2017 ADCC Student Awards

Looking for the Best
The 2017 ADCC Student Competition

This year we are setting out to recognize and award the absolute best student work.

Rather than providing a brief for a specific brand or product, we’re looking for the best work from your portfolio. It’s that piece that you’re most proud of. The piece that represents what you’re capable of – the one that truly showcases your talent. So send us your best and prepare to be judged by the best.

You should submit your strongest, most impactful piece, along with a brief rationale (50 words or less), so our judges can understand any unique context.

DEADLINE
Entries must be submitted online by 12pm on Friday, May 5, 2017.

WINNING AN ADCC STUDENT AWARD

What does winning mean?
Earning an ADCC award is the perfect way to launch your career. Your piece will be featured in both the 2017 Annual and at the ADCC Awards gala itself, alongside work belonging to the industry’s top professionals. You’ll also be able to cement your place in history on the ADCC Archive, which stretches back 67 years.

What are the prizes?
There are three Advertising & Design Club of Canada award categories; Gold, Silver and Merit. Winning entries in each of these categories will receive the applicable ADCC certificate.

Judges will award up to 2 Gold award winners; one from the work submitted to the Advertising and Interactive categories, the other from work submitted to the Graphic Design and Editorial & Book Design categories. Gold award winners will also receive a cash prize of $1,000 and a four-month mentorship.

Silver award winners will receive a cash prize of $150.00.

Please note: In cases where an award winning entry is submitted by a team, the prizes are shared between team members

Prizes are provided by The Advertising & Design Club of Canada and through the support of the Club’s Gold Patrons.

ELIGIBILITY

The competition is open to all full-time Canadian students attending a recognized post-secondary institution (either in Canada or abroad) and studying in either:

  • Advertising
  • Graphic Design
  • Editorial & Book Design
  • Interactive Media

Students may enter individually or in teams of two. You can submit entries in more than one category and may enter an unlimited number of times.

JUDGING

What are the judges looking for?
We will be selecting winners in the ADCC Student Competition based on originality, concept, and execution as determined by the judges. These awards are designed to recognize students who showcase exceptional talent or craftsmanship through their work.

Judging panel
All entries will be judged by a panel of Canada’s top creatives from the advertising, design, and interactive media fields.

Finalist Notification
Finalists will be notified in July and will have an opportunity to review their credits and files. A finalist list will also be posted on the ADCC website at that time.

ENTRY FEES

ADCC Student Member$15
Student Non-Member$20

Fees are subject to applicable taxes.

Student Members receive ONE free entry to the competition; additional entries will be at the Member rate.

Payment
Payment can be made by credit card online through the entry system.

Members must enter their individual promo code to access their free entry and discounted entries. If you have not received your promo code, please contact The ADCC at membership@theadcc.ca.

ENTRY INSTRUCTIONS

Submit your entry files and credits online. See specs for specific categories below.

Entrants must upload a rationale for their entry to make sure our judges can understand any unique context (50 words or less). Please upload PDF (.pdf) for your entries. The rationale should not include your name or school information – it should only include the category and entry title.

ADVERTISING ENTRIES
Upload images (.jpg) of your ads to the entry system. Campaign entries can be a maximum of 3 ads.

Image Tech Specs
File Type: jpg
Format: 300 DPI
Minimum size: 8.5x11
Maximum size: 11x17
File limit: No more than 3 files per entry.

Video Tech Specs
Video files can be submitted in MOV or MP4 format.

GRAPHIC DESIGN ENTRIES
Upload images (.jpg) of your work to the entry system. You are allowed to upload a maximum of 3 jpegs.

Image Tech Specs
File Type: jpg
Format: 300 DPI
Minimum size: 8.5x11
Maximum size: 11x17
File limit: No more than 3 files per entry.

EDITORIAL & BOOK DESIGN ENTRIES
Upload images (.jpg) of your editorial spreads to the entry system. You are allowed to upload a maximum of 3 jpegs.

Image Tech Specs
File Type: jpg
Format: 300 DPI
Minimum size: 8.5x11
Maximum size: 11x17
File limit: No more than 3 files per entry.

INTERACTIVE MEDIA ENTRIES
Submit a URL or a video for your Interactive Media entry using the entry system. URLs must be live throughout the summer. You must also upload a maximum of 3 screen grabs for your entry, following the specs below.

JPEG for Screen Grabs
File type: jpg
Format: 72 DPI
Minimum size: 8.5x11
Maximum size: 11x17
File limit: No more than 5 screen grabs.

Video Tech Specs
Video files can be submitted in MOV or MP4 format.