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TIERED PRICING

Introduced last year, The ADC Annual Awards is pleased to announce a tiered fee system specifically for freelancers, individuals and small companies. We believe that impeccable craft and design comes from all corners of the industry, from the gleaming agencies working their magic on global clients; to the design boutiques developing a new logo for an up and coming brand; to the lone illustrator or photographer breathing life to a magazine editorial. It is our hope that our new pricing will encourage entries from across the creative spectrum.

Illustration

This discipline focuses on the art and craft of illustration across a myriad of mediums and specialties.

NEW

The ADC Annual Awards has introduced a Personal/Unpublished category, allowing illustrators to submit work created without a client in mind, but rather for personal experimentation.
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Fee Breakdown:
Freelancers: $100.00 Single / $150.00 Series
Company Size = 2-20 Employees & Individuals: $150.00 Single / $200.00 Series
Company Size = 21+ Employees: $200.00 Single / $250.00 Series

Please Note: Only digital submissions will be accepted for this category.


Illustration

Animation

ILT-101. Single
For time-based works.
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ILT-102. Series
For time-based works.
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Illustration

Book

ILT-103. Single
Book or book jacket.
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ILT-104. Series
Book or book jacket.
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Illustration

Comic Book / Graphic Novel

ILT-105. Single
Comic art in sequential juxtaposed panels.
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ILT-106. Series
Comic art in sequential juxtaposed panels.
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Illustration

Digital

ILT-107. Single
For electronic media.
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ILT-108. Series
For electronic media.
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Illustration

Editorial

ILT-109. Front Page - Single
Images on covers.
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ILT-110. Front Page - Series
Images on covers.
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ILT-111. Spread - Single
Interior images.
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ILT-112. Spread - Series
Interior images.
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Illustration

Mural

ILT-113. Single
A single illustrated wall mural; includes graffiti and other street art.
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ILT-114. Series
A series of related illustrated wall murals; includes graffiti and other street art.
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Illustration

Packaging

ILT-115. Single
Internal or external.
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ILT-116. Series
Internal or external.
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Illustration

Promotional / Collateral

ILT-117. Single
Annual reports, bags, brochures, business cards, flyers, menus, postcards, etc.
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ILT-118. Series
Annual reports, bags, brochures, business cards, flyers, menus, postcards, etc.
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Illustration

Tattoo / Body Art

ILT-119. Single or Series
Illustration that has been tattooed onto the human body.
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Illustration

Personal / Unpublished

ILT-120. Single
A single example of illustration created for one’s personal experimentation, not for a client or brand.
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ILT-121. Series
A series of related illustrations created for one's
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Illustration

Wildcard

ILT-122. Single
Unique illustration that lives outside of the aforementioned categories.
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ILT-123. Series
Unique illustration that lives outside of the aforementioned categories.
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