ADC Annual Awards

Eligibility & Rules

Review the below eligibility dates, rules, and restrictions for the ADC 103rd Annual Awards to ensure that your work meets our requirements for entry.

Eligibility Dates Rules & Regulations Tiered Pricing Eligibility International Entries Terms & Conditions

Eligibility Dates

All entries must have been released, printed, published or aired for the first time between the dates listed below in any country. Work submitted into Personal or Unpublished categories must have been created within the dates listed below.


Rules & Regulations


Tiered Pricing Eligibility

The ADC Annual Awards are pleased to offer a tiered fee system specifically for freelancers, individuals and small companies. We believe that impeccable craft and design comes from all corners of the industry, from the gleaming agencies working their magic on global clients; to the design boutiques developing a new logo for an up and coming brand; to the lone illustrator or photographer breathing life into a magazine editorial. It is our hope that this pricing will encourage entries from across the creative spectrum. Approval is required before Small Company tiered pricing applies to your entries. Do note approval may take up to one business day.


International Entries

The ADC Annual Awards accepts and celebrates entries from around the world. All work should be submitted in its original language. English translations are required for all work in another language.


Terms & Conditions

All entry fees are non-refundable and non-transferable. By submitting entries into the competition, the entrant is committing to pay for all entry fees in full.

The entrant grants permission to The One Club for Creativity to show, copy or play the entries at such times as The One Club for Creativity deems appropriate. The One Club for Creativity reserves the right to make available for educational and reference purposes, including electronic publishing, any material entered into the ADC Annual Awards or The One Club for Creativity. The entrant or person submitting the work is responsible for ensuring that any copyrighted material has been approved or released and does not hold The One Club for Creativity legally responsible for any matters pertaining to the creation of the work. If any network or local television or radio station shall agree to telecast a news or other program relating to the ADC Annual Awards, the entrant further agrees to obtain any permissions and to absorb talent or other residual charges incurred by inclusion of his or her entry in the program, if required. The One Club for Creativity will require proof of publication for all entries. The One Club has the right to request additional proof of initial publication and/or air date, to be submitted within 15 days of the request.

All entries are subject to the rules of the ADC Annual Awards as stated on the entry site. Decisions of judges on all matters during judging, including qualifications and categories, are final. Any disputes that may arise will be decided by The One Club Board of Directors. The One Club reserves the right to disqualify work that it finds to be fatally compromised as to originality or veracity after review and final decision by The One Club for Creativity Board of Directors.