Privacy Policy

All three of the SIA competitions have a similar process in terms of judging flow. All entries are numbered, categorized, tested/reviewed and prepared jury panels. Should an entry be recognized with an award we reserve the right to publish on the SIA site to promote the caliber of winning work. All works, are destroyed approximately 3-weeks following each competition’s winner announcement. We wait a few weeks should a winner have a problem in remembering which submission was submitted.

Special Circumstances: Occasionally, the SIA receives submissions with special content or privacy issues: intellectual property, pre-published content, training programs, etc. During these situations, we are notified of the need for a ‘black out’ and we tag the submission both physically as well as in our database with a special 'privacy' tag.

Our Director has at times signed a mutual non-disclosure as have our judges depending on the specifics of the jury. We can not accept creative samples, in these circumstances, via emailed if they are in this category because email is not considered secure. The SIA's mail-in and online entry process prevents an entry from being inadvertently exposed before, during and after the announcement should it be chosen an award winner. All entries are destroyed directly after judging.