The ADC Annual Awards, part of The One Club for Creativity, is the oldest continuously running industry award show in the world. Now heading into its incredible 98th year, these Awards celebrate the very best in advertising, digital media, graphic and publication design, packaging and product design, motion, experiential and spatial design, photography, illustration and fashion design all with a focus on artistry and craftsmanship.
The ADC Annual Awards also offers a tiered pricing structure designed to make it easier for smaller agencies, studios and freelancers to participate. Larger companies pay the standard entry fee; smaller shops get a discount on entries (amount varies by discipline) and freelance creatives and one-person shops are eligible for an even greater reduction in their entry fee. Outstanding entrants are selected by highly respected juries, and honored with coveted Gold, Silver and Bronze Cubes, presented at the Annual Awards Gala in New York in May, 2019 during Creative Week. Beyond these Cubes, however, ADC Annual Awards winners join a rich legacy of past honorees that include some of the most influential artists of the past century.
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The One Club for Creativity exists to support and celebrate the success of the global creative community. We are a diverse tribe of creative thinkers and doers who believe creativity is the most powerful element to business success. We celebrate world-changing ideas. We stimulate the dynamic intersection of art and commerce. We create fertile spaces for writers, art directors, designers, technologists, and artists to grow. We foster a more diverse and connected global community. We forge bonds between recognized creative masters and emerging creative voices. Most important, we are a non-profit organization that pours everything we make back into nurturing a more vibrant and inspired global creative community. The One Club for Creativity is built on four core strengths:
The One Club for Creativity actively supports the next generation of industry professionals, and seeks to augment their studies in a variety of different ways. Working with schools throughout the world, we endeavor to provide events and opportunities for young creatives to immerse themselves in the professional community. From the globe-spanning Portfolio Night, to workshops geared towards high school and college students, to scholarship opportunities, to the feting of the very best post-secondary work of the Young Ones Student Awards, there is a home for the young and curious within The One Club.
Inclusion & Diversity
Creativity comes from all walks of life, and The One Club champions this truism by working tirelessly towards an industry that embraces the inclusion of individuals across a grand spectrum of cultures, races, genders and orientations. From educational workshops such as the Creative Boot Camps, to accolades like the 3% Conference’s Next Creative Leaders award, to the annual Here Are All The Black People symposium, The One Club strives for all creatives to have a seat at the table.
Stagnation is the enemy of creativity, and as such, The One Club for Creativity encourages professionals of all levels to expand both their knowledge and their networks. The Creative Leaders Retreat brings together some of the industry’s most influential leaders and risk-takers in an unconventional conference centered around mentorship and discussion. For those looking for inspiration, the Creative Summit — a major part of The One Club for Creativity’s Creative Week — offers an incredible array of guest speakers from every facet of the industry; and various members-only networking events and portfolio reviews throughout the year aim to turn peers into partners
Finally, not only does The One Club for Creativity seek to inspire, encourage and develop creative excellence, we also honor those who achieve it. The One Show and the ADC Annual Awards are among the most coveted accolades in the history of the industry, with the One Show Pencil representing the creativity of big ideas paired with quality execution, and the ADC Cube symbolizing meticulous craftsmanship, design and innovation. Along with the Creative Hall of Fame honors for creative legends, the Young Guns for legends in the making, and One Screen for rising filmmakers, The One Club for Creativity gives greatness its proper due.