ADC Annual Awards

CATEGORIES / REQUIREMENTS


Illustration

This discipline focuses on the art and craft of illustration across a myriad of mediums and specialties.
   

ELIGIBILITY
All entries must have been released, printed, published, or aired for the first time between January 1, 2023 - March 1, 2024 in any country.
Projects utilizing Artificial Intelligence are not eligible for the Illustration discipline.  Illustration projects utilizing Artificial Intelligence should be entered into the Artificial Intelligence discipline.

ILLUSTRATION TIERED ENTRY PRICING
◊ Personal Projects: $75.00
◊ Freelancers: $100.00 Single / $150.00 Series
◊ Company Size = 2-20 Employees: $150.00 Single / $200.00 Series
◊ Company Size = 21+ Employees: $250.00 Single / $300.00 Series

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS
◊ 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.

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categories

Illustration
Advertising

ILT-101: Advertising - Single

Illustrations that appear on a single (1) marketing piece
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ILT-102: Advertising - Series

Illustrations that appear on a series (2-10) of marketing materials.
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Illustration
Animation

ILT-103: Animation - Single

Simulation of movement created by displaying sequential frames within a single (1) video. Includes all styles of animation / anime.
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ILT-104: Animation - Series

Simulation of movement created by displaying sequential frames within a series (2-10) of videos. Includes all styles of animation / anime.
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Illustration
Branded Identity

ILT-105: Branded Identity - Single

A single (1) illustrated piece for a branded identity.
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ILT-106: Branded Identity - Series

A series (2-10) of illustrated materials for a branded identity.
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Illustration
Book

ILT-107: Book - Single

A single (1) illustration for a book. Includes illustrations for book jackets or interiors.
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ILT-108: Book - Series

Multiple (2-100) illustrations for a full book.
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Illustration
Digital

ILT-109: Digital - Single

A single (1) digital illustration.
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ILT-110: Digital - Series

A series (2-10) of digital illustrations.
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Illustration
Editorial

ILT-111: Editorial - Front Page - Single

Illustration for a single (1) editorial cover.
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ILT-112: Editorial - Front Page - Series

Illustration for a series (2-10) of related editorial covers.
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ILT-113: Editorial - Spread - Single

Illustration for a single (1) editorial spread.
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ILT-114: Editorial - Spread - Series

Illustration for series (2-10) of related editorial spreads.
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Illustration
Innovation

ILT-115: Innovation

A single (1) or series (2-10) of illustrations that push creative boundaries.
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Illustration
Manga / Comic Book / Graphic Novel

ILT-116: Manga / Comic Book / Graphic Novel - Single

A single (1) manga, comic book or graphic novel illustration. Includes illustrations for book jackets or interiors.
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ILT-117: Manga / Comic Book / Graphic Novel - Series

Multiple (2-100) illustrations for a full manga, comic book or graphic novel.
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Illustration
Mural / Graffiti / Street Art

ILT-118: Mural / Graffiti / Street Art - Single

A single (1) illustrated wall mural; includes graffiti and other street art.
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ILT-119: Mural / Graffiti / Street Art - Series

A series (2-10) of related illustrated wall murals; includes graffiti and other street art.
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Illustration
Packaging

ILT-120: Packaging - Single

Illustration that appears on a single (1) bottle, box, can, wrapping, etc.
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ILT-121: Packaging - Series

Illustrations that appears on a series (2-12) of bottles, boxes, cans, etc.
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Illustration
Partnership / Coproduction - Single

ILT-122: Partnership / Coproduction - Single

A single (1) illustrated piece produced through the collaboration of 2 or more illustrators.
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Illustration
Partnership / Coproduction - Series

ILT-123: Partnership / Coproduction - Series

A series (2-10) of related illustrated pieces produced through the collaboration of 2 or more illustrators.
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Illustration
Personal Project

ILT-124: Personal Project- Single

A single (1) illustrated piece created for one’s personal experimentation, not for a client or brand. Includes unpublished work. Please Note: Student entries are not eligible. Student entries may be submitted into Young Ones ADC at https://youngones.org/categories/adc.
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ILT-125: Personal Project - Series

A series (2-10) of related illustrated pieces created for one’s personal experimentation, not for a client or brand. Includes unpublished work. Please Note: Student entries are not eligible. Student entries may be submitted into Young Ones ADC at https://youngones.org/categories/adc.
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Illustration
Permanent / Temporary Tattoos

ILT-126: Permanent / Temporary Tattoos

A single (1) or series (2-10) of related permanent or temporary tattoos.
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Illustration
Print

ILT-127: Print - Single

A single (1) piece featuring printed illustration. May include printed posters, programs, stationery, stamps etc.
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ILT-128: Print - Series

A series (2-10) of related pieces featuring printed illustration. May include printed posters, programs, stationery, stamps etc.
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Illustration
Wildcard

ILT-129: Wildcard - Single

A single (1) unique illustrated piece that lives outside of the aforementioned categories.
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ILT-130: Wildcard - Series

A series (2-10) of related unique illustrated pieces that live outside of the aforementioned categories.
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