In the build-up to its 30th edition, the Art Directors Club of Europe has revealed this year’s ADCE Awards jury members. Six international top professionals will be the 2021 jury presidents, under the leadership of Alexander Schill, Global Chief Creative Officer of Serviceplan Group and the newly appointed ADCE President. They are:
- Overall Jury President: Alexander Schill, Global Chief Creative Officer of Serviceplan Group (Germany).
- Film & Audio: Erno Reinikainen, Executive Creative Director and Partner of TBWA\Helsinki (Finland).
- Print & Outdoor Tereza Svěráková, Founder of OAK (Czech Republic).
- Interactive & Mobile: Domenico Manno, Executive Creative Director of Caffeina (Italy).
- Design: Martynas Birškys, Founder and Creative Director of DADADA Studio (Lithuania).
- Brand Experience: Eva Oberdorfer, CEO and Creative Director of We Make Stories (Austria).
- Integrated & Innovation: Bruna Gonzalez, Independent Creative Director (Portugal).
In total, 53 leading creatives have been selected from 19 European countries to judge. The juries will meet online from November 19th to the 24th to debate the best creative work from across Europe, before awarding Gold, Silver, and Bronze across each category, as well as the overall Grand Prix, the European Star-Johannes Newrlka Award, the Genius Loci and the new Green Star, to be revealed on Thursday, December 2nd, in an online ceremony.
The new ADCE Green Star Award has been created as a recognition to a work that promotes circular economy, sustainability, or the protection of the environment. It should stand out across all ADCE categories and can come from any category in the show.
Similarly, the Genius Loci Award was created last year to celebrate the values of Europe’s diverse local cultures by recognising the spirit of the place and, in 2019, the European Star-Johannes Newrlka Award was created for ideas that reflect European values such as diversity and inclusion, freedom, justice and the promotion of peace.
These three special awards will be given to those campaigns that stand out across all ADCE categories. They can be commercially driven or done for good, have had a real impact on society, and they must be comprehensible throughout Europe.
The ADCE Awards is the only award scheme to bring together the best European award-winning work under one competition. Participation in the ADCE Awards is exclusively granted to works that have been recognized at a national level, offering them international visibility and promotion.
ADCE is the platform for the creative community to unite, interact, foster, explore, promote and celebrate creativity as a multi-solution approach. ADCE brings creatives together in Europe and beyond through its annual awards, events, educational programmes and publications. Internationally recognised as an authoritative voice, ADCE represents the best of local European advertising and design in an increasingly globalised market. ADCE passionately believes that we can only solve complex problems if we are a diverse, connected, and collaborative European creative community.
The Art Directors Club of Europe (ADCE) is a non-profit association headquartered in Barcelona. It comprises 22 professional clubs and associations of graphic design and advertising from 21 European countries: Austria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Georgia, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Portugal, Russia, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, United Kingdom and Ukraine.
Founded in 1990, the ADCE strives to foster excellence in graphic design and advertising creativity at a European scale. The association represents more than 7,000 professionals from the field and gives visibility to the best works accomplished locally. The current president is Alexander Schill, from Germany, Global Chief Creative Officer of Serviceplan Group.