2017 ADCC Student Awards

The ADCC is 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.

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 Directions 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 68 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.


Entries must be submitted online by 12pm on Friday, May 19, 2017.


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:

Graphic Design
Editorial & Book Design


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.

Please note: Cash prizes for Gold and Silver awards will be split among team members.