The Categories

The frankie Good Stuff awards are now closed! Head this way (or get your hands on frankie issue 77) to see who took home the prizes.

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The frankie magazine Good Stuff awards are open to all emerging, independent Australian and New Zealand creatives. Check out the descriptions for each individual category below to figure out where your project fits best (and don’t forget to take note of specific entry requirements, while you’re at it!).

Please note: we reserve the right to move your entry to a different category if we feel it’s more relevant.


ART + ILLUSTRATION

Our art and illustration award recognises a top-notch piece of art created with any medium. It could be a drawing, painting, sculpture, print, collage, or something entirely different! Judging will consider factors like originality, composition, technique and the overall aesthetic.

Entry requirements:

  • only one piece of art to be submitted per entry
  • image/s of artwork to be supplied in JPG or PNG format, in reasonably high resolution (at least 1000px x 1000px) and at a maximum of 5MB per image
  • where the artwork is part of a bigger project, please also include a photo of the full project for the judge’s reference

COMMUNITY

Our community award recognises a social enterprise or not-for-profit addressing social, environmental or community issues. Trade may be used to fulfill your mission (via membership, sponsorship or sales of products/services), but the overall benefit must be to the greater good. Judging will consider factors like overall vision, strategic direction, positive impact, sustainability and originality.

Entry requirements:

  • only one enterprise to be submitted per entry
  • please provide an overview of your venture, your social mission and how you are delivering on your mission
  • image/s representing your venture to be supplied in JPG or PNG format, in reasonably high resolution (at least 1000px x 1000px) and at a maximum of 5MB per image.

CRAFT

Our craft award recognises an excellent handmade item or project, constructed from any tangible medium. This may include paper craft, embroidery, woodwork, knitting, jewellery-making, pottery, or anything else along those crafty lines. Your project will be judged on creativity, visual appeal, use of materials and a unique and personal approach to craft.

Entry requirements:

  • only one craft project to be submitted per entry
  • image/s of project to be supplied in JPG or PNG format, in reasonably high resolution (at least 1000px x 1000px) and at a maximum of 5MB per image
  • where the piece is part of a bigger project, please also include a photo of the full project for the judge’s reference

DESIGN

Our design award recognises an impressive piece of digital design, including websites, branding, packaging, products, stationery or other digital graphics. Judging will consider factors like innovation, composition, quality, functionality and visual appeal.

Entry requirements:

  • only one design project to be submitted per entry
  • image/s of project to be supplied in JPG or PNG format, in reasonably high resolution (at least 1000px x 1000px) and at a maximum of 5MB per image
  • where the piece is part of a bigger project, please also include a photo of the full project for the judge’s reference

FASHION

Our fashion award recognises independent, emerging fashion designers whose work makes us gasp with glee. For the purpose of entering Good Stuff, a ‘project’ may include a single garment or clothing range. Judging will consider factors like craftsmanship, attention to detail, functionality, and new uses of colour, shapes and patterns.

Entry requirements:

  • only one project (either single garment or collection) to be submitted per entry
  • image/s of project to be supplied in JPG or PNG format, in reasonably high resolution (at least 1000px x 1000px) and at a maximum of 5MB per image.

MUSIC

Our music award recognises unsigned artists making ear-pleasing tunes, either as part of a band, duo, or riding solo. Any genre goes – the only condition is that you don’t yet have a contract with a record label. Judging will consider originality, musical skill and how much it makes us want to kick up our heels/sway in quiet contemplation.

Entry requirements:

  • only one song to be submitted per entry
  • tracks must be uploaded to SoundCloud and submitted as a SoundCloud link
  • image/s representing you or your band to be supplied in JPG or PNG format, in reasonably high resolution (at least 1000px x 1000px) and at a maximum of 5MB per image.

PHOTOGRAPHY

Our photography award recognises an utterly eye-catching snap, either personal, creative or part of a commercial campaign. Some slight editing is allowed, as long as the original photo isn’t altered more than 25 per cent. Your shot will be judged on originality, composition, technical camera skills and your ability to communicate meaning or a new take on the world.

Entry requirements:

  • only one photograph to be submitted per entry
  • photos to be supplied in JPG or PNG format, in reasonably high resolution (at least 1000px x 1000px) and at a maximum of 5MB per image
  • where the shot is part of a bigger project, please also include an image of the full project for the judge’s reference

SMALL BUSINESS

Our small business award recognises an innovative, independent business idea that challenges the norm. This may include food and drink ventures, retail stores, service providers and more. Judging will take into account originality, user experience, business strategy, understanding of market needs and likelihood of success.

Entry requirements:

  • only one business to be submitted per entry
  • please provide a detailed overview of your small business, including achievements to date
  • image/s representing your business to be supplied in JPG or PNG format, in reasonably high resolution (at least 1000px x 1000px) and at a maximum of 5MB per image.

WRITING + PODCASTS

Our writing and podcasts award recognises an original piece of writing or recorded podcast that makes us sit up and pay attention. Entries can be fiction or non-fiction and cover any theme – however, writers must not have a current book deal. Your project will be judged on factors like creativity, understanding of audience, editorial proficiency and ability to communicate effectively.

Entry requirements:

  • only one podcast/piece of writing to be submitted per entry
  • written pieces or excerpts should be a maximum of 700 words, presented as a PDF in Arial font, 12pt
  • podcasts or excerpts should be a maximum of 5 minutes long, uploaded to SoundCloud and submitted as a SoundCloud link
  • image/s representing you or your project to be supplied in JPG or PNG format, in reasonably high resolution (at least 1000px x 1000px) and at a maximum of 5MB per image.
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