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Art Directors Club of Europe opens call for entries to 27th annual Awards

The ADCE Awards 2018 are now open for entry, aiming to recognise the best creative work in design and advertising from across the continent.

The ADCE Awards is the only award scheme in the world to bring together the best of European award-winning work under one competition. Participation to the ADCE Awards is exclusively granted to works that have being recognized at the national level offering them international visibility and promotion. Gold, Silver, Bronze and Shortlist winners of the competitions organized by ADCE member clubs are eligible to participate, as well as winners of other European competitions (see full list below).

Agencies and individuals from across the whole of Europe are invited to enter and have their work judged by Europe’s top creative professionals, with categories grouped into six primary juries:

  • Film & Radio, Print & Outdoor, Interactive & Mobile, Graphic Design, Promotions & New Media, Innovation & Integration

In addition to those categories, the awards also have space to promote young talent and students with European Student and European Young Creative competitions.

In the framework of the 5th ADCE European Creativity Festival, a prestigious international jury composed of some 60 renowned creatives will gather in Barcelona to assess all previously awarded participating works. Gold, Silver and Nomination across each category, as well as the overall Grand Prix, will be revealed at the Festival’s Closing Party on November 10. Last year, the Jury awarded 30 Gold, 64 Silver and 133 Nominations from a total of 802 entries from 23 European countries.

Submissions should be made online at before Thursday 27 September, 2018. More information on rules and eligibility for the ADCE Awards can be found at   

Eligible competitions and entry fees

Entry is free to all Gold winners from ADCE members’ shows. With significantly reduced fees for Silver and other awarded work, the ADCE Awards ensures agencies of all sizes from across Europe have the opportunity to participate.

Registration is also open to winners from non-member European nations for a general fee.

About the Art Directors Club of Europe

The Art Directors Club of Europe (ADCE) is a not-for-profit association headquartered in Barcelona comprised of 22 professional clubs and associations of graphic design and advertising from 21 European countries: Austria, Cyprus, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Georgia, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, 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 5,000 professionals from the field and internationally spotlights the best works accomplished at a local scale through its annual European awards.

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