The ADC Annual Awards is the oldest continuously running industry award show in the world. Now in its incredible 95th 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.
ADC Young Guns instead recognises the vanguard of creative professionals 30 years of age and under. Founded in 1996 , it has grown to become one of the most coveted awards for young creatives around the globe.
There are 33 categories .
For professional entries, different fees apply for different categories. Enter your work and check out on or before December 31, 2015 and receive 10% off your entire order. The early bird discount is not applicable towards student entries. The 10% discount does not include upload fees.
Student entries are instead charged 35 USD per entry in any category ( schools entering the work of 10 or more students, or individual students entering 10 or more pieces, will pay 25 USD per entry ).
All current ADC Members with Professional-level membership receive 50% off a single individual entry into the ADC Annual Awards . Eligibility Professionals entries must have been printed, published, aired, or broadcast live online for the first time between February 7, 2015 and February 8, 2016 , 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 programs 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, illustration , and digital media are eligible to enter the competition, and are invited to submit published or unpublished work in any category. Prize 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 June, 2016 .
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.
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.