2021 ADCC Awards

Call For Entries: Dec 1, 2020 10:00 AM - Feb 12, 2021 11:59 PM EST

The ADCC Awards are back for 2021!

While we’ve made a few changes, our judging process remains the same. Unique among Canadian creative award shows, we continue to assemble panels of international judges who will thoughtfully and methodically vote for Canada’s best creative work in Advertising, Design and Interactive categories.

What’s new for 2021:

  • Submissions are online-only - no physical materials required.
  • Extended eligibility period - this year’s show will be open to work first published or aired between June 2019 and January 2021 inclusive.
  • New time of year for the ADCC Awards - winners will be announced in June 2021.

The cumulative results of 2021 ADCC Awards winners will determine the recipients of our prestigious Scarlet Letter Awards for Agency of the Year, Design Agency of the Year, Design Studio of the Year, Interactive Agency of the Year and Production Company of the Year. The Scarlet Letter Awards recognize creative excellence across an entire agency or firm based on the ADCC national awards competition results.

Winners will be announced at our 2021 ADCC Awards show on June 3, 2021. All winning work will be featured online in the ADCC Archive.




The Advertising & Design Club of Canada’s Awards Show exists to recognize Canadian creative talent.

To ensure your entry qualifies, pay close attention to the category name. For example, if you are entering a photography or illustration category, the award recipient would be the photographer or illustrator. The award recipient must be Canadian, or have official residence status in Canada. For most of the other categories, a key creative team member such as the art director, writer or designer would be the award recipient and therefore must be Canadian. The entry rules do allow for the participation of non-Canadians in the creation of work entered. However, the key creative individual responsible for the work must be Canadian. If you are unsure whether your work meets the requirements for entry, please contact The Advertising & Design Club of Canada (ADCC).

Work must have been first published or aired between June 2019 and January 2021 inclusive.

Please note: Work from June 2019 that was entered into the 2019 ADCC Awards cannot be entered into this year’s competition.

The Advertising & Design Club of Canada (ADCC) is not responsible for damage or loss of any entry. All entries become the property of The ADCC. By submitting them, you acknowledge The ADCC’s right to use them for exhibition and publication purposes, including online. We regret that it is not possible to return entries. Judges reserve the right to correct or change the category of an entry where applicable. Entrants may be asked to resubmit winning work for exhibition.

All entrants must submit an Executive Approval Form with their entries. This form must be filled out by the Creative Director or other lead creative responsible for your entries. Forms can be emailed to awards@theadcc.ca or faxed to 416.423.3362

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