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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.

Photography

This discipline focuses on the art of film and digital photography across a myriad of specialties.

NEW FOR PHOTOGRAPHY

The ADC Annual Awards has introduced a Personal/Unpublished category, allowing photographers to submit work created without a client in mind, but rather for personal experimentation.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.




Photography

Spatial

PHO-101. Single or Series
Photographs of buildings and similar structures that are both aesthetically pleasing and accurate representations of their subjects.
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Photography

Drone / Aerial

PHO-102. Single
A photograph taken with a drone or from a flying aircraft.
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PHO-103. Series
A photograph taken with a drone or from a flying aircraft.
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Photography

Fashion

PHO-104. Single
Photography which is devoted to displaying clothing and fashion accessories.
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PHO-105. Series
Photography which is devoted to displaying clothing and fashion accessories.
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Photography

Fine Art / Conceptual

PHO-106. Single
Photography that conveys the ideas of the photographer.
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PHO-107. Series
Photography that conveys the ideas of the photographer.
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Photography

Food

PHO-108. Single
Photography aimed at producing attractive photographs of food for use in advertisements, packaging, menus or cookbooks.
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PHO-109. Series
Photography aimed at producing attractive photographs of food for use in advertisements, packaging, menus or cookbooks.
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Photography

Landscape

PHO-110. Single
Spaces within the world, sometimes vast and unending, but other times microscopic. Captures the presence of nature but can also focus on man-made features or disturbances of landscapes.
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PHO-111. Series
Spaces within the world, sometimes vast and unending, but other times microscopic. Captures the presence of nature but can also focus on man-made features or disturbances of landscapes.
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Photography

Live Event

PHO-112. Single
Photographs of guests and occurrences at concerts, rallies, and similar events.
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PHO-113. Series
Photographs of guests and occurrences at concerts, rallies, and similar events.
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Photography

Mobile

PHO-114. Single
A photograph specifically taken with a mobile device.
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PHO-115. Series
A series of related photographs specifically taken with a mobile device.
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Photography

Music / Entertainment

PHO-116. Single
Iconic entertainers, documenting performance, celebrity news/gossip.
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PHO-117. Series
Iconic entertainers, documenting performance, celebrity news/gossip.
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Photography

Personal / Unpublished

PHO-134. Single
A single photograph created for one's own personal experimentation, not for a client or brand.
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PHO-135. Series
A series of related photographs created for one's own personal experimentation, not for a client or brand.
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Photography

Photojournalism

PHO-118. Single
Employs images in order to tell a news story.
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PHO-119. Series
Employs images in order to tell a news story.
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Photography

Portraiture

PHO-120. Single
A photograph of a person or group of people that captures the personality of the subject by using effective lighting, backdrops, and poses.
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PHO-121. Series
A photograph of a person or group of people that captures the personality of the subject by using effective lighting, backdrops, and poses.
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Photography

Product / Commercial

PHO-122. Single
For use in catalogues, brochures and advertising to promote and sell a service or product.
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PHO-123. Series
For use in catalogues, brochures and advertising to promote and sell a service or product.
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Photography

Social Media

PHO-124. Single
A single photograph taken specifically for use on social media channels.
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PHO-125. Series
A series of related photographs taken specifically for use on social media channels.
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Photography

Sports / Recreation

PHO-126. Single
Of athletic or outdoor events, competitions, in-action, etc.
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PHO-127. Series
Of athletic or outdoor events, competitions, in-action, etc.
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Photography

Street

PHO-128. Single
Candid photography taken in public situations or places.
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PHO-129. Series
Candid photography taken in public situations or places.
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Photography

Travel / Tourism

PHO-130. Single
The documentation of an area's landscapes, people, cultures, customs and history.
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PHO-131. Series
The documentation of an area's landscapes, people, cultures, customs and history.
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Photography

Wildlife / Nature

PHO-132. Single
Documenting various forms of plants or animals in their natural habitat.
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PHO-133. Series
Documenting various forms of plants or animals in their natural habitat.
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Photography

Wildcard

PHO-136. Single
Unique photography that lives outside of the aforementioned categories.
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PHO-137. Series
Unique photography that lives outside of the aforementioned categories.
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