ADC*E celebrates its 25th anniversary in 2016

25. 08. 2016

Who will be crowned champions of Europe’s advertising and design industry? That is the question asked by the Art Directors Club of Europe (ADCE), as they await the 25th ADCE Awards.

The ADCE Awards is unique in only being open to creative work that has been awarded at a local European show, ensuring a selection in which every single entry has already been deemed outstanding. 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
Design & Craft
Promotions & New Media
Innovation & Integration

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

In October, the juries will meet to debate and discuss the best creative work from across Europe, before awarding Gold, Silver and Bronze across each category, as well as the overall Grand Prix, to be revealed at the ADCE Awards Gala on October 15.

Following the awards, all the winning work will feature in the 2016 ADCE Annual, which showcases the year’s best in graphic design and advertising, and also toured throughout Europe at local exhibitions.

Entry Fees and Information

As a non-profit organization, the ADCE Awards offers significantly reduced entry fees to ensure agencies of all sizes from across Europe have the opportunity to participate. Entry is free to all Gold winners from eligible national shows, 100€ for Silver winners, and 170€ for all other awarded work (Bronze, Shortlisted etc). Registration is also open to winners from non-member European nations for a general fee of 270€.

Submissions should be made online at before Friday 16 September, 2016. More information on rules and eligibility for the 25th ADCE Awards can be found at