ADC Annual Awards


Apparel / Accessory / Footwear Design

An array of creative talents in the fashion industry – from fabric and apparel designers to fashion illustrators and jewelry designers – from both large and small companies will compete with one another and have their work judged by a jury of industry peers.

All entries must have been released, printed, published, or aired for the first time between January 1, 2023 - March 1, 2024 in any country.

◊ Personal Projects: $75.00
◊ Freelancers: $100.00
◊ Company Size = 2-20 Employees: $150
◊ Company Size = 51+ Employees: $250

◊ An entry title and project credits are required on all entries.
 A client name is required for all categories except for the Personal Project category. If the work was created for your own company or brand, please enter your company name into the client field.
◊ A detailed project description of 300 words or less is not required, but is highly recommended.
◊ Each category accepts specific media types. All categories require judging media and at least one reference image.
 Judging Media: Required primary material and content that the jury will be judging.
 Supporting Media: Optional Secondary content that the jury may choose to review at their discretion.
 Reference Image: Required image that reflects the content of your entry. These images may be used by ADC for promotional purposes. The jury will see these images but they will not be judged.




Apparel / Accessory / Footwear Design

AAF-101: Traditional - Clothing Design

A single (1) design or a collection (2-12) of clothing designs.

AAF-102: Traditional - Footwear Design

A single (1) design or collection (2-12) of footwear. May include sneakers, heels, flats, etc.

AAF-103: Traditional - Accessory Design

Design of a single (1) piece or collection (2-12) of jewelry and accessories. May include handbags, hats, belts, etc.
Apparel / Accessory / Footwear Design
Sustainable / Eco-friendly Fashion

AAF-104: Sustainable / Eco-friendly Fashion

Design of a single (1) piece or collection (2-12) of ethical clothing designs that inflict little to no harm on the environment.
Apparel / Accessory / Footwear Design
Promotional Apparel

AAF-105: Promotional Apparel

Design of a single (1) piece or collection (2-12) that promotes a brand and / or marketing campaign.
Apparel / Accessory / Footwear Design
Personal Project

AAF-106: Personal Project

Design of a single (1) piece or collection (2-12) that was not created for a client or a brand, but rather for personal experimentation. Includes unpublished work. Please Note: Student entries are not eligible. Student entries may be submitted into Young Ones ADC at
Apparel / Accessory / Footwear Design

AAF-107: Innovation

Design of a single (1) piece or collection (2-12) that pushes creative and technical boundaries.
Apparel / Accessory / Footwear Design
Inclusive / Adaptive Attire

AAF-108: Inclusive Attire

Design of a single (1) piece or collection (2-12) that is universally representative of all people.
Apparel / Accessory / Footwear Design

AAF-109: Craft - Illustration

The illustrated concept for a single (1) design or collection (2-12).

AAF-110: Craft - Patterns / Textiles

A single (1) or series (2-12) of design concepts or the design of the garment's material.

AAF-111: Craft - Use of Technology

Creative use of technology in the design of a single (1) piece or collection (2-12).
Apparel / Accessory / Footwear Design
Design for Good

DFG-103: Design for Good - Apparel / Accessory / Footwear Design

A single (1) piece or collection (2-12) that encourages positive societal or political change. Includes sustainable, eco-friendly fashion design, etc.