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NEW FOR THIS YEAR

The ADC 97th Annual Awards is please to introduce 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The ADC 97th Annual Awards has introduced a Personal/Unpublished category, allowing photographers to submit work created without a client in mind, but rather for personal experimentation.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



Photography

Photography

PHO-101. Architecture - Single
Buildings and structures.
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PHO-102. Architecture - Series
Buildings and structures.
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PHO-103. Book - Single
Book or book jacket.
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PHO-104. Book - Series
Book or book jacket.
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PHO-105. Drone / Aerial - Single
A single photograph taken with a drone or from flying aircraft.
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PHO-106. Drone / Aerial - Series
A series of related photographs taken with a drone or from flying aircraft.
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PHO-107. Fashion - Single
Clothing and wearable styling, trends.
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PHO-108. Fashion - Series
Clothing and wearable styling, trends.
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PHO-109. Fine Art / Conceptual - Single
Photography that conveys the ideas of the photographer.
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PHO-110. Fine Art / Conceptual - Series
Photography that conveys the ideas of the photographer.
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PHO-111. Food - Single
Photography focusing on the still life of food and preparation, venues and food service locations.
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PHO-112. Food - Series
Photography focusing on the still life of food and preparation, venues and food service locations.
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PHO-113. Landscape - Single
Scenery.
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PHO-114. Landscape - Series
Scenery.
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PHO-115. Live Event - Single
Concerts, rallies, and similar events.
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PHO-116. Live Event - Series
Concerts, rallies, and similar events.
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PHO-117. Magazine / Newspaper Spread - Single
Interior images.
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PHO-118. Magazine / Newspaper Spread - Series
Interior images.
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PHO-119. Magazine Cover / Newspaper Front Page - Single
Images on covers.
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PHO-120. Magazine Cover / Newspaper Front Page - Series
Images on covers.
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PHO-121. Mobile - Single
A single photograph specifically taken with a mobile device.
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PHO-122. Mobile - Series
A series of related photographs specifically taken with a mobile device.
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PHO-123. Music / Entertainment - Single
Iconic entertainers, documenting performance, celebrity news/gossip.
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PHO-124. Music / Entertainment - Series
Iconic entertainers, documenting performance, celebrity news/gossip.
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PHO-125. Photojournalism - Single
Employs images in order to tell a news story.
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PHO-126. Photojournalism - Series
Employs images in order to tell a news story.
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PHO-127. Portraiture - Single
Photography intended to describe and illustrate the subject of a news story in all aspects.
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PHO-128. Portraiture - Series
Photography intended to describe and illustrate the subject of a news story in all aspects.
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PHO-129. Products / Commercial - Single
For use in catalogues, brochures and advertising.
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PHO-130. Products / Commercial - Series
For use in catalogues, brochures and advertising.
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PHO-131. Self-Promotion - Single
For its creator’s own business, services, or products.
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PHO-132. Self-Promotion - Series
For its creator’s own business, services, or products.
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PHO-133. Social Media - Single
A single photograph taken specifically for use on social media channels.
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PHO-134. Social Media - Series
A series of related photographs taken specifically for use on social media channels.
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PHO-135. Sports / Recreation - Single
Of athletic or outdoor events, competitions, in-action, etc.
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PHO-136. Sports / Recreation - Series
Of athletic or outdoor events, competitions, in-action, etc.
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PHO-137. Travel / Tourism - Single
Of landscapes, people, cultures, customs and history.
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PHO-138. Travel / Tourism - Series
Of landscapes, people, cultures, customs and history.
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PHO-139. Wildcard - Single
Unique photography that lives outside of the aforementioned categories.
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PHO-140. Wildcard - Series
Unique photography that lives outside of the aforementioned categories.
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PHO-141. Wildlife - Single
Of plants and animals in their natural habitat.
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PHO-142. Wildlife - Series
Of plants and animals in their natural habitat.
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PHO-143. Personal / Unpublished Photography - Single
A single photograph created for one’s personal experimentation, not for a client or brand.
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PHO-144. Personal / Unpublished Photography - Series
A series of related photographs created for one’s personal experimentation, not for a client or brand.
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