The ADC Annual Awards, celebrating 99 years of excellence in design and craft, is now open for entries! 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.


ADC Deadlines

Regular Deadline: January 31, 2020

First Extended Deadline: February 14, 2020
Please note that each entry completed in the system between February 1-14 will incur a $50 USD late fee.

Final Extended Deadline: February 28, 2020
ADC Resources

Entry Guide

ADC Jury


Rules & Eligibility

Tiered Pricing

Featured Jury Chair Profiles

Mark Seliger: Shooting Stars

Industry icon comes from behind the camera to chair ADC 99th Annual Awards Photography.

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Kate Dawkins: Are You Exprienced?

ADC Awards Experiential Design Jury Chair knows how to put on a show.

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Luke Hayman: Cover Model

ADC Annual Awards Publication Design Jury Chair discusses magazines in a digital world.

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Tosh Hall: Cultural by Design

"Impeccable craft is a given - cultural impact is a win."

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ADC 99th Annual Awards Entry Showcase

  • Company: Beth Galton / New York
    Client: Beth Galton
    Title: Sharing makes the world go round
  • Company: Celebrity Cruises / Miami + Conde Nast / Vanity Fair / NYC
    Client: Celebrity Cruises
    Title: American Ballet Theatre
  • Company: MATSU / Kanazawa + dentsu west japan Co., Ltd. / Toyama
    Client: Toyama Daihatsu Sales Co., Ltd.
    Title: May this mountain be proud of its low height
  • Company: MATSU / Kanazawa
    Client: RAMEN Wakadaisho
    Title: Japanese Typography
  • Company: Odakyu Agency Inc. / Tokyo
    Client: Odawara Engineering Co., Ltd.
    Title: The World Notices Odawara’s Famous Items
  • Company: W.W. Norton / New York + Laywan Kwan / Brooklyn
    Client: Liveright Publishing
    Title: The World Doesn't Require You
  • Company: Amazon Prime Video / Santa Monica + Tool / Santa Monica
    Client: Amazon Prime Video
    Title: Amazon Prime Video Experience at SDCC
  • Company: Sidewalk Studio / New York + NOIZE / New York
    Client: NOIZE (Noxs Inc)
  • Company: Michel Vrana / Toronto
    Client: Wilfrid Laurier University Press
    Title: Gorgeous War
  • Company: T. S. Wendelstein (75W) / Berlin + Poetic Pastel Press / London
    Client: Poetic Pastel Press
    Title: Journal du Thé – Chapter 2