Arts, Design, Digital Arts, Craft, and Interdisciplinary. Those categories include 14 subcategories, or more specifically art and design disciplines.

Enter One Category Only

You can only submit artwork to one category. For example, if you choose the Visual Arts category, then you can submit up to four JPEG files of drawings, paintings, prints, or sculptures. The same applies to the other categories as well. However, please note that if you submit artwork to the Digital Arts category that you may only choose to upload work for one of those subcategories (Animation, Illustration, Photography, or Video/Film) as different upload procedures apply to each.

We wanted to keep it simple and have made the upload requirements the same for most of the disciplines. With the exception of Animation and Video/Film, all other disciplines allow that you upload 1-4 JPEG files of your work.

If your work fits into more than one category, it may make more sense for you to enter in the Interdisciplinary category. Please note, however, that animation and video/film entries must be entered through the Digital Arts category, because of specific upload requirements.

Please note that you must register for the contest and submit your artwork at the same time.

Collaborative Projects

Entry requirements do allow participants to work together on projects. See the "Collaborative Projects" section on the Competition Guidelines page to learn more about how prizes are structured when there is more than one participant working together on one or more entries. For collaborative projects, the Participation Agreement and Release Form must be completed and uploaded to the registration form.

JPEG Specifications

Unless you're submitting content for the Animation or Video/Film category (see below), you will be required to upload images of your artwork using our artwork upload feature.

  • Whether the artwork you're documenting is scanned, digital, or photographed, the final format of the image should be a JPEG file.
  • The maximum size for each JPEG is 3 megabytes.
  • Keep your files at 72 DPI. 

Uploading JPEG Images

You can submit up to four JPEG files via the online upload tool. Here are some scenarios you may want to consider.

  • If the object that you’ve documented for uploading is three dimensional (like a sculpture), you may want to provide different viewpoints of the artwork so the jurors can make a better assessment. Thus you may want to use the four JPEG files that you upload to represent one piece from multiple angles.
  • You may choose to submit only one piece of artwork. If the artwork is fairly detailed, you could submit one image of the entire work, and a separate image of a detail that you want to highlight.
  • You may submit images as part of a series that could number two, three or four. For example your four JPEG files could represent a series of landscapes or photographs, or pages of a book.
  • Do not send us a DVD or storage device containing your digital files. All files must be uploaded directly through the online system.

Uploading for Animation and Video/Film

Submission Guidelines:

  • Just one video upload is permitted per entry.
  • The time limit for the video is five minutes.
  • The video must be uploaded to YouTube or Vimeo, and then you must provide the URL in the Video (YouTube/Vimeo) field of the submission form.
  • Copyrighted Music: Artists cannot use copyrighted music in their work without the permission of the original artist. If copyrighted music is used, you must obtain permission from the artist and send it with your submission form. Review our Copyright Release Form, and follow the directions accordingly.
  • Appearance Release Form: Students must get consent of any recognizable people who may have been photographed, videotaped, or filmed by completing the Appearance Release Form, and this form must be submitted along with the entry to the registration form.

Registration Ended.

The last day to enter was February 10, 2017.


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Entry Categories

Visual Arts

  • Drawing
  • Painting
  • Printmaking
  • Sculpture


  • Graphic Design
  • Industrial Design
  • Interior Architecture

Digital Arts

  • Animation
  • Illustration
  • Photography
  • Video + Film


  • Ceramics
  • Glass
  • Jewelry + Metals



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