Five from MENA to Judge Historic ADC 100th Annual Awards
Posted on 2021 Jan,18

The One Club for Creativity has announced five top creatives from Jordan, Lebanon and UAE who will serve on its most diverse jury ever for the historic ADC 100th Annual Awards, one of the world’s longest running and most prestigious global competitions celebrating excellence in craft and innovation in all forms of design and advertising.

Nearly 180 highly-qualified creatives from 36 countries will judge entries from around the world.  The jurors from the region and their judging discipline are:
    •    Sarah Berro, CD, Impact BBDO, Dubai (Advertising)
    •    Vanessa Khattar, RTW designer, Elie Saab, Beirut (Fashion Design)
    •    Emad Khayyat, CD, VMLY&R Amman (Advertising)
    •    Palani Mohan, photographer, Dubai (Photography)
    •    Eli Rizkallah, director, photographer, and founder, Plastik Magazine, New York & Beirut (Photography)

This year’s jury chairs for 10 disciplines were announced last month, with the full global jury list for the ADC 100th Annual Awards juries.

“For the past century, the ADC Cube has been awarded for the world’s best work based on excellence in craft, design and innovation,“ said Kevin Swanepoel, CEO, The One Club for Creativity.  “This strong tradition continues today in the hands of this year’s jury members, who are recognized creative leaders in their fields.”

Entries can be submitted now, with fees increasing after each deadline period. Regular deadline is March 12, 2021, with extended deadline is March 19, 2021, and final deadline March 26, 2021.  All judging will take place online.  No physical entries will be accepted this year, eliminating shipping costs for entrants.

A special tiered pricing structure makes it easier for smaller agencies, studios and freelancers to participate in the ADC 100th Annual Awards.  Larger agencies and brands pay the standard entry fee; smaller shops get a discount on entries (amount varies by discipline) and freelance creatives and one-person shops are eligible for an even greater reduction in their entry fee.

The One Club will for the second year partner with creative community Working Not Working on the ADC Freelancer of the Year award and content collaboration.

New for this year are the ADC In-House Design discipline and reduced pricing for personal/unpublished work in Fashion Design, Motion/Film/Gaming Craft, Photography, Illustration and Typography.

The ADC Annual Awards is the world’s longest continuously-running awards program recognizing global excellence in craft and innovation in all forms of advertising and design.  This year presents creatives from around the world with the opportunity to be part of history by winning a coveted ADC Cube in the show’s 100th awards season.   

Under the “Once in a Century” theme, this season’s program is promoted by a rare look at a series of ADC Annual Awards call for entry posters from throughout the past century, created by some of the world’s most legendary designers and creative agencies.  The showcase is part of the year-long ADC100 centennial celebration, developed by creative studio C&G Partners, New York.