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,” said ADC Executive Director Ignacio Oreamuno. “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.”

New Online Submission Structure
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.

Jury Chairs
The ADC is also pleased to announce the esteemed jury chairs 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)

Eligibility and Deadlines – ADC 94th Annual Awards & ADC Tomorrow Awards
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:

DIGITAL: January 23, 2015
ADVERTISING: February 2, 2015
STUDENT: January 30, 2015
TOMORROW AWARDS: February 2, 2015

Eligibility and Deadlines – ADC Young Guns 13
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 as follows:

Early Bird Deadline: November 30, 2014
Regular Deadline: January 31, 2015

Call for Entries Campaign: “Immortality for Your Work”
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.”

For full information on the ADC Awards Season and its call for entries, visit

About ADC
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. Join the first international creative collective of its kind, and follow ADC on Twitter, Facebook, Vimeo and Pinterest.

About the ADC Annual Awards
The ADC 94th Annual Awards of Art + Craft in Advertising and Design is the first international award show of its kind, celebrating the very best in design, advertising, photography, illustration, motion and interactive work, all with a focus on industry-leading artistry and craftsmanship. Highly respected international juries judge the work, and winners are honored with coveted Gold, Silver and Bronze ADC Cubes. These Cubes are presented at the annual ADC Festival of Art and Craft in Advertising and Design in Miami Beach. The ADC Annual Awards is a proud supporter of and participant in the Let’s Make the Industry 50/50 Initiative. Learn more at

About the ADC Tomorrow Awards
The Tomorrow Awards is an international award show dedicated to discovering, showcasing and awarding creativity that pushes the boundaries of technological innovation. Since the very best examples of such work are those that defy standard award show categories, the Tomorrow Awards is category-neutral; all entries are judged side by side and only the ideas that best reflect the future shine brightest. The Tomorrow Awards proudly supports the mission of the ADC Global Network to Connect, Provoke and Elevate creative professionals in visual communications worldwide and the Let’s Make the Industry 50/50 Initiative. Learn more at and connect with the Tomorrow Awards on Facebook, Twitter, Vimeo and Pinterest.

About the ADC Young Guns
ADC Young Guns comprise a tightknit international community of vanguard creative professionals under age 30 from more than 35 countries. Representing all hybrid facets of visual communications — from design to motion, illustration to design, and everything in between — ADC Young Guns have set their minds to making a name for themselves and raising new standards from within cubicles, conference rooms, cramped apartments and studios across the world.