ADC Annual Awards

ADC Annual Awards

The ADC Annual Awards is celebrating 103 years of excellence in design and craft. 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. 

The ADC 103rd Annual Awards will open for entries in October 2023.




Branding the Big Leagues: 
Designing for Professional Sports
Tuesday, October 17th | Noon - 1PM ET
Online | Free

Brand Design is an important part of the ADC Annual Awards, and each year hundreds of beautifully crafted identities and logos are submitted into the show from all over the world. As we launch the incredible 103rd iteration of the ADC Awards , we'll be taking a closer look at the art of designing for major and national league sports with designers Maureen Raisch, Creative Director for National Women's Soccer League, and Darrin Crescenzi who has designed for UFC, LeBron James, Charlotte Hornets and more. The panel will be moderated by Jon Contino whose work includes branding for the Chicago White Sox.

First gold medal work in 1921

ADC 101+1 AI Expo

In celebration of the first 102 years of the Art Directors Club Annual Awards, The One Club for Creativity invites the global creative community to explore the future with the launch of ADC101+1 Expo, a captivating multi-platform experience featuring work of 101 designers and creatives from around the world in collaboration with Artificial Intelligence tools.

The collective art initiative, created by Pereira O’Dell and developed by lili Studios, serves as both an interactive gallery of work and a global opportunity to engage in dialogue and debate about the opportunities and issues involved with AI and the creative industry.

PJ Pereira, Founder & Creative Chairman, Pereira O’Dell, said the brief was simple: designers come up with a prompt to generate something, and add one more step, a personal interference. Then they share their experience, whether good or bad.

“This project is not about AI art. It's an experiment on the creative collaboration between humans and AI,” he said. “AI is a new kind of computing that will bring very different tools for creatives of all kinds. There’s no better way to have a glimpse of that future, with all its potential and challenges, than playing with it right now."

"The design of this project was inspired by the unexpected results of AI collaboration,” said Eduardo Gomes, Head of Art, Pereira O'Dell. “Our goal was to create 101 distinct pieces of art that could serve as a platform for discussing AI’s emerging role in creativity. Every aspect of this project showcases the beauty of this collaboration from the logo, the naming, the sound design, and even the data-driven architecture of each cube. The combination of human talent and technology creates a dynamic union that expands the potential of creativity."

ADC Partner

ADC will for the fifth 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 2023 by photographer Greg Miller. All ADC 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. 

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