ADC Annual Awards

ADC 102nd annual Awards

The ADC Annual Awards, celebrating 102 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 including advertising, digital media, graphic and publication design, packaging and product design, motion, gaming, experiential and architecture, photography, illustration, fashion design and all points in between. 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 City. 

In an adventurous twist on typical call-for-entries campaigns, New York-based creative studio Karlssonwilker has developed a throwback arcade video game that showcases over a century of past winners and provides potential discounts for entries into this year’s ADC 102nd Annual Awards.

“For this year’s call for entries campaign, we wanted participants to grasp this impressive legacy of their fellow creatives, and feel emboldened to add their work to the conversation amongst the very best," said Hjalti Karlsson, cofounder and chief creative at Karlssonwilker.

It’s not all fun and games, though: the top scorer each week until the final deadline qualifies for a free entry into this year’s competition, and the four runners-up each week get a 50% discount on an entry.

Extended Deadline: February 17, 2023 at 11:59PM PT
Please note that the entry fee is increased by $50 for each entry completed in the system between January 28th and February 17th.

Entry Information


Gaming Discipline
This new discipline highlights the art and craft of animation, art direction, and sound design as well as the technical aspects of gaming.
View Gaming Categories

AI Discipline
Artificial Intelligence is a new discipline celebrating achievement in projects incorporating AI. The discipline includes categories for application, execution, idea and process.

New Inclusive Categories
New categories for inclusive design have been added to the Fashion Design, Gaming and Product Design disciplines.

Expanded Photography Categories
The photography discipline has been expanded with new categories for experimental photography, night photography and photo books.


Judging A Book By Its Cover Panel
Tuesday, February 7, 2023
12PM - 1PM ET
Free Admission

Publication Design plays such an important part of the ADC Annual Awards’ rich history, with hundreds of beautifully crafted books and magazines submitted into the show from all over the world every year. As the ADC Annual Awards welcomes entries for its incredible 102nd year, we invite you to join us as we take a closer look at the art of designing book covers. Please join us virtually on Tuesday, February 7, as renowned designer and illustrator Matt Dorfman moderates a conversation with acclaimed creatives Chloe Scheffe, Rodrigo Corral, and Pablo Delcan.

ADC 102nd Partner

ADC will for the fourth year partner with the creative community Working Not Working on event and content collaborations, as well as special awards including the Freelancer of the Year, which was won in 2022 by illustrator and designer Ricardo Tomás. All ADC 102nd 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 Working Not Working community. Working Not Working freelance members are also eligible for a special discount to enter the ADC Annual Awards. 

Working Not Working

NEW YORK, NY 10001


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