File / Print Preparation

General Notes

Print and three dimensional entries for Advertising, Brand / Communication Design, Packaging Design, Product Design and Publication Design categories are uploaded digitally through the entry system, and corresponding physical print elements must also be supplied to the ADC Annual Awards.

If you are entering one of the Digital categories and you are submitting a URL, this URL should not simply be a link to Youtube or Vimeo. The URL field is meant for landing pages, websites, sizzle reels, etc.

Digital Print Submissions

File Type:

The longest side of each image should be at least 2400 pixels long
The longest side of each image must be a maximum of 4800 pixels long

Max File Size:
5 MB


Physical Print Submissions

In addition to the digital upload, all advertising, brand / communication design, packaging design, product design and publication design print entries must provide physical prints, unmounted, and no larger than 24×36 inches (60×90 cm). Physical materials must be mailed to the ADC 97th Annual Awards by the deadline – find the address below.

- Attach one entry form to the back of each entry. For example, a three part campaign should include three entry forms.

- For Print Campaigns, tape each campaign together accordion style reading from left to right (horizontal) as a single unit. Number each ad within the campaign in the same sequence as indicated on the entry form.

- Printed Materials and Promotions: submit original materials. A clear, plastic sleeve is advisable for printed material such as brochures, annual reports, etc.

All Physical Print Submissions must arrive at ADC by the deadline: February 16, 2018.

The One Club for Creativity
ATTN: ADC 97th Annual Awards
260 Fifth Avenue, 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10001
United States

Please Note: The One Club for Creativity cannot return entries under any circumstances.

Broadcast & Video Submissions

Video submissions will only be accepted through online upload. DVDs will not be accepted.

1920 x 1080 is preferred and recommended
Minimum resolution of 1280 x 720

Aspect Ratio:
All videos must be submitted in 16x9 format
4x3 videos should be submitted with black pillars

.mov or .mp4
H.264 compression with a maximum bit rate of 8196 kbps
Audio compression must be AAC

File Size:
No larger than 200 MB

Audio Submissions

Audio submissions will only be accepted through online upload.


File Size:
No larger than 200 MB