Every year since 1920, the ADC Annual Awards competition identifies and honors the best work of the year in visual communications. ADC's first call for entries included just three categoriesóblack and white illustration and design, paintings and drawings in color, and posters of all sizes. Today, there are 220 categories spanning all areas in print and broadcast advertising, interactive media, graphic design, publication design, packaging, photography and illustration.
Winners are presented at a special evening in New York City in May. The event includes a reception, multimedia awards presentation and party. The winners are also documented in the Art Directors Annual and their works displayed at the exhibition. Higher award winners are also included in our exhibitions that travel throughout North America, Europe, Asia and South America.
We currently have a number of past award winners archived - you will find options to your left in order to browse by year, award, and/or category. If you are looking for a specific work, use our Advanced Search feature.
Want to see your work in the archive? Enter the competition now! Go to www.adcawards.org.
Check out the 90th Annual Awards winners:
90th Winners List (PDF)
90th Awards Media Kit (PDF)