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D&AD Awards 2016 – Design + Advertising Competition

The D&AD Awards program has recently started accepting creative design and advertising work in its competition categories for 2016.

The Competition is divided into three main categories: Professional, Next (Photographer and Director) and New Blood and recognizes the finest creative work from around the world.

A D&AD Pencil is recognized the world over as a symbol of the very highest creative achievement. Winning a D&AD New Blood Award puts people under 24 on the path to the brightest of creative futures. Budding film directors and photographers also get the opportunity to be recognized with a D&AD Pencil and have their talent promoted back to the industry – in the Next Awards.

The D&AD Professional Awards recognize the best professional work across twenty-seven (27) categories, which include almost all creative disciplines.

The D&AD Next Awards are dedicated to the best new Photographers and Directors and their promotion in the industry.

Fresh creative brief are yet to be announced and published for the D&AD New Blood Awards, which have been created for young creatives around the world aged between 18 and 23.

D&AD has been founded in 1962 and since then hosts its Awards annually.

D&AD Awards 2016 Entry Fees

Entry fees start at £20 and vary depending on the competition category.