ADC Annual Awards

Awards & PRIZES

ADC has several awards, including the Cube and Merit winners.

Cubes & Merits Best of Discipline Best of ShowBest of Non-ProfitOf the Year Awards Fusion Cube Designism Cube Freelancer of the Year Members Choice AwardPrizes


Finalists receive one of four awards. Not all categories are guaranteed to have winners.

    Cubes can be awarded in all disciplines. Cube winners will be published in the online archives.
    Merits can be awarded in all disciplines. Merit winners will be published in the online archives.

Best of Discipline

Each jury will vote to select the one entry that best represents the discipline. Best of Discipline honors will be awarded to brand-based work only.
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Best of Show

All juries will vote to select the best entry from among all Best of Discipline winners.
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Top scoring non-profit entries across all ADC disciplines will be judged by all juries. The top scoring entry will be awarded Best of Non-Profit.


ADC Of the Year awards are determined by the ADC ranking points. Ranking points are determined based on point values outlined on the rankings page. Of the Year awards include Agency, Boutique Agency, Design Team, Boutique Design Studio, Brand-Side Agency, Brand, Non-Profit Client, Production Company, Music & Sound Company and Network of the Year. 
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Fusion Cube

With the goal of promoting diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) in both agency/production company staffing and the work itself, the Fusion Cube celebrates great work which also demonstrates how underrepresented groups and DEI issues are utilized both "behind the scenes" – hiring diverse staff, ensuring equal opportunity, pay and treatment – and in the creative work, as expressed through casting, language, script and narrative.
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Designism Cube

The Designism Cube awards work that not only meets peerless creative standards, but also encourages positive societal and political change. The top scoring Gold Cube winning entrants across all Design for Good categories — as selected by their respective juries — will be brought together to be judged across all juries as a whole. The best entry will be awarded the ADC Designism Cube.
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Freelancer of the year

In partnership with Working Not Working, all ADC 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 WNW community. This jury will determine the top entrant, who will receive this honor during the ADC 103rd Annual Awards.
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Members Choice Award

Freelance members of both The One Club and Working Not Working are invited to cast votes for their favorite entry amongst the year's top scoring works in all ADC Design disciplines.
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  • Gold, Silver & Bronze winners will receive a complimentary trophy engraved with the primary company or artist name, project title and client name.
  • Merits winners will receive a digital certificate with the primary company or artist name, project title and client name.
  • Winners are invited to the ADC Annual Awards Gala held in New York City on May 15th, 2024.
  • Gold, Silver & Bronze winners are showcased in the ADC Winners Showcase.
  • Gold, Silver, Bronze & Merit winners are added to the ADC Winners Archive.
  • ADC releases Global and Regional press releases to industry media outlets across the globe featuring  select winners. Last year 214 articles were published regarding the ADC winners and finalists worldwide. The One Club for Creativity will also highlight select winners via The One Club for Creativity social media channels.
  • Winners receive 1 year of free Individual Membership to the One Club for Creativity.