ADC Awards

The ADC Annual Awards is the oldest continuously running industry award show in the world. Now in its incredible 102nd year, these awards celebrate the very best in advertising, digital media, graphic and publication design, packaging and product design, motion, experiential and spatial design, photography, illustration and fashion design all with a focus on artistry and craftsmanship.

Award

Agency

Client

Title

Category

Annual ID

Seven Hundred Views of Koi Fish Agency: Dentsu Inc. / Tokyo + Dentsu Creative X / Tokyo Client: Shikoku Shimbun Category: Posters / Traditional - Series
Ink Expression - Spring and Autumn period Agency: Yingtao + Wenhan Client: China National Arts Fund Archaeology Program Category: Posters / Traditional - Series
Mi Ionic Hair Dryer H900 Agency: Xiaomi Inc. / Beijing Client: Mi Category: Consumer Electronics
Mijia Sonic electric toothbrush T500C Agency: Xiaomi Inc. / Beijing Client: Mi Category: Consumer Electronics
Valet Guys Agency: BWGTBLD GMBH / Berlin + Antoni Garage / Berlin + Mercedes-Benz / Stuttgart Client: Mercedes-Benz Category: Craft in Motion / Film / Cinematography
ABCs of Survival Agency: The Bloc / New York Client: National Black Child Development Institute Category: Art Direction - Direct / Single
MICRO UNIVERSE Agency: Tencent / Shenzhen + Stink Studios / Shanghai Client: Tencent/Tencent WE Summit Category: Interactive / Data Visualization
Duos Agency: Spotify In-House Client: Spotify Category: Motion / Film Craft / Direction
MOONMENTS Agency: Tencent / Shenzhen + Stink Studios / Shanghai + MassiveMusic K.K. / Tokyo Client: WeChat+The Great Wall/WeChat Category: Interactive / AR / VR
Ashima Agency: Dillon M. + Dillon & Co + SoundChips Client: Dillon & Co / SoundChips Category: Motion / Film / Documentary
Whose Poo? Agency: DENTSU INC. / Tokyo + J.C. SPARK / Tokyo Client: AEON Fantasy Co.,LTD. Category: Promotional / Calendar
We Are Agency: Work by Lule / New York Client: Self-promotion Category: Wildcard
Moses Sumney Sunday Mood Agency: Guardian The Guide Photo Editor John Windmill / London UK Client: Guardian Category: Portraiture / Single
CN100 Commemorative Book Agency: Sid Lee / Montréal Client: CN Category: Books / Image-Driven
Jia Difei Works Agency: Wenbin + Beijing Artron Art Printing Co.,Ltd / beijing Client: Jia Difei Category: Books / Image-Driven
Paul Smith Agency: Phaidon Press / New York Client: Phaidon Press Category: Books / Image-Driven
Roy Lichtenstein: History in the Making, 1948–1960 Agency: Content Object / Los Angeles Client: Colby College Museum of Art Category: Books / Image-Driven
A–L/M–Z: Mrs Jay & W. Gordon Smith Art Collection Agency: Gridworks (Sigrid Schmeisser) / Maastricht + Siobhan McLaughlin + Helen Bleck Client: Jay Gordonsmith Estate Category: Books / Image-Driven
Drinking Alone with the Moon Agency: Cindy I-Hsuan + Nanyang Technological University / Singapore Client: Cindy I-Hsuan Wang Category: Innovation
Lino's New Life Agency: Saatchi & Saatchi / Rome Client: FATER / Pampers Category: Children
Whose Poo? Agency: DENTSU INC. / Tokyo + J.C. SPARK / Tokyo Client: AEON Fantasy Co.,LTD. Category: Children
Spring/Summer Pre Season Agency: Dirk Bader + Horror Vacui + Daniela Illing + Kathrin Seidel Client: Horror Vacui Category: Fashion / Series
The OREO Doomsday Vault Agency: the community / Miami + OREO + 360i / New York + World War Seven Client: Mondelez / OREO Category: Branded Content / Entertainment - Online Video / Long Form
War: Kids drawings in VR Animation Agency: RT Creative Lab / Moscow Client: RT Category: Experiential Design / Digital Experiences
MOONMENTS Agency: Tencent / Shenzhen + Stink Studios / Shanghai + MassiveMusic K.K. / Tokyo Client: WeChat+The Great Wall/WeChat Category: Experiential Design / Digital Experiences
Black History Month Agency: YouTube Art Department / San Bruno Client: YouTube Category: Design for Good / Illustration - Single or Series
Boring Heroes Agency: McCann / New York + Reckitt Benckiser / Parsnipanny + Dutch Uncle / New York Client: Mucinex Category: Design for Good / Illustration - Single or Series
Juan Cun-Military Dependents’ Villages in Taiwan Agency: Zhang Xin Client: Self-promotion Category: Design for Good / Illustration - Single or Series
Afghanistan's First All Female Orchestra Agency: Williams Murray Hamm / London + Orchestra of Saint John / Oxford Client: Orchestra of Saint John Category: Design for Good / Illustration - Single or Series
Melting Florida Agency: Zubi Advertising / Coral Gables Client: The CLEO Institute Category: Craft / Sustainability / Environmentally Conscious Design
Space Dance Agency: Eugenia Mello Client: MTV Category: Mural / Graffiti / Street Art / Single
FaceTouchers Agency: Happiness / An FCB alliance / Brussels Client: Snap Inc. Category: Data Visualization
The Story of a Christmas Present’s Journey Agency: DENTSU INC. / Tokyo + SHOEI INC. / Tokyo + J.C.SPARK / Tokyo + TAKI CORPORATION / Tokyo Client: SHOEI Category: Data Visualization
IKEA creates art from Finnish dreams. Agency: 20/20 Helsinki / Helsinki + Evermade / Helsinki + Zoan / Helsinki + Ryhmä / Helsinki Client: IKEA Category: Data Visualization
Mmmmmmm Agency: Design by Disruption / New York + TBWA\San Juan / San Juan + TBWA\Chiat\Day / New York + TBWA\HAKUHODO Inc. / Tokyo Client: McDonald's / Arcos Dorados Category: Art Direction - Press / Poster / Poster Advertising - Series
ScissorHandsFree Agency: Leo Burnett Client: Cadillac Category: Craft in Motion / Film / Direction
Instant Doctor Agency: The Bloc / New York Client: Tribute Category: Craft in Motion / Film / Direction
Nutrient Blends Collection Agency: Ditroit / Milano + Beeta / Madrid + Grey / New York + Smider / Milano Client: Procter & Gamble Category: Craft in Motion / Film / Direction
Family Diary Agency: BBDO Group Germany GmbH + AlmapBBDO / Sao Paulo + ANORAK Film GmbH Client: WhatsApp Inc. / WhatsApp Category: Craft in Motion / Film / Direction
Valet Guys Agency: BWGTBLD GMBH / Berlin + Antoni Garage / Berlin + Mercedes-Benz / Stuttgart Client: Mercedes-Benz Category: Craft in Motion / Film / Direction
Dogs on Zoom Agency: BBDO / New York Client: Mars Petcare: Pedigree Category: Social Media / Facebook
#UNHATEWOMEN Agency: fischerAppelt / Philipp und Keuntje + IT'S US MEDIA / Berlin + MOKOH MUSIC / Berlin + STUDIO MOVIE MAGIC / Berlin Client: TERRE DES FEMMES Category: Social Media / Facebook
Never Undo - Opening of Bilibili New Year's Eve Agency: SOMEI DESIGN / Shanghai + Echoic Audio / London Client: Bilibili Category: Motion / Film / Short Video - Single
Breakaway Agency: Courageous Studios / New York + UM + Charles Schwab + CNN Client: Charles Schwab Category: Motion / Film / Short Video - Single
Missed Connections: "Was that your limb? - w4m" Agency: Patrick Dias Client: Self initiated Personal Project Category: Motion / Film / Short Video - Single
Boards of Change Agency: FCB / Chicago + Lord + Thomas / Chicago + Current Global / Chicago + FCBX / Chicago Client: City of Chicago Category: Direct / Wildcard
The OREO Doomsday Vault Agency: OREO + 360i / New York + the community / Miami Client: Mondel_z International, Inc. Category: Direct / Wildcard
Up The Vote Agency: R/GA California / San Francisco Client: Reddit Category: Direct / Wildcard
Helpy Hour Agency: Happiness / An FCB alliance / Brussels Client: FEDCAF Category: Direct / Wildcard
The Met Unframed Agency: Verizon Creative Marketing / New York + Verizon / New York + Unit9 / New York Client: Verizon/The Metropolitan Museum of Art Category: Digital Experiences / Augmented / Mixed Reality

2021 Brand / Communication Design Merit Honor

Dentsu Inc. / Tokyo + Dentsu Creative X / Tokyo

Shikoku Shimbun

Seven Hundred Views of Koi Fish

Posters / Traditional - Series

ADC_BCD21_072M

2021 Brand / Communication Design Merit Honor

Yingtao + Wenhan

China National Arts Fund Archaeology Program

Ink Expression - Spring and Autumn period

Posters / Traditional - Series

ADC_BCD21_073M

2021 Packaging Design Merit Honor

Xiaomi Inc. / Beijing

Mi

Mi Ionic Hair Dryer H900

Consumer Electronics

ADC_PKG21_020M

2021 Packaging Design Merit Honor

Xiaomi Inc. / Beijing

Mi

Mijia Sonic electric toothbrush T500C

Consumer Electronics

ADC_PKG21_021M

2021 Motion / Film / Gaming Craft Merit Honor

BWGTBLD GMBH / Berlin + Antoni Garage / Berlin + Mercedes-Benz / Stuttgart

Mercedes-Benz

Valet Guys

Craft in Motion / Film / Cinematography

ADC_MOT21_036M

2021 Advertising Merit Honor

The Bloc / New York

National Black Child Development Institute

ABCs of Survival

Art Direction - Direct / Single

ADC_ADV21_064M

2021 In-House Merit Honor

Tencent / Shenzhen + Stink Studios / Shanghai

Tencent/Tencent WE Summit

MICRO UNIVERSE

Interactive / Data Visualization

ADC_INH21_032M

2021 In-House Merit Honor

Spotify In-House

Spotify

Duos

Motion / Film Craft / Direction

ADC_INH21_036M

2021 In-House Merit Honor

Tencent / Shenzhen + Stink Studios / Shanghai + MassiveMusic K.K. / Tokyo

WeChat+The Great Wall/WeChat

MOONMENTS

Interactive / AR / VR

ADC_INH21_031M

2021 Motion / Film / Gaming Craft Merit Honor

Dillon M. + Dillon & Co + SoundChips

Dillon & Co / SoundChips

Ashima

Motion / Film / Documentary

ADC_MOT21_051M

2021 Brand / Communication Design Merit Honor

DENTSU INC. / Tokyo + J.C. SPARK / Tokyo

AEON Fantasy Co.,LTD.

Whose Poo?

Promotional / Calendar

ADC_BCD21_076M

2021 Typography Merit Honor

Work by Lule / New York

Self-promotion

We Are

Wildcard

ADC_TYP21_028M

2021 Photography Merit Honor

Guardian The Guide Photo Editor John Windmill / London UK

Guardian

Moses Sumney Sunday Mood

Portraiture / Single

ADC_PHO21_038M

2021 Publication Design Merit Honor

Sid Lee / Montréal

CN

CN100 Commemorative Book

Books / Image-Driven

ADC_PUB21_025M

2021 Publication Design Merit Honor

Wenbin + Beijing Artron Art Printing Co.,Ltd / beijing

Jia Difei

Jia Difei Works

Books / Image-Driven

ADC_PUB21_026M

2021 Publication Design Merit Honor

Phaidon Press / New York

Phaidon Press

Paul Smith

Books / Image-Driven

ADC_PUB21_027M

2021 Publication Design Merit Honor

Content Object / Los Angeles

Colby College Museum of Art

Roy Lichtenstein: History in the Making, 1948–1960

Books / Image-Driven

ADC_PUB21_028M

2021 Publication Design Merit Honor

Gridworks (Sigrid Schmeisser) / Maastricht + Siobhan McLaughlin + Helen Bleck

Jay Gordonsmith Estate

A–L/M–Z: Mrs Jay & W. Gordon Smith Art Collection

Books / Image-Driven

ADC_PUB21_029M

2021 Typography Merit Honor

Cindy I-Hsuan + Nanyang Technological University / Singapore

Cindy I-Hsuan Wang

Drinking Alone with the Moon

Innovation

ADC_TYP21_018M

2021 Product Design Merit Honor

Saatchi & Saatchi / Rome

FATER / Pampers

Lino's New Life

Children

ADC_PRD21_010M

2021 Product Design Merit Honor

DENTSU INC. / Tokyo + J.C. SPARK / Tokyo

AEON Fantasy Co.,LTD.

Whose Poo?

Children

ADC_PRD21_011M

2021 Photography Merit Honor

Dirk Bader + Horror Vacui + Daniela Illing + Kathrin Seidel

Horror Vacui

Spring/Summer Pre Season

Fashion / Series

ADC_PHO21_025M

2021 Advertising Merit Honor

the community / Miami + OREO + 360i / New York + World War Seven

Mondelez / OREO

The OREO Doomsday Vault

Branded Content / Entertainment - Online Video / Long Form

ADC_ADV21_067M

2021 In-House Merit Honor

RT Creative Lab / Moscow

RT

War: Kids drawings in VR Animation

Experiential Design / Digital Experiences

ADC_INH21_026M

2021 In-House Merit Honor

Tencent / Shenzhen + Stink Studios / Shanghai + MassiveMusic K.K. / Tokyo

WeChat+The Great Wall/WeChat

MOONMENTS

Experiential Design / Digital Experiences

ADC_INH21_027M

2021 Illustration Merit Honor

YouTube Art Department / San Bruno

YouTube

Black History Month

Design for Good / Illustration - Single or Series

ADC_DFG21_045M

2021 Illustration Merit Honor

McCann / New York + Reckitt Benckiser / Parsnipanny + Dutch Uncle / New York

Mucinex

Boring Heroes

Design for Good / Illustration - Single or Series

ADC_DFG21_046M

2021 Illustration Merit Honor

Zhang Xin

Self-promotion

Juan Cun-Military Dependents’ Villages in Taiwan

Design for Good / Illustration - Single or Series

ADC_DFG21_047M

2021 Illustration Merit Honor

Williams Murray Hamm / London + Orchestra of Saint John / Oxford

Orchestra of Saint John

Afghanistan's First All Female Orchestra

Design for Good / Illustration - Single or Series

ADC_DFG21_048M

2021 Spatial Design Merit Honor

Zubi Advertising / Coral Gables

The CLEO Institute

Melting Florida

Craft / Sustainability / Environmentally Conscious Design

ADC_SPL21_030M

2021 Illustration Merit Honor

Eugenia Mello

MTV

Space Dance

Mural / Graffiti / Street Art / Single

ADC_ILT21_053M

2021 Interactive Merit Honor

Happiness / An FCB alliance / Brussels

Snap Inc.

FaceTouchers

Data Visualization

ADC_INT21_049M

2021 Interactive Merit Honor

DENTSU INC. / Tokyo + SHOEI INC. / Tokyo + J.C.SPARK / Tokyo + TAKI CORPORATION / Tokyo

SHOEI

The Story of a Christmas Present’s Journey

Data Visualization

ADC_INT21_050M

2021 Interactive Merit Honor

20/20 Helsinki / Helsinki + Evermade / Helsinki + Zoan / Helsinki + Ryhmä / Helsinki

IKEA

IKEA creates art from Finnish dreams.

Data Visualization

ADC_INT21_051M

2021 Advertising Merit Honor

Design by Disruption / New York + TBWA\San Juan / San Juan + TBWA\Chiat\Day / New York + TBWA\HAKUHODO Inc. / Tokyo

McDonald's / Arcos Dorados

Mmmmmmm

Art Direction - Press / Poster / Poster Advertising - Series

ADC_ADV21_065M

2021 Motion / Film / Gaming Craft Merit Honor

Leo Burnett

Cadillac

ScissorHandsFree

Craft in Motion / Film / Direction

ADC_MOT21_037M

2021 Motion / Film / Gaming Craft Merit Honor

The Bloc / New York

Tribute

Instant Doctor

Craft in Motion / Film / Direction

ADC_MOT21_038M

2021 Motion / Film / Gaming Craft Merit Honor

Ditroit / Milano + Beeta / Madrid + Grey / New York + Smider / Milano

Procter & Gamble

Nutrient Blends Collection

Craft in Motion / Film / Direction

ADC_MOT21_039M

2021 Motion / Film / Gaming Craft Merit Honor

BBDO Group Germany GmbH + AlmapBBDO / Sao Paulo + ANORAK Film GmbH

WhatsApp Inc. / WhatsApp

Family Diary

Craft in Motion / Film / Direction

ADC_MOT21_040M

2021 Motion / Film / Gaming Craft Merit Honor

BWGTBLD GMBH / Berlin + Antoni Garage / Berlin + Mercedes-Benz / Stuttgart

Mercedes-Benz

Valet Guys

Craft in Motion / Film / Direction

ADC_MOT21_041M

2021 Interactive Merit Honor

BBDO / New York

Mars Petcare: Pedigree

Dogs on Zoom

Social Media / Facebook

ADC_INT21_058M

2021 Interactive Merit Honor

fischerAppelt / Philipp und Keuntje + IT'S US MEDIA / Berlin + MOKOH MUSIC / Berlin + STUDIO MOVIE MAGIC / Berlin

TERRE DES FEMMES

#UNHATEWOMEN

Social Media / Facebook

ADC_INT21_059M

2021 Motion / Film / Gaming Craft Merit Honor

SOMEI DESIGN / Shanghai + Echoic Audio / London

Bilibili

Never Undo - Opening of Bilibili New Year's Eve

Motion / Film / Short Video - Single

ADC_MOT21_054M

2021 Motion / Film / Gaming Craft Merit Honor

Courageous Studios / New York + UM + Charles Schwab + CNN

Charles Schwab

Breakaway

Motion / Film / Short Video - Single

ADC_MOT21_055M

2021 Motion / Film / Gaming Craft Merit Honor

Patrick Dias

Self initiated Personal Project

Missed Connections: "Was that your limb? - w4m"

Motion / Film / Short Video - Single

ADC_MOT21_056M

2021 Advertising Merit Honor

FCB / Chicago + Lord + Thomas / Chicago + Current Global / Chicago + FCBX / Chicago

City of Chicago

Boards of Change

Direct / Wildcard

ADC_ADV21_085M

2021 Advertising Merit Honor

OREO + 360i / New York + the community / Miami

Mondel_z International, Inc.

The OREO Doomsday Vault

Direct / Wildcard

ADC_ADV21_086M

2021 Advertising Merit Honor

R/GA California / San Francisco

Reddit

Up The Vote

Direct / Wildcard

ADC_ADV21_087M

2021 Advertising Merit Honor

Happiness / An FCB alliance / Brussels

FEDCAF

Helpy Hour

Direct / Wildcard

ADC_ADV21_088M

2021 Experiential Design Merit Honor

Verizon Creative Marketing / New York + Verizon / New York + Unit9 / New York

Verizon/The Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Met Unframed

Digital Experiences / Augmented / Mixed Reality

ADC_EXP21_009M

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