First Edition of ADCE Student Awards officially opens Call for Entries!

  • For this 33rd edition of the European Creative Awards 2024, ADCE opens a new competition to all students across the continent.
  • An online jury composed of teachers and industry professionals will review all submissions and select the Gold Winner for the inaugural ADCE Student Awards.
  • Applicants from member local clubs countries will benefit from a reduced entry fee, and Gold Winners can enter for free.

ADCE is proudly announcing the first edition of the ADCE Student Awards 2024, to promote the talent of the youngest creatives in the continent working as a springboard for talent.

To be eligible for the Student Awards, applicants must be 18 or older and currently enrolled in an European undergraduate university programme, graduate programme, or portfolio programme.
The ADCE Student Awards invite aspiring designers, artists, and creators from across Europe to showcase their talents by competing in 14 different categories. This prestigious competition is a gateway to recognition, inspiration, and endless opportunities in the creative industry.

Additionally, it’s important to note that students do not need to be members of the Art Directors Club of Europe to participate in the ADCE Student Awards. This is the first time ADCE has opened the competition to everyone, making it an inclusive opportunity for all aspiring creatives across Europe.

A distinguished jury of over 60 experts, including teachers and industry professionals, will conduct the judging process online, selecting a Gold winner for each category and the Best Youngstar.

Students can now send their application through the portal here together with fees and details about the eligibility. The deadline to submit the projects through the platform is on September 27th.

With the launch of the new Student Awards competition, ADCE reaffirms its commitment to one of its core values: spotlighting the next generation of professionals in the creative field. By supporting emerging talents, ADCE is helping to shape the future of advertising and design.

The winners will be announced during the Gala at the ADCE Festival 2024 in Barcelona, together with the prizes of the ADCE Awards competition for professionals on November 21st and 22nd.  

Talks from top leading creatives, innovative workshops, and networking spaces will also happen during those days set to celebrate design and new creative solutions.
Speakers and details of the 11th edition of the ADCE Festival will be revealed soon. 

The One Club’s Global Creative College Rankings

As part of The One Club for Creativity in New York, the ADCE is dedicated to promoting European creativity on a global scale, providing numerous benefits to its community, including all ADCE Student Awards winners.

For the first time this year, colleges and participants in the ADCE Student Awards will earn points that contribute to their standings in the 2024 Global Creative College Rankings. This offers a tremendous opportunity for increased visibility and prestige, gaining international recognition.

For young talent, this is a significant step towards a future filled with great successes, opening doors to global opportunities and enhancing their professional trajectories. For colleges, it serves as a prestigious recognition of their educational excellence and commitment to grow creative potential. 

About the Art Directors Club of Europe

The Art Directors Club of Europe (ADCE) is a non-profit association composed by 23 clubs and associations of graphic design and advertising from 22 European countries: Austria, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Georgia, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Netherlands, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, United Kingdom and Ukraine.

Founded in 1990, the ADCE strives to foster excellence in graphic design and advertising as well as the use of creativity as an engine of change in society. The association represents more than 6,000 professionals from the field and gives visibility to the best works. The current president is the German Alexander Schill, Global Chief Creative Officer of Serviceplan Group.

ADCE is part of The One Club for Creativity based in New York, the world’s foremost non-profit organization whose mission is to support and celebrate the global creative community through programming that includes The One Show, the global ADC Annual Awards, ONE Asia Awards, Type Directors Club competitions, TDC Ascenders, Young Guns, Young Ones Student Awards, Next Creative Leaders, ONE Screen Short Film Festival, ONE School US and UK, ONE Creator Lab, and more.

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