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The ADC 97th Annual Awards - Open Call For Artist Submissions

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The ADC 97th Annual Awards

ADC Awards, an international art award which honores the very best in meticulous craftsmanship in the worlds of design, advertising and other commercial creative arts, is calling for entries for its 97th edition inviting both professionals and students alike to partecipate.


The ADC Awards is the oldest continuously running industry art award and show in the world.
For the past 97 years The ADC Annual Awards has continuously honoured the very best in meticulous craftsmanship in the worlds of design, advertising and other commercial creative arts. With nearly a century of rich history in everything from illustration and photography to animation and digital arts, the ADC Annual Awards is a reliable industry barometer for where craft will lead us in the years to come.

This year with the theme "Where Craft Will Take Us", continues the organization’s historic focus of honouring global work that exemplifies the very best in craft, design and innovation.

There is a total of 14 categories:

Brand / Communication Design
Design for Good
Experiential Design
Motion / Film Craft
Packaging Design
Product Design
Publication Design

This year’s jury includes top advertising creatives and designers from around the world.

Big news for this year’s competition is a tiered pricing structure designed to make it easier for smaller agencies, studios and freelancers to participate.

Companies with 21 or more employees pay the standard entry fee, smaller shops with from 2 to 20 employees 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.


All entries must have been printed, published, aired or broadcast live online for the first time before between February 6, 2017 and February 5, 2018 in any country. Entries may be submitted by any company or individual involved in the creation or production of the work.


Beyond the coveted Gold, Silver and Bronze Cubes, the ADC 97th Annual Awards also presents special honors for entrants that stand above even those prestigious accolades: Best in Discipline ADC Black Cube (Best in Show) Design For Good/Designism 'Of The Year' Honors

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