The ADC Annual Awards is the oldest continuously running industry award show in the world. Now in its incredible 99th year, this iconic award show honors the best creative talent and groundbreaking work across many different creative disciplines, from graphic design to illustration, from publishing to packaging, from advertising to photography and all points in between.

The ADC Annual Awards features a tiered pricing system that encourages entries from smaller shops, studios, and freelancers, allowing their work to be showcased on a global stage alongside some of the biggest names in the industry.

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Featured Jury Chair Profiles


Kadir Nelson: Proudly Black, Pointedly Positive

Famed artist chairs the ADC 99th Annual Awards Illustration Jury

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Lauren Hom: Personality and Practicality

Lettering artist leads the ADC 99th Annual Awards Typography Jury

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Refik Anadol: Algorithmic Renaissance

"New ways of imagination is what I'm looking for as Jury Chair..."

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Karen Costello: Leader of the Pack

"Ideas still matter. Craft still matters."

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ADC 99th Annual Awards Entry Showcase

  • Company: Ming Tai Consultancy LLC / Pasadena + Midnight Sherpa / Los Angeles
    Client: Bernhardt
    Title: Bernhardt "Harmony"
  • Company: Ming Tai Consultancy LLC / Pasadena + Midnight Sherpa / Los Angeles
    Client: Bernhardt
    Title: Harmony
  • Company: MullenLowe / US
    Client: Burger King
    Title: Real Meals
  • Company: MullenLowe / Boston
    Client: Burger King
    Title: Twitter Bait
  • Company: Badger & Winters / New York
    Client: RAICES
    Title: #NoKidsInCages
  • Company: small design company / hangzhou
    Client: Alibaba-cainiao
    Title: Art Exhibition in the Mountains “Recycled Craft”
  • Company: SenseTeam / Shenzhen
    Client: SHENZHEN FASHION WEEK
    Title: Forge Ahead
  • Company: SenseTeam / Shenzhen
    Client: SHENZHEN FASHION WEEK
    Title: Smoky Time
  • Company: SenseTeam / Shenzhen
    Client: antalis
    Title: Fragments of Time
  • Company: Modifly / San marcos
    Client: Grub Burger Bar
    Title: Uploading this is making me hungry