The ADC Annual Awards, celebrating 100 years of excellence in design and craft, will open for entries in November! 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.
ADC 100th Annual Awards Highlights
ADC 100th Annual Awards
On August 13, 1920 the advertising and design worlds were changed forever with the incorporation of the Art Directors Club of New York, also known as the ADC. Founded by Louis Carl Pedlar with the lofty goal of raising the standards of commercial art to those traditionally associated with fine art, ADC has set the tone for creative excellence that the industry continues to follow a century later.
To celebrate this centennial, we at The One Club for Creativity in partnership with C&G created an online timeline to showcase the people, the historical artifacts, the thoughts and opinions, and of course the work of the past century. You'll be able to browse through every single ADC annual, read essays from across the decades — stay tuned for the 1940s debate on whether women should be permitted to join the organization — and learn about the ADC's deep history. It's a history of the very industry we all love, and we can't wait to share it with you over the coming year.
CATEGORIES & FEES
The ADC 99th Annual Awards feature 15 different disciplines, judged by 12 separate juries. Special awards include Of the Year honors, BEDT of Discipline, Designism and BEDT of Show.
ELIGIBILITY & DEADLINES
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 DATES:
January 1, 2018 – February 28, 2020
ADC 99TH ANNUAL AWARDS DEADLINES
This deadline period has ended! Final Extended Deadline is February 28th.
This deadline period has ended! Final Extended Deadline is February 28th. *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.
This deadline period has ended! *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.