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Media Requirements

Below is an overview of the media requirements.

Please remove the following before uploading any media:

- Agency Credits
- Individual Credits
- Agency Logos
- Slates

If you have any questions about media requirements, please click the envelope icon below and send us a message.

Image Upload

NOTE: All medium types require an image to be uploaded to the entry in order to submit payment

Required Spec for Image Uploads:

  • Resolution*:
    - 2400 x 3000 pixels (portrait minimum)
    - 3000 x 2400 pixels (landscape minimum)

    *Please note the following exceptions:
      Digital/Mobile and Social Media
      - 600 x 800 pixels (portrait minimum)
      - 800 x 600 pixels (landscape minimum)

      Film/Video, Film/Video Craft and Use of Music
      - 480 x 640 pixels (portrait minimum)
      - 640 x 480 pixels (landscape minimum)

  • File Type: .jpg
  • Color Mode: RGB
  • File Size: Up to 50 MB

In the event that your entry is awarded a statue, the image provided will be used as a thumbnail on the Winners' Gallery on the Clio website.


Video Upload

Required Spec for Video Uploads:

  • Resolution: 640 x 480 (minimum)
  • File Type: mp4
  • Compression: h264
  • Sound: AAC 44khz
  • File Size: Up to 500 MB

All bars, slates and black must be removed from videos.

All videos must be submitted through the entry system on the Upload tab. Clio will not accept CDs/DVDs.

PDF Upload

Required Spec for PDF Uploads:

  • File Size: Up to 50 MB
  • PDFs can be either single page or multiple pages.
  • PDFs do not need to be 300dpi resolution.
  • We suggest using Adobe's 'Reduced Size PDF' feature when saving your file.

Audio Upload

Required Spec for Audio Uploads:

  • File type: .mp3
  • Sampling rate: 44 KHz (44,100 Hz)
  • Bit rate: 196 KB/s (maximum)
  • Sound: Stereo
  • File size: up to 50 MB


Required Spec for URL:

  • Entrants must keep the URL accessible online for judging through April 30, 2021.
  • Please provide any login credentials required to access the URL.
  • Please do not have the case study video within the URL.*
  • URL entered may not contain agency name at any point,including but not limited to website, webpage title or within the URL link.
    *note: Entrants are able to upload video footage within our media upload portion. 

Physical Entries

Note: Due to the mandatory close of non-essential business in New York City that took effect on 3/22/20, the Clio office is not able to accept deliveries at this time. We will inform you when we are back in the office, but wanted you to have access to the following shipping information in advance. If you have already sent your physical item, please contact your shipping carrier to reroute the package.

Clio Music allows for physical entries in the Design medium only for submissions in the Packaging, Posters & Printed Materials, and Sustainability categories. All physical entries submitted are optional for this medium and categories.

Physical entry submission instructions:
  • Please provide the appropriate Judging Label and Entry Detail forms in the package with the physical sample.
  • Please DO NOT glue, tape, or otherwise permanently attach the forms to the entry.
  • Please provide an actual sample of the work as the target audience would have received it.
  • Please mail all physical entries to:
         Clio Awards
         104 W 27th St
          10th Floor
          New York, NY 10001
          Phone: 1-212-683-4300