The One Club announces jury chairs for ADC 99th Annual Awards; call for entries now open

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The One Club announces jury chairs for ADC 99th Annual Awards; call for entries now open

A group of top creative leaders have been named to serve as jury chairs for 10 disciplines of the global ADC 99th 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.


This year’s jury chairs are:

Advertising — Karen Costello, chief creative officer, The Martin Agency, Richmond, VA, USA
Brand/Communication Design — Tosh Hall, global chief creative officer, Jones Knowles Ritchie, New York, NY, USA
Experiential Design — Kate Dawkins, founder, creative director, Kate Dawkins Studio, London, UK
Illustration — Kadir Nelson, artist, author, Kadir Nelson, Inc./The JKBN Group, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Interactive — Mathias Appelblad, senior creative partner, Forsman & Bodenfors, Stockholm, Sweden
Motion/Film/Gaming Craft — Jean Batthany, vice president, global creative, Disney Parks, Experiences + Products, The Walt Disney Company, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Photography Design — Mark Seliger, photographer, Mark Seliger Studio, New York, NY, USA
Publication Design — Luke Hayman, partner, Pentagram, New York, NY, USA
Spatial Design — Refik Anadol, media artist, director, Refik Anadol Studio, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Typography — Lauren Hom, lettering artist, Hom Sweet Hom Studio, Detroit, MI, USA

Jury chairs for Packaging/Product Design and Fashion Design, as well as full juries for all disciplines, will be announced shortly.

The ADC 99th Annual Awards, part of The One Club for Creativity, is open for entries at, deadline January 31, 2020.

Says Kevin Swanepoel, CEO, The One Club: “Craft and innovation continue to be the intense focus of the ADC Annual Awards. This year’s highly accomplished jury chairs are recognized creative leaders who are ideally suited to lead our juries and guide them to view the work through that lens during the judging process.”

This year’s competition marks the continuation of a tiered pricing system designed to make it easier for smaller studios, agencies and freelancers to participate in the ADC Annual Awards.

The fee structure varies depending on whether the submitting firm is a design studio or ad agency. Design studios with between 2-20 employees get a discount (amount varies by discipline), while ad agencies with between 2-50 employees qualify for the tiered pricing discount. Freelance creatives and one-person shops in either design or advertising are eligible for an even greater reduction in their entry fee.

For more information on the ADC 99th Annual Awards, please visit