Monthly Archives: March 2020

Spring Show 2020 Submissions Guidelines


You must be a student in the ADV department, and your submitted work must be toward your ADV degree or part of a student competition. This can include work created in other departments’ courses or in student competitions. The submitted work must have been created between April 6, 2019 and the submission deadline of April 17, 2020.


New! Please submit one thumbnail plus one to six project media. Example with six project media (four images and two videos).

The thumbnail image must be a PNG 1166px x 656px and contain a representative image of your campaign or project. This image will be visible on the main ADV Spring Show site.

Your first project media must be an image, PNG 1920px x 1080px. Subject matter may include:

  • staged images of your project in the appropriate environment (hero shots)
  • explanations, process, strategy
  • print ads, OOH, dimensional pieces, social media, and/or email
  • screenshots or still renderings of video and motion frames
  • any combination of the above

You may submit up to five additional media:

  • still images (PNG 1920px x 1080px)
  • audio, motion graphics, or video files hosted on Vimeo (no embedded or YouTube links, please)
  • websites, interactive pieces, and prototypes
  • other non-traditional media


Not all entries will be chosen for Spring Show.

Large-scale, multi-component projects and integrated campaigns will be favored.

Creators of projects selected for inclusion in the Spring Show will be notified by the email included in the submission form.  So it is important you submit with an email you check regularly.


How many projects can I submit?

You may submit up to 3 separate projects. If you need to resubmit a project, you should email with the subject line “ADV SpringShow Resubmit”

Can a group project be submitted?

Yes! There is a place in the form to include those additional student names.

Would a group project count as one of my three projects that I can submit?

If the student who submits that project wants to also submit three other projects, please notify the department at to get a project cap exception.

My instructor says he/she submitted my work for Spring Show. Do I need to do anything?

Yes. Students must fill out the submission form for each project submitted. Any work recommended to ADV in any other form will not be considered.

Can I submit work from a non-ADV class?

Students can submit projects created in a major class or competition from April 6, 2019 through April 17, 2020.

Who picks the work to be included in Spring Show?

Once the submission deadline passes, work will be collected and blindly adjudicated by the ADV Directors and Faculty.

Submission Form

ADV Submission Form

Adobe Creative Jam


Hello Students!

Amidst the craziness of the coronavirus lockdown, we want to extend some news–the 2020 Adobe Creative Jam will still be taking place!

The Jams give students a chance to get an inside look into companies and their people, respond to a real-world challenge, get project feedback from the company’s leaders, and win prizes from Adobe. These events are FREE for students, and if you don’t have access to the Creative Cloud, you can access the software with a Free Starter XD account.

College + Nickelodeon Creative Jam with Adobe XD, April 3 – 6
(Open to currently-enrolled college students of institutions in US and Canada)
– Kick Off: Fri, Apr 3 from 4-6pm ET/1-3pm PT
– Finale : Mon, Apr 6 from 4-6pm ET/1-3pm PT
Prizes include Amazon gift cards up to $250 and Creative Jam backpacks.
– Register:
– Promo Materials:

College + Airbnb Creative Jam with Adobe XD, April 24 – 27
(Open to currently-enrolled college students of institutions in US, UK, and Canada)
– Kick Off: Fri, Apr 24 from 12-2pm ET/9-11am PT
– Finale : Mon, Apr 27 from 12-2pm ET/9-11am PT
– Register:
– Promo Materials: (coming soon)

Check-In from the Directors

Hello Students! On behalf of the ADV/WNM departments, we hope that you’re doing well and that your adjustment to these unconventional circumstances has been smooth. As always, the department is here and ready to help with any questions or concerns you might have.

In the meantime, below is a video check-in from Co-Directors Andrea Pimentel, Fred McHale and Nikki Kipple.


D&AD Award Deadline Extended


Hello students! We’re happy to announce that the D&AD New Blood Awards deadline has been extended. Therefore, we will also be extending our deadline, and reopening our submissions form until April 20th.

Closure Office Hours

As you have all heard, the Academy will be closing its buildings until the end of March. The ADV/WNM departments would like to remind all students that you can and will still have access to help and office hours through the duration of the closure. These will be conducted via Zoom—URLs and official days/times for both ADV/WNM are as follows:



As always, please feel free to reach out to the department if you have any questions or concerns.

PS: As a reminder, the online Town Hall will be held tonight! Tune in here to join:

Spring 2020 Competitions Quicksheet

Hello students! With all the competitions coming up, please see the following quick sheet for deadline clarifications. Feel free to e-mail the department with any questions!


Young Ones Deadline Extended


The Young Ones submission deadline has been extended to March 13th. As such, the department has also decided to make some last minute sponsorship considerations–to enter, please e-mail with the file and your selected category.

D&AD Now Open!


D&AD Awards are now open for entries, and the department is accepting submissions for project sponsorship. Please note that the deadline to submit your project to the department is Sunday, March 15th. You may complete the entry form here:

Test Your Zoom Set Up

To help you prepare for onsite classes temporary move to Zoom, Mark will hold his Tuesday 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. office hours simultaneously in his 180 NM office and his Zoom room. Just click through to test your set up and make sure you know how to make everything work for onsite classes starting Wednesday.


Online Town Hall

Got questions, concerns, or feeling generally chatty? Tune in to the ADV+WNM online Town Hall next Thursday, March 12th from 4-5PM.

Tune in here: