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ADC Awards (Art Directors Club)

The Art Directors Club Awards, popularly known as the ADC Awards, are part of The One Club for Creativity. Some of the other well known and reputed awards such as The One Show Awards, ADC Awards, TDC Awards, Young Guns, and the Young Ones awards are overseen by the One Club for Creativity, a non-profit organisation on a mission to support and celebrate the success of global creative community by promoting excellence in advertising and design.

ADC Awards are the longest running award function that recoganises work in the category of advertising, digital media, graphic and publication design, packaging and product design, motion, gaming, experiential and architecture, photography, illustration and fashion design with focus on artistry and craftsmanship.

General Eligibility:

The One Club for Creativity has established rules and regulations for their awards competition.

  • Entries can only be submitted by industry professionals, and student or spec work is not accepted. Work produced on behalf of The One Club and its programming is also not eligible.

  • The same work may only be entered in consecutive years if it meets eligibility requirements and did not win an award in the previous season.

  • All entries become the property of The One Club and cannot be returned. Entrants are prohibited from submitting work using AI in any discipline other than AI.

  • Entry fees are non-refundable and non-transferable, and entrants are required to pay them in full upon submission of their entries.


  1. Advertising,

  2. Apparel/Accessory/Footwear Design,

  3. Architecture/Interior/Environmental Design,

  4. Artificial Intelligence,

  5. Brand/Communication Design,

  6. Brand-Side/In-House,

  7. Experiential Design,

  8. Fusion Cube,

  9. Gaming,

  10. Illustration,

  11. Interactive,

  12. Motion/Film Craft,

  13. Packaging Design,

  14. Photography,

  15. Product Design,

  16. Typography

Each category is further divided into sub-categories. The eligibility criteria and the specific rules governing the same varies for each subcategory.


  • The average entry fee for each category depends on the company size and whether the entry is a single entry or a series. Here are the average entry fees for each category. The fee ranges between $100 to $450.

  • ADC Annual Awards offer tiered pricing for freelancers, individuals, and small companies. The pricing aims to encourage entries from all corners of the industry, including small design studios with 2-20 employees, small agencies with 2-50 employees, and self-employed individuals responsible for a project's creative duties.

  • Approval is required before Small Company tiered pricing applies to your entries, which may take up to one business day.

*Please note that the list provided is not comprehensive and may not include all relevant details about the event. For complete and up-to-date information, we encourage you to visit the official website.*


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