ADC Announces 2015 Awards Season and Jury Chairs

Creativity, Festivals & Awards

ADC, the first global creative collective of its kind, announced today the opening of its 2015 Awards Season, which includes the ADC 94th Annual Awards, the ADC Tomorrow Awards and the ADC Young Guns 13 Call for Entries. With a new submission structure and redefinition of categories, ADC has streamlined the online process for entrants.

The ADC 94th Annual Awards, ADC Tomorrow Awards and ADC Young Guns are complementary, but separate, shows that proudly support the mission of ADC Global: To connect, provoke and elevate creative professionals in visual communications worldwide. This is the first year the ADC Young Guns have been included in the awards season, completing ADC’s goal of encompassing all awards and programs into one season.

The winners of the Annual Awards and Tomorrow Awards will be announced at the Festival of Art and Craft in Advertising and Design in Miami Beach April 27-29, 2015.  Young Guns winners will be announced at a ceremony in New York in September 2015.

Winning at ADC inks your name in the history of advertising and design (…)Not only is it our annual job to take the winners on a global traveling show, but furthermore to study the work, document and disseminate the knowledge that went into creating it. Long after you leave the industry your work will continue to be archived, preserved and showcased publicly for all to see.

Ignacio Oreamuno

Executive Director ADC .

This year, ADC reorganized its categories to streamline the submission process for entrants. Previously, the ADC Annual Awards categories fell under five main umbrellas: Advertising, Design, Illustration, Interactive, Motion and Photography. While these categories still exist and remain as the overarching disciplines for judging, ADC has pulled out sub-categories for the online submission, making it easier for entrants to determine where their work fits best.

The ADC is also pleased to announce the jury presidents for the Annual Awards, the Tomorrow Awards and Young Guns 13. The following industry leaders will chair their respected categories:

  • Advertising: Philippe Meunier; Co-Founder and Creative Chief; Sid Lee
  • Digital: Joel Lunenfeld; VP, Global Brand Strategy; Twitter
  • Design: Gael Towey; Founder; Gael Towey & Company
  • Motion: Michelle Dougherty; Director/Creative Director; Imaginary Forces
  • Tomorrow Awards: Leslie Berland; EVP, Digital Partnerships & Development; AMEX
  • Young Guns: Nicole Jacek; Founder; NJ(L.A)

To be eligible for consideration, work must have run between February 8, 2014, and February 6, 2015. The early bird deadline to submit entries for the Annual Awards is December 31, 2014. 2015 deadlines are as follows: January 16th for Design, Illustration, Motion & Photography, January 23rd for Digital, February 2nd for Advertising and Tomorrow Awards, January 30th for Student

Entrants must be 30 years of age or younger when entries open (November 1, 2014) and must have been working professionally for at least 2 years. The 2015 deadlines are November 30th for early birds and January 31st as normal deadline

This year’s Call for Entries campaign was inspired by design legend George Lois. Based on his speech given at the ADC Festival of Art and Craft in Advertising and Design in April 2014, the campaign was created in-house at ADC. Lois developed the tagline “Immortality for Your Work,” which is a manifestation of his own life’s work, as well as what can be gained by entering the awards at ADC.

The Young Guns Call for Entries will utilize its own campaign developed by previous winners Dark Igloo, which will fall under the overall concept of “Immortality for Your Work.”

Further information on the ADC Awards Season and its call for entries are available here.

ADC was founded in 1920 by Louis Pedlar to ensure that advertising was judged by the same stringent standards as fine art. More than 90 years later, ADC remains committed to championing the importance of art and craft in advertising and design through its diverse global network of programs. A not-for-profit membership organization boasting one of the most concentrated groups of creative talent in the world, ADC’s mission is to Connect creative professionals around the globe, while simultaneously Provoking and Elevating world-changing ideas. From its Manhattan gallery to its international membership community, ADC provides a neutral forum for creatives of all levels to network, learn and grow.