Looking for the Best

The 2020 ADCC Student Competition


Student Competition

As always, The ADCC is setting out to recognize and award the absolute best student work. This year especially, we believe that great student work should be promoted and celebrated, which is why we’ve waived entry fees for the 2020 Student Competition.

Rather than providing a brief for a specific brand or product, we’re looking for the best portfolio pieces from students in Advertising, Graphic Design, Editorial & Book Design, and Interactive.

We will be awarding Gold, Silver and Bronze awards. Judges will award up to two Gold Awards – one from the advertising and interactive entries, the other from the graphic design and editorial & book design categories.

Winners Announced

The 2020 Student Competition winners have been announced! See all their work online now.

See winning work

Competition Details


The ADCC has decided to waive entry fees for the 2020 Student Competition. This year’s competition will be free to all eligible students.

Instead of having fees, we will be enforcing a limit on the number of entries that students can submit:

  • Student non-members may enter a maximum of 1 entry.
  • Students with a valid ADCC Membership may enter a maximum of 5 entries.

Entering more than the allowed limit will result in disqualification from the competition.


Award Details

There are three Advertising & Design Club of Canada award categories; Gold, Silver and Bronze.

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. There will be no limit on Silver or Bronze awards.

Winning work will be featured on the ADCC Archive, alongside work belonging to the industry’s top professionals – cementing your place in Canadian creative history, which stretches back over 70 years.

Recent Student Winners

2019 Student Winners

View all 2019 Student winners


2018 Student Winners

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2017 Student Winners

View all 2017 Student winners