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.

99th Annual ADC Awards


Tiered Pricing

ADC has introduced a tiered pricing structure, designed to make it easier for smaller agencies, studios and freelancers to participate. 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.

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.

Fashion / Spatial Design

Reaffirming its defining focus as the leading global awards program to celebrate all forms of craft, design and innovation, ADC has added Fashion and Spatial Design to its lineup of disciplines. An array of creative talents in the fashion and spatial industries from both large and small companies will compete with one another and have their work judged by a jury of industry peers.

Category Spotlight

Introducing new sub-categories celebrating craft in gaming design, movie trailers, extended reality, tattoo design, music videos, documentaries, narrative short films, and personal work within illustration, photography and typography.


Emma Miloyo
Ksenya Samarskaya
Dwayne Serjeant
Catalina Estrada


The ADC 99th Annual Awards feature 15 different disciplines, judged by 12 separate juries. Special awards include Of the Year honors, Best of Discipline, Designism and Best of Show.


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

January 1, 2018 – February 28, 2020


Call for entries is open! Regular Deadline is January 31st

*Please note that each entry completed in the system between February 1-14 will incur a $50 USD late fee, regardless of entry creation date.

All physical media (print, collateral, 3D, etc) must reach The One Club office by February 14, 2020.

*Please note that each entry completed in the system after February 14 will incur a $75 USD late fee, regardless of entry creation date.

All offline payments must reach The One Club within 15 business days of the invoice date.


HEARTLAND 365 Agency: DENTSU INC. / Tokyo Client: Kirin Brewery Company, Limited Category: Promotional / Calendar - Single
Sagmeister & Walsh: Beauty Agency: Sagmeister & Walsh / New York Client: Sagmeister & Walsh Category: Books / Jacket - Single
A simple line, a simple sport Agency: PEN.Inc. / Tokyo Client: The FACTORY Climbing Gym Category: Branding / Branding Systems / Identities - Print
Space Station Agency: BBDO / New York + EpochFilms Client: Macy's Category: Craft in Video / Cinematography - Single

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