Special Awards

Beyond the coveted Gold, Silver and Bronze Cubes, the ADC 99th Annual Awards also presents special honors for entrants that stand above even those prestigious accolades.

Best of Discipline

After each jury selects its Gold, Silver and Bronze Cube winners, they will then choose which Gold Cube winner stands above all others within their discipline. This entry will be named Best of Discipline.

ADC Black Cube / Best of Show

Once selected, all Best of Discipline winners will be grouped together and judged one final time, this time by a combination of all juries. The entrant with the most votes will receive the coveted ADC Black Cube for Best of Show.

Design for Good / Designism

Design For Good awards work that not only meets peerless creative standards, but also encourages positive societal and political change. The top scoring Gold Cube winning entrants across all Design for Good categories — as selected by their respective juries — will be brought together to be judged across all juries as a whole. The best entry will be awarded the ADC Designism Cube.

Of The Year Honors

Cumulative awards are also presented in the following categories:

Freelancer of the Year
New this year and in partnership with Working Not Working, all ADC 99th Annual Awards Gold Cube-winning entries submitted through the freelance level of the show’s tiered pricing structure will be judged again by a separate jury that includes the WNW community. This jury will determine the top entrant, who will receive the new honor at the ADC 99th Annual Awards during Creative Week in New York in May, 2020.

Network of the Year
Network of the Year is awarded to the year's highest-scoring agency network across all disciplines.

Advertising Agency of the Year
Advertising Agency of the Year is awarded to the year's highest-scoring agency.

Boutique Agency of the Year
Boutique Agency of the Year is awarded to the year's highest-scoring small agency made up of 50 or fewer employees.

Design Studio of the Year
Design Studio of the Year is awarded to the year's highest-scoring design firm.

Boutique Design Studio of the Year
Boutique Design Studio of the Year is awarded to the year's highest-scoring small design firm made up of 20 or fewer employees.

Production Company of the Year
Production Company of the Year is awarded to the year's highest-scoring production house.