ADC 99th Annual Awards
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.
ENTRY DEADLINE: JANUARY 31, 2020
Regular Deadline: January 31, 2020
First Extended Deadline: February 14, 2020
Final Extended Deadline: February 28, 2020
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ELIGIBILITY & RULES
All entries must have been printed, published, or aired for the first time between the dates listed below in any country.
January 1, 2019 – February 28, 2020
Spatial Design Eligibility Dates:
January 1, 2018 – February 28, 2020
TIERED PRICING ELIGIBILITY
The ADC Annual Awards are pleased to offer a tiered fee system specifically for freelancers, individuals and small companies. We believe that impeccable craft and design comes from all corners of the industry, from the gleaming agencies working their magic on global clients; to the design boutiques developing a new logo for an up and coming brand; to the lone illustrator or photographer breathing life to a magazine editorial. It is our hope that this pricing will encourage entries from across the creative spectrum.
Small Design Studio
Refers to companies that have between 2 and 20 employees (full-time, part-time and regular freelancers). The company or studio is responsible for the bulk of a project’s creative duties.
Refers to companies that have between 2 and 50 employees (full-time, part-time and regular freelancers). The company or agency is responsible for the bulk of a project’s creative duties.
Refers to self-employed individuals who are responsible for the bulk of a project’s creative duties.
RULES & REGULATIONS
- Entries must be submitted by industry professionals only.
- Work produced on behalf of The One Club for Creativity and its programming, including The ADC Annual Awards, One Show, Young Ones, etc. is not eligible.
- All entries become the property of The One Club for Creativity, Inc. and will NOT be returned.
- ALL ENTRY FEES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE AND NON-TRANSFERABLE.
Whether you select online or offline payment, you are committing to pay for your entries in full.
All work must be submitted in its original language. English translations are required for all work in another language.
- Physical Entries: For physical entries not in English, provide an English translation in the “Translation” section on
Step 2 when creating your entry online.
- Video Entries: For video entries not in English, provide English subtitles in the video.
- Audio Entries: For audio entries not in English, provide an English translation in the “Translation” section on
Step 2 when creating your entry online.
- PDF Entries: All PDF entries must be submitted in English.
The One Club reserves the right to review all entries questioned during the judging process.
TERMS & CONDITIONS
All entries become the property of The One Club for Creativity, Inc., and will not be returned. The One Club will require proof of publication for all entries. The One Club has the right to request additional proof of initial publication and/or air date to be submitted within 15 days of the request.
The entrant also grants permission to The One Club to show, copy or play the entries at such times as The One Club deems appropriate. The One Club reserves the right to make available for educational and reference purposes, including electronic publishing, any material entered into The ADC 99th Annual Awards. If any network or local television or radio station shall agree to telecast a news or other program relating to The ADC Annual Awards, the entrant further agrees to obtain any permissions and to absorb talent or other residual charges incurred by inclusion of his or her entry in the program, if required.
All entries are subject to the rules of The ADC Annual Awards stated on the entry site. Decisions of judges on all matters during judging, including qualifications and categories, are final. After judging, all disputes will be decided by The One Club Board of Directors. The One Club reserves the right to disqualify work that it finds to be fatally compromised as to originality or veracity after review and final decision by The One Club Board of Directors.