Deadline for entries: Friday, April 15 – 12pm EST

Early Bird Deadline: Save 10% when you enter online by Friday, April 8!


The call for entries is now open for The Advertising & Design Club of Canada’s Directions 2016 Awards – our annual competition celebrating the best work in Canadian Advertising, Graphic Design, Photography and Illustration, Editorial and Book Design, and Interactive Media.

While 2016 marks our 67th annual awards program, our judging process remains the same. Unique among Canadian creative award shows, The ADCC will continue to assemble panels of international creatives who will thoughtfully and methodically vote for Canada’s best creative work. The Directions 2016 judging panels will be announced to the public over the next few months.

Winners will be announced at the Directions 2016 Awards in Toronto on November 17. Winners will also be featured in our printed Annual and on the ADCC Archive – our growing collection of award-winning Canadian work.

The cumulative results of Directions 2016 winners also determine the recipients of our prestigious Scarlet Letter Awards for 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.

Each year, a Canadian agency or studio donates their time and resources to design The ADCC’s call for entries and awards program. This year’s call for entries has been designed by Camp Jefferson, with photography by Vicky Lam of Westside Studio, and printing by 247 Integrated. Full credits for the project are listed below.

The Directions 2016 deadline for entries is Friday, April 15. Early bird pricing is in effect until April 8 – enter online by that date and save 10% on your entry fees.

Become an ADCC Member or renew your membership to save even more on entry fees.

For full competition details – including categories, fees, and requirements – please visit our online entry system.

The 2016 ADCC Student Awards will be launching separately on March 15. Please check back for details.

Directions 2016 Call for Entries Credits

Agency: Camp Jefferson
Creative Director: Paul Little
Associate Creative Director: Julie Nikolic
Art Director: Caroline Friesen
Copywriter: Michelle Collistro
Director Integrated Production: Jen Mete
Production & Resourcing Coordinator: Lily Tran
Printer: 247 Integrated
Photographer: Vicky Lam – Westside Studio