ADC Annual Awards

CATEGORIES / REQUIREMENTS


Photography

This discipline focuses on the art of film and digital photography across a myriad of 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 Photography discipline. Photography entries utilizing Artificial Intelligence should be entered into the Artificial Intelligence discipline.

PHOTOGRAPHY TIERED ENTRY PRICING
◊ Personal Projects: $75.00
◊ Freelancers: $100.00
◊ Company Size = 2-20 Employees: $150
◊ Company Size = 21+ Employees: $250

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

Photography
Architecture

PHO-101: Architecture

A single (1) or series (2-10) of photographs depicting buildings and similar structures that are both aesthetically pleasing and accurate representations of their subjects.
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Photography
Drone / Aerial

PHO-102: Drone / Aerial

A single (1) or series (2-10) of photographs taken with a drone or from a flying aircraft.
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Photography
Experimental

PHO-103: Experimental

A single (1) or series (2-10) of photographs created usinging non-traditional techniques.
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Photography
Fashion

PHO-104: Fashion

A single (1) or series (2-10) of photographs which are devoted to displaying clothing and fashion accessories.
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Photography
Fine Art / Conceptual

PHO-105: Fine Art / Conceptual

A single (1) or series (2-10) of photographs that convey the ideas of the photographer.
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Photography
Food

PHO-106: Food

A single (1) or series (2-10) of photographs depicting food for use in advertisements, publications, packaging, menus or cookbooks.
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Photography
Innovation

PHO-107: Innovation

A single (1) or series (2-10) of photographs that push creative boundaries.
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Photography
Live Event

PHO-108: Live Event

A single (1) or series (2-10) of photographs depicting guests and occurrences at concerts, rallies, and similar events.
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Photography
Mobile

PHO-109: Mobile

A single (1) or series (2-10) of photographs taken with a mobile device.
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Photography
Music / Entertainment

PHO-110: Music / Entertainment

A single (1) or series (2-10) of photographs depicting entertainers, performances, celebrities, etc.
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Photography
Nature / Landscape

PHO-111: Nature / Landscape

A single (1) or series (2-10) of photographs depicting wildlife, landscapes, seascapes, etc.
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Photography
Night Photography

PHO-112: Night Photography

A single (1) or series (2-10) of photographs captured between dusk and dawn.
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Photography
Personal Project

PHO-113: Personal Project

A single (1) or series (2-10) of photographs created for one's own 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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Photography
Photo Book

PHO-114: Photo Book

A single (1) book featuring a photographer's artwork.
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Photography
Photojournalism

PHO-115: Photojournalism

A single (1) or series (2-10) of photographs that employ the images in order to tell a news story.
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Photography
Portraiture

PHO-116: Portraiture

A single (1) or series (2-10) of photographs depicting a person or animal that captures the personality of the subject by using effective lighting, backdrops, and poses.
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Photography
Products / Commercial

PHO-117: Products / Commercial

A single (1) or series (2-10) of photographs for use in catalogues, brochures and advertising to promote and sell a service or product.
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Photography
Self-Promotion

PHO-118: Self-Promotion

A single (1) or series (2-10) of photographs intended for self-promotion of the artist.
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Photography
Social Media

PHO-119: Social Media

A single (1) or series (2-10) of photographs taken specifically for use on social media channels.
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Photography
Sports / Recreation

PHO-120: Sports / Recreation

A single (1) or series (2-10) of photographs of athletic or outdoor events, competitions, in-action, etc.
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Photography
Street

PHO-121: Street

A single (1) or series (2-10) of candid photographs taken in public situations or places.
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Photography
Travel / Tourism

PHO-122: Travel / Tourism

A single (1) or series (2-10) of photographs documenting an area's landscapes, people, cultures, customs and history.
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Photography
Wildcard

PHO-123: Wildcard

A single (1) or series (2-10) of photographs that live outside of the aforementioned categories.
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