The ADC 97th Annual Awards

Where Craft Will Take Us

For the past 97 years, The ADC Annual Awards has continuously honored the very best in meticulous craftsmanship in the worlds of design, advertising and other commercial creative arts. With nearly a century of rich history in everything from illustration and photography to animation and digital arts, the ADC Annual Awards is a reliable industry barometer for where craft will lead us in the years to come.




Call for Entries Opens for ADC 97th Annual Awards, New Tiered Pricing and Category Changes Announced

The ADC 97th Annual Awards, this year with the theme “Where Craft Will Take Us”, continues the organization’s historic focus of honoring global work that exemplifies the very best in craft, design and innovation. This year’s jury, to be announced soon, includes top advertising creatives and designers from around the world. Deadline for entry is January 31, 2018.

New tiered pricing structure
Big news for this year’s competition is a tiered pricing structure designed to make it easier for smaller agencies, studios and freelancers to participate. Companies with 21 or more employees pay the standard entry fee; smaller shops with from 2 to 20 employees get a discount on entries (amount varies by discipline) and freelance creatives and one-person shops are eligible for an even greater reduction in their entry fee.  Read More...



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Important Information

Dates ➔
Final Deadline: January 31, 2018

Student Competition ➔
Details may be found here.


New Tiered Pricing Structure

New this year, ADC is introducing a tiered pricing structure for freelancers and small companies.

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