ADC 97th Annual Award | The One Club for Creativity

15 December 2017
07 May 2018


ico-D is pleased to endorsed the ADC 97th Annual Award organised by Member The One Club for Creativity.


Submission Deadline: 31 January 2018


The ADC Annual Awards is the oldest continuously running industry award show in the world. Now heading into its 97th year, these awards celebrate the very best in advertising, digital media, graphic and publication design, packaging, motion, photography and illustration, all with a focus on artistry and craftsmanship.

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 2018 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.

All entries must have been printed, published, aired or broadcast live online for the first time before between February 8, 2017 and February 6, 2018 in any country. Entries may be submitted by any company or individual involved in the creation or production of the work.

Students currently enrolled in undergraduate, graduate, and continuing education programmes in advertising, graphic design, photography, illustration, and digital media are eligible to enter the competition, and are invited to submit published or unpublished work in any category. Student work will be judged separately but by the same criteria and juries as professional work. Gold and Silver winners will be included in related advertising and promotional materials.


The ADC Jury is in formation. For reference, you can view a list of 2017 jurors here.


Submission Deadline: 31 January 2018
Winners notified by email: mid-April 2018
*All winners must confirm their credits and visual assets online.
*Images and credit confirmations are due: mid-April 2018
Creative Week: 7-11 May 2018 in New York City
The ADC 97th Annual Awards: 7 May in New York City

Please note, there will not be a public exhibition of the winning work. Winning works will be awarded at The ADC 97th Annual Awards in May of 2018. Winning works will also be available to view through the ADC online gallery


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Each year, ico-D endorses a select group of international activities that advance our objective to promote the value of design. Endorsed events demonstrate that they enhance the standards of design, ethics and professional practice. For design awards, an ico-D endorsement is recognition that it has been organised to meet international best practice guidelines under ico-D’s policies and best practices – including jury composition, evaluation criteria and intellectual property protection.

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