Art Directors Club of Europe Announces Finalists for ADCE Awards 2023

Art Directors Club of Europe Announces Finalists for ADCE Awards 2023

Nov. 16, 2023

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

A distinguished panel of jurors convened in Barcelona on 9 and 10 November to judge the best of European design and advertising work and select the 416 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.

A complete list of ADCE Awards 2023 finalists can be viewed 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

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.

Winners Announcement - ADCE Festival 2023

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

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 ADCE current president is Alexander Schill, Global Chief Creative Officer of Serviceplan Group.  

ADCE became part of The One Club for Creativity in June 2023, and now serves as the global organization’s European branch. 

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