Art Directors Club of Europe Announces Finalists for ADCE Awards 2023

  • 416 entries were selected as Finalists.
  • Winners will be announced this 1st of December, at the Awards Gala Ceremony, part of the ADCE Festival taking place in Barcelona.
  • The leading countries with the highest number of Finalist entries are Germany, Austria, United Kingdom, Portugal and Spain. 

The Art Directors Club of Europe ADCE today unveiled the finalists from 23 countries for the 2023 ADCE Awards, marking its 32nd competition. 

On the past 9th and 10th of November, a distinguished panel of jurors convened in Barcelona to conclude their deliberations on the best of European design and advertising work. The result of their efforts is the unveiling of this year’s Finalists. The Gold winners, as well as Special Awards and Grand Prix, will be revealed later this month at the Awards Gala Ceremony (part of the ADCE Festival). Silver, Bronzes and Shortlists will be announced right after the Gala on the ADCE website. 

A total of 416 entries from 23 countries were selected as finalists. The list includes: Gold, Silver and Bronze winners, and also, new this year, the entries that made it to the second round, getting the Shortlist recognition.

The leading countries contributing to this selection include Germany with 96 Finalist entries, Austria with 50, United Kingdom with 46, Portugal with 33, and Spain with 32.

3 BAСA member agencies are finalists in this year’s edition. These are campaigns whose creative potential also impressed the FARA 2023 jury earlier this year:
Collection Bulgarian – Design Song – All Channels Communication (Film & Audio Craft – music and sound)
Friendships that bring light – guts & brains DDB (Film & Audio Audio / Radio Commercials)
The Invisible Bra – We Are Human (Interactive & Mobile Social Media Campaigns)

The Finalists for the ADCE Awards 2023 can be accessed here.

Data and numbers

  • 56 jurors from 21 European countries
  • 963 entries submitted from 28 European countries
  • 416 Finalist works
    • 95 from Film & Audio category
    • 68 from Print & Outdoor category 
    • 58 from Interactive & Mobile category
    • 109 from Design category
    • 58 from Brand Experience category
    • 28 from Integrated & Innovation category

Winners Announcement – ADCE Festival 2023

ADCE’s annual European Creativity Festival returns in person, scheduled to be held at Barcelona’s Design Hub from November 30th to December 1st. As a pivotal part of the Festival, winners of the ADCE Awards 2023 will be revealed during the Awards Gala Ceremony on Friday, December 1st. 

This event marks a moment for the entire creative community to come together and celebrate the best in European graphic design and communication creativity of the year. Special Awards, Grand Prix, and Gold winners will be invited to receive their trophies on stage, with their works showcased.

The ADCE Festival serves as a vibrant gathering that unites a wide variety of professionals representing diverse fields, united by their sustained dedication to sparking change and cultivating innovation through creativity. The festival serves as a common space for Europe’s creative community to come together, gain inspiration, and participate in the exchange of invaluable experiences.

This year’s Festival introduces a compelling theme: “Agents of Change”, curated by the Founder of MediaMonks, Wesley ter Haar. It will feature a lineup of conferences, immersive workshops, and networking spaces devised to celebrate design and new creative solutions.

About the Art Directors Club of Europe

ADCE is the platform that allows its creative community to unite, interact, foster, explore, promote and celebrate creativity as a multi-solution approach. ADCE brings creatives together in Europe and beyond through its annual awards, events, educational programs, and publications. Internationally recognized as an authoritative voice, ADCE represents the best of local European advertising and design in an increasingly globalized market. ADCE believes that only being a diverse, connected, and collaborative European creative community we’ll be able to solve the complex problems. 

The Art Directors Club of Europe (ADCE) is a non-profit association headquartered in Barcelona. It comprises 21 professional clubs and associations of graphic design and advertising from 20 European countries: Austria, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Georgia, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, United Kingdom and Ukraine.

Founded in 1990, the ADCE strives to foster excellence in graphic design and advertising creativity at a European scale. The association represents more than 7,000 professionals from the field and gives visibility to the best works accomplished locally. The current president is Alexander Schill, Global Chief Creative Officer of Serviceplan Group and is now part of the One Club for Creativity, being its European branch.

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