The ADC Annual Awards


The ADC Annual Awards is the oldest continuously running industry award show in the world. Now heading into its incredible 96th year, these Awards celebrate the very best in advertising, digital media, graphic and publication design, packaging, motion, photography and illustration, all with a focus on artistry and craftsmanship.

Outstanding entrants are selected by highly respected juries, and honored with coveted Gold, Silver and Bronze Cubes, presented at the Annual Awards Gala in New York in May, 2017 during Creative Week. Beyond these Cubes, however, ADC Annual Awards winners join a rich legacy of past honorees that include some of the most influential artists of the past century.


    February 17, 2017
    Please note that each entry completed in the system after January 31 will have a $35 late fee automatically applied.


All entries must have been printed, published, aired or broadcast live online for the first time before between February 8, 2016 and February 6, 2017 in any country. Entries may be submitted by any company or individual involved in the creation or production of the work.

Students currently enrolled in undergraduate, graduate, and continuing education programs in advertising, graphic design, photography, illustration, and digital media are eligible to enter the competition, and are invited to submit published or unpublished work in any category.

Student work will be judged separately but by the same criteria and juries as professional work. Gold and Silver winners will be included in related advertising and promotional materials.