2023 ADCC Awards

Call For Entries: Apr 5, 2023 3:00 PM - Jun 16, 2023 11:59 PM EDT


The entry system will still be open and accepting entries until June 23rd.

Late fees will automatically apply to all entries unless you are an ADCC Corporate Member.

Membership info here.


The ADCC Awards celebrate the best in Canadian creativity.

Unique among Canadian creative award shows, we continue to assemble panels of international judges who will recognize and award Canada’s best creative work in Advertising, Design and Interactive.

What’s new for 2023:

  • New categories in Design, Advertising, Direct, Interactive, and Photography & Illustration
  • Physical materials are required for some Design categories

The results of the 2023 ADCC Awards winners 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.

Our Rising Stars awards are also back for 2023. This portfolio competition recognizes emerging talent in the Canadian creative community, and is open to Art Directors, Copywriters, and Graphic Designers that are 30 or under. Learn more here.

All winners will be announced at our 2023 ADCC Awards show on November 9th. All winning work will be featured online on the archive at that time.

Create an account on Iceberg for details or grab the entry guide here.


Looking for the 2023 ADCC Student Awards? Click here.


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 2022 and June 2023 inclusive.

Please note: Work from June 2022 that was entered into the 2022 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 publication online. 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.

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